Ways with particles

Ways with particles

A range of differentiated worksheets covering different aspects of particles in KS3 and KS4 Chemistry. Focus is on learning to recognise and describe the different types of particles that crop up throughout school chemistry including atoms, molecules, ions and subatomic particles, and how they make up elements and compounds. Sheets can be used in context of learning units, or brought in when prior learning is sketchy and in need of consolidation or clarification. Useful as plenaries, for revision, or as starters to get a quick assessment of prior learning to inform planning. Answers sheets or power points are also included for quick in class marking.
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Particles plenaries

Particles plenaries

Power point slide shows, using particle pictures, to check understanding of the differences between elements and compounds, and atoms and molecules. Smart board interactive activity also includes mixtures with the elements and compounds, and the word match checks the meanings of keywords. Useful quick plenaries for KS3 Chemistry. Use coloured cards, moving left or right, mini white boards for students to show their answers. Can be fast paced, or repeat and reinforce definitions of key terms by picking out students who have given correct answers and asking them to explain why, scaffolding verbal answers given to enhance accuracy. Activities can also be used as starters for the next lesson, or for KS4 lessons to check prior learning. Ions word match smart board activity is also included for use with KS4.
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Particles keywords and definitions.

Particles keywords and definitions.

Flashcards and display cards for word banks with meanings evident. Key terms in KS3 and KS4 Chemistry. Flashcards can be printed back to back and used in individual learning, or shared paired learning. They can be printed out separately and used to play “snap” or “pairs”, or simply to match the word with its meaning, or reduced in size in copying to make a cut and stick activity. Key terms include atom, molecule, element, compound, ion, mixture and others related to particles.
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Body Systems

Body Systems

Learn the different organs and their function in the digestive and respiratory sytems and explore the relationship between surface area and the size of the parts in order to understand and explain structure of alveoli in the lungs and villi in the intestine.
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Surface area and size of the particles or parts.

Surface area and size of the particles or parts.

A range of concrete activites for students to explore the relationship between the size of particles or parts and the total surface area. Concept is important in explaining the function of alveoli in the lungs, villi in the intestine, particle size in reaction rate and catalysis. The concept can be explored at differentiated levels from the basic idea to deriving a quantitative relationship, depending on age, ability and context. Additional activities are included to demonstrate the functionality of moisture and thinness of the walls in the alveoli.
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Physics formulae and standard units.

Physics formulae and standard units.

Help students of all abilities to learn the formula needed for GCSE Physics and the relevant standard units; to work with rearranging the subject of the formula, for those who find algebra more challenging, by learning how to construct and then use a formula triangle.
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SPLAT games

SPLAT games

Useful lists to drive home a general learning point with plenty of examples. An enjoyable, noisy category sort, if you like that sort of thing...which I do, with the right class!
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GCSE Physics Formulae

GCSE Physics Formulae

Flashcards to help students to learn the formulae for GCSE physics. Can be used individually or for paired learning. Standard units are given on the other side to use and learn. Cards from a particular topic can be selected and displayed for students to choose the appropriate formula to apply to a particular problem. Higher tier formulae and those supplied on the sheet are also included, and some blanks to add your own. (AQA 1-9)
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Standard Units and Quantities

Standard Units and Quantities

GCSE Physics. Flashcards with the symbol on one side and standard units on the other to help students learn the standard units for differnet quantities. Use individually or for paired learning. Printing the cards out one sided will also provide a resource for straight forward matching activities, or playing pairs or snap - matching the units to the quantity. (AQA GCSE Physics 1-9)
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Formula triangle

Formula triangle

Print on A3 and laminate. To help students who struggle with rearranging formulae to do calculations. Use with a formula card and the relevant quantity and units card. Referring to the formula card, put the quantities that are multiplied on the bottom sections of the triangle and the other on the top. The quantity being asked for in any particular problem can be removed and leave the relevant formula arrangement to do the calculations. Activity can help students to learn how to create their own rearrangement triangle from learned formula. (AQA GCSE Physics 1-9)
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Digestive System LearningGame

Digestive System LearningGame

KS3 Biology. Activity to learn the parts of the Digestive system and their function. Can be used in a variety of ways: Slide 1&2 as a cut and stick; slide 1 for students to label what they know and find out what they don't know - possible homework. Class learning or revision activity - print out onto A3 and laminate the first slide, print the second onto card and cut out. Students work in pairs or groups to place cards onto the diagrams. This method works well as a game in the style of Beetle Drive, where they are put under time pressure and then have to move round to take up where another group have left off. The answer slide can be put up to check, or printed out and given to other students to check to make sure the first group to finish has completed the activity correctly. Rewards, forfeits, music all add to the fun. Can be used individually - look, cover, place, check.
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Respiratory System Learning Game

Respiratory System Learning Game

KS3 Biology. Activity to learn the parts of the Respiratory system. Can be used in a variety of ways: Slide 1&2 as a cut and stick; slide 1 for students to label what they know and find out what they don't know - possble homework. Class learning or revision activity - print out onto A3 and laminate the first slide, print the second onto card and cut out. Students work in pairs or groups to place cards onto the diagrams. This method works well as a game in the style of Beetle Drive, where they are put under time pressure and then have to move round to take up where another group have left off. The answer slide can be put up to check, or printed out and given to other students to check to make sure the first group to finish has completed the activity correctly. Rewards, forfeits, music all add to the fun. Can be used individually - look, cover, place, check.
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The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate

The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate

Differentiated, multiple choice lesson to introduce the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction. Alternative activities can be used in subsequent lessons. Allows the focus to be on Reaction Rates or How Science Works, with options to tie activites to the AQA ISA framework for GCSE Chemistry.
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Introduction to Hydrocarbons in Oil

Introduction to Hydrocarbons in Oil

Introductory lesson to crude oil. Differentiated starter to introduce the connection between the size of a hydrocarbon and its boiling point and Fractional Distillation of crude oil
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States of Matter and Change of State.

States of Matter and Change of State.

Summary worksheets on the keywords describing change of state and the properties of and particle descriptions of solids, liquids and gases. The States of Matter worksheets are for different abilities and the keyword fill may be used as a preparatory sheet for students to find the keywords, or simply as an annotation sheet used in conjunction with the presentation. The wordbank cards have the meanings as well as the words and these or the flashcards may be used in conjunction with the keyword fill sheet for students to place the words before writing them down. The flashcards can be used in class for peer learning and checked with a quick quiz. Although intended for lower ability students, the longer "States of Matter cut and stick" worksheet can be useful in general on a Friday afternoon. "States of Matter - match" is intended for middle ability students and "States of matter" for higher ability.
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