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Year 9

Learning outcomesEdit

HSW Skill Area: PlanningEdit

Starter ActivitiesEdit

Activities to introduce new ideasEdit

Activities to practice applying new knowledgeEdit

  • Watch a few minutes of this episode of a Batman cartoon (start 3 mins in). Batman meets robots with the properties of various metals. (The Metal Men). Use this a stimulus for students to design a superhero with the properties of one element. Students should be encouraged to include as much scientific detail as possible.
  • Choose one comic from the comic book periodic table and make a powerpoint slide that explains how good the science is.
  • Periodic Table Quiz - might appeal to some students (Warning - not much learning)
  • Formula activity - for higher ability groups Instructions and Activity Sheets

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