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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.
Exam style calculations for module 2 of new OCR Chemistry A Level
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Exam style calculations for module 2 of new OCR Chemistry A Level

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Suitable for assessment for learning, an end of module test or for revision. After looking at the specimen and practice exam papers for the new OCR Specification, I noticed that the calculation questions have become more challenging than the old spec. I have written 18 questions and based them on a similar format to the new style of question (and included several ideal gas equation questions). I have included a markscheme which shows clearly how each answer is calculated, and suggested how many marks each question should be worth (the total number or marks for the questions is 126) but you can edit this as you see fit. I have checked the questions and answers several times (and tested them on my pupils) to make sure they are correct but if you notice any errors please let me know. Please also leave feedback if you find this resource helpful.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Acid and Alkali card sort
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Acid and Alkali card sort

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Cut out pictures and laminate. Pupils put cards in order from most acidic to most alkaline. If you have Smartboard, they can then drag the names into the right order before you reveal the correct answer (behind the blue box). Alternatively, you can reveal the answers on the Powerpoint. Please leave feedback.
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
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.
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.
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.
Circulation card sort
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Circulation card sort

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Match the picture to the name and the function. Can be differentiated for less able for EAL students by just matching the picture and name. Ideal for both KS3 and KS4 when learning about the heart and circulation. 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
Efficiency of Food Production (farming chickens) Scenario game - AQA B3.
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Efficiency of Food Production (farming chickens) Scenario game - AQA B3.

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An engaging game to introduce the pros and cons of intensive farming. It should lead in to a discussion about why some farmers keep chickens in cages. The class play in groups but they must individually decide what type of farm they want, based on information that they are given. They will move around an egg-shaped board by rolling a dice. The first sheet of cards are the money cards. The second sheet of cards should be printed on a different colour. These are the ethics cards. Pupils lose or gain money and ethical points depending on which type of farm they have. When someone reaches the end of the board the game finishes and the pupil with the highest total number of points wins. Buy as part of a large bundle of games 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