This lesson is designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE Biology specification, particularly the 'Organisation' SoW.
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The lesson begins by introducing the heart as an organ and it's function in the body, pupils will have a few minutes to read through the information on the slide as a 'memory test'. Then move the slide forward where pupils have to copy and complete the information about the heart, using key words to help them. Pupils can then self-assess their work.
For the next activity pupils are given an information sheet providing information about the structure of the heart and the job of the blood vessels supplying/taking blood away from the hear. Pupils will also be given a worksheet which they will need to complete using this information.
Pupils will then be introduced to the idea of valves, they can watch a short video an have a look at the position of the valves within the heart. They will need to Think > Pair > Share ideas about the function of the valves in the heart. After a short class discussion the answer can be provided for them.
The next activity will require pupils to sort information into a flow diagram to demonstrate the route the blood flows through from the right atrium onwards. The words they need to fill in the boxes will be provided, they can self-assess their work once it has been completed.
The next part of the lesson focuses on problems with blood flow through the heart, firstly pupils are introduced to the idea of coronary arteries being blocked due to cholesterol/fatty deposits. They will provided with some information on the board and will need to answer questions on this information, which can then be assessed once the answers are revealed.
Then they will shown the differences between different types of treatment - surgery, stents or statins - and will be asked some questions about the uses, advantages and disadvantages of these examples of treatment for people with cardiovascular disease.
Again, all answers are provided for pupils to check their work throughout the lesson.
Plenary is to write a twitter message about what the students have learnt this lesson, make sure to #keywords!
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