This resource contains information sheets, question sheets and answer sheets for percentage yield and atom economy. I use this resource as part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry Quantitative Chemistry topic in paper 1. It can also be used for A Level chemistry. Students can complete the questions as the main task in a lesson and keep the information sheet as a resource. A level students should find this a comfortable starter.
I use this resource on reaction profile diagrams as part of the ‘Energy Changes’ topic in paper 1 of the AQA GCSE Chemistry course. The resource includes information sheets, differentiated worksheets, and answers.
NOTE: Sometimes reaction profile diagrams are known as energy profile diagrams.
This superb resource on bond energy calculations can be used for all abilities. It includes a more demanding version in which students need to determine the bonds in the reactants and products, and also a support sheet to help those who find it more challenging. The bond energy calculations resource includes the answers and a useful bond energy reference sheet. I use this resource with my Y10 students and they really enjoy it!
This history of the periodic table resource is the eighth part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Atomic structure and the periodic table’ topic in paper 1. I generally get students to use this resource along side a computer so that they can do additional research on the history of the periodic table. Many scientists have contributed to the development of the periodic table. This resource selects just a them to discuss and highlights the ones students need to know for the AQA GCSE Chemistry specification. The resource includes:
Information sheet (History of the periodic table)
Worksheet (History of the periodic table)
The answers can be drawn out of the information sheet. Just make sure the students are aware of the three scientists that they need to know about; Dalton, Newlands and Mendeleev.
This forming ions lesson is the third in the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Structure, bonding, and the properties of matter’ topic in paper 1. Some students may already be familiar with ions from the atomic structure topic. This forming ions resource is a great way to secure students understanding of ions in preparation for learning about ionic bonding. The resource includes several different worksheets, a differentiated worksheet to support learners and answer sheets. This resource includes:
Information sheet (Forming ions)
Worksheet (Charges of ions)
Answer sheet (Charges of ions)
Answer sheet (ions)
Worksheet (Drawing ions)
Worksheet (Drawing ions - differentiated)
Answer sheet (Drawing ions)
This resource on concentration of solutions takes students through the definition of solvent, solute and solution, and then demonstrates how to calculate the concentration of a solution. The resource contains an information sheet with accompanying question and answer sheets. I use the resource with more able KS3 students but mainly with GCSE students. I use the resource as part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry Quantitative Chemistry topic.
The changes of state and particle model worksheet is a great memory retrieval or revision resource to be used with KS3 and GCSE level students. The resource comes in three levels of difficulty complete with answer sheet. This could be used as a starter for more able students or a research task for lower ability.
This resource introduces students to calculating reacting masses using the moles method. I use this as part of the AQA Chemistry Quantitative Chemistry topic. The resource comes with an information sheet on reacting masses and accompanying question and answer sheets. The question sheet can be used to do the scale method and also with A Level students.
This resource contains three six mark questions. Each question is in s separate document and has associated answers with examiners guidance. This is a great resource for revising the electrolysis part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical Changes’ topic in paper 1. The electrolysis 6 mark questions resource includes:
Electrolysis 1 (Aluminium oxide electrolysis)
Electrolysis 2 (Electrolysis of brine)
Electrolysis 3 (Evaluation of two different electrolysis cells)
I use this resource on fullerenes and graphene as a back up in case of IT failures. This is normally a great lesson or homework for students to do some of their own research. It is such a new part of science that the applications of the technology are changing all the time. The fullerenes and graphene resource links in with the previous covalent bonding resources in the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Structure, bonding, and the properties of matter’ topic in paper 1. The resource includes:
Information sheet (Fullerenes and graphene)
Worksheet (Fullerenes and graphene)
Answer sheet (Fullerenes and graphene)
I use this resource as the sixth lesson of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Atomic structure and the periodic table’ topic in paper 1. For a top set you can achieve everything in one lesson. You may need to spread the isotopes, relative atomic mass, and ions resource over a couple of lessons for mixed or lower ability classes. The relative atomic mass worksheet can also be used with A Level students (OCR Chemistry A). The resource includes:
Information sheet (Isotopes)
Answer sheet (Isotopes)
Information sheet (Relative atomic mass)
Worksheet (Relative atomic mass)
Information sheet (Ions)
Answer sheet (Ions)
Get students to use an A Level periodic table in order to check their answers to the relative atomic mass worksheet.
This balancing equations differentiated resource is great as a starter for more able students or the main activity for another lesson. The resource contains a balancing equations information sheet for students to keep as a reference. In addition there are three different balancing equations worksheets that allow students to try balancing equations with 3, 4, 5, or 6 different elements. Complete with answer sheet.
This 6 mark question is a great way to assess if students have understood the fundamentals of states of matter. I use this states of matter resource with my GCSE students as part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry course. The resource comes with an answer sheet including examiners guidance.
This bundle has all that you need to teach the AQA Chemistry ‘Structure, bonding, and the properties of matter’ topic in paper 1. There are information sheets, worksheets, and answers for all the questions. The bundle also includes three six mark questions that are excellent for student revision and consolidation of learning.
I use this nanoparticles resource as a support sheet when students are researching nanoscience. Usually I would let the students use computers to research about nanoparticles and nanotechnology, sometimes students need a helping hand so I have the information sheet ready.
This displacement reactions resource is the first in a series of lessons on extraction of metals. The lessons are all part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical changes’ topic in paper 1. The resource includes:
Information sheet (Extracting metals)
Information sheet (Displacement reactions)
Worksheet (Displacement reactions)
Answer sheet (Displacement reactions)
Ionic equations - I use these resources in the third lesson of a series of lessons on the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Chemical changes’ topic in paper 1. Students typically find this challenging and I find lots of practice is the way to go. The solubility rules are not needed for AQA GCSE Chemistry but it is useful for extending the more able or even to use with other exam boards. The Ionic equations resource includes:
Information sheet (Ionic equations)
Information sheet 1 (Solubility)
Information sheet 2 (Solubility)
Worksheet (Ionic equations)
Answer sheet (Ionic equations)
Answer sheet (Solubility)
The common ions information sheet is useful to use alongside this lesson.
I use this separation techniques resource as the third lesson of the AQA GCSE Chemistry ‘Atomic structure and the periodic table’ topic in paper 1. The resource has several worksheets to suit all abilities. The resource contains:
Information sheet (Filtration)
Worksheet - differentiated (Filtration)
Answer sheet (Filtration)
Information sheet (Crystallisation)
Answer sheet (Crystallisation)
Information sheet (Distillation)
Worksheet - differentiated (Distillation)
Answer sheet (Distillation)
Worksheet (Fractional distillation)
Answer sheet (Fractional distillation)
Information sheet (Chromatography)
Answer sheet (Chromatography)
I use this annotated AQA GCSE Periodic Table for my Y10 and Y11 students. There is a large space on the periodic table where students can put their name so they don’t lose it. I usually laminate the resource with the student’s name printed on it. The students have it as a reference for the entire GCSE course. Early on in the GCSE Chemistry course I allow students to use the annotated copy during assessments. Later in the course I make sure students are using the unannotated copy provided by AQA. Please remember this is an annotated copy of the AQA GCSE Chemistry periodic table, it is not the same as what students are allowed to use during exams.
This is an essential resource for students learning about ionic bonding or electrolysis. The common ions resource can be used as a reference by students when they are trying to determine the formula of an ionic compound. I use this resource as part of the AQA GCSE Chemistry course. I give the common ions sheet to students and ask them to keep it at the front of their folders so that they can refer to it when needed. I also use it as a support sheet with my A Level Chemistry class too.