In the first of a new unique set of resources developed especially for Essex 2020, Little Stars Circus demonstrates scientific concepts (in line with the national curriculum) using circus skills.
These resources can be used by teachers during lessons or by students for further study.
Each resource consists of a video that demonstrates the concepts covered and an accompanying teacher pack. The pdf pack includes a guide about how to use the video, student handouts and academic specifications (per exam board).
The first Circus Science resource is for GCSE Chemistry and looks at the principle of combustion.
GCSE CHEMISTRY – AQA and EDEXCEL
PART 1: COMBUSTION
Time on video: 2.32
Combustion reactions >>> Activation energy >>> Endothermic and Exothermic reactions >>> Energy Profile Diagrams
PART 2: HYDROCARBONS
Time on video: 7.55
What hydrocarbons are >>> Fuel comes from crude oil >>> Alkanes their structure and molecular formula >>> Alkenes their structure and molecular formula >>> Homologous series >>> General formula >>> Covalent bonding
SECTION 3: PROPERTIES OF HYDROCARBONS
Time on video: 12.37
Incomplete combustion >>> Complete combustion >>> Differences between Alkanes and Alkenes >>> Selecting a fuel based on flammability, boiling point, viscosity and how this relates to chain length
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