Combustion teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about combustion (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

I love teaching combustion as it brings lots of ideas together – chemical equations, conservation of mass, chemical tests and energy changes. I’m not sure whether there is any better way to introduce combustion than to demonstrate the combustion apparatus below. If you haven’t got one in your school then this clip below is a great starting point. Methane bubbles are another great way to set the scene and get students excited by the chemistry. 


  1. Combustion
  2. Extraction of metals

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