A lesson on empirical formulas. It covers the method of finding an empirical formula by experiment, how to calculate the empirical formula from reacting masses and how to write a balanced equation from the reacting masses (this last topic is higher only). Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 spec.
A lesson covering the law of conservation of mass, reacting mass calculations (two methods are shown -- using moles and not using moles) and what a limiting reagent is (this last point is higher only). Includes exam questions for students to work through on the slides. Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 spec.
A selection of bronze/silver/gold starters covering ions, ionic bonding, lattices, properties of ionic compounds, covalent bonding, properties of covalent compounds, giant covalent structures and metallic bonding. Designed for the new GCSE 9-1 spec.
A lesson covering formulas and calculations - the lesson covers relative formula mass, definitions of empirical and molecular formulas, how to get an empirical formula from a molecular formula and how to calculate a molecular formula from an empirical formula and the relative formula mass.
Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 GCSE spec.
Includes two Power Points on ions and ionic bonding. Could be used as two lessons or condensed into one depending on the ability of the group. Ions lesson covers: what is an ion, how ions are formed in terms of electrons, how to calculate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in an ion. Ionic boding lesson covers: when do ionic bonds form, what is an ionic bond and dot and cross structures. Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 specification but would work for other exam boards as well.
A lesson on the different forms of carbon - diamond, graphite, graphene and buckminster fullerene. Slides could be used to present lesson at the front or used as factsheets to allow students to design a poster on the different forms of carbon. Includes concise slides on each form of carbon, exam questions and links to videos. Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 specification.
A introduction to electrolysis lesson covering key words (e.g. anode, cathode, oxidation, reduction, electrolyte, etc), how to predict the product of electrolysis of a molten salt and how the ions move during electrolysis. Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 Combined Science spec.
A lesson on covalent bonding designed for the Edexcel 9-1 spec. Covers what a covalent bond is, how to draw dot and cross diagrams and the size/scale of atoms & molecules. Includes exam questions (both Foundation and Higher) for students to work through on the slides. Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 spec.
This lesson covers electrolysis of aqueous solutions - predicting the products and writing balanced half-equations. It includes a cart sort in which students match the salt, its ions and the products. Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 combined science spec.
A lesson covering the properties of ionic compounds designed for the Edexcel 9-1 spec. Includes the properties of ionic compounds, gap fills (on the Power Point) on explanations of the properties, exam questions on slides and a practical (students investigate the conductivity of salt solutions).
A lesson on the electrolysis of copper sulfate and purification of copper. Covers the products of electrolysis of copper sulfate with copper and carbon electrodes, how to purify copper using electrolysis, and exam question and a practical on the electrolysis of copper sulfate (one part of the core practical). Designed for the Edexcel 9-1 combined science specification.
A lesson covering the properties of simple covalent compounds designed for the Edexcel 9-1 spec. Covers the properties of covalent compounds, an explanation of why the compounds have these properties and a short practical. Slides also have exam questions for students to work through.
A Power Point lesson on Isotopes. Includes the higher-only content. For the Edexcel 9-1 Spec. Covers what an isotope is, how to calculate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in isotopes and the relative atomic mass calculation. Exam questions included on slides.
A Power Point for a lesson on Group 1 The Alkali Metals. For GCSE Edexcel 9-1. Covers the physical properties of alkali metal, the reactions between alkali metals and water and writing equations for this reaction.