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DNA-Series

DNA-Series

Three part series on DNA that explores three different aspects, namely, building blocks of life, replication and alterations.
Pat_Edema
CIE 9700 Paper 2 Exam Questions (from 2011) Sortable by Topic From the Current Syllabus

CIE 9700 Paper 2 Exam Questions (from 2011) Sortable by Topic From the Current Syllabus

Are you studing the CIE 9700 Biology course? or are you a teacher preparing students for this course? Then this is the ultimate resource for you. Here you will find all of the Past Paper 2 Exam Questions from Cambridge dating back to 2011 (winter, summer and march papers) in an excel spreadsheet that you can sort BY TOPIC!. Each question has been categorised based on the syllabus codes so you can sort the sheet depending on which topic from the syllabus you would like to review. Extremely handy if you are studying for an end of unit examination or revising at the end of the year OR if you are teacher and need to quickly prepare an end of unit examination or a revision resource. The second tab on the spreadsheet has all the 2017 papers that have been purposefully left out of the sortable sheet on the first tab. This is so students save these papers to use at the end of the year to practice their pacing (or teachers can use for their mocks). If students post their score in the correct cell on this page, then the grade they achieved on that paper will appear. This grade is based off of that years particular grade thresholds. A really useful resource that will save anyone using it a lot of time! My students loved it and I am sure you will too. Check out the link so you can see it before you choose to buy it!
njt555
Biology A Level Notes AQA (Year 2)

Biology A Level Notes AQA (Year 2)

Notes that have been carefully written up looking at the new AQA specification and AQA revision books Includes diagrams and equations to aid your revision If you want some extra help email me at : bijusinghthakuri@hotmail.com I can provide you guidance on what books to buy, what to look out for and what websites give the most resources Topics included: Energy transfers in and between organisms Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems The control of gene expression
bijusingh
Biology AS Level Notes AQA (Year 1)

Biology AS Level Notes AQA (Year 1)

Notes that have been carefully written up looking at the new AQA specification and AQA revision books Includes diagrams and equations to aid your revision If you want some extra help email me at : bijusinghthakuri@hotmail.com I can provide you guidance on what books to buy, what to look out for and what websites give the most resources Topics included: Biological molecules Cells Organisms exchange substances with their environment Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
bijusingh
Explaining Adaptations and Mutations using Cake Analogy KS3 KS4

Explaining Adaptations and Mutations using Cake Analogy KS3 KS4

I’ve really enjoyed working through this sheet with my students, especially my Year 8’s, as they really enjoy hearing that they’ve completed a piece of work that includes some A-level knowledge! Using the cake analogy means that students understand what’s going on, even if they don’t know the A-level information needed to understand why. Two worksheets are included, one where I had spent the whole lesson on the work linked to cancer (students then completed a lesson from the Cancer Research site), and a second where I instead linked the mutations to adaptations.
Gantaeno
Natural Selection of Bird Beaks Galapagos Game for Evolution Lessons

Natural Selection of Bird Beaks Galapagos Game for Evolution Lessons

This is a fun game I designed for my Year 8 students to help them understand how natural selection works, but it can be used just as well at GCSE. All instructions are included in the Powerpoint alongside a spreadsheet for results and tables for student results. I have used this with classes of all abilities and it has helped a lower ability Year 8 set answer GCSE level questions.
Gantaeno
GCSE Combined Science Biology Homework Sheets for all topics

GCSE Combined Science Biology Homework Sheets for all topics

Homework Sheets for all topics on Edexcel GCSE Combined Science Biology based on the ‘noughts and crosses’ format. Topics include: Key Concepts in Biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, Disease and the Development of Medeicines, Plant Structure and their Functions, Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis, Exchange and Transport in Animals and finally Ecosystems and Material Cycles.
JGlo
AQA A Level Biology - ALL exam questions

AQA A Level Biology - ALL exam questions

AQA AS and Year 1 A Level Biology - ALL past exam questions and answers The COMPLETE guide to A Level Biology: I have compiled ALL of the past AQA exam questions for the new-spec AQA Biology A-Level and created a handy spreadsheet with all of the answers to the trickiest of questions. This spreadsheet helped me immensely with fact recall and knowledge in such a content- heavy subject, and will surely help you too.
seruzachan
Ecosystems and Quadrats Whole Lesson KS3

