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A bonafide Science Teacher (of 10 years), and Head of Year, from Gloucestershire offering tried and tested resources to save you the time and energy when planning. There's no point reinventing the wheel! Watch out for new resources to help you meet the demands of teaching the new Science GCSE.

A bonafide Science Teacher (of 10 years), and Head of Year, from Gloucestershire offering tried and tested resources to save you the time and energy when planning. There's no point reinventing the wheel! Watch out for new resources to help you meet the demands of teaching the new Science GCSE.
Atomic Structure/Mass/Isotopes 3 Lesson (PLUS MORE!)  Bundle - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Sci (9-1)

Atomic Structure/Mass/Isotopes 3 Lesson (PLUS MORE!) Bundle - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Sci (9-1)

An amazing 3/4 lessons worth (depending on your group) of GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science resources. Includes… whole lesson powerpoints (each including starters, lesson objectives, class tasks with answers, and questions with answers written against the Edexcel Specification). Bonus resources are… a great knowledge organiser for students to keep in their notes (again written against the Edexcel Specification but easily applicable to AQA or OCR) an Atomic Structure class loop game. Great for revision or at any point during this series of lessons. This bundle will save you A LOT of planning time and result in some well resourced and easy to deliver lessons. Enjoy!
lindseycowen
Forensic Murder Mystery Project (bloodsplatter, hair and fibre and urine analysis) - KS3/KS4 Science and STEM

Forensic Murder Mystery Project (bloodsplatter, hair and fibre and urine analysis) - KS3/KS4 Science and STEM

For anyone trying to plan something creative to allow various science skills to be developed. This project/lesson has so much scope. At a push this could be done in a lesson and then perhaps for homework but it would work a lot better if a few of hours of time was given to make a good job of it! The project would sit nicely anywhere within the year or would make a great end of term activity as it is a completely ‘stand alone’ topic. Perhaps you could use this in a STEM week or during Science week? This bundle of resources contains powerpoints to guide through the project as well as teacher/technician notes, lesson plans, plus some suspect profiles to work out ‘whodunnit’. I have included a student worksheets to allow them to gather and record data and draw conclusions. Students will need to carry out practical activities as part of this project so only download if you have the capacity to set these up! Students will have to consider how to control various elements of the project/investigation and how to improve accuracy, repeatability, precision etc. They will then need to plot graphs of their results, draw observations from microscopes and carry out chemical food tests before drawing a final conclusion. I love using this resource! It is fully editable but gives you a resource you can use straight away (you’ll just need to talk to your technicians about making some fake blood, urine and hair and fibre samples…).
lindseycowen
GCSE Chemistry (9-1)-TOPIC 5 Quantitative Analysis  (Calculations-inc Gas Volume, Titrations, Concs)

GCSE Chemistry (9-1)-TOPIC 5 Quantitative Analysis (Calculations-inc Gas Volume, Titrations, Concs)

A great knowledge organiser all boiled down to one sheet. My revision methods are quite simple in my lessons - SPEC IT, REVISE IT, TEST IT. If students know EXACTLY WHAT they need to revise (using the specification checklist) it makes for smarter revision. If they can TEST THEMSELVES to measure their understanding - even better! This resource is a comprehensive but concise knowledge organiser covering the tough put essential Chemistry Calculations plus some great examples of model calculation answers. This knowledge organiser has been made against the Edexcel specification but would easily be applicable to others. Each revision point has been written in accordance with the specification section to help students translate the specification points. The Knowledge Organiser is applicable to students sitting standard or higher tier papers. Calculations included are… calculating concentrations (in g/dm3 and mol/dm3) calculating unknown concentrations using titration data gas volume calculations starting with mass of a reactant gas molar volume ratios
lindseycowen
GCSE Chemistry (9-1)-TOPIC 5 Transition Metals, Corrosion & Alloying

