This unit of work includes a step-by-step series activities that need to be done in order to address the question 'Would you recommend the use of a Ukrainian surrogacy service?' It has been designed to teach the Year 9 Science ACARA curriculum using an inquiry based approach, but could be used by any curriculum looking at atomic structures and properties, ions, the periodic table, chemical notation and nuclear reactions and half lives. It also addresses areas such as ethics and law.
It includes differentiated worksheets to accomodate divergent learning needs in the areas of atomic structure, ionic structure, interpretting the periodic table and calculating half lives, as well as provides advice for how material could be further differentiated. It also provides a schematic overview of how to teach the unit, along with solutions to questions raised in the overview.
It has been designed to be taught in conjunction with a free resource (Using the topic of surrogacy to teach Chemistry) which is also available on my TPT site. This free resource is the report question and associated rubric, and has been provided separately so that it can be easily modified (in Word). Essentially the idea is to provide students with a copy of the assessment BEFORE commencing the Chemistry topic, and then use the resources (kept by you and distributed/ taught as required) contained within THIS activity pack to address the research question.
Some interesting statistics.... at the beginning of this project I asked my class how many people believed that having an understanding of atoms, ions and Nuclear Chemistry would be useful to them personally. Only 5/25 students answered yes. I asked the same question again at the end of the project, and 25/25 answered yes! They had realised that in order to have a valid opinion on this topic, they had to have a basic understanding of the science behind it.