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The Carbon Cycle (Lesson Observation)

The Carbon Cycle (Lesson Observation)

The Carbon Cycle. A KS3 / KS4 lesson designed on building and then writing about the carbon cycle. Written for a lesson observation and designed for independent learning. A starter task for students to write what they already know about the carbon cycle. You tube video's included. A3 build your own carbon cycle group task with levelled task cards and key words. Students then complete independent choice of task (templates included) to be peer assessed. Peer assessment sheet included. Key words for SEN students SMSC questions Literacy tasks
ScienceTeacher9811
Ocean Facts for Kids - Internet Research Guide

Ocean Facts for Kids - Internet Research Guide

Have your students learn fun facts about the ocean with this 2 page research document. The guide goes along with the site Kids World Travel Guide. The site is very interesting, has lots of fun facts and is visually interesting for students as well. The research links are embedded into the pdf guide and the article is also included as a PDF, which is 7 pages long.
sasrozmaka
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – The importance of communities

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – The importance of communities

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 first task involves pupils discussing the definitions for a set of ecological terms, pupils can write their ideas down in their books and then watching a video to fill in any blanks they were unsure of. Once this has been completed pupils can self-assess their answers using the mark scheme provided. The next task is for pupils to think > pair> share about how animals are interdependent upon each other, they can write down their ideas as a brain storm in their books. Once this has been completed, pupils can self-assess their work using the answers provided. Pupils will then be given some information on stable communities, they will need to read this information in pairs and then try and answer a set of questions. They can then self-assess their work, correcting anything they didn’t get correct using the answers provided. Pupils will now be introduced to the difference between abiotic and biotic factors, the first task is for pupils to watch a video and sort the factors demonstrated in the video into two columns – abiotic vs. biotic. They will then be given a set of descriptions, pupils will firstly need to identify which factor is for a list provided and the second task is for pupils to identify whether this factor is biotic or abiotic. Pupils can complete this on the worksheet provided, once completed students can either self-assess or peer-assess their work, making any corrections if necessary. The plenary task is for pupils to choose two organisms from the pictures on the PowerPoint slide, they will need to describe the difference in habitats between the organisms and compare the abiotic and biotic factors which affect their survival. 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
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – New systems of classification

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – New systems of classification

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 This lesson begins with an introduction to evolutionary trees, pupils will be shown how to interpret evolutionary trees and understand the common ancestry between species of organisms. Pupils will then be shown the difference between convergent and divergent evolution. The next part of the lesson will focus on the work of Woese et al, pupils will watch a video and try to answer questions about Woese and his work, this can be assessed using the answers which can be revealed once the video has been watched. Pupils can then watch a second video, using this video they will then try to complete profile cards for three domains as proposed by Woese – archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes. Pupils can again check their work against the answers provided in the PowerPoint slide. Pupils will then be given some information on Woese and his work, students will need to use this information along with what they have learnt so far in the lesson to complete a newspaper article on his work and infamous discovery. The next part of the lesson looks again at evolutionary trees, pupils are shown how to use an evolutionary tree to compare the relationships between organisms. Pupils will then need to complete an exam-style question on evolutionary trees, which can be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The plenary task is for pupils to come up with questions for a set of answers. 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
Year 7 Ecosystems (AQA Activate Science)

Year 7 Ecosystems (AQA Activate Science)

A lesson on Ecosystems for the Year 7 Ecosystems topic in the AQA Activate Science course. We are lucky to have a school pond which we can take students to but you could change to suit what is available at your school.
ak00190
Charles Darwin Natural Selection, Unit plan, Guided Note packet, and Animated PowerPoint

Charles Darwin Natural Selection, Unit plan, Guided Note packet, and Animated PowerPoint

his is an update of my previous lesson. Everything is included plus a lot more. Please check the preview to see the new additions I have added. Thank you for making this the top selling Charles Darwin product. Updated to include 28 pages of activities and interactive lesson supplementary aides. Summary of what to expect: This is a four day engaging constructivist lesson that focuses on the life of Charles Darwin and his innovative and successful idea of natural selection. Natural Selection can be easy to understand with students at a secondary level, but it is difficult to master. This lesson plan not only introduces the topic of natural selection, but allows students to actually discover it on their own the same way Charles Darwin perceived it. In the first two days, students will take a voyage on the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Island where they will encounter different species of finches. They will log in their journals what they observe on this island. In short, they will draw, tag, bag, and send the different specimens of finches off to England for review just as Darwin did himself. The idea is to teach students that species change and do NOT stay the same as generations pass. In the second two days, students will learn on their own how natural selection works through a interactive competition activity. This is a classwide event which can be crafted differently based on the diversity of each class. Through this competition, students will learn how the most suitable characteristics (beak of the finch) will survive in the current environment that allows those characteristics to prevail. Students will compete in different environments which consists of dry land, flash flooding, and at night. I also encourage you to utilize my unique style of notes as it is designed to integrate authentic and ongoing assessment throughout the content phase. I hope you enjoy this lesson as it took me approximately 80 hours to create. Other science teachers have used this lesson to introduce evolution in their classrooms and has been used as a template to help science teachers create lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of diverse student learning styles at a science teacher conference day. Students will really get the concept if you go through this activity with them.
Taylaj42
Evolution Guided Note Packet