GCSE Chemistry (9-1)-TOPIC 5 Transition Metals, Corrosion & Alloying

A great knowledge organiser all boiled down to one sheet. My revision methods are quite simple in my lessons - SPEC IT, REVISE IT, TEST IT. If students know EXACTLY WHAT they need to revise (using the specification checklist) it makes for smarter revision. If they can TEST THEMSELVES to measure their understanding - even better! This resource is a comprehensive but concise knowledge organiser covering… transition metals and their properties tarnish and oxidation of metals corrosion rusting of iron and steel ways to reduce corrosion and oxidation pure metals vs alloyed metals (the good old stock answer “layers slide etc etc”) This knowledge organiser has been made against the Edexcel specification but would easily be applicable to others. Each revision point has been written in accordance with the specification section to help students translate the specification points. The Knowledge Organiser is applicable to students sitting standard or higher tier papers.
lindseycowen
GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - TOPIC 1 Periodic Table & Mendeleev Knowledge Organiser

GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - TOPIC 1 Periodic Table & Mendeleev Knowledge Organiser

My revision methods are quite simple in my lessons - SPEC IT, REVISE IT, TEST IT. If students know EXACTLY WHAT they need to revise (using the specification checklist) it makes for smarter revision. If they can TEST THEMSELVES to measure their understanding - even better! This resource is a comprehensive but concise knowledge organiser covering Periodic Table and Mendeleev (including Electronic Configuration). This knowledge organiser has been made against the Edexcel specification but would easily be applicable to others. Each revision point has been marked with the specification section (in green) to help students translate the specification points. The Knowledge Organiser is applicable to students sitting standard or higher tier papers (studying Separate or Combined Science routes). Each revision point has been written as a typical ‘stock exam answer’.
lindseycowen
Hair & Fibre Analysis Forensic Murder Mystery Project (Microscopes/HSW/Skills)-KS3/KS4 Science STEM

Hair & Fibre Analysis Forensic Murder Mystery Project (Microscopes/HSW/Skills)-KS3/KS4 Science STEM

Who? For anyone trying to plan something creative to allow various science skills to be developed. This project/lesson has so much scope. This could be delivered as a stand alone lesson or coupled with my other forensic project lessons to create an extended investigation. The project would sit nicely anywhere within the year or would make a great end of term activity as it is a completely ‘stand alone’ topic. Perhaps you could use this in a STEM week or during Science week? This bundle of resources contains a powerpoint to guide through the project as well as teacher/technician notes, a detailed lesson plan, plus some suspect profiles to work out ‘whodunnit’. I have included a student sheet to allow them to gather and record observations and draw conclusions. Students will need to set up a microscope to observe some pre-prepared slides showing hair and fibre samples and draw their observations. This resource is fully editable but can be used straight away (you’ll just need to talk to your technicians about making some hair and fibre slides using the suspect profiles for guidance…). Enjoy!
lindseycowen
Blood splatter Forensic Murder Mystery Project (HSW/Skills/Graphs) - KS3/KS4 Science STEM

Blood splatter Forensic Murder Mystery Project (HSW/Skills/Graphs) - KS3/KS4 Science STEM

Who? For anyone trying to plan something creative to allow various science skills to be developed. This project/lesson has so much scope. At a push this could be done in a lesson and then perhaps for homework but it would work a lot better if a couple of hours of time was given to make a good job of it! The project would sit nicely anywhere within the year or would make a great end of term activity as it is a completely ‘stand alone’ topic. Perhaps you could use this in a STEM week or during Science week? This bundle of resources contains a powerpoint to guide through the project as well as teacher/technician notes, a detailed lesson plan, plus some suspect profiles to work out ‘whodunnit’. I have included a student sheet to allow them to gather and record data and draw conclusions. Students will need to drop ‘blood’ onto the floor/ a surface and gather a set of control diameters of blood splats which are created upon the blood hitting the floor. Students will have to consider how to control various elements of the project/investigation and how to improve accuracy, repeatability, precision etc. They will then need to plot a graph of their results before drawing a final conclusion. I love using this resource! It is fully editable but gives you a resource you can use straight away (you’ll just need to talk to your technicians about making some fake blood…). Enjoy!
lindseycowen
Forensic Murder Mystery Project (bloodsplatter, hair and fibre and urine analysis) - KS3/KS4 Science and STEM

Forensic Murder Mystery Project (bloodsplatter, hair and fibre and urine analysis) - KS3/KS4 Science and STEM

