Food chains and webs lesson

Food chains and webs lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy but would suit any GCSE or KS3. Slide 1 - Learning framework Slide 2 - starter sentences Slide 3 - Key words for this lesson. Can be printed off for those that need the spellings. More able students can use it as the basis for a mind map. Slide 4 - looks at a food chain Slide 5 - series of food chains forming a web, can print this slide off so that students can add arrows and labels Slides 6 - builds up the web Slide 7 - contains a link to short video identifying predators and prey Slide 8 - link to BBC animation showing ladybirds and aphids Slide 9 - shows a typical predator/prey graph to use as a visual aid for teaching.
jtranah
Quadrats - earthworm survey worksheet

Quadrats - earthworm survey worksheet

This is a useful standby for when you plan to go outside to do quadrats, then you can’t because it is raining! Or the daisies you were planning to count have just been mowed half an hour before you planned to go outside. Both these scenarios have happened to me. Having said that it is a useful way of teaching how to carry out random sampling even on a nice day! I’m always amazed how near to the real answer the sampling gets. The answer is 250 worms.
jtranah
Water cycle lesson

Water cycle lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy but would suit any GCSE. Slide 1 - Learning framework Slide 2 - Key words for this lesson. Can be printed off for those that need the spellings. More able students can use it as the basis for a mind map. Slide 3 - diagram of water cycle Slide 4 - description of water cycle Slide 5 - a different diagram of water cycle Slide 6 - description of main processes Slide 7 - two multiple choice questions Slide 8 - a 2mark question
jtranah
Carbon cycle lesson

Carbon cycle lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy but would suit any GCSE. Slide 1 - Learning framework Slide 2 - Key words for this lesson. Can be printed off for those that need the spellings. More able students can use it as the basis for a mind map. Slide 3 - details of decay Slides 4-6 - stimulus photos for discussion Slide 7 - conditions needed for decay Slide 8 - carbon cycle diagram Slide 9 - link to activity Slides 10-11 - four multiple choice questions Slides 12-22 - True or false questions Slide 23 - two 1mark questions. Worksheet with a 6mark question.
jtranah
Steps of the Cardiac Cycle - Card Sort (KS5)

Steps of the Cardiac Cycle - Card Sort (KS5)

Card Sort on the steps of the cardiac cycle (atrial systole, ventricular systole, diastole) Designed for SNAB Biology Topic 1 but also suitable for other exam boards great as starter / plenary or revision activity 17 cards per set
anjacschmidt
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 15 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Classification New systems of classification Communities Distribution of organisms Competition Adaptations Feeding relationships Recycling materials (water cycle) Carbon cycle The human population explosion Air pollution Water pollution Deforestation & peat destruction Global warming & the impact of change Maintaining biodiversity
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Distribution of Organisms

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Distribution of Organisms

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ SoW. **For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience ** The lesson begins with students recapping on the factors which may affect the distribution of organisms within an environment. Once pupils have discussed their ideas of abiotic and biotic factors which may affect organisms within their habitat they will need to assess their work using the answers provided. The lesson will then focus on sampling techniques, firstly outlining what a quadrat is and how it is used when sampling an environment. The importance of random sampling is stressed & pupils will need to come up with some ideas as to how random samples could be obtained. Once their ideas have been assessed pupils can then move onto a worksheet which demonstrates how random sampling is conducted and explains how to work out the range, mean, median & mode of a data set. Transect sampling is now introduced, pupils will watch a video and answer a set of questions watching the video. Once this task is complete pupils can answer the question using the answers provided on the PowerPoint presentation. The final task is for pupils to perform their own sampling investigation, a worksheet is provided detailing the equipment needed, a method, a species identification key & a results table. Pupils can work in groups of 3 - 5 and use an area close to school such as the sports field / any large grassy area to complete their investigation. Once this is complete pupils can use their data set to find the range, mean, median & mode for each species. The plenary task is for pupils to write down three facts, three key words and a question based on what they have learned this lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
SWiftScience
Animal and Plant Cells

Animal and Plant Cells

A story-based way of covering the parts of animal and plant cells with KS3 students. We were looking at ways of getting students reading more! Print slide 1 for students to label as they go through the story. Check learning with the whiteboard questions. Stick labelled plant cell into book. Students work in pairs to match plant cell structures to their function. Students produce their own creative writing piece. This could be differentiated with some form of writing frame if needed. Feedback welcome.
tom_ellis90
Blood

Blood

Created for triple science Year 10 class to introduce components of blood. Information sheet used as comprehension activity.
louisamosley
Antibiotics

Antibiotics

An engaging lesson presentation and associated worksheet that looks at the use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections and the raises the issue of the potential over-use of these substances. The lesson begins by getting the students to recognise the difference between three key terms that begin with anti (antibiotics, antivirals, antiseptics). Students will be introduced to the idea that antibiotics are specific to a small range of bacteria and therefore the correct one has to be selected before being prescribed. Moving forwards, students will meet the idea of the zone of inhibition and will understand how the size of this zone can be used as an indicator to the effectiveness of the treatment. Students are shown how to calculate the size of the zone and then are tested on their ability to apply this mathemetical knowledge. Finally, time is taken to look at the links to the topic of natural selection to explain how some bacteria are resistant to certain antibiotics. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but could be used as an introduction with A-level Biology students who are about to begin the topic of immunity.
GJHeducation
Prokaryotic cells

