Chemistry investigations

Challenge reference: 3981

Notional learning hours  30
Level Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Learning aim

The learner will identify chemicals in the world around us and begin to demonstrate their understanding of how some chemicals react. They will consider the future environmental fuel demands.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to identify what chemical elements are and how they are classified.

  2. Be able to identify the main factors involved in chemical reactions.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Code a periodic table to include metals, non metals, groups and periods
    • Classify elements 1 to 10 in the periodic table showing the electrons, protons and neutrons for each element 
    • State the relationships between groups 1, 7 and 8 to include the properties of these groups 
    • Compare simple ionic and covalent materials including their properties
    • Construct simple chemical equations using words and chemical symbols 
    • Carry out two experiments to investigate: 
      • the effect of temperature
      • the effect of concentration
    • Research the effect of a catalyst on any given chemical reaction
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