For anyone trying to plan something creative to allow various science skills to be developed. This project/lesson has so much scope. At a push this could be done in a lesson and then perhaps for homework but it would work a lot better if a few of hours of time was given to make a good job of it! The project would sit nicely anywhere within the year or would make a great end of term activity as it is a completely ‘stand alone’ topic. Perhaps you could use this in a STEM week or during Science week? This bundle of resources contains powerpoints to guide through the project as well as teacher/technician notes, lesson plans, plus some suspect profiles to work out ‘whodunnit’. I have included a student worksheets to allow them to gather and record data and draw conclusions. Students will need to carry out practical activities as part of this project so only download if you have the capacity to set these up! Students will have to consider how to control various elements of the project/investigation and how to improve accuracy, repeatability, precision etc. They will then need to plot graphs of their results, draw observations from microscopes and carry out chemical food tests before drawing a final conclusion. I love using this resource! It is fully editable but gives you a resource you can use straight away (you’ll just need to talk to your technicians about making some fake blood, urine and hair and fibre samples…).
lindseycowen
Urine Analysis Forensic Murder Mystery Project (Food Tests/Skills/HSW) - KS3/KS4 Science STEM

Urine Analysis Forensic Murder Mystery Project (Food Tests/Skills/HSW) - KS3/KS4 Science STEM

Who? For anyone trying to plan something creative to allow various science skills to be developed. This project/lesson has so much scope. At a push this could be done in a lesson and then perhaps for homework but it would work a lot better if a couple of hours of time was given to make a good job of it! Have a look at my other forensic resources which this could be combined with! The project would sit nicely anywhere within the year or would make a great end of term activity as it is a completely ‘stand alone’ topic. Perhaps you could use this in a STEM week or during Science week? This lesson could also be used within a Biology topic which involves ‘food tests’ (sugar and protein). This bundle of resources contains a powerpoint to guide through the project as well as teacher/technician notes, a lesson plan, plus a student worksheet to allow them to gather and record data and draw conclusions. Students will need to test four different urine samples for the presence of sugar and protein (these will need to be prepared - see tech notes) using the benedicts and sodium hydroxide/copper sulfate solutions. Students will have to consider how to control various elements of the project/investigation and how to improve accuracy, repeatability, precision etc. They will then need to record their observations as they go along (this can be done on the student sheet). Great resource! It is fully editable but gives you a resource you can use straight away (you’ll just need to talk to your technicians about making some fake urine…). Enjoy!
lindseycowen
Calculating Moles and Masses (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Calculating Moles and Masses (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Who? For people teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straight forward and simple lesson on defining moles, calculating masses using number of moles and calculating number of moles using masses. This lesson has been made with reference to the new Edexcel Specification but could easily be applied to AQA, OCR etc. What will you get? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter task to get students thinking about relative mass (assuming calculation of relative mass has already been taught - if not, check out my shop and find a full lesson there!), Learning objectives, class tasks with answers (all written in the ‘notes’ section of the powerpoint) and a plenary quiz to really make sure they have met the learning objectives. This lesson is ready to go but still offers you flexibility in terms of delivery. Everything you need is here as powerpoint slides which can be printed as ‘worksheets’ if needed. LOTS of questions included for LOTS of practice.
lindseycowen
Calculating Masses and Moles (worksheet) - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science (9-1)

Calculating Masses and Moles (worksheet) - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science (9-1)

Who? For those teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a clear and simple worksheet to allow students to practice how to calculate masses and number of moles. What? This worksheet requires students to calculate the mass of 1 mole of a substance plus to calculate the number of moles in a substance of given mass. This sheet is scaffolded to support the development of the ‘moles’ idea and includes the brilliant moles equation triangle to support later/more challenging questions. Students will need a periodic table. You just need to print the sheet! I’ve even included answers for all questions so you really do not have to do anything!
lindseycowen
Structure of the Earth (full lesson) - KS3 or KS4 Chemistry

