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Resources here for IBDP and A-Level Chemistry, as well as Edexcel IGCSE and AQA GCSE Chemistry. I have a huge range of resources for 11-14 so ask if you need something specific. After teaching for 13 years in the UK and in international schools I have built up quite a selection of teaching resources. You can also visit my site www.toptenteacher.co.uk.

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Resources here for IBDP and A-Level Chemistry, as well as Edexcel IGCSE and AQA GCSE Chemistry. I have a huge range of resources for 11-14 so ask if you need something specific. After teaching for 13 years in the UK and in international schools I have built up quite a selection of teaching resources. You can also visit my site www.toptenteacher.co.uk.
Electron Arrangement, Fundamental Chemistry Lesson 2 (AQA 1.1.2) Complete lesson.

Electron Arrangement, Fundamental Chemistry Lesson 2 (AQA 1.1.2) Complete lesson.

The second lesson in 'The Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry' topic looking at how electrons are arranged in shells. Lesson objectives: -Understand that elements in the same group in the periodic table have the same number of electrons in their highest energy level (outer electrons) and this gives them similar chemical properties. -Know that elements in Group 0 of the periodic table are called the noble gases. They are unreactive because their atoms have stable arrangements of electrons. Resources included: x1 Powerpoint starter on identification of element from atomic number. x1 PowerPoint with lesson objectives from AQA with main content of lesson and plenary. x 4 worksheets, all based on understanding electron arrangement, chose which one depending on your students. x2 teaching aid/animation good to use with interactive whiteboard or mouse (.swf files need Adobe Flash Player)
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Balancing Equations, Fundamental Chemistry Lesson 3 (AQA 1.1.3) Complete lesson.

Balancing Equations, Fundamental Chemistry Lesson 3 (AQA 1.1.3) Complete lesson.

The third lesson in 'The Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry' topic looking at how atoms can join together using elections, how to show them as chemical reactions and how to ensure they are balanced. Lesson objectives: -When elements react, their atoms join with other atoms to form compounds. This involves giving, taking or sharing electrons to form ions or molecules. -Compounds formed from metals and non-metals consist of ions. Compounds formed from only non-metals consist of molecules. -In molecules the atoms are held together by covalent bonds. -Chemical reactions can be represented by word equations or by symbol equations. -No atoms are lost or made during a chemical reaction so the mass of the products equals the mass of the reactants. Resources included: 1. Powerpoint with starter reviewing work on electron arrangement and testing current student understanding of chemical reactions. Explanation of molecules, ions and simple bonding before going into balanced equations. Some equations to balance on the ppt. and links to websites that do the same thing. 2. Quick true or false quiz to use as plenary. 3. Worksheet to practice balancing equations.
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CIE A-level Chemistry Questions.

CIE A-level Chemistry Questions.

-30 pages of exam style questions. - All topics of the unit 1 A-level Chemistry covered. - Arranged according to Cambridge International Exams specification. -Two word files, one with just with questions, the second with questions and answers.
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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Chemistry. Core Practical Summary.

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Chemistry. Core Practical Summary.

All the chemistry core practical activities summarised onto 6 sides. As 15% of the assessed work for Edexcel/Pearson is based on practical experiments this is a useful revision aid that summarises all the required core practicals. It would be useful for revision with students or planning your GCSE (9-1) chemistry course to ensure all the required practical work is completed. Practical assessments included: Investigating inks Preparation of copper sulfate Investigating neutralisation Electrolysis of copper sulfate Acid-alkali titration Investigating reaction rates Combustion of alcohols Identifying ions Information includes: Dependent independent and controlled variables (where applicable) Required equipment Method and expected outcome of experiment Possible evaluation issues and improvements to method Safety aspects Also included template to design your own summary for Biology or Physics
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Atomic Struture, Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry (AQA C1.1.1) Complete lesson.

Atomic Struture, Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry (AQA C1.1.1) Complete lesson.

The first lesson in 'The fundamental ideas in Chemistry' topic looking at the structure of an atom. Protons, neutrons and electrons, their location within the atom and their relative charge. How to calculate the numbers of protons neutrons and electrons when given the mass number and atomic number. Resources included: Powerpoint, with starter. Choice of 3 tasks, worksheets. Plenary, exam questions.
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Uses of Limestone, Limestone and Building Materials, Lesson 1 (AQA 1.2.1) Complete lesson.

Uses of Limestone, Limestone and Building Materials, Lesson 1 (AQA 1.2.1) Complete lesson.

The 4th lesson in the 'Limestone and Building Materials' topic looking at uses of limestone and reactions of the carbonates. Lesson objectives: Most students should be able to: Recognise that limestone is a building material and state that it can also be used to make glass, cement and concrete. Complete a word equation for the thermal decomposition of limestone. Write the formula of calcium carbonate. Some students should also be able to: Explain the process of thermal decomposition of limestone. Resources included: 1. Questions on uses of limestone. 2. More questions on uses of limestone and quarrying limestone, could be used as homework. 3. PowerPoint with starter to recap understanding of elements mixtures and compounds, students produce notes on key reactions and uses of limestone though something more enjoyable than copying, some pair work and a plenary to check understanding.
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Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry, Support Pack (AQA 1.1.1 to 1.1.3)

Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry, Support Pack (AQA 1.1.1 to 1.1.3)

