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Please find on attached the summary of activities given to year 9 on the theory of combustion and the discovery of oxygen from the presentation I
gave ages ago. I have used it with year 10 on the topic energy at home and it worked well too.

Trainee 19
CREATING YOUR QUIZ
“Who wants to be a millionaire?”

1) Read the handouts about “the discovery of oxygen” and “the theory of combustion”, the
theory of combustion’s experiment and oxygen in the periodic table.
2) Note and list 15 keywords from the text. Those keywords must be related to the topic and
will constitute your answers.
3) Find 15 questions related to the 15 keywords.
4) For each question, find 3 wrong answers.
5) Sort your questions from the simplest one to the most difficult one.
6) Write all your questions with the four answers on a poster.
7) If you have some time left you can decorate a poster with “who wants to be a millionaire”
drawings.
8) Do not forget to check your spelling.
9) Use your best writing.
Question of

A B

C D
CREATING A PLAY

1) Read the handout about “the discovery of oxygen” and “the theory of combustion”.
2) You have to write a short play about the discovery of oxygen.
3) The drama takes place in the 18th century. The play follows the life of the original
scientists: Joseph Priestly, Antoine Lavoisier and William Sheele. The goal is to determine
which of them actually discovered oxygen. The purpose is to find out who should deserve a
Nobel Prize.
4) Wilhem claims he discovered oxygen calling it _______________ (you have to find out)
but Priestley intervene saying he and only him has discovered oxgen calling it _________
(you have to find out) but then Lavoisier wrote a book on it and really calling it oxygen.
And then Mrs Lavoisier enters into account, claiming her right for all the time she has
spend with her husband working with him. And the discovery should be in her name.
5) Your play must have a title (otherwise will be called Oxygen).
6) Your play must have at least 4 actors: Joseph Priestley, Lavoisier, Wilhem and Mrs
Lavoisier.
7) One of you can create decorations and costumes (e.g.: wigs).
CREATING A POSTER ON THE THEORY OF THE
COMBUSTION

1) Read the handout about “the discovery of oxygen” and “the theory of combustion”, the
theory of combustion’s experiment.
2) You will have to describe the experiment using the information provided by the handouts..
3) Your poster must contain a title.
4) Your poster must contain drawings showing each steps of the experiment.
5) The equation of the theory of combustion have to appear somewhere in the poster.
6) Do not forget to check your spelling.
7) Use your best writing.
CREATING YOUR NEWSPAPER

1) Read the handout about “the discovery of oxygen” and “the theory of combustion”, the
Paris News article and the biography of Lavoisier.
2) Your will have to write the cover page of a newspaper dated in the eighteen century
(1770- ) when the discovery of oxygen happen (see example of format in documents
provided).
3) Your newspaper must contain at least one picture from documents provided to you.
4) You need to write at least one article linked to today’s topic, try to be simple.
5) Your newspaper must contain a joke about chemistry (see documents provided).
6) Do not forget to check your spelling.
7) Use your best writing.
CREATING A POEM

1) Read the handout about “the discovery of oxygen” and “the theory of combustion”.
2) Create a poem on the topic discussed using the documents provided if necessary.
3) Your poem must be a pure creation and not a copy of a text.
4) Your poem must contain a title.
5) If you have time, your poem can contain drawings.
6) Do not forget to check your spelling.
7) Use your best writing.
CREATING YOUR OWN CROSSWORD
1) Read the handout about “the discovery of oxygen” and “the theory of combustion”.
2) Note and write down all keywords (more than 10) that seem important in those 2 stories
(e.g.: Lavoisier).
3) Prepare a lexicon with the words and their definitions. Do not forget to check your
spelling.
4) Try to match 2 words at a time and find which words have a letter in common using the
grid provided. E.g.: LavOisier and Oxygen have the letter O in common so could be shown
on the crossword like this example:
L A V O I S I E R
X
Y
G
E
N
5) Start drawing your grid only living the squares, which will contain a letter.
6) Write under the crossword grid all the clues, number your questions or clues and classify
them by ACROSS and DOWN.

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