Chemical world


What is the chemical world strand?

Students will gain an understanding of matter needed to underpin the development of study in all other aspects of chemistry. They will learn about its properties, how it reacts, classification and the energy involved at a particle level. Scientific inquiry is used to show practical examples of the behaviour of atoms, molecules and ions. This strand provides opportunity to model the scientific method to plan, observe, deduce, analyse and conclude, using the symbols and conventions of chemistry. Creativity is encouraged throughout this strand and students will discuss the problem of sustainability, exploring our world’s natural resources and how we can develop methods of sustaining our natural reserves and develop alternatives.

Atoms, molecules and the periodic table

Atoms, molecules and the periodic table – keywords (English) (Gaeilge)
Burning magnesium in air – inquiry activity (English) (Gaeilge)
Chaotic chemical changes – literacy task (English) (Gaeilge)
Chemical compounds: names and formulae – Afl (English) (Gaeilge)

Chemical reactions

Chemical reactions – keywords (English) (Gaeilge)
The effect of temperature on rate of reaction  (English) (Gaeilge)
Antoine Lavoisier – literacy task (English) (Gaeilge)
A closer look at a chemical reaction – Afl (English) (Gaeilge)

Common gasses

Common gasses – keywords (English) (Gaeilge)
Collecting gas – inquiry activity (English) (Gaeilge)
Hydrogen – literacy task (English) (Gaeilge)
Properties of common gases – Afl (English) (Gaeilge)


Mixtures – keywords (English) (Gaeilge)
Calculating solubility – inquiry activity (English) (Gaeilge)
The history of distillation – literacy task (English) (Gaeilge)
Particles and dissolving – Afl (English) (Gaeilge)

The states of matter

The states of matter – keywords (English) (Gaeilge)
The states of matter – inquiry activity (English) (Gaeilge)
Ghastly gas contest – literacy task (English) (Gaeilge)
Melting point and boiling water (English) (Gaeilge)