Extra worksheets if students are struggling to access knowledge of Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry. 1. History of the Atom- Research task where students are expected find out about different scientists and how they used to understand what the atom looked like. 2. Research an element and find out the many different ways you can draw it. 3. Use blank periodic table and fill it in with as much information as you can find out. 4. Slightly more challenging worksheet, will involve some reading and processing information to answer questions on atomic structure. 5. Teacher lead practical on the alkali metals and water, students recording observations. 6. Filling in a table with numbers of protons, neutrons, electrons, mass number and proton number.
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Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry Extension Pack (AQA 1.1.1 to 1.1.3)

Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry Extension Pack (AQA 1.1.1 to 1.1.3)

Some additional worksheets that can be used for extension activities or revision for the most able. 1. Crossword with questions on identification of atoms from their proton number and electron configuration. 2. Fill the table with numbers of electrons, protons, neutrons, mass number, electron configuration etc. Also has ions. 3. Fill in worksheet of questions on naming compounds (answers included) 4. History of the periodic table with questions. 5. Structure of the atom with some extended answer questions, (answers included) 6. Answer questions and fill in the table based on arrangement of sub-atomic particles and isotopes. 7. Some information on atomic structure and filling table for protons, neutrons and electrons, including ions.
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Balancing Equations, Fundamental Chemistry Lesson 3 (AQA 1.1.3) Complete lesson.

Balancing Equations, Fundamental Chemistry Lesson 3 (AQA 1.1.3) Complete lesson.

The third lesson in 'The Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry' topic looking at how atoms can join together using elections, how to show them as chemical reactions and how to ensure they are balanced. Lesson objectives: -When elements react, their atoms join with other atoms to form compounds. This involves giving, taking or sharing electrons to form ions or molecules. -Compounds formed from metals and non-metals consist of ions. Compounds formed from only non-metals consist of molecules. -In molecules the atoms are held together by covalent bonds. -Chemical reactions can be represented by word equations or by symbol equations. -No atoms are lost or made during a chemical reaction so the mass of the products equals the mass of the reactants. Resources included: 1. Powerpoint with starter reviewing work on electron arrangement and testing current student understanding of chemical reactions. Explanation of molecules, ions and simple bonding before going into balanced equations. Some equations to balance on the ppt. and links to websites that do the same thing. 2. Quick true or false quiz to use as plenary. 3. Worksheet to practice balancing equations.
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IGCSE, Section 1, States of Matter, Kinetic Theory, Complete lesson.

IGCSE, Section 1, States of Matter, Kinetic Theory, Complete lesson.

Second lesson from section 1, topic a. PowerPoint includes starter, theory, practical and plenary. Expects students to be able to describe the properties of solids liquids and gases and conduct experiment to collect data and draw a graph to show a cooling curve. Objectives: Can you recall interconversions between solids, liquids and gases? (C) Can you make accurate observations and explain these observations using kinetic theory? (B) Can you draw graphical data from practical work and further evaluate the idea of kinetic theory? (A/A*)
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Reactions of Carbonates & Acid, Lesson 5, Limestone & Building Materials, (AQA 1.2) Complete lesson

Reactions of Carbonates & Acid, Lesson 5, Limestone & Building Materials, (AQA 1.2) Complete lesson

The 'Limestone and Building Materials' topic looks at uses of limestone and reactions of the carbonates. Lesson objectives: Can you state the general equation for the reaction between a metal carbonate and acid? Can you construct equations (word and symbol) for reactions studied? Resources included: 1. Alternative lesson starter on limestone cycle, good for revision also. 2. Help sheet for students to understand the products formed when acids react with carbonates, should be used after practical. 3. Essential homework sheet. The social and environmental impacts of building factories often comes up in exam papers. This has an assessment criteria sheet that can be used in the following lesson for students to self assess. 4. PowerPoint, main part of the lesson with starter, theory, practical activity on reacting acids with carbonate, then focus on reactions, includes plenary. 5. Alternative plenary activity, revision as this would be last lesson in the topic. Taboo- students have to guess the word without using any words on the list.
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14-16 Chemistry lesson on Surface Area, involves simple practical experiments.

14-16 Chemistry lesson on Surface Area, involves simple practical experiments.

Students investigate surface area though a range of practical applications. Suitable for GCSE or an able year 9 group. Objectives What is surface area and how is it calculated? (Grade C) Can you explain how surface area affects the rate of a reaction? (Grade C) Can you explain why surface area affects the rate of a reaction? (Grade B) Can you apply this explanation to a reaction between limestone chips and acid? (Grade A)
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Decomposition of Carbonates, Lesson 2, Limestone and Building Materials, (AQA 1.2) Complete lesson.

Decomposition of Carbonates, Lesson 2, Limestone and Building Materials, (AQA 1.2) Complete lesson.

The 'Limestone and Building Materials' topic looks at uses of limestone and reactions of the carbonates. Lesson objectives: Most students will be able to: Recap uses of limestone See how metal carbonates react similarly to limestone, when they are heated, and the products that they make. Write word equations to describe thermal decomposition in a metal carbonate. Some students should also be able to: Detail thermal decomposition of metal carbonates, in a balanced symbol equation. Resources included: 1.Worksheet to explain practical lesson with questions included. 2. PowerPoint with starter recapping uses of limestone, method to explain practical, with expected results provided. Then a plenary to test understanding of word and symbol equations.
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