An A-Level Chemistry resource on proton (1H) NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance). I use it as a group work activity, students are given the cards and have to solve the spectra using the data table given. Answers are included on a Power Point enabling feedback to the the class.
A resource applicable for the current AQA A-Level Chemistry specification on TOF Mass spec calculations. The questions test students on how to calculate velocity, distance of flight tube, time taken and atomic mass. Answers are included to every question including a hand-written extended answer sheet showing each step of the calculations to assist students who get stuck. The resource usually takes about 60 – 90 mins for students to complete depending on their ability.
9 knowledge organisers for the new GCSE (2016) AQA Syllabus. Covering topics chemical changes, structure and bonding, chemical calculations, chromatography, chemical analysis, organic chemistry (crude oil, hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids, polymers) and reactivity series/extraction of metals.
A variety of resources for the new AQA GCSE Physics syllabus on electric circuit symbols. There’s a cut & stick “design your own circuit activity”, a Tarsia activity, a table for students to write in the name of the component and its function. There’s also a diagram which requires the components of an electric circuit to be labelled. Answers to all resources are included.
A GCSE Chemistry worksheet on Paper Chromatography. The worksheet is differentiated with exam questions targeting grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9. There’s questions on mobile and stationary phases, food additives, calculation of Rf values etc. The more challenging questions require students to think in more depth about the physical processes involved in the separation, explaining how separation occurs, how we use chromatography to identify additives etc. Answers are included.
A complete set of 9 lesson resources on the A-Level Chemistry topic of Born Haber cycles. In our college, this content is taught over three double lessons. Includes resources on sketching the cycle, (including interactive animations), how to perform the calculations using data from the cycles, definitions of lattice energy, enthalpy of formation, enthalpy of atomisation and electron affinity. Also includes the teaching of charge density (ionic radii & charge), how we use the value of lattice energies to determine complete ionic character/degree of covalent bonding and polarisation. Accompanying the Power Points, are worksheets (with answers included) and homeworks.
Eight resources on the thermal decomposition of the group 1 and 2 nitrates and carbonates. The first resource is a differentiated worksheet with the questions designed around the style of AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam papers and test students on every aspect of the topic including the reactions, observations, trends, theory of charge density/polarisation and finishes with a few questions on how we measure it experimentally. I looked at exam papers from all three exam boards when designing this resource so that it provides comprehensive coverage for my students. Answers are included. There is also a resource which goes through the qualitative observations associated with thermal decomposition of the carbonates and nitrates (what’s observed e.g limewater goes cloudy, brown gas of Nitrogen dioxide etc). I have also included a spider diagram of the reactions/observations and Power Points which explain the science behind it. There is then a hexagon activity and a challenge grid, both designed at stretching & challenging the students.
A knowledge organiser on the A-Level Chemistry Topic 4: Groups 2 and 7 Chemistry. Including the chemistry and equations they need to know (reactions of group 2 with oxygen, water, acid etc, thermal decomposition of the group 1 & 2 carbonates/nitrates, halogen chemistry including trends, disproportion reactions in hot & cold alkali, reducing agents with reactions of sulfuric acid, oxidising agents (displacement reactions) etc. Also includes information on the qualitative tests of halides, sulfates, carbonates and also flame testing of cations and identification of the ammonium ion. A comprehensive revision organiser that the students can use to make their revision notes from. Relevant for the new 2015 A-Level Edexcel syllabus.
A GCSE Chemistry knowledge organiser on the reactivity series and extraction of metals. Relevant for the new AQA GCSE 2018 syllabus. Includes content on the reactivity series, dsplacement reactions, ionic equations, extraction of metals (using carbon and hydrogen) and separating salts using evaporation or recrystalisation.
A bundle of resources on the A-Level chemistry required practicals “preparation of a pure organic liquid”. In the A-level exams students will be tested on an organic preparation and this resource helps prepare students for any of the options that could come up in the exam. There are a set of 6 knowledge organisers based on the following practicals: Oxidation of ethanol, oxidation of butan-2-ol, preparation cyclohexene, preparation of iodobutane, preparation of bromobutane and chlorination of 2-methyl-propan-2-ol. Each knoweldge organiser contains the method, apparatus diagram and additional information about the purpose of refluxing, distillation , washing, drying etc. Each step in the practical is explained.
A bundle of 9 resources on organic analyltical techniques including NMR and mass spec spectra cards, NMR, IR and Chromatograhpy knowledge organisers and an NMR graphic organiser (suitable for all A-Level Chemistry exam boards), a mass spectra fragmentation table and finally an organic analysis activity on alanine in which students have to identify alanine given a variety of spectra and physical data.
An A-Level Chemistry resource on titration calculations suitable for all specifications. The worksheet is differentiated with each section increasing in difficulty. Students complete titration calculations on determining volume, concentration, Mr of a compound, percentage purity, formula of a compound (working out the value of n in Na2CO3.nH20) etc. The resource contains one of every type of titration question they need to answer in an exam. Answers are included. There are 6 different sections and the worksheet takes a standard double lesson for students to complete.
Some A-Level Chemistry resources on the thermodynamics topic of Gibbs free energy. The first resource contains 6 sections of calculations with each section increasing in difficulty. This resource is differentiated and takes about an hour to complete. Is excellent revision on Gibbs free energy calculations and nicely prepares students for the exam with relevant exam standard calculations including a graph. Answers are included. Also included are Entropy worksheets (with answers) on calculating Gibbs and how it is related to the equilibrium constant.
Knowledge organisers for the new AQA GCSE 2016 Physics syllabus. Included are knowledge organisers which cover the whole content of the GCSE Physics paper 1 exam for** both trilogy (combined) and triple (separate science) syllabuses**. Each knowledge organiser has been split into sections following closely the AQA specification. Topics covered are: P1 Conservation and dissipation of energy, P2 Energy transfer by heating, P3 Energy resources, P4 Electric circuits, P5 electricity in the home, P6 Molecules and matter and P7 Radioactivity. The triple content within these chapters (like Gas pressure, temperature, infra red radiation, nuclear radiation, medicine, fission and fusion are also covered and colour coded so students know which content is relevant. Key tier 3 vocabulary has also been clearly defined as a separate section in each knowledge organiser. Any graphs and equations that they need to know included.
A knowledge organiser on the A-level chemistry practical “preparation of aspirin" from 2-hydroxybenzoic acid and ethanoic anhydride using a phosphoric acid catalyst. The knowledge organiser includes the method and apparatus diagrams and goes into more depth about filtration under reduced pressure, recrystallisation and reflux. I use it in my lessons to go through the procedure in greater depth and then students refer to this when practising questions.
A complete revision package of over 100 A-Level Chemistry resources with coverage of the A-Level Chemistry topics suitable for AQA, Edexcel or OCR syllabuses (periodic table, amount of substance, redox equations, organic chemistry, acid base equilibria, shapes of molecules, pVnRT, percentage uncertainty, qualitative tests, NMR, IR, mass spec, titrations, Gibbs free energy, Grignard, electrolysis, equilibrium, enthalpy, entropy, born haber, isotopes, kinetics, transition metals, Ecell etc and much more). The resources include knowledge organisers, cue cards, revision quizzes, mind maps, worksheets, cut and stick, group work activities, co-operative learning activities, quizzes, differentiated worksheets, interactive PowerPoints etc. These resources can be used to accompany a lesson on the topic or as part of a revision lesson. Due to the large quantity of files they have been attached as a Zip file.