Calculating Kc and Kc units - A-level Chemistry Equilibrium II Topic 11 (Edexcel)

Calculating Kc and Kc units - A-level Chemistry Equilibrium II Topic 11 (Edexcel)

This super resource uses modelling of how to calculate Kc and deduce units for Kc. The whole lesson is based around typical exam questions which will be worth approximately 5 marks. This video has links directly to my YouTube channel to allow you to play students a model Kc calculation with a clear step-by-step method. Using the video models will free you up as teacher to talk through each step and allow time for questioning without having to worry about working through the examples - they are already done for you! The final model is a an exam question from a previous past paper. The markscheme has been included in the presentation to allow you to share this with your students. Kc calculations are tricky to teach but this really takes out the hard work! The whole lesson is within the powerpoint and teaching suggestions are written into the notes section of each slide.
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Identifying Organic Unknowns (Activity) - A-Level Chemistry Topic 19 (Edexcel but applicable to more

Identifying Organic Unknowns (Activity) - A-Level Chemistry Topic 19 (Edexcel but applicable to more

This super resource will challenge your students plus help in preparing them for synoptic style questions. It is an activity which can be run in groups or individually depending on your group. It would make a great competition or equally as an exam style problem. This will test students knowledge of qualitative tests as well as being able to read and interpret all spectra (HNMR, CNMR, Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy). Students will have to combine their skills to identify four unknowns given only qualitative test results and spectra. They will need to deduce the structure and name of the four unknowns with no help from you! A full set of instructions plus all the answers/ solutions are included too, so you really don't have to do ANY of the work! This activity is tried and tested and well received! IT has been designed with the Edexcel Specification in mind but will apply to others. Enjoy! (Reviews welcome as I'd love to hear what your students thought).
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Useful and Wasted Energy in Electrical Devices (worksheet) - P3 (Edexcel) GCSE Physics/ Combined Sci

Useful and Wasted Energy in Electrical Devices (worksheet) - P3 (Edexcel) GCSE Physics/ Combined Sci

Who? Those teaching the new (and old!) GCSE Physics. This worksheet would fit nicely into the P3 Edexcel specification. This is for students who are getting to grips with identifying the useful and wasted energies made by electrical devices. What? The worksheet is a grid to be filled out after considering/discussing the different types of energy output delivered by the different electrical devices. There is also an opportunity to consider aspects of their design which have been developed to reduce wasted energy. This will extend some and deepen the thinking involved. Answers are included on the second sheet of the resource.
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Ionic or Covalent? (worksheet) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science

Ionic or Covalent? (worksheet) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science

Who? For students struggling to remember the difference between Ionic and Covalent bonding. An opportunity to be able to practise spotting whether a chemical is using Ionic or Covalent bonding. Including some simple rules to help remember. What? A worksheet which can be used as a main activity or as a starter/ revision piece. This resource has been made with the new GCSE Chemistry Specification (Edexcel) in mind.
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Stopping Distance Card Sort (Activity) - GCSE Physics/Combined Science

Stopping Distance Card Sort (Activity) - GCSE Physics/Combined Science

Who? For those who are teaching GCSE Physics 'Motion', specifically 'Stopping Distances'. This is a card sort for students to decide which factors fall into the 'thinking distance' pile and which the 'braking distance' pile. What? This is a grid of different factors which students may discuss and decide whether they affect the thinking or braking (or both) distance of a vehicle. There will be plenty of opportunity to debate which are worse. This activity is flexible enough to become a 'diamond 9' type activity too. How? Cards can be cut out and arranged or colour coded.
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Atomic and Electronic Structure - (Loop Game!) - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science (NEW)

Atomic and Electronic Structure - (Loop Game!) - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science (NEW)

