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Mystery Molecules - Starters for KS5 Chemistry

Mystery Molecules

Starters for AS Chemistry

Fifty starter exercises to engage your students. Each activity lasts 5-10 minutes and is provided in PowerPoint format - ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Students try to guess the mystery molecule from a series of 5 clues which steadily narrow down the possible options.

  • 26 inorganic and 24 organic molecules
  • Teacher support document showing rationale behind each clue
  • PowerPoint presentation for each Mystery Molecule
  • Short clues easy to read out to your class

"Excellent revision/starter/plenary activity to be used with both AS and A2 students. Useful to quickly analyse student understanding of the course."
Debra Leigh, Chemistry teacher

Very good idea - a 'fun' way to get students thinking about several topics. Very concise, yet answering the questions requires knowledge of a wide range of topics.
Chris Workman, Science teacher