What are chemical reactions?

What are chemical reactions?

A PowerPoint presentation which can be used as the basis for a lesson introducing chemical reactions. The presentation includes: - a KWL grid - learning outcomes and success criteria - a Concept Cartoon - a true/false picture-based activity - teacher notes for slides
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Active Learning: Concept Cartoons

Active Learning: Concept Cartoons

A PowerPoint presentation which explains how "Concept Cartoons" can be used by teachers as an active learning resource. Specifically, Concept Cartoons are very effective in teasing out preconceptions or misconceptions. They therefore relate neatly to the constructivist theory of learning. Concepts Cartoons can be used in any subject, and this presentation gives examples from across the curriculum. The presentation can be used for individual teacher learning, or in a training workshops for groups of staff.
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The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

An interactive presentation about the basics of the Periodic Table. It highlights the names of groups and the states of elements. There is also a true or false quiz, with answers.
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Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry

A detailed presentation which takes students through the principles of electrochemistry. Includes: - electrochemical cells - the electrochemical series - explanations of oxidation and reduction - electrode potentials - emf and associated calculations - fuel cells Ideal for A Level, Advanced Higher or equivalent.
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Acids and Base Chemistry

Acids and Base Chemistry

A presentation which covers the more complex chemistry of acids and bases, including: - Bronsted-Lowery definitions - Conjugate acids and bases - The Ionic Product of Water - Dissociation constants (pKa) - Calculating pH of strong and weak acids and bases - Buffers - Indications - Titration curves Ideal for A Level, Advanced Higher or equivalent.
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Aldehydes and Ketones (Carbonyl Compounds)

Aldehydes and Ketones (Carbonyl Compounds)

A PowerPoint presentation which covers the detailed chemistry of aldehydes and ketones. Includes: - functional group - intermolecular forces - physical properties - preparation - key reactions Suitable for English A-Level or Scottish Advanced Higher.
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Elements

Elements

A PowerPoint presentation which can be used as an introduction to chemical elements. Includes an odd-onepout exercise and examples.
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Global Warming: fact, theory or lie?

Global Warming: fact, theory or lie?

A presentation looking at climate change, focusing on what the terms "global warming" and "the greenhouse effect" really mean, and addressing misconceptions around them. Students are encouraged to think critically about what they're being told in the media about two alternative theories of climate change: that it's being caused by humans, or that it's natural. The presentation begins with a concept cartoon., which encourages students to think about their pre-conceptions of key ideas, before moving on to a sections designed to ensure they understand the difference between facts and theories. It then moves on to look at facts, theories and myths around global warming and the greenhouse effect, before moving onto the alternate theories of climate change.
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Fuels

Fuels

A presentation which covers the basic chemistry of fuels, including: - definition - examples - combustion products - fossil fuels
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Bases, Salts & Neutralisation

Bases, Salts & Neutralisation

A presentation which can be used to help students about what bases are (including different types of base and their relationships to alkalis), what salts are (including naming them) and what neutralisation reactions are. Includes assessment activities.
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Metals

Metals

A presentation which covers the basic chemistry of metals, including: - their position in the periodic table - examples - properties - uses - ores - reactivity - abundance in the Earth's crust
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The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

A presentation which can be used to introduce the Periodic Table to students. Includes: - metals and non-metals - solids, liquids and gases (at room temperature) - groups - periods
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Separating mixtures

Separating mixtures

A presentation which can be used to teach students about techniques which can be used to separate mixtures. Includes: - filtration - evaporation - distillation - chromatography
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The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

A PowerPoint presentation which can be used as an introduction to the Periodic Table. Includes: - Names and symbols of common elements - Elements in the human body - Elements in fireworks - A deliberate mistakes exercise
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Oxidation states of vanadium

Oxidation states of vanadium

A presentation which teaches students how to calculate the oxidation number of a transition metal ion in a compound, going on to use vanadium as an example. The presentation shows how different oxidation states lead to different colours of compounds, and uses photographs to illustrate this. Ideal for A Level, Advanced Higher or equivalent.
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Gibbs Free Energy and Reaction Feasability

Gibbs Free Energy and Reaction Feasability

A detailed presentation which takes students through the concepts of free energy and the feasibility of chemical reactions. Includes: - explanation of why some reactions are spontaneous and others aren't - enthalpy - entropy - Gibbs free energy - equilibrium - Ellingham diagrams Ideal for A Level, Advanced Higher or equivalent.
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