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Qualified Chemistry teacher and KS5 coordinator passionate about making engaging activities that help pupils understand and remember key Chemistry concepts. I have also produced Biology, Physics and Maths resources. 6 years of teaching experience. Follow me on Twitter for lots of teaching ideas.

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Qualified Chemistry teacher and KS5 coordinator passionate about making engaging activities that help pupils understand and remember key Chemistry concepts. I have also produced Biology, Physics and Maths resources. 6 years of teaching experience. Follow me on Twitter for lots of teaching ideas.
Photosynthesis Adaptation Card Sort
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Photosynthesis Adaptation Card Sort

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Match the adaptation of a leaf to how it aids photosynthesis. Perfect for AQA B3 but could also be used with AQA B2, an able KS3 class and other specifications that cover photosynthesis. Buy as part of a bundle of games and activities here for only £5: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bargain-bundle-of-biology-games-and-activities-for-ks4-aqa-b1-b2-b3-spice-up-your-lesson-11210447
Treating Waste Water - complete lesson about sewage for new AQA Chemistry SOW 2016 onwards
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Treating Waste Water - complete lesson about sewage for new AQA Chemistry SOW 2016 onwards

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1 hour lesson about sewage treatment for the new AQA Chemistry Trilogy GCSE. Resource includes: Starter activity Links to relevant videos Quiz Flowchart to fill in Questions (with answers) Worksheets In addition to these resources you will need a current AQA textbook to complete the flowchart. A game is available to complement this lesson. You can buy it separately here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sewage-game-the-journey-of-a-poo-for-new-aqa-gcse-syllabus-11613943 Or buy the lesson and game together and save £1: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sewage-complete-lesson-and-game-11613959
Climate Change Board Game - Ideal for new AQA Chemistry GCSE or old B3 AQA Biology.
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Climate Change Board Game - Ideal for new AQA Chemistry GCSE or old B3 AQA Biology.

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Engaging board game which allows pupils to explore the causes, consequences and solutions of climate change. The aim of the game is to NOT reach the finish line as this is when global disaster occurs. At the end of the game (or during if you prefer), they will fill in a sheet summarising what they have learnt about climate change. This resource includes: Teacher rules Powerpoint of rules/aims of game to share with the class Colour game board Black and white game board 48 game cards Worksheet. Buy as part of a huge bundle of Biology games for only £5 here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bargain-bundle-of-biology-games-and-activities-for-ks4-aqa-b1-b2-b3-spice-up-your-lesson-11210447 Visit my shop for more resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sheepie55 Follow me on Twitter: @teachchem602
Stoichiometry - Moles and Reactions lesson for new OCR A Chemistry AS
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Stoichiometry - Moles and Reactions lesson for new OCR A Chemistry AS

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This is an aspect of Chemistry that many pupils struggle with. The lesson starts with a whiteboard quiz which helps pupils to revise all the moles equations they have learnt so far. The powerpoint then takes pupils through step-by-step instructions for calculations involving balanced symbol equations. Lots of examples are given. I tried this lesson with my class and by the end, all were able to do the calculations. You can find lots more calculations questions here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/exam-style-calculations-for-module-2-of-new-ocr-chemistry-a-level-11273252
Zwitterions - complete lesson for new OCR A 2015 onwards
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Zwitterions - complete lesson for new OCR A 2015 onwards

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Resource includes a powerpoint which covers: Alpha amino acids Zwitterions Isoelectric point Acid and alkaline conditions Example questions and answers The lesson encourages pupils to think for themselves. There are hints included to help the students which can be removed for a more able class.
Simple Covalent Compounds - complete lesson
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Simple Covalent Compounds - complete lesson

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Pupils will learn what a simple covalent compound is and how to draw them. Includes suggested practical which can lead into talking about the properties of simple molecules. It is important that you carry out your own risk assessment before doing any practical activities. A competitive game is included, as well as a homework sheet which will allow them to practice the main compounds that they need to know.
Atmospheric Pollutants for new AQA GCSE 2016 onwards
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Atmospheric Pollutants for new AQA GCSE 2016 onwards

