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AQA GCSE Biology Unit B4.1.3: Transport in cells

AQA GCSE Biology Unit B4.1.3: Transport in cells

This bundle of 3 lesson presentations and associated worksheets covers the topics found within Unit 4.1.3 (Transport in cells) of the new AQA GCSE Biology specification. The lessons cover the following: Diffusion Osmosis Active transport All of the lessons are detailed, fun and engaging and contain progress checks throughout so that students have the chance to assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover about 3 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

AQA GCSE Biology Unit B4.2.2: Animal tissues, organs and organ systems

AQA GCSE Biology Unit B4.2.2: Animal tissues, organs and organ systems

This bundle of 7 lesson presentations and associated worksheets covers the topics found within Unit 4.2.2 (Animal tissues, organs and organ systems) of the new AQA GCSE Biology specification. The lessons cover the following: The Human digestive system The heart and blood vessels Blood Coronary heart disease Health issues The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases All of the lessons are detailed, fun and engaging and contain progress checks throughout so that students have the chance to assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover about 3 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Unit 5.1: Inheritance

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Unit 5.1: Inheritance

This bundle of 9 lesson presentations and associated worksheets covers the work found within Unit B5.1 (Inheritance) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology specification. The lessons cover the following teaching points: Variation Sexual and asexual reproduction Meiosis Dominant and recessive alleles Genetic crosses 1 Genetic crosses 2 Mutations Mendel's work on genetics All of the lessons are detailed, engaging and differentiated and contain progress checks throughout so that students have the chance to assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover about 3 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Module B5:  Genes, inheritance and selection

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Module B5: Genes, inheritance and selection

This bundle of 13 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Module B5 (Genes, inheritance and selection) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: B5.1-Inheritance Variation Sexual and asexual reproduction Meiosis Dominant and recessive alleles Genetic crosses 1 Genetic crosses 2 Mutations Mendel's work on genetics B5.2-Natural selection and evolution Natural selection Evidence for evolution Classification systems 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 over4 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

Non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (45 slides) that looks at the non-communicable diseases which are commonly assessed in exams and makes sure that students can explain the risk factors for these diseases. The lesson begins by focussing on CHD. Time is taken to go through a worked exam question by the teacher and students to show them how to form an answer on how a narrowing of the arteries can lead to a heart attack. Students will learn that CHD is an example of a cardiovascular disease and will recognise the potential outcomes if atherosclerosis or thrombosis happens in other arteries. There are clear links made between topics, such as with a high salt intake and osmosis. Students will go through the chemicals found in cigarettes and see how they are involved in disease. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included as part of the lesson. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students.

By GHScience

Health and disease

Health and disease

A fun, engaging and detailed lesson presentation (36 slides) and accompanying worksheet that ensures that students understanding the meaning of health before looking at communicable and non-communicable diseases. The lesson begins by challenging the students to use an example health survey to complete a definition for health, so that recognise that these means people are free of disease and are healthy both physically and mentally. Moving forwards, students will meet the terms communicable and non-communicable and learn that the key difference between these diseases is whether they can be spread. A quick competition is used to test whether the students can allocate a disease as communicable or non. Time is taken to look at the details of some of these diseases and students will learn that sometimes diseases have aspects of both communicable and non-communicable such as cervical cancer caused by HPV. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. There is a homework set as part of the learning. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is suitable for use with KS3 students who are looking at the health topic.

By GHScience

Blood clotting

Blood clotting

A concise and interesting lesson presentation (19 slides) and accompanying differentiated worksheets that explore the steps involved in the complex process of clotting the blood. The lesson begins by challenging the students to recognise a picture of Queen Victoria before they learn how she is associated with the disease, haemophilia. Moving forwards, students are challenged to recall that platelets are the part of blood involved in blood clotting. A quick competition is used to maintain engagement and to introduce them to fibrinogen. Students will learn how fibrinogen is converted into fibrin and how the network of fibres produced by this protein traps red blood cells. An incomplete flow diagram is used as the progress check where students have to bring together all of the information they have been given to complete the steps involved in clotting. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but could be used as a starting point for A-level Biology students. Alternatively, if you are looking for a lesson for A-level, my resource "Blood clotting A-level" may be more suitable

By GHScience

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Organisation' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Organisation' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 12 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Organisation' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. 1. Principles of organisation 2. Enzymes 3. The human digestive system 4. Digestive enzymes 5. The heart 6. The blood 7. Blood vessels 8. Helping the heart 9. Breathing & gas exchange 10. Plant tissues & organs 11. Transport in plants 12. Evaporation & transpiration The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks, 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.

By SWiftScience

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 11 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Cells' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: 1. Cells 2. Specialised cells 3. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells 4. Microscopy 5. Chromosomes 6. Mitosis 7. Stem cells 8. Diffusion 9. Osmosis 10. Active Transport 11. Exchanging materials The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks and 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.

By SWiftScience

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Evaporation & Transpiration

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Evaporation & Transpiration

This lesson is designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE Biology 'Organisation' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology, Chemistry and Physics specifications please visit my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience Pupils will firstly be introduced to guard cells and stomata and how they are able t control the loss of water from the plant, diagrams of guard cells turgid and flaccid will help with this description. Pupils will then be given a set of questions which they will complete using a video, once completed pupils can then assess their work using the answers provided. The next slide shows the process of transpiration, pupils are shown a diagram and then descriptions of each stage in the transpiration process are shown stage by stage. You may need lower ability pupils to copy the stages up off the board in note form first. For higher ability pupils after you have gone through it a couple of times you can move the slide forward and pupils will need to write a description of the process of transpiration using the list of key words and diagram as a cue. After this has been completed pupils will then focus on the factors affecting the rate of transpiration, pupils will each be given a slip of information about a factor and how it affects the loss of water from the plant. Pupils will need to swap information with those around them to complete their table. If pupils do not quite finish this task they can assess their work using the completed table provided in the PowerPoint. The last activity is for pupils to complete exam questions on the topic of the lesson. Pupils will be given 6 minutes as it is worth 6 marks, they should try and complete the question in silence at the back of their books if possible. The plenary task is for pupils to write down 6 key words from the lesson. All resources are included in the PowerPoint slides, please let me know if you have any questions in the comments section and leave feedback if you download and use :) thanks!

By SWiftScience