TES Secondary A level biology teaching resources
Post-16 teaching resources for A level biology
Resources shared by the teaching community on TES Resources and selected by TES Science adviser, Dr Richard Spencer, subject leader for Biology and the Learning and Development Manager in a sixth form centre in the North East of England.
This collection is designed to introduce you to examples of the different types of resources available on the TES resources website for teaching Post-16 (AS and A level) Biology and Human Biology. From web links to engaging videos, power points to games, cartoons to questions, and guided note-making to genetic investigations. Many of the activities presented are transferable to other topic areas. If you don’t find the exact topic you want amongst this collection, why not visit TES resources to look for it? And, if you see topic gaps, why not submit your own?
- A collection of short, engaging videos for teaching different aspects of evolution (American PBS).
- Activity in which students create questions where the answers are key words supplied in a table. Useful as a topic or lesson summary.
- Power point presentation on structure and function of the human lungs, linked to cystic fibrosis.
- Review activity to sequence and label stages of mitosis. Includes extension questions.
- Creative activity in which students use guiding text (and a power point example) to summarise production and roles of B cells in the immune response.
- Card loop game to revise key terminology related to ecology topics.
- Informative poster about stem cell research, including the origins and uses of different types of stem cell (supplied by ADPI).
- Venn diagram puzzle for students to summarise key features of different types of transport.
- Power point presentation on heart structure including animation on the cardiac cycle.
- Sort activity to compare and contrast these two types of cell division.
- Project activity using investigating genetics of tomato plants to support understanding of genetics.
- Worksheets for guided note making, plus links to a wide range of resources available for the ClickBiology website.
- Table of key terminology related to genetic engineering for students to compile a glossary.
- Link to a website on latest developments in human genomics, including controversial issues and debates.