The Importance of Water
This lesson is aimed at more able and post 16 students. In this lesson students are encouraged to understand how the chemistry of water makes it so essential for life on earth, with specific relevance to pond ecology.
Starter Activity: Water Chemistry
Why does ice float? Encourages students to think about why ice is less dense than water and introduces the concept of hydrogen bonding.
Lesson Plan: Water Chemistry
A circus of practical activities and demonstrations that are linked to understanding a range of concepts. Adaptations of freshwater invertebrates, behaviour and feeding relationships, and the abiotic advantages of temperature are all covered.
Teachers’ notes: Water Chemistry
Further advice, support and background information for teachers delivering this aspect of the curriculum.