Ecosystems and Quadrats Whole Lesson KS3

This resources encompasses a whole lesson on ecosystems and quadrats. It is especially useful as there is no outdoor field work required, so handy for rainy days and difficult classes too. There is a lesson presentation as well as printable worksheets included within the powerpoint. Students can use paper quadrats and paper fields to practice quadrat sampling. I have used this on a lesson observation and it was most successful.
bethgrace2312
Genetic techniques

Genetic techniques

genetic techniques including: Electrophoresis, Gene Therapy, Genetic Screening, Sanger Sequencing, In Vivo cloning and PCR. Presentations with questions, at least 6 hours worth of lesson possible 8 if students need extra help.
GoRiKi
Sweet DNA model

Sweet DNA model

Instructions to make a DNA model from sweets. Used with KS3, 4 and 5, can ramp up difficulty with higher groups with questions, linking together models. Also used on open evening to engage year 5, 6 pupils in Biology, and they get to take home their model.
GoRiKi
Genetic Screening with questions

Genetic Screening with questions

genetic Screening dingbats style opener, main on what it is , how it works, ethics, Original questions to test, stretch students understanding of concepts. Used for an observation lesson and got OUTSTANDING! Students loved it.
GoRiKi
Gene Therapy Cystic fibrosis

Gene Therapy Cystic fibrosis

What gene Therapy is, methods of Gene Therapy, using Cystic Fibrosis as an example disease for gene Therapy approach.
GoRiKi
In Vivo cloning

In Vivo cloning

Technique and stages of In Vivo cloning in Bacteria, step by step process. Questions in associated file.
GoRiKi
PCR

PCR

Simple intro to technique of PCR, polymerase Chain reaction
GoRiKi
Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis

Electrophoresis presentation , keeping it simple and the essentials to avoid student confusion. Questions as well.
GoRiKi
X-Ray Crystallography

X-Ray Crystallography

This Mini Lecture explains the method of X-ray crystallography for elucidating the structure of molecules. It enables scientists to decipher the structure of important and complex biochemical molecules and helps them to understand their function. Starting from the x-ray diffraction by crystal lattices, first described by the physicist Max von Laue, to the decoding of the most complex molecular structures, this Mini Lecture illuminates the history of the X-ray analysis.
Pat_Edema
Causes and therapeutic options of Cancer

Causes and therapeutic options of Cancer

Cancer is one of the most common diseases. According to some sources, every third person will eventually develop cancer. This Mini Lecture deals with the causes and therapeutic options of cancer with direct quotes by Nobel Laureates Renato Dulbecco, Howard Temin, and Aaron Ciechanover.
Pat_Edema
Amazon topic lesson

Amazon topic lesson

This is a lesson put together with the Amazon rainforest as the theme. It looks at habitat, classification keys, adaptations and food chains. It is suitable for key stage three and can easily be adapted for any level of difficulty.
Donber1
GCSE Biology Homework Sheets for all topics

GCSE Biology Homework Sheets for all topics

Homework sheets based on the ‘noughts and crosses’ format for all 9 topics for Edexcel GCSE Biology. Topics include: The Key Concepts in Biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, Disease and the Development of Medicines, Plant Structures and their Functions, Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis, Exchange and Transport in Animals and finally Ecosystems and Material Cycles.
JGlo
Simpson's Diversity Index

Simpson's Diversity Index

A fully-resourced lesson that guides students through measuring biodiversity in a habitat through use of the Simpson’s diversity index. The lesson includes a lesson presentation (19 slides) and a series of worksheets. Students will learn that this calculation accounts for both species richness and evenness. A step-by-step guide is used to answer an example question so that students can observe how to carry out the different stages. Students are shown how to interpret the result in terms of how this habitat would cope with a change in the environment. The rest of the lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their new found knowledge in a practice question. This lesson has been designed for A-level students (16+ in the UK)
GJHeducation
Chi-squared test

