I have been teaching outstanding KS3-5 science and chemistry lessons for over 9 years. I regularly share my resources with my departments, who find them invaluable. I am, therefore, branching out to share them worldwide. For each topic, you will find a free resource, that I hope will entice you to buy more :)

I have been teaching outstanding KS3-5 science and chemistry lessons for over 9 years. I regularly share my resources with my departments, who find them invaluable. I am, therefore, branching out to share them worldwide. For each topic, you will find a free resource, that I hope will entice you to buy more :)

A comprehensive lesson to start the Periodic Table 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy topic.
This lesson introduces the key stages of the history of the Periodic table, addressing common misconceptions, such as using the term atomic weight instead of mass for the ordering of the initial tables. Students explore the history by linking back to the history of the atom and ordering picture stages, then summarise their learning with a timeline activity.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson in the first topic of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course.
This lesson introduces students to the idea of forming ions, with plenty of opportunity for practice.
Everything you need in one resource, including notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson as part of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy Periodic Table topic.
This lesson expands on the reactivity trends and reactions for group 7 and 1. Students use model answers and general equations to work their way through this part of the course.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive resource for revision of the quantitative chemistry topic of the AQA 1-9 separate science course.
The session touches on all possible calculation methods interleaved to allow students to practice selecting the correct method. Answers are all included, and gone through individually to allow for effective questioning and self-assessment.
The lesson finishes with a challenging exam question, complete with a challenge task for the more able students.

A comprehensive lesson for the first topic of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course.
This lesson introduces distillation and builds on the previous learning of filtration and crystalisation. Students explore how to use distillation to separate mixtures and the differences between simple and fractional distillation. There is an optional practical activity included in this lesson.
Everything you need in one resource, including notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson for the first topic in the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course.
This lesson covers all of the stages in the history of the atom. Students explore everything they need to know on this topic and make a timeline using cut-and-stick information, highlighting the scientist names, experiments leading to the model and descriptions of the models themselves.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson as part of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy Periodic Table topic.
This lesson expands on how the Periodic Table is arranged, properties of metals and non-metals and what group and period numbers tell you.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson to start 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course. This lesson introduces elements, compounds and mixtures. Students explore identifying elemental symbols, naming compounds and the start of atomic structure.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.
There is a choice of starter and an entertaining plenary task to get your students engaged!

The third lesson in the AQA 9-1 chemistry / trilogy specification, detailing how filtration and crystallisation can be used as separation techniques.
Students review key words essential to understanding these techniques, then complete a practical to separate sand and salt using them. Finally, students test their knowledge with a past paper question. This helps students to gain confidence in the course, as they are able to answer a GCSE exam question only a few lessons in.
The slides include optional printable worksheets and handy notes for hassle-free delivery.

The second lesson in the AQA 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course, covering: what a word equation tells you; converting word equations to symbol equations; balancing equations and state symbols.
There is an optional slide to cover balancing equations.
Plenty of challenge is included, as well as a fun “thoughts and crosses” game to keep students engaged.

A comprehensive lesson for the first topic in 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course.
This lesson introduces isotopes. Students explore the definition of an isotope, Ar calculations and the differences between the properties of isotopes.
A “catchphrase”-style game is also included, allowing students to compete to be the first to answer the exam question that is revealed.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson to review of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy Periodic Table topic.
This lesson expands on the reactivity trends and reactions for group 7 and 1 and the equations involved.
Everything you need in one resource, including notes on delivery and answers. A choice of tasks is available to allow for easy differentiation.

A comprehensive lesson as part of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy Periodic Table topic.
This lesson allows students to explore the properties of group 7 elements and trends, using data. They then learn about displacement reactions with a useful model and test their ideas with an optional practical task.
Everything you need in one resource, including notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson as part of the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy Periodic Table topic.
This lesson covers the properties and reactions of group 1 metals, including a demonstration of their reaction with water. Word and symbol equations are covered, with options for balancing equations and state symbols.
Everything you need in one resource including notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive lesson to review the first topic in the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course.
This lesson reviews atomic structure, isotopes and ions with fun activities, including retrieval grids, reward ladders and a scrabble-based plenary.
Everything you need in one resource, including notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.

A comprehensive set of lessons to start 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course. There are 9 lessons in total, which includes a revision lesson.
Everything you need in one powerpoint per lesson, including printable “worksheet” slides, clear notes on delivery (including teaching tips) and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class and provide opportunities for differentiation.
Many of the resources include entertaining games, past paper questions, choices of tasks and more than enough content to fill a lesson.
Lesson overview:
Atoms, elements and compounds: Students explore identifying elemental symbols, naming compounds and the start of atomic structure.
Chemical equations: what a word equation tells you; converting word equations to symbol equations; balancing equations and state symbols.
Separating mixtures - filtration and crystalisation: Students review key words essential to understanding these techniques, then complete a practical to separate sand and salt using them. Finally, students test their knowledge with a past paper question. This helps students to gain confidence in the course, as they are able to answer a GCSE exam question only a few lessons in.
Separating mixtures - distillation: introduces distillation and builds on the previous learning of filtration and crystalisation. Students explore how to use distillation to separate mixtures and the differences between simple and fractional distillation. There is an optional practical activity included in this lesson.
History of the atom: Students explore everything they need to know on this topic and make a timeline using cut-and-stick information, highlighting the scientist names, experiments leading to the model and descriptions of the models themselves.
Structure of the atom: This lesson introduces how students can work out the number of each sub-atomic particle, as well as drawing electronic structures and linking these to the periodic table.
Isotopes: Students explore the definition of an isotope, Ar calculations and the differences between the properties of isotopes.
A “catchphrase”-style game is also included, allowing students to compete to be the first to answer the exam question that is revealed.
Forming ions: introduces students to the idea of forming ions, with plenty of opportunity for practice.
Revision lesson: reviews atomic structure, isotopes and ions with fun activities, including retrieval grids, reward ladders and a scrabble-based plenary.

A comprehensive lesson for the first topic in 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy course.
This lesson introduces how students can work out the number of each sub-atomic particle, as well as drawing electronic structures and linking these to the periodic table.
Everything you need in one resource, including printable “worksheet” slides, notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.
There is an entertaining “treasure chest” game included as a starter in this resource to practice recall.

A comprehensive lesson to continue the 9-1 GCSE chemistry / trilogy Periodic Table course.
This lesson covers what students need to know about group 0. This is only a small part of the syllabus, so time is taken to delve deeper into recognising trends and review previous learning.
Everything you need in one resource, including notes on delivery and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class.

A comprehensive set of lessons covering everything students need to know in the Periodic Table topic of 9-1 GCSE trilogy course. There are 7 lessons in total, which includes a revision lesson.
Everything you need in one powerpoint per lesson, including printable “worksheet” slides, clear notes on delivery (including teaching tips) and answers that reveal one at a time for easy questioning and self-assessment.
Yellow challenge boxes are included to stretch the more able students in your class and provide opportunities for differentiation.
Many of the resources include entertaining games, choices of tasks and more than enough content to fill a lesson.