Starters for ten: chapters 1–11


Use this selection of short quizzes and activities at the start of chemistry lessons to help embed the skills required for advanced level courses. Topics include quantitative chemistry, atomic structure, and trends in the Periodic Table.

Type of Activity

working independently



Age Group

14 to Teacher

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Themes: mass spectrometer; mass spectrometry; infra-red; atomic mass; isotopes; elemental analysis; empirical formula


This resource was developed by Dr Kristy Turner, RSC School Teacher Fellow 2011-2012 at the University of Manchester, and Dr Catherine Smith, RSC School Teacher Fellow 2011-2012 at the University of Leicester, produced as part of the National HE STEM Programme.

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