Two activities to go with the GCSE Chemistry required practical “Making a soluble salt”. The first is a hexagon challenge activity in which students have to make connections between the apparatus used and method. Is an activity that promotes stretch and challenge. The second is a cut and stick which requires students to correctly label the apparatus in the correct order.
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 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.
A set of 128 printable flash cards suitable for the AQA A-Level Chemistry topic of Organic chemistry. Questions cover theory on the naming, sketching of displayed, structural and skeletal formulae, fractional distillation, cracking, reforming, oxidation, combustion, hydrogenation, electrophilic addition, inductive effect, polymerisation etc. Covers all the informtion they need to know about introductory chemistry on the alkanes and alkenes including the mechanisms of free radical substitution and electrophilic additon (markovnikov). In PowerPoint format, the cue cards print out in the correct format. Once printed, all it takes 1 minute to slice the cards and prepare a set, is formatted so the answers will show on the reverse of the question card.
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.
An A-Level Chemistry worksheet on amino acids. Contains seven sections of questions increasing in difficulty. Covers the whole topic of amino acids including IUPAC naming, zwitterions, melting point, reactions with acid, hydroxide, carbonate, halogenoalkane, acyl (acid) chloride etc. Also includes questions on peptides, hydrolysis, polypeptides and proteins. Answers are included. Is a resource which comprehensively covers the whole of the amino acid theory suitable for the new 2015 A-Level syllabuses.
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 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 purification of organic liquids. The handout includes labelled diagrams and information on the organic techniques of reflux, distillation, washing and drying. Includes diagrams of heating by reflux, distillation, separating (tap) funnel and drying agent. With each diagram is information about what each technique is used for. E.g. purpose of washing with HCl, NaHCO3 or water. Purpose of a drying agent with relevant examples. Why antibumping granules are required in a pear shaped flask. Why the water goes in the bottom of a condenser and out at the top and much more. The information helps students prepare for questions on A-Level required practicals on organic chemistry.
An Knowledge organiser on A-Level organic chemistry, the hydrocarbons (Alkanes and alkenes) including: naming, intermolecular forces, general formulae, structual & Geometric isomers, reactions of alkanes: oxidation and free radical substitution (with chlorine). Reactions of alkenes with hydrogen, bromine water, steam, hydrogen halides, potassium managanate. Covalent bonding (sigma/pi bonds), addition polymerisation, use as fuels, fractional distillation, cracking reforming etc. Mechanisms: Free radical substitution and electrophilic addition (markovnikov & the inductive effect). The resource will print onto A4 and then can be expanded clearly onto A3. A PDF file and an editable PowerPoint file is included allowing editing if desired.
A bundle of 19 knowledge organisers I have made for the new 2015 A-Level Chemistry syllabuses. The knowledge organisers are on the following topics: acid base equilibria (pH), Ecell, thermodynamics (Entropy), Equilibrium, organic chemistry (hydrocarbons, crude oil, fuels, organic synthesis, polymers, proteins, DNA, amino acids), transition metals, periodic table, bonding and infra red spectra. The knowledge organisers have complete coverage of all the knowledge students need to know before they go on to tackle exam questions.
A GCSE physics resource on calculating kinetic energy. The worksheet is differentiated and gets more difficult as you move through each section, starts with practice on rearranging the equestion, and changing the units. The contains some basic calculations, finishing with harder exam style questions. Takes about 30 mins for students to complete. Answers are provided.
An editable A-Level Chemistry knowledge organiser on Transition metals Ligand exchange reactions. Includes information on why we see a change in shape, colour and coordination number. Example equations are also given for ligand exhange reactions including partial ligand exchange.
A bundle of more than 30 resources (some are on a zip file) on the A-Level Chemistry topic “Transition metals”. There is a complete unit of work with lesson Power Points and worksheets (with answers.) There are then revision resources on the reactions of transition metals, complexes, ligand exchange, colour etc. Includes knowledge organisers, worksheets (with answers), spider diagrams of reactions, a game, card match activities, plenaries & starters etc. Answers to resources included. Relevant for the new 2015 A-Level Chemistry Exams across all syllabuses. All you will need to teach Transition metals is here.
A bundle of 3 knowledge organisers on the AQA GCSE topic organic chemistry and a large A3 poster of the whole content of the GCSE organic chemistry. The 1st is on crude oil and the reactions of the hydrocarbons (alkanes and alkenes), the 2nd on alcohols and carboxylic acids and the 3rd on Polymers (addition, condensation polymerisation, polysaccharides, amino acids and DNA). The Poster is a combination of all the information they need to know from the three organic chemistry topics, all on one A3 poster. Contains all the key information from the AQA new 2016 GCSE syllabus for the triple science organic chemistry topic.
An A-Level Chemistry resource on redox titration calculations. The editable worksheet is differentiated with each section increasing in difficulty. Students complete titration calculations based on the redox chemistry of potassium permanganate, sodium dichromate, sodium thiosulfate etc. The resource contains one of every type of titration question they need to answer in an exam. Answers are included. Worksheet takes a double lesson for students to complete.
A revision package of over 60 GCSE Chemistry resources suitable for AQA, OCR or edexcel. Resources on atomic structure, periodic table, amount of substance, chemical changes, energy, electrolysis, chemical analysis, rates and equilibrium, organic chemistry, earths atmosphere and resources etc). The resources include numerous revision questions, structure strips, knowledge organisers, revision quizzes, worksheets, cut and stick revision activities, group work activities, co-operative learning activities, traffic light quizzes, differentiated activities, hexagon challenges etc. These resources can be used to revise at the end of a topic or for revision towards the end of the course. Due to the large quantity of files they have been attached as a Zip file. As a bonus, some GCSE Physics revision resources have also been included in the downloads as well.
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 set of 6 Power Points and 8 worksheets (with answers) for the A-Level Chemistry topic Transition metals. The unit of work is set out into 6 lessons each with a Power Point and worksheet (on Electronic configuration, Defining transition metals, naming and colour, complex formation, ligand reactions and formation of precipitates in transition metal reactions._ Each lessons worksheet comes with answers. The unit of work has been uploaded as a zip file.
An A-Level Chemistry resource on calculating Amount of substance (Moles). The worksheet is differentiated with each section increasing in difficulty. Answers are included with each section so that students can check their progress. This is the first half of this resource, the 2nd half is also available on this website with 2 more pages on atom economy, empirical formulae, percentage yield etc. The complete set has 16 sections in total. If you like this resource there are others of a similar format on calculating entropy, pH, Kc, Kp, Grignard reagents, inorganic formulae, Ecell, pV = nRT etc. These sheets conrain examples of every type of exam questions atudents may face.