Aims and objectives
This activity is a useful assessment/revision tool for pupils studying
KS4 Science and has a focus around solving and balancing chemical
Students will need to have a basic understanding of the principals of balanced
equations although it is not necessary to know all the different chemical symbols
used in the resource. The accompanying Periodic Table may provide a little teacher
In the classroom
This activity is can be used as additional revision support for
GCSE study or as a homework project.
This activity has 15 chemical equations that need completing.
Starting the activity leads directly to the first equation where
students can choose one of three options to fill the gap in the
equation. Students need to look carefully at the equation to determine
what may be missing before choosing their option. If they are right
they will get a 'tick' and the equation will be completed.
At any point students can go to the help area where they can
read about why and how they can balance chemical equations.
The activity can be used by individual students, in small groups
or, with the help an interactive whiteboard, with a whole class.
Involving the whole class in the activity can help stimulate discussion
and so identify areas where additional teaching input or support
can be provided.
|Support materials description:
|The Periodic_Table.pdf contains a copy of
the Periodic Table which can be printed out for reference
or laminated for display purposes.
Single Science – KS4:
Sc3; 3a, b, f, g
Double Science – KS4:
Sc3; 3a, b, k, l, m