Evolution Guided Note Packet

Evolution is easy to understand but difficult to master. This notepacket organizes the signficant information about this centralized theme in biology, which is based on multiple state standards. If you are looking for lessons that can align to the common core, these note packets are designed to fuse literacy and science all in one. The students really enjoy using these notes. This notepacket contains over 30 pages. YES, THE TEACHER GUIDE WITH ALL THE ANSWERS COMES WITH THIS NOTEPACKET AS WELL. This packet contains guided notes with engaging activites including blog wars, evolution debate questions , graphic organizers, and ongoing formative assessments. There is also a reference page at the end including a science note journal section for further reinforcement to meet the diverse learning style of individual students' needs. The notes are designed to showcase student learning through individual note making. This note packet is an artifact that they can maintain for the duration of their education career. There is a section on each page where students can take their own notes. Moreover, if you are familiar with my style of note packets for students, you will see intelligent observation markers and ongoing assessments on each page. The notes are cosmetically appealing to students and can be used with a PowerPoint to enhance instruction. The topics covered in this unit include: - the theory of evolution - the mechanics of evolution - overproduction - the struggle for survival - variation - interactions and evolution - genetic variation - selection by the environment - mutations - genetic shuffling - structural change, functional change, & behavioral change - patterns of change - the rate of evolution - extinction
Taylaj42
Cells and Living Things Assessments

Cells and Living Things Assessments

Here is a cosmetic exam and 2 quizzes that addresses major objectives and concepts of cells. This 21 page summative assessment puts everything together for students who have just finished a unit on cells. I have also included a graphic organizer to compare prokaryotic and eukarotic cells as well. The test addresses the following areas: - difference between living and nonliving things - semipermeable membrane - the sequence of increasing or decreasing levels of organization of the human body - the cell theory - Hooke and Leeuwenhoek - four common structures found in all cells - prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells - functions and structure of microscopes - cell organelles - difference between plant and animal cells - procedure for making a wet-mounted slide
Taylaj42
Scientific Method 3D Animated PowerPoint

Scientific Method 3D Animated PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used independantly but is primarily used with my Scientific Method notepacket. Please visit this link to purchase the packet. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SCIENTIFIC-METHOD-ANSWERING-ANY-PROBLEMS-IN-NATURE This PowerPoint is interactive and visually appeals to all students. Please follow me so I can update you on new products that I constantly post.
Taylaj42
Medelian Genetics Guided Note Packet

Medelian Genetics Guided Note Packet

You will receive a unit student note packet covering Mendelian Genetics which includes Gregor Mendel, Punnett Squares and genetic continuity. You will also get a very detailed lesson plan and instructions on how to use this note packet through various mediums. Also, I have included a visually appealing and easy to read Teacher’s Guide so that you are ready to go anytime, anywhere. Moreover, the unit lesson plan standards are included with emphasis on the common core. The following essential questions and learning objectives will be answered using this note packet: -Why is Gregor Mendel is considered the “Father of Modern Genetics”? -Explain how Gregor Mendel unravels the mystery of inheritance? -Explain the different types of characteristics in pea plants that Mendel used to study? -Describe and discuss Mendel’s experiment that lead to the discovery of genetics? -Describe how pea plants are good source to test heredity? -Explain how pollination leads to fertilization in plants? -Define True breeding and self-pollination? -Define the term genes and alleles? -Describe and use Punnett Squares? -Explain how to write a genotype and recognize an organism’s phenotype? -Understand the different between a dominant and recessive trait? -Practice using genotypes to indicate if they are heterozygous or homozygous -Describe the difference between hybrids and purebreds? -Use a Punnett square to figure out a monohybrid cross? -Practice and apply probability concepts of Mendelian genetics through analysis of Punnett squares? -Discuss why don’t all humans look exactly alike? -Explain why how Gregor Mendel contributed to the discovery of modern day genetics -Compare the differences between self-pollination vs. cross pollination, genotype vs. phenotype, and dominant vs. recessive -Describe how to use a Punnett square to figure out the probability of specific traits in the offspring of two parent crosses. -Draw a Punnett square and calculate the probability of offspring characteristics -Discuss what determines whether a human baby will be a boy or a girl? -Explain how genes and alleles are related to genotypes and phenotypes
Taylaj42
Natural Selection Classroom Board Game

Natural Selection Classroom Board Game

You will receive 115 pages of game materials which include 185 playing cards, a visual engaging game board, and detailed instructions which are customizable. Students can’t get enough of this game. They are always asking to play this game daily as I have the game board posted in my classroom. I also play this game at home with friends and my family. It’s a great way to distribute knowledge in your content area to both external and internal family members, especially when you are portraying the evolution debate. The goal of the game is to see what population will survive a total of 30 generations. They will see how species change and evolve first-hand. They will also encounter different factors that affect evolutionary relationships and potent forces that cause specific selecting agents to either happily thrive or sadly go extinct. What students love most about this game is that it is competitive and they love watching other populations go extinct while they continue to survive each generation. Student work together as team within their species. Their competition is driven by the success of their organisms and the conditions of the environment. They learn as they play. A very engaging activity indeed!!!
Taylaj42