These grids specifically cover the Edexcel Chemistry topics in the core module. They are fully differentiated, where higher ability pupils have to make the links between the keywords without hints or a leading question. The lower ability can use the given rules which include 'define the word' and 'spot the mistake'. NB this only includes topics 1-3.
There is also a literacy grid. Pupils choose a topic or part of a topic they need to revise or struggle to remember. Use a describe question about that topic e.g. Describe how chalk becomes marble using ___________ and ___________. They roll the dice going along the corridor and up the stairs to select a box. They repeat until they have a number of random pictures/words. They are to write a short creative story about the part of the topic they have chose. Could be used at the beginning of a topic to see what pupils know about the topic. Higher ability, more words/images to fit in.
Example: I have chosen “Describe what happens to reactivity of elements as you go DOWN the group”. I rolled the dice and it gave me 4,4 (Wednesday) and 5,3 (kitten).
“The was once a crazy cat lady who gave her kitten a different metal in group one every day of the week. On Monday she gave the kitten some lithium and he didn’t even look at it. On Tuesday she give the kitten some sodium. He sniffed it, and then walked away. On Wednesday she gave the kitten potassium. He licked the edge, and it turned his tongue lilac, but he didn’t eat it. On Thursday she gave the kitten some Rubidium. He ate about half of it and walked away. Getting annoyed, the crazy cat lady went out and bought some Caesium for breakfast on Friday. She was certain her picky cat would like this. Sure enough, on Friday the kitten ate all of the rubidium and meowed for more. I wonder if there is an element he might like even more…”