The SQA has recently announced changes to the Course Specification for National 5 Chemistry. You can access the Revised Course Specification here.
A major which will come into effect at the start of the 2017/2018 academic session is that practical / experimental will become a mandatory feature of the assignment. SSERC has been commissioned to produce 2 Resource Packs which could be used to support teachers and students with this change.
Details of the resource packs follow but we should point out that these are exemplars, not mandatory pieces of practical work which must be done. Many other practicals currently undertaken would be equally appropriate for use to support the assignment and over the coming months we shall, within SSERC, be looking to see how we might add to the pool of exemplars.
Each Resource Pack consists of 2 elements:
- A Teacher / Technician Guide. (Incorporating generic risk assessments which might be used as the basis for the circumstances which exist in your own school / college). It also contains links to secondary data sources for comparisons.
- A Student Guide.
Resource Pack 1 - Chemical Analysis
This pack contains a series of experiments involving chemical analysis
Calcium in water, calcium in milk, Iron in tea/breakfast cereal, Chloride in seawater.
Resource Pack 2 - Electrochemistry
This will follow shortly
Anyone doing National 5 chemistry?
This is my first forum here.xD
So, I am doing my final assignment (which counts for 20% of overall grade) this week. I am just wondering if this is a suitable aim -
"Does increasing carbon chain length of an alcohol increase the energy released when the alcohol is burned?"
For my physics assignment I am doing crumple zones so don't you think the aim is a little bit vague? for example,for application I am saying it can be used as a fuel coz it burns to produce energy. Is that acceptable ? My teacher says the aim is fine but I am not too sure coz it doesn't exactly show my understanding of being able to apply chemistry in different situations..
what do you think?
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