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Ecosystem Connections

Ecosystem Connections

During this lesson students investigate the structure of ecosystems, including trophic levels and biotic and abiotic elements. Students begin by refreshing their understanding of key ecosystem terms, and then observe and record the biotic and abiotic features of their school yard ecosystem. They then participate in a group activity around a wetland ecosystem, looking at how this ecosystem responds to various scenarios. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
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Dichotomous Keys

Dichotomous Keys

During this lesson students explore dichotomous keys as a means for identifying and classifying living things. They begin by observing living things in the school yard. Following an introduction to dichotomous keys, students will create a key for living things found in the school yard. Finally, students will use an invertebrates key to identify invertebrates in the school yard and then create a poster/booklet about school mini-beasts. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
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Conservation Careers

Conservation Careers

During this lesson, students investigate the role of knowledge of our environment in jobs both now and in the future. Students begin by exploring the need for green jobs (why we need people to have green jobs) and what some current green jobs might be. Students are then asked to imagine some green jobs of the future, what the job descriptions of these jobs would be and how these jobs would help to protect, conserve and care for our environment. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
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Classification Of Living Things

Classification Of Living Things

Students tour the school grounds investigating how living things are classified based on similarities and differences in observable features. They learn how scientists use a hierarchical system of classification, and how living things can be classified into Kingdoms based on their features. Students use creative thinking to invent an organism and give it a scientific name. They then classify their organism based on its physical features. Finally, students are asked to speculate on the conservation status of their organism and to make recommendations about how this organism can be conserved and protected. This lesson is designed to be taught outside. By spending time outdoors and connecting to nature, students are more likely to care for and conserve nature as adults.
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Make The Connection

Make The Connection

In this activity, students are asked to research an animal species that lives in their area. They are to construct a mini Muir web that explains the integration between their chosen animal and other aspects of the natural and human influenced environment. Their diagram will show how this animal fits into its ecosystem, the impacts on the ecosystem, and what might cause it to become extinct.
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Invent An Animal

Invent An Animal

In this lesson students think about and discuss features of animals and the relevance of these features to ensuring the survival of the animal. They then create their own animals, describing and illustrating their features and developing a written description of their traits. This lesson draws on skills from Science, Visual Arts and English as students develop knowledge of living things, drawing skills and engage in descriptive writing.
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How Can We Help Plants And Animals?

How Can We Help Plants And Animals?

In this lesson, students learn the difference between native and introduced species of plants and animals. They explore different ways they can protect native plants and animals as well as their pets and gardens.
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Is Extinction Natural?

Is Extinction Natural?

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. Students watch a clip that helps them to understand the various events can lead to extinction of species.
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Edward Norton Is The Soil

Edward Norton Is The Soil

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. Students watch a clip that helps them to understand the value of soil.
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Ecosystem Ecology

Ecosystem Ecology

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. Students watch a clip that helps them to understand ecosystem ecology.
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Can Wildlife Adapt To Climate Change?

Can Wildlife Adapt To Climate Change?

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work. Students watch a clip that helps them to understand the impact of climate change on wildlife.
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KS3 Activate 2 B2.3 Adaptation and Inheritance Whole Unit

KS3 Activate 2 B2.3 Adaptation and Inheritance Whole Unit

Included is a seven lesson series on the Activate 2 Kerboodle specification, suitable for KS3 science students.The seven lessons include: Competition and Adaptation (B3.1), Adapting to Change (B3.2), Variation (B3.3), Continuous and Discontinuous Variation (B3.4), Inheritance (B3.5), Natural Selection (B3.6) and Extinction (B3.7). All lessons are complete with included resources. There is a starter, lesson outcomes, interesting activities and plenaries for all lessons. I have used this lesson series for three years now to much success in mixed ability classes.
bethgrace2312
KS3 Activate B1.3 Reproduction Whole Unit