Prokaryotic cells

A lesson presentation (and associated worksheets) that looks at the features of prokaryotic cells and ensures that students are aware of the main differences between these cells and their eukaryotic counterparts. The lesson begins by reminding students of the definition of an eukaryotic cell and then challenges them to recognise what is the main difference in a prokaryotic cell. The similarities between the cells are also considered, mainly through the use of the Venn diagram as shown in the picture. Moving forwards, the extra features that are found in some bacterial cells are introduced to the student (through the use of a competition format). There is a big emphasis on key terminology throughout the lesson so that students are not confused when these technical terms are used in assessment questions. This lesson has been written for GCSE students but could be used with A-level Biology students who are recapping on the topic of cells.
GJHeducation
Evolutionary Terms Word Search

Evolutionary Terms Word Search

A quick starter for an introduction to Evolution lesson. A simple word search - some words forward, some backwards. there is an accompanying answer sheet too.
Deagibson2
Introduction to Biology Hierarchies Card Sort

Introduction to Biology Hierarchies Card Sort

A card sort exercise with biological hierarchies matched to their descriptions. I used this as an ice breaker to assess what the students already know. It is aimed at first year foundation degree students but could be used for GCSE or ALevel Biology. I printed these out, laminated them and then cut around each box. They could be an individual or a group activity.
Deagibson2
SNAB Biology Topic 1: Lifestyle, health & risk - Card Game

SNAB Biology Topic 1: Lifestyle, health & risk - Card Game

Salters-Nuffield AS/A2 Biology Edexcel, Topic 1: Lifestyle, health & risk - card game similar to Dobble / Spot it excellent revision activity to review keywords, images from the entire topic 31 cards with 6 symbols each play in groups of 3-4 print out, laminate, cut up, play!
anjacschmidt
CB8d Cellular respiration

CB8d Cellular respiration

Starter - Quiz retention quiz (printable) Main - respiration vs breathing including equations. Video on the science of running a marathon at the end which is quite engaging. Plenary - Sum up or evaluation tree
leadscienceguy11
Topic 5 Hormones in reproduction AQA trilogy

Topic 5 Hormones in reproduction AQA trilogy

A powerpoint lesson with resources on hormones in reproduction for Biology GCSE AQA trilogy. Students add primary and secondary sex characteristics to a diagram, interpret a diagram to figure out what each hormone does, match the stages of the menstrual cycle to a diagram and apply their knowledge to a graph exam question.
ScienceLEL
Quiz Bundle: 5 Quizzes - Ideal  for End of Year / End of Term

Quiz Bundle: 5 Quizzes - Ideal for End of Year / End of Term

This bundle contains five one-hundred question quizzes. Ideal for end of year / end of term. Contents include End of Year 2018 Quiz Eggheads Summer Quiz Post Football World Cup Quiz Book Quiz Biology Quiz Click on the individual links for further details. All the quizzes are fully editable. Each quiz contains 100 questions, most contain multiple choice answers, with varying degrees of challenge. They can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is provided to allow individuals/teams to record their answers. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this ‘must have’ step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!
Krazikas
Topic 5 Diabetes AQA trilogy

Topic 5 Diabetes AQA trilogy

A powerpoint lesson on diabetes for Biology GCSE AQA trilogy. Students have to guess the title of the lesson from what three celebrities have in common, carry out a Benedict’s test on ‘urine’ samples, describe and explain a graph showing someone with and without diabetes, apply their knowledge to a group of people and do some whiteboard voting.
ScienceLEL
Sleep and Sleep Deprivation

Sleep and Sleep Deprivation

1 hour, fully resourced PSHCE lesson which focuses the benefits of sleep, the problems caused by sleep deprivation and why we work best when we have quality sleep. The lesson has been left editable and is filled with engaging, well differentiated and fun activities. It is also useful for Life Skills or Tutor Time. The pack includes a 1 hour long PowerPoint, differentiated challenge activities, worksheets, clips and literacy focus tasks. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: MORE PSHE RESOURCES
EC_Resources
SNAB Biology Topic 1 -  Lesson 7 (Risk) – WS, PPT  and Card sort

SNAB Biology Topic 1 - Lesson 7 (Risk) – WS, PPT  and Card sort

Salters-Nuffield AS/A2 Biology Edexcel, Topic 1 – Lifestyle, health & risk, Lesson 7 (Risk) – worksheet, Powerpoint presentation and 2xCard sort activities (one for Activity 1.11) including starter and plenary activities Powerpoint (40 slides) – font: Calibri light Worksheet (3 pages) Card Sort (activity 1: estimate risk associated with different sports – 16 cards / activity 2 = card sort accompanying SNAB activity 1.11)
anjacschmidt