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Literacy in Science Bk 3 Chemistry

Engaging activities to get the most from chemistry texts

Not all science teaching leads to scientifically literate students - students who can apply their knowledge to make sense of their own lives and make a difference in the world around them. But when teaching explicitly incorporates scientific literacy, it produces motivated students with a deep understanding of science concepts. This Literacy in Science series shows just how easy it can be to make scientific literacy activities a regular, engaging part of your science programme - and to reap the rewards. The accessible resource materials have been designed for customising: you can choose the set of activities on the concept relevant to your current focus and use it to either consolidate learning or really delve into the concept and its real-life implications. As well as offering a diversity of topics within each science discipline, activities cover the full range of learning contexts from individual independent work to whole-class tasks.

Categories: Science
Ages: 12-16 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5849 | ISBN: 9781927273784

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Samantha York

Samantha York teaches physics, chemistry and science at James Hargest College in Invercargill, New Zealand where she is teacher in charge of junior science. She has a background in gifted education and has worked as an advisor for gifted education and science in secondary schools in Otago and Southland.


A guide to activities in this book4
A note on the readings6
The changing model of the atom8
How do ideas change with experimental evidence?8
Developing the theory of the atom12
Compounds, elements and mixtures14
Separating mixtures14
Ionic compounds: the building blocks of chemical equations17
Physical and chemical changes22
Defining physical and chemical changes22
Establishing vocabulary25
Rates of reaction27
Establishing vocabulary27
Reinforcing vocabulary29
States of matter31
Are there really only three states of matter?31
Elements and atoms33
The first 20 elements33
Atomic words36
Scientific method38
Establishing vocabulary38
Reinforcing vocabulary40
Step-by-step investigation41
Glittering gold42
What use is gold?42
Properties of gold43
A gold mine of information44
Products with chemistry45
How some plastics produce energy45
Treat your hair with chemicals49
Young chemist52
Food technologist52
Chemistry vocabulary strategies54
Selected answers55