Structure of the Earth (full lesson) - KS3 or KS4 Chemistry

A full lesson via a powerpoint presentation on the structure of the Earth. This resource is ready to open up and teach or could easily be edited should you wish. Resources needed may simply require you to print off a couple of slides (of your choice) as work sheets although there is no need. There is also a scale drawing task which could be completed on graph paper of simply printed off directly from the powerpoint. This lesson also includes… starter task/diagnostic, opportunity for class discussion/questioning or paired/group work/ a match them up task so all students will have key information about the structure of the Earth, and extended creative writing task and a plenary quiz. There are also clear lesson objectives (linking to the SOLO taxonomy if you are familiar with it (although this can easily be deleted if not - my current school is using it as a learning framework).
lindseycowen
Reactivity of Metals (full lesson inc Practical) - KS3 Chemistry

Reactivity of Metals (full lesson inc Practical) - KS3 Chemistry

This is a very simple KS3 Chemistry lesson to introduce the concept of reactivity and the reactivity series of metals. Resource includes a very self explanatory powerpoint (including a technician list for ordering practical equipment), an introduction to the reactivity series plus a straight forward practical for students to deduce the order of reactivity of 4 metals to help fill in the gaps of the reactivity series they have been given. I have produced a practical hand out with a simple equipment list and method plus a pre-drawn table to help students get started straight away or feel free to get them designing their own if you wish. Finally students will need to write brief conclusions regarding their results and then move on to some higher order prediction making for other metals based on their results. Download it, open it and it’s ready to go! (The only prep you’ll need to do is ordering your practical kit!)
lindseycowen
Electronic Configuration and Periodic Table (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Electronic Configuration and Periodic Table (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Who? For people teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straight forward and simple lesson on Electronic Configuration of atoms and how this links to the Periodic Table. This lesson has been made with reference to the new Edexcel Specification but could easily be applied to AQA, OCR etc. What will you get? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter task to get students thinking about what the periodic table tells us already, Learning objectives, worked examples with answers, class tasks with answers (all written in the ‘notes’ section of the powerpoint) a worksheet (attached) and an exam style question to really make sure they have met the learning objectives. This lesson is ready to go but still offers you flexibility in terms of delivery. Everything you need is here as powerpoint slides which can be printed as ‘worksheets’ if needed. The attached extra worksheet is already in my shop as a separate resource so in effect is a free resource to accompany the lesson.
lindseycowen
GCSE Chemistry (9-1) EXAM RECALL Summary - Worksheet with Answer sheet

GCSE Chemistry (9-1) EXAM RECALL Summary - Worksheet with Answer sheet

Exams or Mocks just about to happen? Or maybe you are just tired of going over the same old Chemistry facts, time after time after time… Or perhaps you are being uber organised and sorting a place for your Chemistry students to record the ‘recall’ knowledge as they learn about it. Whatever the reason, this is a very handy resource to have… This worksheet provides an excellent revision resource (made last week at the request of my Year 11s!) or would happily provide an ongoing resource which could be added to or built upon as the course progresses (this is how I’ll be using it next year…). The worksheet contains a template summary of all those Chemistry facts (recall) that need to be learnt before the exam. ion charges gas tests electrolysis product rules solubility rules … and loads more. I’ve also saved you the time of working out answers and created an answer sheet to boot!
lindseycowen
Mendeleev and the Periodic Table (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Mendeleev and the Periodic Table (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Who? For you lucky people teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straight forward and simple lesson on Mendeleev and the development of the Periodic Table. This lesson has been made with reference to the new Edexcel Specification but could easily be applied to AQA, OCR etc. What will you get? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter puzzle to get students thinking about ‘sorting’, Learning objectives, worked examples with answers, class tasks with answers (all written in the ‘notes’ section of the powerpoint) and an exam style question to really make sure they have met the learning objectivve. This lesson is ready to go but still offers you flexibility to offer group work or peer teaching style tasks if you wish. This lesson would also have room for the ‘Alkali Metals’ demonstration to be carried out but if this is not an option then I have embedded videos instead to offer a last minute alternative. Everything you need is here as powerpoint slides and can be printed as ‘worksheets’ if needed.
lindseycowen
Isotopes (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Isotopes (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (9-1)