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This lesson covers the causes and problems of pollution, including: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulates, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Included with this resource: A powerpoint which explains the key concepts Two practical activities (be sure to carry out your own risk assessment) Activities to test understanding A worksheet. You will need access to molymods. A current GCSE textbook would also be useful but not essential.
Electrolysis of Aluminium - Whole Lesson
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Electrolysis of Aluminium - Whole Lesson

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Complete resource for teaching aluminium. Includes worksheets, activities and animations to clearly explain the process of electrolysis. Originally made for OCR, I have since used it for AQA. Please leave feedback. You can buy a complete scheme of work for electrolysis, which includes electrolysis of aluminium, here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/complete-electrolysis-scheme-of-work-for-gcse-11258103
Living or Non Living
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Living or Non Living

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This is an activity for a Smart Board interactive whiteboard. It is a good starter for using when discussing living and non living organisms and the 7 life processes - MRS GREN (or MRS NERG!). There are various pictures on the board of living and non living things, which pupils have to come and drag under 2 columns - one for living and one for non living. They then have to say how they decided. I did this with a year 7 class to recap what they had done in year 6 and it was surprising that there was quite a lot of debate over which ones were living and which weren't.
Revision questions for new OCR A Chemistry A-Level Modules 1-4
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Revision questions for new OCR A Chemistry A-Level Modules 1-4

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Questions covering all of the new specification. The questions summarise the entire content. Pupils can complete the questions for revision and use their textbooks to mark it. I wrote the questions using the content of the new Pearson's textbook and a couple of the calculation questions are from the book (pupils can look up their answers to these in the book). I have not proof read my work so apologies if there are typos! Please leave feedback if you use this resource.
Deforestation Scenario game for AQA B3
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Deforestation Scenario game for AQA B3

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This engaging game was a hit with my triple science class. The class are given the following scenario: "You form the government of a small country that contains a large rainforest. Due to years of war and instability, the country is not popular with tourists. With very few other industries, the country is running out of money. All that you have is forest so you will need to decide whether to sell a portion. Whenever you sell forest, cross off the squares you have sold on your forest board using a marker pen. You have been borrowing money from other countries and have a debt of £2 000 000 which needs to be paid by the end of the game." They will then work in small groups to make as much money as possible from their rainforest. There will be consequences for their team depending on how much rainforest they choose to sell. They will learn about the reasons behind deforestation and the problems it creates. Follow up questions are included.
Selection of A Level OCR Organic Resources (chapter 6) for new 2015 spec
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Selection of A Level OCR Organic Resources (chapter 6) for new 2015 spec

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A selection of A Level resources including: Acyl Chloride powerpoint Aliphatic synthesis routes Aromatic synthesis routes Basicity and the preparations of amines powerpoint Benzene revision questions Extending the Carbon Chain Friedel-Crafts reactions Polymers Zwitterions Chirality Revision flashcards for chapter 6.2 At least 9 hours of teaching + revision resources
New OCR AS Organic Synthesis - 2 hours of teaching
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New OCR AS Organic Synthesis - 2 hours of teaching

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A two hour lesson covering practical skills for organic synthesis and synthetic routes in organic synthesis. Diagrams, activities and questions included. Individual whiteboards for the pupils would be useful but if you don't have them, scrap paper would be fine. Designed for use with the new OCR AS level and compliments the Pearsons textbook. Check out my other organic resources.
Sewage - Complete lesson and Game
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Sewage - Complete lesson and Game

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An engaging lesson to cover the very dull topic of treating waste water, including worksheets, quizzes, videos and Q&A. This resource includes a complete lesson as well as a game (The Journey of a Poo). These can be bought separately for £3 so by buying together today, you will save £1.
Aliphatic organic synthesis for OCR A 2015 onwards complete lesson
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Aliphatic organic synthesis for OCR A 2015 onwards complete lesson

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I was not satisfied with the synthesis route diagrams provided in the textbooks so I made my own. The poster summaries all the reactions from AS and A2 organic chemistry. Extra versions are provided with some details missing for pupils to fill in. Then a white board quiz allows pupils to practice different reactions and synthesis routes and a card sort allows them to create a large synthesis map from memory. This tried and tested lesson was a hit with my students. Aromatic synthesis lesson to follow.