GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - Moles Equation Triangles Summary

GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - Moles Equation Triangles Summary

How many times do we find ourselves trying to show our students how different chemistry equations link together?! Too many. Well here is an excellent, condensed summary of all the Chemistry calculations which involve moles. My students love this sheet (if that’s possible?!) as it brings it all together. This can be used with both Standard tier or Higher Tier students (it does include the Avogadro Constant, which is found in HT). Equations included are… Avogadro’s constant/moles/No. of particles concentration/moles/volume concentration/mass/volume moles/mass/relative mass Molar gas volume/moles/volume I have also included conversion of dm3 into cm3 plus a couple of extra rules/definitions taken from th specification. This worksheet has been made using the Edexcel Specification but could absolutely be used against other specifications (including A-Level).
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The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 1 (Atom Structure, Periodic Tab, Ionic, Covalent)

The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 1 (Atom Structure, Periodic Tab, Ionic, Covalent)

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 Each question has been written using the specification and answers generated against mark schemes from exams. 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! Keep your eyes peeled for TOPIC 2 onwards…
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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.
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Electricity Class/Homework Booklet - (KS3) Electricity

Electricity Class/Homework Booklet - (KS3) Electricity

This great booklet contains 5 different tasks which would be ready to introduce at the very beginning of your electricity topic teaching. The booklet focuses on electrical safety but also where electricity is used everyday plus one task to start getting them to think about how they might experimentally solve some problems to do with electricity. All five tasks could be completed or the booklet could be broken down into individual activities. Would make a great holiday project or and introduction to the topic homework project.
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The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 1 (Atom Structure, Periodic Tab, Ionic, Covalent)

The BIG GCSE Chemistry (9-1) Revision Quiz - TOPIC 1 (Atom Structure, Periodic Tab, Ionic, Covalent)

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 Each question has been written using the specification and answers generated against mark schemes from exams. 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! Keep your eyes peeled for TOPIC 2 onwards…
lindseycowen
Selective Breeding Christmas Reindeer (Activity/Homework Project) - (KS3) Genetics

Selective Breeding Christmas Reindeer (Activity/Homework Project) - (KS3) Genetics

Though about reindeer and the Christmas ‘feel’, this activity can be done at any time of the year (ie whenever you’re teaching genetics!) or could be unleashed as a stand alone Christmas end of term type activity. It could also be sent home as a project too. All instructions are on the sheet and students have free reign to be as creative as they like. The thing I find when teaching selective breeding is the misconception that it’s as easy as A + B = perfect C and students forget that the process is lengthy as many rounds of breeding need to be done to iron out the unwanted features etc. As a result, I’ve popped in a little extension question at the end to get them thinking! Though aimed at KS3 this could easily be used for lower ability KS4.
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Separating Mixtures/ Dissolving Circus (Practical Activity) - (KS3) Separating Mixtures/ Solutions

Separating Mixtures/ Dissolving Circus (Practical Activity) - (KS3) Separating Mixtures/ Solutions

This circus of activities would easily be your main task within a lesson. The focus is on dissolving/soluble vs insoluble/ separating mixtures and solutions. I have produced a tech list (attached) so this should be as straightforward as possible! Very simple practical kit which should not cause any issues. Students could be put into groups/pairs and complete this circus with little input from you. The main worksheet/booklet has simple but clear instructions of what to do at each station. The only thing you will have to organise is how to lay out your room! Aimed at KS3 but could easily be used with low ability KS4.
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Separating liquids Match 'em Up (Activity) - (KS3) States of Matter/ Separation Techniques

Separating liquids Match 'em Up (Activity) - (KS3) States of Matter/ Separation Techniques

A great visual activity which would sit nicely anywhere in the lesson or as a homework. Students need to match terms to definitions but also to a diagram which represents the word or process. Really useful to support students in their understanding. This activity could be done as a cut and stick or, if you don’t like the faff of glue and scissors (like me!) then there are plenty of other ways for students to match. A good activity to build up their glossary of words in a topic where there are many new terms to learn! Aimed at KS3 but could support lower ability KS4.
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Coloured Light/ Seeing Colour (Activities/Worksheet) - (KS3) Light

Coloured Light/ Seeing Colour (Activities/Worksheet) - (KS3) Light

This differentiated worksheet builds in demand as you work through it and so there really is something for everyone. It begins simply with the primary and secondary colours, what they are and how they are formed (secondary). The activity then moves on to how we see coloured light and how/why objects appear certain colours under white light and then finally under different coloured light. This activity is essentially a good assessment tool of a really tricky topic. I’ve included answers to the questions to save you having to do the thinking! They are essentially a set of model answers which you could even give students.
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KS3 Cells, Tissues and Organs - Switch/Switch Revision game!

KS3 Cells, Tissues and Organs - Switch/Switch Revision game!

