NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 15 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Classification New systems of classification Communities Distribution of organisms Competition Adaptations Feeding relationships Recycling materials (water cycle) Carbon cycle The human population explosion Air pollution Water pollution Deforestation & peat destruction Global warming & the impact of change Maintaining biodiversity
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Distribution of Organisms

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Distribution of Organisms

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 lesson begins with students recapping on the factors which may affect the distribution of organisms within an environment. Once pupils have discussed their ideas of abiotic and biotic factors which may affect organisms within their habitat they will need to assess their work using the answers provided. The lesson will then focus on sampling techniques, firstly outlining what a quadrat is and how it is used when sampling an environment. The importance of random sampling is stressed & pupils will need to come up with some ideas as to how random samples could be obtained. Once their ideas have been assessed pupils can then move onto a worksheet which demonstrates how random sampling is conducted and explains how to work out the range, mean, median & mode of a data set. Transect sampling is now introduced, pupils will watch a video and answer a set of questions watching the video. Once this task is complete pupils can answer the question using the answers provided on the PowerPoint presentation. The final task is for pupils to perform their own sampling investigation, a worksheet is provided detailing the equipment needed, a method, a species identification key & a results table. Pupils can work in groups of 3 - 5 and use an area close to school such as the sports field / any large grassy area to complete their investigation. Once this is complete pupils can use their data set to find the range, mean, median & mode for each species. The plenary task is for pupils to write down three facts, three key words and a question based on what they have learned this lesson. 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
Antibiotics

Antibiotics

An engaging lesson presentation and associated worksheet that looks at the use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections and the raises the issue of the potential over-use of these substances. The lesson begins by getting the students to recognise the difference between three key terms that begin with anti (antibiotics, antivirals, antiseptics). Students will be introduced to the idea that antibiotics are specific to a small range of bacteria and therefore the correct one has to be selected before being prescribed. Moving forwards, students will meet the idea of the zone of inhibition and will understand how the size of this zone can be used as an indicator to the effectiveness of the treatment. Students are shown how to calculate the size of the zone and then are tested on their ability to apply this mathemetical knowledge. Finally, time is taken to look at the links to the topic of natural selection to explain how some bacteria are resistant to certain antibiotics. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but could be used as an introduction with A-level Biology students who are about to begin the topic of immunity.
GJHeducation
Introduction to Biology Hierarchies Card Sort

Introduction to Biology Hierarchies Card Sort

A card sort exercise with biological hierarchies matched to their descriptions. I used this as an ice breaker to assess what the students already know. It is aimed at first year foundation degree students but could be used for GCSE or ALevel Biology. I printed these out, laminated them and then cut around each box. They could be an individual or a group activity.
Deagibson2
Edexcel CB7 Biology Knowledge Assessment

Edexcel CB7 Biology Knowledge Assessment

A quick assessment covering content taught in CB7 Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis. Can be used as a pre-content tool for baselining, a revision resource or a mini-assessment.
SAlex2991
Edexcel CB5 Biology Knowledge Assessment

Edexcel CB5 Biology Knowledge Assessment

A quick assessment covering content taught in CB5 Health, Disease and the Development of Medicines. Can be used as a pre-content tool for baselining, a revision resource or a mini-assessment.
SAlex2991
Christmas Science

Christmas Science

A selection of Christmas themed Science lessons, including designing and testing hand warmers for Santa and turning pennies into gold. Most of these resources are my own, some ideas and resources have been borrowed from others. However, I have pooled resources to make a bank of Christmas themed science lessons, so science can be taught right up until the end of term.
jkitchiner
Science Quiz Template (Sample Questions, Auto Timed, Easy to Change)

Science Quiz Template (Sample Questions, Auto Timed, Easy to Change)

This is a resource that I created for my KS3 classes to revise topics and lead fun quizzes. The quiz is easily changed to suit the requirement for the lesson and I find that the format works well. Student’s play ‘rounds’ and each question is automatically displayed for a set period of time before the next question, I have found this holds the pace of the quiz well and engages students. The timings for each question can be easily changed or removed in the ‘transitions tab’. This resource comes with a sample of questions set already and the accompanying ‘team worksheet’.
spud_in_mud
AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B18 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B18 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B7 Non-Communicable Diseases Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B7 Non-Communicable Diseases Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
Fortnite Revision Lesson

Fortnite Revision Lesson

Teacher Notes: This is designed to be a revision/end of year lesson. The aim of the game is to collect as much loot as possible and at the end of the game sell it for as many Vbucks (Fortnite currency) as possible. All you are required to do is add questions on slide 5, 6, 7, 8 and the supply drop questions. You can prepare as many ’knock’ questions as you wish.
hannah_durham