Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS2 First Term Chemistry Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS2 First Term Chemistry Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

SS2 First Term Chemistry Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Chemistry


Lesson Note: Basics of Chemistry, Matter, and its classification.

Scheme of Work: Introduction to the Periodic Table, Elements, and Compounds.

Activities: Group discussions on common elements and compounds.

Week 2: Atomic Structure


Lesson Note: Atomic models, subatomic particles, and atomic numbers.

Scheme of Work: Electronic configuration and periodic trends.

Activities: Hands-on experiment demonstrating electron configuration.

Week 3: Chemical Bonding


Lesson Note: Types of chemical bonds (ionic, covalent, metallic).

Scheme of Work: Lewis structures and molecular geometry.

Activities: Bonding simulations and molecule building.

Week 4: States of Matter


Lesson Note: Solid, liquid, and gas properties and changes.

Scheme of Work: Phase diagrams and gas laws.

Activities: Conducting experiments on state changes.

Week 5: Chemical Reactions


Lesson Note: Types of chemical reactions.

Scheme of Work: Balancing chemical equations.

Activities: Practical demonstration of various reactions.

Week 6: Acids, Bases, and Salts


Lesson Note: Properties of acids and bases.

Scheme of Work: pH scale and neutralization reactions.

Activities: Titration experiments.

Week 7: Thermochemistry


Lesson Note: Heat changes in chemical reactions.

Scheme of Work: Enthalpy and calorimetry.

Activities: Measuring heat changes in different reactions.

Week 8: Electrochemistry


Lesson Note: Electrochemical cells and redox reactions.

Scheme of Work: Faraday’s laws and electrolysis.

Activities: Building simple electrolytic cells.

Week 9: Organic Chemistry – Hydrocarbons


Lesson Note: Alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes.

Scheme of Work: Isomerism and naming organic compounds.

Activities: Identifying hydrocarbons from molecular structures.

Week 10: Organic Chemistry – Functional Groups


Lesson Note: Alcohols, ketones, and carboxylic acids.

Scheme of Work: Organic reactions and mechanisms.

Activities: Synthesis of simple organic compounds.

Week 11: Revision Week


Lesson Note: Comprehensive review of all topics covered.

Scheme of Work: Practice tests and group discussions.

Activities: Interactive quizzes and concept mapping.

Week 12: Examination Week


Lesson Note: Preparation for the final term examination.

Scheme of Work: Mock examinations and feedback sessions.

Activities: Examination simulations and question analysis.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Lesson Note: Recap of the term’s highlights and achievements.

Scheme of Work: Farewell activities and awards.

Activities: Reflection and setting goals for the next term.

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