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Edexcel GCSE Combined Science Biology Topic 9: Ecosystems and material cycles

Edexcel GCSE Combined Science Biology Topic 9: Ecosystems and material cycles

This bundle of 5 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Biology Topic 9 (Ecosystems and material cycles) of the new EDEXCEL GCSE Combined Science specification, for teaching from September 2016. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: Levels of organisation in Ecosystems Biotic and abiotic factors Interdependence in a community Determining population size by sampling The carbon cycle All of the lessons are detailed, engaging and differentiated and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that this bundle would cover about 2-3 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

Back to School KS3 Science!

Back to School KS3 Science!

This bundle gives you a head-start when planning for the new academic year! With an exciting 5 lesson scheme of work covering Atoms, Elements, Mixtures and Separations, an Introduction to Microscopes and Cells, as well as some engaging whole-lesson worksheets that can be used whenever! These lessons can be used with your classes over and over again, and will provide that exciting start to the year to get both yourself and your classes motivated for September!

By MrHooperSSA

Command word list for Edexcel 9-1 - simplified a bit!

Command word list for Edexcel 9-1 - simplified a bit!

Grey ones are to make it easier to remove some for use with low ability groups. Modified for slightly simpler language from Edexcel published resources. Lots of possible revision activities: Keyword matching: Match word to meaning (laminated/cut and stick) Foldable: Fold cut between the definitions and fold over to learn the meanings Grouping: by no. marks awarded/difficulty Examples: Come up with question from topic X using keyword Y Design mark scheme for Q X based on keyword Y Practise: (Low ability) objects such as sloths/choc bars – put the word and description next to it e.g. compare, evaluate etc Low ability could remove grey ones before begin activities Discuss/ MWB/choose which words from WB: What language would you use for keyword X? If this is the answer… what was the command word...? (fairly open questioning)

By mirri45

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Module B6: Global challenges

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Module B6: Global challenges

This bundle of 9 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Module B6 (Global challenges) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: B6.1-Monitoring and maintaining the environment Sampling techniques B6.2-Feeding the human race Selective breeding Genetic engineering Producing a GMO B6.3-Monitoring and maintaining health Health and disease Spread of communicable disease Preventing the spread Human infections Blood and body defence mechanisms Vaccinations B6.4-Non-communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases All of the lessons are detailed, engaging and differentiated and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that this bundle would cover 3 - 4 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

Selective breeding

Selective breeding

An engaging lesson presentation (29 slides) that looks at the steps involved in the process of selective breeding and some of the issues associated with this. The lesson begins by challenging students to consider why a farmer would buy a cow at auction and then explores how selective breeding can be used to push this characteristic through a population. Moving forwards, the five steps of selective breeding are considered. The issues with selective breeding are looked at, including the reduction of the gene pool and how breeding has led to features in certain animals that are linked to health problems (e.g. pugs and shorter noses). There are regular progress checks through the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson is designed for GCSE students.

By GHScience

Sampling techniques

Sampling techniques

A detailed lesson presentation (61 slides) that consists of 2 lessons and accompanying differentiated worksheets that guides students through the different sampling techniques that are used to estimate populations in plants and animals and gives help and explanations with the mathematical elements. Lesson 1: The lesson begins by challenging the students to work out that counting every plant on a field is an impossible task and that sampling is the method that should be used. Students are shown how to use the calculation to estimate a population size using a metre squared quadrat before being guided through doing the same calculation but with quadrats of different sizes. Key mathematical skills such as calculating the mean are involved and step by step guides used to ensure that students can access this work. There is a focus on collecting valid, reliable data so students will see how both random and non-random sampling can be carried out Lesson 2: This lesson looks at other sampling apparatus other than the quadrat and how this along with identification keys can be used to sample small animals. Both lessons contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding of the topic as well as quick competitions to maintain motivation and engagement. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but can be used with KS3 and A-level Biology students who are recapping on the ecology topic.

By GHScience

Science Key Words Translations Arabic of Scientific Skills and Biology

Science Key Words Translations Arabic of Scientific Skills and Biology

These worksheets have translations of key words and definitions from English into Arabic. The translations were done by a professional translator. The worksheets also have 'RAG' column where students can rate their learning in terms of language acquisition. I have uploaded the 'English' versions of the worksheet so you can see what the worksheets say. This resource is useful for anyone who teaches a significant number of arabic speaking students science. If this resources is useful please let me know as I have many more I can upload.

By TeachItResources

Portuguese Translations of Scientific Keys words for Skills and Biology

Portuguese Translations of Scientific Keys words for Skills and Biology

These key word sheets have translations of the key word and their meaning into portuguese. They were translated by a professional translator. The word sheets also have a 'RAG' column where students can record their progress in terms of language acquisition. They will be useful for anyone who has a significant number of native portuguese speakers who have English as an Additional Language. I have uploaded the 'English' worksheets so you can see the translations These are just the start- if there is demand I will upload lots more :) Feedback is gratefully received!

By TeachItResources

End of KS3 Project bundle

End of KS3 Project bundle

This is a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found individually in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE. It is intended to take 1 term, with each project taking 4 to 6 lessons. This fits with schools wishing to start GCSE part way through Y9. The projects could also be used to consolidate or support throughout KS3 and GCSE depending of the needs of the groups.

By flaffey

End of KS3 Organisms project

End of KS3 Organisms project

This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.

By flaffey

End of KS3 Genes project

End of KS3 Genes project

This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.

By flaffey