KS3 Activate B1.3 Reproduction Whole Unit

This is an eight lesson series which follows the Activate Kerboodle B1.3 Reproduction specification, suitable for KS3 science students. The eight lessons include: Adolescence (B3.1), Reproductive Systems (B3.2), Fertilisation and Implantation (B3.3), Development of a Fetus (B3.4), The Menstrual Cycle (B3.5), Flowers and Pollination (B3.6), Fertilisation and Germination (B3.7) and Seed Dispersal and Summary (B3.8).The eight lessons are differentiated and all resources are included within. There are starters, main activities and plenaries for each lesson. I have used these for formal lesson observations and they were very successful.
bethgrace2312
Year 7 and Year 8 Homework Booklets

Year 7 and Year 8 Homework Booklets

Based on Activate Science, this is a booklet to hand out to students at the beginning of the year. It contains differentiated homework tasks, revision checklists and revision questions for every topic. There are several tasks per topic, so a teacher can set homework, no matter what stage they are at with the content.
etherich31
AQA Year 12 Biology revision Monopoly

AQA Year 12 Biology revision Monopoly

This resource was adapted from the Monopoly template: Used in the AQA A-Level Biology specification for the year 12 round up. This game can be played in class or as revision using the rules stated on the board. Students work their way though the specification as they move around the board, learning key facts, completing structural drawings of key components and touching on some lab contents including statistics and variables. The game is easy to download on a power point presentation and once created can be used over and over again.
claire271young
Stem Cells - Loop Game (KS5)

Stem Cells - Loop Game (KS5)

Loop Game on Stem Cells including embryonic, adult, induced pluripotent, totipotent, multipotent, therapeutic cloning) (designed for Edexcel SNAB Topic 3 (Voice of the Genome). 16 cards per set Great as starter, plenary or revision activity.
anjacschmidt
Photosynthesis and Structure of a Plant

Photosynthesis and Structure of a Plant

A revision sheet to link the structure of a plant with it’s adaptations for photosynthesis. The page numbers match the CGP AQA 9-1 combined foundation revision guide. I print the first slide for students on A3 and use the second slide to structure how they should use the sheet.
davieskirsty
Gametes - Crossword (KS5)

Gametes - Crossword (KS5)

Crossword puzzle on gamets (including acrosome, follicle cells, corticle granules, etc) Includes anagram and solutions Designed for Edexcel SNAB Biology Topic 3 (Voice of the Genome) Great as starter, plenary or revision activity
anjacschmidt
Prokaryotic Organelles - Crossword (KS5)

Prokaryotic Organelles - Crossword (KS5)

Crossword puzzle on prokaryotic organelles (including pili, flagellum, peptidoglycan, mesosome, plasmid, capsule, etc) Includes anagram and solutions Designed for Edexcel SNAB Biology Topic 3 (Voice of the Genome) Great as starter, plenary or revision activity
anjacschmidt
B1.5 Specialisation in plant cells

B1.5 Specialisation in plant cells

Elements of this lesson include: Do now task to revise specialised cells in animals An overview of variety of cells in the leaf An introduction to the four specialised cells in plant A simple research activity for students (high and low ability) to identify the adaptations and explain the adaptations in 4 specilised cells. The plenary includes a choice of a kahoot quiz or exam questions based on this lesson (and previous lessons in this scheme of work)
sporobolo19
Eukaryotic Organelles - Word search (KS5)

Eukaryotic Organelles - Word search (KS5)

Wordsearch on eukaryotic organelles (including Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi, centrioles, lysosomes, etc) 2 difficulty levels: just search for word from list or identify organelles from images and search for names… Designed for Edexcel SNAB Biology Topic 3 (Voice of the Genome) Great as starter, plenary or revision activity
anjacschmidt
IB HL Biology

IB HL Biology

MindMaps covering the whole syllabus in colorful drawings and diagrams. Easy to follow and and to look at! IB higher level Biology
LauraHutch2
Biodiversity

Biodiversity

presentation on Biodiversity and worksheet to accompany. what biodiversity is how it can be measured and application to organisms and humans
GoRiKi
Carbon Cycle

Carbon Cycle

Introduction presentation using Dingbats style opener to check knowledge and enthuse students Students go on to ‘self teach’ using accompanying work booklet with 8 separate activities, a variety of teaching methods to suit multiple learning styles.
GoRiKi
Domains in Biology

Domains in Biology

A presentation on the concept of the 3 domains in Biology with embedded questions in the presentation
GoRiKi