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Year 8 Science Investigation Skills

Year 8 Science Investigation Skills

Used with my high ability year 8 class - taught separate sciences so this passport is titled Biology, which can obviously be amended. Glued the passport into the front of their books, and added their 'passport photo' in which they drew themselves as scientists. Investigation skills linked heavily to the KS3 National Curriculum. Following a practical students write the data in the table heading, and tick off the skills they have developed/demonstrated. Could enhance this with a red amber green system to show the progress they are making towards a skill. When writing up a practical I encourage them to finish with a reflection in which they link back to these skills. I found previously they struggled to describe skills so this gives them a prompt. Aim to demonstrate each skill through a range of different practicals across the year, such that by then end they may hope to achieve 'expert' status. I produced this to link to the idea of the new A-level CPAC criteria and the idea of demonstrating mastery of practical techniques. With each new book they may receive a new passport.

By Ayalalucy

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Cracking Hydrocarbons

Cracking Hydrocarbons

This lesson was originally designed for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Chemistry Specification but is easily transferable to other specifications including KS3 as a challenge lesson and KS5 as a recap lesson. It is a full lesson including starter, instructions for practical activities, consolidation activities, well laid out presentation to guide through the lesson and differentiated exam questions to assess understanding.

By joeshilly93

Year 7 Science Investigation Skills Passport

Year 7 Science Investigation Skills Passport

Used with my high ability year 7 class. Glued the passport into the front of their books, and added their 'passport photo' in which they drew themselves as scientists. Investigation skills linked heavily to the KS3 National Curriculum. Following a practical students write the data in the table heading, and tick off the skills they have developed/demonstrated. Could enhance this with a red amber green system to show the progress they are making towards a skill. When writing up a practical I encourage them to finish with a reflection in which they link back to these skills. I found previously they struggled to describe skills so this gives them a prompt. Aim to demonstrate each skill through a range of different practicals across the year, such that by then end they may hope to achieve 'expert' status. I produced this to link to the idea of the new A-level CPAC criteria and the idea of demonstrating mastery of practical techniques. With each new book they may receive a new passport.

By Ayalalucy

GCSE Chemistry Chromatography Lesson Powerpoint (Edexcel 9-1 SC2c SC2d CC2c CC2d)

GCSE Chemistry Chromatography Lesson Powerpoint (Edexcel 9-1 SC2c SC2d CC2c CC2d)

Full Lesson PowerPoint (including suggested practical activity) sufficient to teach a GCSE lesson on Paper Chromatography. This could be used a good starting point for teaching the new Edexcel 9-1 specification lessons CC2c/d (Combined Science) and SC2c/d (Triple Science). The resource is accessible for students, easy to follow and is appropriate for Foundation and Higher tiers.

By tjtavender

GCSE Chemistry Drinking Water Purification Lesson Powerpoint (Edexcel 9-1 SC2e CC2e)

GCSE Chemistry Drinking Water Purification Lesson Powerpoint (Edexcel 9-1 SC2e CC2e)

Full Lesson PowerPoint sufficient to teach the GCSE 9-1 specification Chemistry lesson on purification of drinking water and also on fractional distillation of air. This is an ICT-based lesson requiring access to PCs or tablets. The resource is accessible for students, easy to follow and is appropriate for Combined and Triple Science classes, Foundation and Higher tiers.

By tjtavender

AQA AS level Unit 1 Section 3 Bonding - Lesson 1 Ionic bonding

AQA AS level Unit 1 Section 3 Bonding - Lesson 1 Ionic bonding

AQA AS level Unit 1 Section 3 Bonding Using the specification and books No exam questions are included due to copy right Including: Homework booklets Assessment sheets Interactive powerpoints (rarely seen in A-level) 1. Ionic bonding LESSON 1 Objectives: To understand how ions are formed and why they are attracted to each other To state the properties of ionically bonded compounds To describe the structure of ionically bonded compounds ENJOY!!! Please rate and comment in order to further improve

By rainy_violet

Line graph and bar graph help

Line graph and bar graph help

This is free.... because all students deserve all the help they can get on graphwork. And you deserve to not be looking in horror at dodgy multicoloured works of art for their homeworks. When they're 16. A week before their GCSEs. There are lessons to go with this resource. Follow me on @scipreproom and let me help you get your life back!

By scipreproom

Drawing bar charts and line graphs in science. KS3 KS4

Drawing bar charts and line graphs in science. KS3 KS4

It's your lucky day! Two lessons in one.... AND homework! Lets be honest. If you were 13 and in science... you would much rather here "It's practical day" rather than "It's graph day!" These two lessons aim to show students easily why graphs are important and how to use them to get the most marks in their exam. It even includes a practical. And a song. Follow me on @scipreproom. Don't worry. I didn't write the song. The youtuber gets all that glory.

By scipreproom