Who? For all you people teaching the GCSE Chemistry or Combined Science - in particular any topics on atomic structure and electronic configuration. What? This is a classic loop game which can be used at any point in a lesson. A starter/ diagnostic/ mini-plenary, revision etc How? This can be printed off twice and the class split into two. Each student has a 'row' with an answer/end of sentence and a question/start of new sentence. Compete to see which group can complete their loop first! Enjoy!
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Electronic Configuration (worksheet) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (New)

Electronic Configuration (worksheet) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (New)

Who? For those teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a clear and simple worksheet for your students to complete on the first 20 elements of the periodic table. What? This worksheet requires students to look up each element (from the top 20) in the periodic table to deduce how many electrons. They will then need to apply the 2, 8, 8 rule and away they go! A couple of bonus questions at the end... (Answers are on included on the second sheet - all electronic configurations given to save you looking them up!)
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Generating Ionic Formulae (Activity) - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science

Generating Ionic Formulae (Activity) - GCSE Chemistry/Combined Science

Who? For those teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a clear and simple worksheet for your students to begin to independently derive simple ionic formulae. This activity will build confidence and reinforce understanding that charges must balance when creating ionic compounds. What? This worksheet requires students to theoretically bond positive and negative ions together to generate simple formulae. (There is scope to extend this activity and introduce multi-element ions (there is one example in this activity with the OH ion). A selection of possible answers are provided on the second sheet of the resource.
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C9 Atomic Number and Mass Number (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (2016) (Edexcel)

C9 Atomic Number and Mass Number (full lesson) - GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science (2016) (Edexcel)

Who? For you lucky people teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straightforward and simple lesson on atomic number, mass number plus how to use them to calculate numbers of the sub-atomic particles in an atom. This lesson has been made with reference to the new Edexcel Spec. What? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter/ diagnostic to see what your group know about the atom already. Learning objectives, worked examples with answers, class tasks with answers (all written in the 'notes' section of the powerpoint). 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 can be printed as 'worksheets' if needed.
lindseycowen
Natural Defences Diamond 9 (Activity) - KS3 Microbes and Disease

Natural Defences Diamond 9 (Activity) - KS3 Microbes and Disease

Who? For those teaching Key Stage 3 Microbes and Disease (although could be used as a potential starter for KS4) specifically 'Natural Defences against disease'. What? This is a diamond 9 activity which has the potential to allow for some deeper discussion about the natural methods of defence against disease. It will force students to consider which are most important as they begin to rank them. You can them challenge them with the 'what if' questions? "Well, what if you lack the platelet in your blood which causes scabs?". Lovely activity to really get them thinking. I love these activities because there are no 'right and wrong' answers.
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C3 Atomic Structure (full lesson) - (New) GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science

C3 Atomic Structure (full lesson) - (New) GCSE Chemistry/ Combined Science

Who? For you lucky people teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straightforward and simple lesson on structure of the atom and how ideas on this have changed over time. Good bit of higher order thinking involved at points too with some nice evaluation of atomic models. This lesson has been made with reference to the new Edexcel Spec. What? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter/ diagnostic to see what your group know about the atom already. Learning objectives, worked examples with answers, class tasks with answers (differentiated up to challenge your more able), exam style challenge with with answers (all written in the 'notes' section of the powerpoint. 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 can be printed as 'worksheets' if needed. Enjoy!
lindseycowen
C9 Formulae and Calculating Relative Formula Mass (full lesson) - GCSE Chem/ Comb Science (Edexcel)

C9 Formulae and Calculating Relative Formula Mass (full lesson) - GCSE Chem/ Comb Science (Edexcel)

Who? For those teaching the new Chemistry/ Combined Science GCSE (2016). Also for those of you requiring a straightforward and simple lesson on calculating relative formula mass and discovering how to deduce empirical formula using the molecular formula of a compound. What? This is a whole lesson on one powerpoint. A starter mass quiz, Learning objectives, worked examples with answers, class tasks with answers (differentiated up to challenge your more able), exam questions with markschemes to share with your group. This lesson is ready to go but still offers you flexibility to offer group work or peer teaching style tasks if you wish.
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