AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 9 – Chemistry of the Atmosphere

I have gone through the specification and these are the bits the examiners want you to know with links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

 

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AQA Chemistry

1 – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

2 – Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

3 – Quantitative Chemistry

4 – Chemical Changes

5 – Energy Changes

6 – The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

7 – Organic Chemistry

8 – Chemical Analysis

9 – Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Specification statement

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Bits to help if you don’t understand

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Other places

I can state the different proportions of the gases in the current atmosphere

https://youtu.be/7IIF4Ydb5J0

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xOaI5Z

I can state that the Earth’s atmosphere has changed over time

https://youtu.be/EYeh1FhEmmU

 

https://youtu.be/KMK8Bo6XdSc

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2hg9VA9

I can describe that changes that have led to the evolution of today’s atmosphere

 

I can explain how the levels of oxygen increased

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2jI4tdX

I can explain how the levels of carbon dioxide decreased

 

I can state the greenhouse gases

https://youtu.be/y5PZ1RN5mt0

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2jJXD7R

I can describe how these gases interact with radiation

 

https://youtu.be/9IvHkJxVukw

 

I can describe the effect an increased level of these gases in the atmosphere has on the climate

https://youtu.be/PK8aljEFRKA

 

I can recall which activities contribute to increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

https://youtu.be/y5PZ1RN5mt0

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xvnWUr

I can recall what the predictions are for the effect of greenhouse gases of future temperature levels

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2f7QtF7

I can discuss the limitations of scientific models

 

 

I can define the term carbon footprint

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2f8AYg7

I can list the major sources of atmospheric pollution

 

TuitionKit http://bit.ly/2xcvZFG

I can describe the effects that carbon dioxide has on the atmosphere

https://youtu.be/PK8aljEFRKA

 

I can describe the effects that sulfur dioxide has on the atmosphere

https://youtu.be/nitv5kjgTKQ

 

I can describe the effects that water vapour has on the atmosphere

 

 

I can describe the effects that carbon monoxide has on the atmosphere

 

 

I can describe the effects that nitrogen oxides have on the atmosphere

 

 

I can describe the effects that carbon particles have on the atmosphere

https://youtu.be/Ut4xCQnSldM

 

I can describe the effects that pollution has on humans, animals and plants

 

 

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1 –  Cell biology

2 –  Organisation

3 –  Infection and response

4 –  Bioenergetics

5 –  Homeostasis and response

6 –  Inheritance, variation and evolution

7 –  Ecology

 

 

AQA Physics

1 –  Energy

2 –  Electricity

3 –  Particle Model of Matter

4 –  Atomic Structure

5 –  Forces

6 –  Waves

7 –  Magnetism and Electromagnets

8 –  Space Physics