A great and simple revision game/resource which could be used anywhere within the cells, tissues and organs topic. The resource has a class set of questions which can be used to play switch-switch. Each student has a card (these will need to be printed off and cut up), asks another student the question on their card and waits for their response. If they’re correct brilliant, if not then the correct answer is shared. The other student then reciprocates and then the cards are swapped. In theory, if this activity runs for a few minutes, most students will see most of the cards. A blank copy of the questions (no answers) could then be printed off and given out to see how many answers the students remember OR, a girls vs boys class competition could be set up.
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Renewable Energy Pros and Cons (card sort) - (KS3/KS4) Energy

Renewable Energy Pros and Cons (card sort) - (KS3/KS4) Energy

A set of cards which just need printing and snipping to provide a nice card sort activity. Once the pros and cons have been sorted, this task could then be extended by asking students to rank effectiveness of the resource or perhaps rank how useful they might be if installed in the UK. A great resource with lots of scope to be creative! (I’ve just saved you the time of creating all the cards!!)
lindseycowen
Fire Extinguishers and Fire Triangle - (KS3) Chemical Reactions

Fire Extinguishers and Fire Triangle - (KS3) Chemical Reactions

A simple resource/worksheet to get students thinking about real life fire scenarios and how most appropriately to break the fire triangle to extinguish the fire. Students are given four different fire scenarios. For each they need to draw the type of fire and then decide upon the best way of extinguishing it and then explain why.
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Classification Vertebrates, Invertebrates and Arthropods - Odd one out Worksheet (KS3)

Classification Vertebrates, Invertebrates and Arthropods - Odd one out Worksheet (KS3)

A simple but great worksheet to get them thinking and discussing. A variety of ‘odd one out’ type questions, some with some requirement for an extended explanation. Students need to use their classification skills to decide which the ‘Odd one out’ is. This will assess students on their understanding of… vertebrate groups invertebrate groups arthropod groups Question sheet is editable but ready to print. Answer sheet is in the same document to save you doing any thinking!
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Saving Energy (Research and Data Collection Activity) - (KS3) Energy

Saving Energy (Research and Data Collection Activity) - (KS3) Energy

A lovely little class activity or homework whereby students will need to complete a data collection by asking as many other students in their class, year, school how they get to school. Students will then need to display their data in a pie chart (although you could issue them with graph paper and ask them to produce a bar chart) and then complete the question task at the bottom of the page. This task would nicely lead up to a lesson on how we can save energy.
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Growth of a Foetus (Graph Plotting Activity) - KS3 Reproduction/Skills

Growth of a Foetus (Graph Plotting Activity) - KS3 Reproduction/Skills

This simple activity offers you a small data set for students to plot in as a line graph (you’ll need graph paper!). It also provides descriptions which can be ‘cut and stuck’ or annotated onto the graph to summarise the different stages of foetal growth. Once the graph and descriptions are in place there should be plenty of opportunity to question/extend your students by getting them to think about the different stages of the graph. Eg Where is growth most rapid? Why might that be? How might the woman be feeling during these stages? Why? You get the idea! Great or graph plotting skills development too.
lindseycowen
GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - Moles Equation Triangles Summary

GCSE Chemistry (9-1) - Moles Equation Triangles Summary

How many times do we find ourselves trying to show our students how different chemistry equations link together?! Too many. Well here is an excellent, condensed summary of all the Chemistry calculations which involve moles. My students love this sheet (if that’s possible?!) as it brings it all together. This can be used with both Standard tier or Higher Tier students (it does include the Avogadro Constant, which is found in HT). Equations included are… Avogadro’s constant/moles/No. of particles concentration/moles/volume concentration/mass/volume moles/mass/relative mass Molar gas volume/moles/volume I have also included conversion of dm3 into cm3 plus a couple of extra rules/definitions taken from th specification. This worksheet has been made using the Edexcel Specification but could absolutely be used against other specifications (including A-Level).
lindseycowen
Menstrual Cycle Calendar (Activity) - KS3/KS4 Reproduction/Hormones

Menstrual Cycle Calendar (Activity) - KS3/KS4 Reproduction/Hormones

This lovely resource allows students to present details on the menstrual cycle in a creative and visual way. It is a blank calendar for the month of February (28 days = perfect!) with a diagram of the cycle and the key events which take place plus an incomplete, colour coded key. Students task is to research, find out information to complete the empty boxes under the calendar and describe the main stages of the cycle. This can then be colour coded on to the calendar with colouring pencils. The task can be extended to challenge students to research what is occurring in terms of hormone activity too!
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
Preventing Spread of Disease (Activity) - KS3 Microbes and Disease

Preventing Spread of Disease (Activity) - KS3 Microbes and Disease

This resource consists of various fact sheets summarising methods to help with the prevention of the spread of disease. It is accompanied by a table which students can use to organise and present the key information gathered. This task could be run as a ‘circus’ whereby students visit various stations to gather information. It could also used as a marketplace type activity during which pairs/groups of students are given one of the topics and need to orchestrate a 2 minute ‘teach back’ on their topic to the rest of the group.
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Perseverance and Failure Full Assembly - The Path to Success(ppt)

Perseverance and Failure Full Assembly - The Path to Success(ppt)

This 20 slide (plus one slide of teacher notes at the beginning) editable assembly covers the topic perseverance and failure. It offers opportunity to think about the importance of failure, perseverance, hard work and patience which contribute to reaching success. This powerpoint includes text, photos and videos with advice on delivery of the assembly in the notes section of each slide. The notes can easily be printed and so this assembly really is ready to go! This assembly has been made with secondary school audiences in mind. For example, potentially perfect to give this assembly just before a round of mock exams for Key Stage 4 or 5.
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Diversity, Influencing Others, Perseverance and Failure - Assembly Bundle

Diversity, Influencing Others, Perseverance and Failure - Assembly Bundle

A bundle of quality, editable assemblies on very important topics. Each assembly includes text, images and videos to help provide opportunity for secondary school students to reflect on these different areas. Teacher advice notes are given on each slide of the powerpoint meaning these assemblies are ready to go!
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