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I am a highly qualified and experienced secondary school teacher with a passion for providing an inspirational, high-quality education to students aged 11-18. My resources provide useful visual support for teachers during lessons and activities to aid learning of scientific concepts.

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I am a highly qualified and experienced secondary school teacher with a passion for providing an inspirational, high-quality education to students aged 11-18. My resources provide useful visual support for teachers during lessons and activities to aid learning of scientific concepts.
Physical and Chemical Changes
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Physical and Chemical Changes

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This resource provides an easy to use, simple and useful introduction to the differences between physical and chemical changes. The first slide can be used as a starter, to initiate discussion and inspire students to offer up ideas about the differences between physical and chemical changes. The second and third slides provide a useful visual that can be used to help explain the differences between physical and chemical changes. The resource also includes some fun, quick quizzes to help assess the class’s understanding of the differences between physical and chemical changes.
Experiment Write Up Scaffold
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Experiment Write Up Scaffold

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The following resource provides a helpful scaffold for students when designing, completing, recording, analysing and evaluating science experiments. I change the image and question on the first slide, depending on the experiment I plan on carrying out with my class. The second and third slides remain the same every time. This resource is adaptable, easy to use, and appropriate for KS3 and KS4 students.
Pure and Impure
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Pure and Impure

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This resource explains the difference between pure and impure substances, challenges students to compare graphs of pure and impure substances, and explains what is happening at a particle level during heating. Students then complete a simple practical where they measure the temperature of a substance as they heat it and then use a graph of their results to conclude whether or not the substance was pure or impure.
Chromatography
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Chromatography

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This resource introduces the three types of chromatography: paper chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, and gas chromatography. It compares the stationary phases (does not move) and mobile phases (does move) of these three types of chromatography. It also explains how to calculate Rf values and how colourless substances can be located on a thin-layer or paper chromatogram.
The Period Table
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The Period Table

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This easy-to-use resource provides a fun and creative introduction to the Periodic Table. It includes a series of activities that build knowledge and understanding about the chemical elements.
Diffusion
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Diffusion

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This creative, fun and easy-to-use resource introduces the process of diffusion. It includes a fun starter and plenary, useful video link and framework for a simple diffusion experiment.
Atoms and Elements
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Atoms and Elements

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This PowerPoint provides a creative and easy to use resource for introducing atoms, elements, and the differences between them. It includes a few shorter activities that engage students as well as a longer writing task.
How to light a Bunsen Burner
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How to light a Bunsen Burner

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This creative, fun and easy-to-use resource introduces the Bunsen Burner, what the different parts of the Bunsen Burner are called and how to use it. It includes a worksheet that can be printed out to support the practical activity and assessment-for-learning activities.
Metals and Acids
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Metals and Acids

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This resource introduces reactions between metal and acids, word and symbol equations, as well as the squeeky pop test.
Factors that effect the rate of an enzyme-catalysed reaction
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Factors that effect the rate of an enzyme-catalysed reaction

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This resource considers four factors that effect the rate of an enzyme-catalysed reaction: temperature, pH, concentration of enzyme, and concentration of substrate. This resource includes enough information and visual aids to fill 2 or 3 lessons. When I teach this topic, my students carry out a simple experiment, looking at the rate of hydrogen peroxide decomposition, to provide experimental evidence for the effect of pH and temperature on enzyme (catalase) activity.
Standard Form
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Standard Form

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This resource introduces standard form, what it is and why it is useful. It includes a useful link to an animation on the topic, and questions with answers to give students practice on writing numbers in standard form.
Changes of State
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Changes of State

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This fun, creative and easy to use resource provides a great framework for an introductory lesson on the changes of state. The starter tests prior knowledge about the properties of solids, liquids and gases, and the particle model of matter. The lesson introduces a series of key terms, a graph drawing activity as well as an opportunity for students to complete a piece of extended writing or story board.
States of Matter and the Particle Model
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States of Matter and the Particle Model

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This resource provides an easy-to-use introduction to the three states of matter and the particle model. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to confidently compare the properties of solids, liquids and gases, using the particle model.
Polymers
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Polymers

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This resource introduces synthetic and natural polymers, it challenges students to interpret data about different polymers, use information to decide which jobs different polymers could be used for, plot a graph based on scientific data, and research different types of polymers.
Factors effecting the rate of diffusion
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Factors effecting the rate of diffusion

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This resource introduces diffusion and the factors that effect the rate of diffusion, in a fun and interactive way. The lesson includes a simple experiment to test how temperature effects the rate of diffusion.
Molecules and Compounds
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Molecules and Compounds

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This PowerPoint provides a useful and easy-to-use visual aid for discussing the similarities and differences between molecules and compounds. It follows on from my ‘Atoms and Elements’ lesson (available on TES) and introduces the idea that compounds have different properties to the elements that make them up.
Rock Cycle Key Terms
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Rock Cycle Key Terms

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This resources includes the key terms for the rock cycle topic. I encourage students to cut out the key terms and stick them onto their rock cycle posters, as a revision activity at the end of the module. I also use this resource to play games, such as “this is the answer, what is the question?” It is a simple and easy to use resource.