Who? For you lucky people teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straightforward lesson on ISOTOPES plus how to use them to calculate RELATIVE MASS of an element. This lesson has been made with reference to the new Edexcel Spec but would easily be relevant in AQA and OCR. What? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter/ diagnostic to see what your group know about the atom already and how to calculate numbers and types of sub-atomic particle. Learning objectives have been written with direct reference to the specification (because that’s what they need to know!), worked examples with answers written either in the ‘notes section’ of the powerpoint or on the slides themselves, class tasks with answers (all written in the ‘notes’ section of the powerpoint or on slides themselves). This lesson is ready to go but still offers you flexibility to offer group work or peer teaching style tasks if you wish. Everything you need is here as powerpoint slides which can easily be printed as ‘worksheets’ if needed. Print the powerpoint including the notes and you’ll be ready to go!
lindseycowen
Atomic Structure/Mass/Isotopes 3 Lesson (PLUS MORE!)  Bundle - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Sci (9-1)

Atomic Structure/Mass/Isotopes 3 Lesson (PLUS MORE!) Bundle - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Sci (9-1)

An amazing 3/4 lessons worth (depending on your group) of GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science resources. Includes… whole lesson powerpoints (each including starters, lesson objectives, class tasks with answers, and questions with answers written against the Edexcel Specification). Bonus resources are… a great knowledge organiser for students to keep in their notes (again written against the Edexcel Specification but easily applicable to AQA or OCR) an Atomic Structure class loop game. Great for revision or at any point during this series of lessons. This bundle will save you A LOT of planning time and result in some well resourced and easy to deliver lessons. Enjoy!
lindseycowen
GCSE Chemistry (9-1)  - TOPIC 1 Atomic Structure Knowledge Organiser

GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - TOPIC 1 Atomic Structure Knowledge Organiser

My revision methods are quite simple in my lessons - SPEC IT, REVISE IT, TEST IT. If students know EXACTLY WHAT they need to revise (using the specification checklist) it makes for smarter revision. If they can TEST THEMSELVES to measure their understanding - even better! This resource is a comprehensive but concise knowledge organiser covering Atomic Structure (including isotopes and calculating relative atomic mass). This knowledge organiser has been made against the Edexcel specification. Each revision point has been marked with the specification section (in green) and is applicable to students sitting standard or higher tier papers. Students also get to see some model exam questions so they are able to see how the specification points may be presented in exam form.
lindseycowen
The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 1 & 2 Bundle

The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 1 & 2 Bundle

Two GIANT GCSE Chemistry (9-1) quizzes covering TOPIC 1 and 2 of the Edexcel Specification (although topics will definitely be in other specifications AQA, OCR etc). PLUS a great, visual knowledge organiser for TOPIC 1 to accompany quiz. First powerpoint… A 141 (!!!) slide powerpoint delivered as a Big Quiz covering TOPIC 1 content of the Edexcel Specification (though this can easily be used against other specifications). Topic 1 is split into sub-topics and so there are 6 rounds in total. Round 1 - Atomic Structure Round 2 - Periodic Table Round 3 - Ionic Bonding Round 4 - Covalent Bonding Round 5 - Types of Substance Round 6 - Calculations involving mass Second powerpoint… A 53 (!) slide powerpoint delivered as a Big Quiz covering TOPIC 2 content of the Edexcel Specification (though this can easily be used against other specifications). Topic 2 is split into sub-topics and so there are 2 rounds in total. Round 1 - States of Matter Round 2 - Separation of mixtures techniques Each question has been written using the specification and answers generated against mark schemes from exam style questions. Following each round of questions come a round of answers so students can peer mark or you can. Though one massive quiz, this resource could easily be used as a whole lesson, starters, to formatively assess after revision sessions - whatever you like! I’m using them in my revision sessions and Chemistry booster sessions!
lindseycowen
The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 2 (States of Matter and Separation)

The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 2 (States of Matter and Separation)

A 53 (!) slide powerpoint delivered as a Big Quiz covering TOPIC 2 content of the Edexcel Specification (though this can easily be used against other specifications). Topic 2 is split into sub-topics and so there are 2 rounds in total. Round 1 - States of Matter Round 2 - Separation of mixtures techniques Each question has been written using the specification and answers generated against mark schemes from exam style questions. Following each round of questions come a round of answers so students can peer mark or you can. Though one massive quiz, this resource could easily be used as a whole lesson, starters, to formatively assess after revision sessions - whatever you like! I’m using them in my revision sessions and Chemistry booster sessions! Keep your eyes peeled for TOPIC 3 next…
lindseycowen