Chi-squared test

A fully-resourced lesson that guides students through the use of the chi-squared test to test whether there is a significant difference between the observed and expected results of a genetic cross. This lesson includes a detailed lesson presentation (35 slides) and differentiated practice questions on a worksheet. The lesson begins by introducing the formula and then ensuring that students understand what this test is used for. A step-by-step guide is then used to answer an example question. Time is taken to go over critical areas where students commonly make mistakes or where time can be saved, such as knowing the expected ratio rather than having to carry out a genetic diagram. Students are shown how to use the table to identify the critical value and then understand whether to accept or reject the null hypothesis depending on the comparison. The rest of the lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their new knowledge by answering two practice questions. These have been differentiated so that all abilities can access the work and be challenged. This lesson has been designed for A-level students (16+ in the UK)
GJHeducation
Hardy-Weinberg principle

Hardy-Weinberg principle

A fully-resourced lesson that guides students through the use of the Hardy-Weinberg equations to determine the frequency of alleles and genotypes in a population. This lesson includes a detailed lesson presentation (23 slides) and differentiated practice questions on a worksheet. The lesson begins by looking at the two equations and ensuring that students understand the meaning of each of the terms. The recessive condition, Cystic fibrosis, is used as an example so that students can start to apply their knowledge and assess whether they understand which genotypes go with which term. Moving forwards, a step-by-step guide is used to show students how to answer a question. Tips are given during the guide so that common misconceptions and mistakes are addressed immediately. The rest of the lesson gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a set of 3 questions, which have been differentiated so that all abilities are able to access the work and be challenged. This lesson has been designed for A-level students (16+ in the UK)
GJHeducation
Out Of Africa

Out Of Africa

Students are asked to work in pairs to apply one of the following models of human origins – the Out of Africa model, Multiregional or the Assimilation model – to describe the origin of Homo floresiensis. They will create a video news piece to present their ideas.
TheTeachersFriend
Inheritance and Variation KS3 Biology SOW

Inheritance and Variation KS3 Biology SOW

Science - Biology - Full scheme of work for Inheritance and variation. Do it now/starter activity and review slide for each lesson. Objective linked activities. A range of activites and worksheets Peer and self assessment opportunities. Independent learning (Homework) task. Key words list for students to practice spelling and give definitions. Check list of learning objectives for the start and the end of the topic to base revision around. Progress assessment with mark scheme Lesson list; Competition and adaptation Adapting to change Variation Continuous and discontinuous variation Inheritance Natural selection Extinction
misssjb
AS/A2 AQA BIO REVISION QUESTIONS

AS/A2 AQA BIO REVISION QUESTIONS

Perfect for AS and A2 AQA biology. I used created and used these two packs of questions for my exam revision and found them extremely useful, they can also be cut up and used as a stick and match task, or as flashcards. Roughly 35 pages of questions in each pack, so useful as an end of lesson review to be filled out throughout the year or to give to students as a pre-exam preparation task. Each question links specifically to a section of the AQA specification.
slg74
Transcription and Translation from DNA to coded traits worksheet

Transcription and Translation from DNA to coded traits worksheet

Worksheet that utilizes the imaginary purple people eater monsters to give students practice transcribing and translating to identify amino acids that code for specific traits. For added fun, students are asked to draw the monsters coded for by the DNA. The worksheet is 12 pages so that each student may have a unique monster! There is a full answer key included for ease of checking student work. Additionally, I have included an excel sheet of the DNA, mRNA, and Amino Acid codes for each trait for ease of making additional monster combinations.
mmingels
Science end of year quiz

Science end of year quiz

This is a quiz i have made and used with year 7 through to year 11 and the students love it! Half the rounds are science related (periodic table, baby animals, biology, famous scientists, music, sport, brands and more!) I split the students into groups of 3 and keep a running total of marks from each round to give them a bit of competition. The answers are on the powerpoint in the note section so don’t panic! I find it’s a great and engaging, educational end to the year.
smudge704
Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 2 based on the topics: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Evolution, Speciation, Ecology, Biogeochemical cycles, Scientific method, Protein Synthesis, Characteristics of living things, and macromolecules. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
mmingels
Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 1 based on the topics: cell organelles, Characteristics of life, Biochemistry, Inheritance, Enzymes, Cell Transport, Photosynthesis, Cell Cycle, Mutations, DNA, and Viruses. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
mmingels