Starters for ten

Grab your students’ attention at the start of the lesson and help embed the skills required for advanced level courses with these short quizzes and activities

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Basic chemistry competencies starters | 16–18

Test your students’ abilities to balance equations, construct ionic formulae and write equations from text using our basic chemistry competencies Starters for ten questions. 

Basic mathematical competencies starters | 16–18

Use these Starters for ten to gauge your student’s grasp of basic mathematical competencies including rearranging equations, significant figures and unit conversions.

Basic practical competencies starters | 16–18

These Starters for ten cover basic practical skills such as laboratory equipment, recording results and drawing scatter graphs.

Quantitative chemistry starters | 16–18

Put your students’ quantitative chemistry skills to the test with Starter for ten activities around topics such as the mole, the ideal gas equation, percentage yield and atom economy. 

Atomic structure starters | 16–18

Test your students’ understanding of atomic structure using these Starter for ten activities that cover the development of theories about atomic structure.

Bonding starters | 16-18

Starter for ten quizzes that focus on bonding topics like the nature of chemical bonds, covalent bonding and properties and bonding.

Trends in the periodic table starters | 16–18

A great Starter for ten activity to engage your students with trends in the periodic table by focusing on group 2, group 3 and group 7. 

Organic chemistry starters 16–18

Starter for ten questions covering some of the main aspects of organic chemistry at GCSE and A level, including functional groups, nomenclature, isomerism and mechanisms

Thermodynamics starters 16–18

Try these Starters for ten to reinforce your students knowledge of calorimetry, Hess’s law and bond enthalpies. 

Kinetics starters 16–18

Use this Starter for ten to help embed kinetics theories including collision theory and the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. 

Equilibria 16–18

Quantify your students’ knowledge of equilibria with these Starter for ten activities covering dynamic equilibria, Le Châtelier’s principle and equilibria and industry. 

Redox 16–18

Engage your students in redox chemistry using these Starter for ten questions covering topics like oxidation and reduction, extraction of metals and displacement reactions of the halogens.

Analysis 16–18

Practice using analysis skills with these mass spectrometry and infra-red spectroscopy Starter for ten questions. 

Experimental skills 16–18

Get your students answering questions about experimental skills including titrations, equipment and treatment of errors with these Starters for ten.

Kinetics 16–18

Test your students’ grasp of advanced kinetic principles such as the rate determining step, the rate equation and the Arrhenius equation using these Starter for ten questions. 

Equilibria 16–18

Quiz your students on the equilibrium constant and how to use it with these Starter for ten questions. 

Acids and bases 16–18

Challenge your students to answer Starter for ten questions on acid and bases topics such as pH, Kw, titrations and buffer solutions. 

Carbonyl chemistry 16–18

Consolidate your students’ knowledge of the synthesis and reactions of carbonyl compounds using these Starter for ten questions. 

Aromatic chemistry 16–18

Use these Starter for ten questions to challenge your students to name aromatic compounds and recall the structure of benzene and electrophilic substitution mechanisms.

Compounds with amine groups 16–18

Assess your students’ awareness of compounds with amines groups with a Starter for ten activity covering classifying amines and amides, properties of amines, amino acids among other amine subjects. 

Polymers 16–18

Put your student’s knowledge of polymer theory to the test with these polymer Starters for ten questions. 

Structure determination 16–18

Practice interpreting 1H and 13C NMR, mass spectra, and thin layer chromatograms with these Starter for ten questions. 

Organic synthesis 16–18

Challenge your students to recall the reagents, conditons and mechanism for various organic transformations to answer these Starter for ten questions. 

Thermodynamics 16–18

Test your students knowledge of thermodynamic principles such as enthalpy of solution, entropy and Gibbs free energy with these Starters for ten questions. 

Periodicity 16–18

Reinforce ideas about period 3 oxides, their reactions and their structure and bonding with these Starter for ten activities. 

Redox equilibria 16–18

When teaching redox equilibria, take advantage of these Starter for ten questions on redox reactions, standard electrode potentials and electrochemical cells.

Transition metal chemistry 16–18

Help your students become proficient in answering questions on the transition metals with these Starter for ten questions including redox titrations, colourimetry, and catalysis. 

Inorganics in aqueous solution 16–18

Test your students familiarity with acid base chemistry and ligand substitution reactions with this Starter for ten worksheet of questions about inorganics in aqueous solution.