Calculating the empirical formula from a lattice diagram

Calculating the empirical formula from a lattice diagram

...this is the only resource of its type on here (or anywhere I could find on the internet) hence its production. For the new KS4 science curriculum (AQA Trilogy and Chemistry, OCR gateway) to cater for a little observed and often overlooked aspect of the specification. Demonstrates through interactive activities and questioning how to calculate empirical formula (appears at both tiers of demand) of an ionic compound. Its tricky to get your head around if you haven't come across this before, and I trust that the activities on the presentation support staff and pupils of all abilities. Could also be supported in your lessons by gathering 8 boxes... (Calculation error on slide 21 now corrected!)
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Key Stage 2 Geography:  Geography Skills Unit of Work

Key Stage 2 Geography: Geography Skills Unit of Work

A complete unit of work to teach Key Stage 2 children all about Geography. This includes a detailed introduction and sequential set of lesson plans, including timings, starters, main activities and plenaries. Accompanying the lesson plans are resources and worksheets. Total approximate teaching time is 10 1/2 hours of creative and engaging Geography that the children will really enjoy!
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Key Stage 2 Geography:  Climate Zones and Vegetation Unit of Work

Key Stage 2 Geography: Climate Zones and Vegetation Unit of Work

A complete set of lesson plans and resources to effectively deliver interesting and engaging Geography lessons. Approximately 5 1/2 hours teaching time! During this unit the children will learn the definition of climate and the location of 4 different climate zones around the world. They will then learn what vegetation is and what it needs to survive. They will use this knowledge to label the key characteristics of a tree. Following this, they will begin to connect characteristics of vegetation to climate zones and be able to link types of vegetation to different climate zones. They will add to this skills by then using a key to locate both climate zones and types of vegetation onto a world map. The children will finish the unit by creating their own plant and labelling it.
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Key Stage 2 Geography:  The Water Cycle and Flooding Unit of Work

Key Stage 2 Geography: The Water Cycle and Flooding Unit of Work

This is a complete Unit of work to deliver interesting and engaging Geography. You will receive a detailed introduction followed by a series of highly detailed lesson plans. These include starters, main activities and plenaries as well as timings. In addition to this you will receive the resources and worksheets which accompany these lessons. Enjoy approximately 9 hours of hassle free, enjoyable teaching time!
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Key Stage 1 Geography:  United Kingdom Unit

Key Stage 1 Geography: United Kingdom Unit

A complete unit of work to cover the United Kingdom. This includes a very detailed introduction to the unit and individual lesson plans with timings, starters, many activities and plenaries. You will also receive accompanying worksheets and resources so that all the planning is done for you. Approximately 4 1/2 hours teaching time.
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Key Stage 1 Geography:  Weather Unit of Work

Key Stage 1 Geography: Weather Unit of Work

A complete unit of work for to teach Key Stage 1 Geography. This resource includes a detailed introduction to the unit and a full set of very detailed lesson plans. The plans include detailed timings, starters, main activities and plenaries. In addition to this you will receive all resources and worksheets for this creative and engaging way to deliver Geography! Approximate total teaching time: 4 1/2 hours
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Key Stage 1 Geography:  The World Unit

Key Stage 1 Geography: The World Unit

A set of creative and engaging lesson plans to teach Key Stage 1 children all about the world. An complete overview of the unit is given as well as highly detailed lesson plans complete with learning objectives, timings, starters and plenaries. This includes innovative world map 'characters' and work sheets and song suggestions.
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Key Stage 1&2 Geography:  Where in the World Unit of Work

Key Stage 1&2 Geography: Where in the World Unit of Work

Nearly 3.5 hours of detailed lesson plans and resources. In this unit the children will build upon their knowledge of the world from Key Stage 1 lessons. They will develop a more detailed understanding of key aspects on an atlas. They will also begin to understand the concept of time zones and be able to identify day and night time on a globe.
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Key Stage 2 Literacy & Geography Michael Murpurgo Unit of Work

Key Stage 2 Literacy & Geography Michael Murpurgo Unit of Work

Nearly 8 hours of detailed lesson plans and resources. During this unit the children will explore some aspects of life in Palestine and Afghanistan. This unit is based upon the Michael Mupurgo books; ‘The Kites are Flying!’ and ‘Shadow.’ Initially the children will locate the countries using maps. They will investigate the history and reasons for conflict. They will gain an understanding of climate and learn how to use climate graphs. The children will also learn about different ethnicities and the impacts this can have upon a civilisation. Following on from this, they will learn about the different types of migration and consider the impact of forced migration. Finally, they will be introduced to the term ‘quality of life’ and will make decisions about how they would choose to improve the lives of the people in Afghanistan and Palestine.
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Counter Urbanisation Mystery Lesson

Counter Urbanisation Mystery Lesson

A full lesson (or 2) introducing and exploring the concept of counter-urbanisation, using the Lake District as an example. The main focus is a detailed mystery activity. Ideal to use at GCSE level, or before. If you enjoy using this resource please view my other work, including premium uploads! If you have the time, please rate and leave feedback!
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Geography:  Design your own plant worksheet

Geography: Design your own plant worksheet

A plant design worksheet which challenges children to consider the ways in which plants have adapted to their climate. This is a complete and enjoyable activity which can also handily create great display work. This also has potentially strong cross-curricular links with Science and Art.If this works well for you, please check out my other resources!
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AQA Ice on the Land Case Study Facts Revision

AQA Ice on the Land Case Study Facts Revision

A bullet point table of facts for the main case studies of this unit. A sheet of over 50 quick revision questions. Ideal for a revision lesson and as a printable sheet to send children home with. If you like this resource, don't forget to look at my others!
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Causes of tornadoes

Causes of tornadoes

A PowerPoint with accompanying card sort to systematically explain how tornadoes are created. This includes an animated diagram which simply describes them. I have used this with all abilities at in Year 8, although it could be used as a basis for learning at GCSE onwards also. If you like this resource, please take the time to rate it and take at my others!
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Introduction to weather

Introduction to weather

A complete lesson to introduction the main concepts of weather. This is an interesting and engaging lesson which incorporates a variety of activities and group work. Good for an Ofsted visit! If you find this resource useful please share rate and provide feedback. Feel free to look at my other resources, including Premium Uploads!
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Geography Activity:  survival diamond ranking

Geography Activity: survival diamond ranking

This is a diamond ranking/prioritising activity about the things you would most want if stranded on an island.This is an excellent activity to create challenge while being accessible to all.It will lead into a great number of topics, including sustainability.If you like this work, please check out my other resources and units of work!
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Geography:  Flooding Mystery Activity

Geography: Flooding Mystery Activity

A mystery activity about the Somerset Floods. This is a set of cards which can be cut up and then given to groups of children. They will need to work through the cards to work out the answer to the main question. This process will challenge them to consider the causes and effects of the recent Somerset Floods.This is a great, challenging and engaging activity to use with many age groups. It can lead into some fantastic literacy work.If you like this work, please check out my other resources!
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Primary Geography:  Llandudno

Primary Geography: Llandudno

A complete and engaging lesson on seaside towns. The mystery activity is supported by structured worksheets. This is a tried and tested lesson which has received excellent feedback.If you like the look of this please take a look at my full units of work including detailed lesson plans and resources!
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