New GCSE lesson on fractional distillation and the fractions that are separated off. Before this lesson the class were given HW to research uses of the particular fractions, but you can alter the PowerPoint to introduce the information in the lesson. Worksheet included.
Describe the fractions that are produced in fractional distillation
Explain the process of fractional distillation
Evaluate why fractions are used in relation to their properties
New GCSE lesson on hydrocarbons and introducing alkanes to the students. When looking at the different properties of the different length hydrocarbon chains the practical demo I did was to show them 'short chain' alkanes and 'long chain' alkanes and compare the two. The students then wrote down the results a table which is shown in the lesson.
Describe what crude oil is and where it has come from
Draw out and identify alkanes using molecular and displayed formulae
Explain the properties of different chain length alkanes
New GCSE lesson on the parts and functions of the brain and eyes for the AQA syllabus. Also focuses (no pun intended) on how the eye works, myopia and hyperopia. Differentiated questions throughout.
Describe the structure of the brain and the function of its’ parts
Relate the different parts of the eye to its’ function
Compare and evaluate the solutions of myopia and hyperopia
New GCSE lesson on Life Cycle Assessments for the AQA syllabus. Looking at writing LCAs for paper vs plastic bags and touching on a little recycling.
Describe how LCAs are used
Explain the drawbacks of LCAs
Analyse how recycling can affect the environment
These sheets are to help students revise the required practicals that they need to know now for the new GCSE specifications. They could be used with Year 10 or 11. Each sheet has differentiated questions. They could be used in lessons, for homework or in extended days for Year 11 students.
Directed towards KS3 but could be used with low ability KS4 lesson on balancing equations and naming compounds.
Identify the ion charges of each group
Construct formula through their ion charges
Work out formulas for compounds
Lesson on radioactive decay, looking at alpha, beta and gamma decay. Differentiated sheets included
Identify each type of radioactive decay
Describe the properties of each radioactive decay
Compare the differences between alpha and beta decay
Lesson looking at the life cycle of a star. Could be used with many different year groups. I printed out a blank version of slide 17 for the students to fill out as I went through the stages during the lesson.
Describe the life cycle of our star
Explain how heavy elements are formed
Explain why different stars can go through different stages in their lifetimes
KS3 lesson on friction. Differentiated throughout and combined with the practical dragging blocks over different surfaces.
Describe what friction is and how it occurs
Identify uses for friction
Explain why friction can be useful or a problem
Differentiated lesson on density. Experiment using eureka cups and investigating densities of different objects. Question race at the end to escape the T-rex, differentiated questions and answers included.
Describe how to measure densities
Predict whether an object with sink or float
Calculate density of objects from their mass and volume
GCSE lesson on stability, looking at the factors that affect it. The 'practical' involved in the lesson was cello taping lego bricks to tiles and lifting them until the lego topples over.
Explain why things topple over
Explain the factors that affect stability
New GCSE lesson on active transport for the AQA syllabus.
Describe the process of active transport
Explain when active transport is used
Compare the similarities and differences between diffusion, osmosis and active transport
New GCSE lesson on giant structures for the AQA syllabus. Differentiated worksheets and graphite vs diamond sheet included.
Explain the properties of metallic bonding
Compare the properties of diamond and graphite
New GCSE lesson on sewage treatment and the steps involved for the AQA syllabus. Practical involved was the distillation of sea water and the tests involved before and after. The information sheets mentioned in the power point were pages printed from the text book.
Explain the processes involved in testing the salinity of water
Explain the process in treating sewage
Analyse the stages in the treatment of sewage
New GCSE lesson on covalent bonding for the AQA syllabus. Differentiated tasks throughout and a little reflection on ionic bonding.
Describe the bonding between non metals
Compare the difference between ionic and covalent bonding
Draw out Covalent bonds
GCSE lesson on pendulums. Differentiated throughout and practical involved.
Describe the difference between time period, frequency and amplitude
Calculate time period and frequency of different pendulums
Describe the factors that affect the period of a pendulum
New GCSE lesson on potable water for the AQA syllabus. For the required practical I used the practical sheets provided by the AQA exam board. Exam questions and answers included.
Describe the differences between potable and pure water
Explain the process of desalination
Evaluate the steps used to produce potable water
New GCSE lesson on polluting gases produced by the burning of fossil fuels for the new AQA syllabus
Describe the pollutants produced by combustion
Explain the problems associated with each pollutant
Discuss what can be done to reduce the carbon footprint of a country
Analyse the social, economical and ethical results of the problems caused by pollutants