The atomic structure of the elements

The atomic structure of the elements

These powerpoint presentations outline for A-level students how the position of an element in the periodic table is determined. The presentations include starter activities on electronic configuration. The presentations highlight how the properties of the elements change depending on their position in the periodic table. These properties include atomic radii and electronegativity. Finally, these properties are then used to explain the shape and polarity of molecules and linked to the bonding associated with these molecules.
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Electron Configuration

Electron Configuration

This powerpoint presentation outlines for A-level students how to develop electron configurations for the elements. It also outlines the shapes of the orbitals associated with these electron configurations.
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Periodic Trends - atomic Radii

Periodic Trends - atomic Radii

This A-level powerpoint presentation outlines how the atomic radii of the elements change across the periods and down the groups and discuss the reasons and justifications for these trends.
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The Polarity of Molecules

The Polarity of Molecules

This is a powerpoint presentation designed for A level Chemistry designed to develop student understanding of how the polarity of molecules develops. This is linked to dipole moments and how this is related to the shape of molecules. The polarity is linked to bonding type as well.
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Electrochemical Cells

Electrochemical Cells

This A-level powerpoint presentation outlines to students electrochemical cells. In particular, the formation of said cells and the rules associated with writing them.
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Ionisation Energy

Ionisation Energy

This powerpoint presentation provides A-level students the periodic trend of ionisation energies and provides an understanding for the reasons for the trend.
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Periodic Trends - Electronegativity

Periodic Trends - Electronegativity

This is a powerpoint presentation outlining how electronegativity of the elements changes in the periodic table. The lesson starts with a do now related to electron configuration. This lesson is designed for A level Chemistry level students.
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Plant and animal cells

Plant and animal cells

An introductory powerpoint presentation on cells. The presentation illustrates the concepts of different cell types (animal and plant). Additionally, the presentation discusses specialised cells. Finally, the presentation includes student activities to ensure students have grasped the material and reinforce learning. The activities include a research task of linking the shape of a cell to its function and differentiating between animal and plant cells. Determine the difference between animal and plant cells. Describe how cells are adapted to their function.
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Forms of energy

Forms of energy

A quick home learning activity where student locate the different forms of energy from a table of various images illustrating these forms. Students then have to describe what form of energy is being illustrated. Describe different forms of energy and illustrate with an example.
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Work Booklet Chemistry - Groups 1 and 7

Work Booklet Chemistry - Groups 1 and 7

This booklet is designed to test student understanding of the periodic table and in particular, groups 1 and 7. The activities in the form of questions and practical exercises are designed to link electronic structure with the properties of the elements. Balancing of equations and explantation of experimental results is also involved.
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Hydraulics

Hydraulics

The resource is in the form of a presentation about hydraulics related to pressure and forces with worked examples. Also included is an activity which assesses the understanding of the principle of force magnifiers in relation to hydraulics through a series of questions related to the concepts outlined in the presentation. The application of the equation of P = F/A in hydraulics is outlined in both the worked examples and in the activity.
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Phase changes

Phase changes

This task can be designed as an assessment or set as a task in class. The activity involves students determining the phase changes of water by correctly placing image in the right order. The activity can be extended by students developing a video using digital devices on what happens during phase changes with the activity as a prompt.
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Cell Quiz

Cell Quiz

This is a two player game which tests student's understanding of cell structure. It is in the form of a powerpoint where students select answers to questions. The first team to answer all the questions wins! The questions are based around cells types and parts of the cell. Describe the different parts of the cell.
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Group 1 and Group 7 elements

Group 1 and Group 7 elements

This activity is in the form of a word documents outlining questions designed to to test student understanding of the elements of group 1 and group 7. The questions are designed to link the chemical and physical properties of these elements with their electronic configuration and position on the periodic table.
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Static electricity activity

Static electricity activity

The activity is designed to assess the understanding of students about static electricity. In particular, the activity is a series of questions related to movement of charge. The activity also includes questions on conductors and insulators and relates this to the movement of positive and negative charge.
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Elements - assignment

Elements - assignment

5 tasks the form of an assignment consisting of a series of questions designed to test student understanding of atomic structure and how the periodic table is designed. Developed to investigate the first 20 elements and linking their atomic structure to the properties of these elements. Describe how the properties of the first 20 elements link to their position on the periodic table.
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Rates of reaction activity

Rates of reaction activity

This activity summarises the effect of varying different conditions on the rate of a chemical reaction. The activity has three tasks firstly, filling in missing words to complete summary sentences. Secondly, completing sketch graphs of changing conditions on creation of products and finally, a jig saw exercise of what and why changing certain reaction conditions changes the rate of reaction.
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Ohmic and Non-ohmic resistors

Ohmic and Non-ohmic resistors

This lesson is in the form of a powerpoint presentation for senior physics with short student tasks. In the presentation students will be able to Determine the difference between ohmic and non/ohmic conductors and Describe the effect of temperature on resistance.
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