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AQA new specification-Variation-B14.1

AQA new specification-Variation-B14.1

Variation lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes: embedded videos and timers, slide animations, practice questions with answers on slides and an interactive quiz. AQA spec link: 4.6.2.1 Relevant chapter: B14 Variation and evolution. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 218-219. Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to describe simply how the genome and its interaction with the environment influence the development of the phenotype of an organism. Differences in the characteristics of individuals in a population is called variation and may be due to differences in: • the genes they have inherited (genetic causes) • the conditions in which they have developed (environmental causes) • a combination of genes and the environment. NB: Mutations reference will be taught in the subsequent lesson.
Paperfriendlyresources
GCSE Biology Xmas QUIZ

GCSE Biology Xmas QUIZ

This lesson presentation (34 slides) and associated worksheets consists of a series of 6 fun quiz rounds which will engage your students at the end of this long term whilst subtly testing their GCSE Biology knowledge. A range of knowledge from across the GCSE specification is tested in rounds such as "The 12 days of Biology Xmas", "Crack the Advent Calendar Code" and "Which Scientist is Santa".
GJHeducation
New AQA 2016 Biology Chapter 8-10 Recall Quick quizzes

New AQA 2016 Biology Chapter 8-10 Recall Quick quizzes

New AQA 2016 Biology quick recall quizzes for chapters 8-10 of biology. I create these to use with my foundation year 11 group to ensure they have all the keywords required whilst revising the key points from the topic and as a quick assessment at the end of a topic. These are foundation only but can easily be adapted to higher/more able pupils.
danniw12345
9 Christmas songs for starter activities for physics, biology and Chemistry

9 Christmas songs for starter activities for physics, biology and Chemistry

3 for each science. Songs that I have used for starter activities so the students to then either write their own Christmas song (KS3) or to write quiz questions on the topic (with a Christmas theme) to test their fellow students at the end of the lesson. Each song has 2 activities where the students have to sing the missing words (if they don't want to sing the whole thing) and each song has some check questions. objective: subject knowledge differentiation: all songs differentiated to at least 2 levels of difficulty; physics calculation questions come with 2 levels of hint there is a recording of each song embedded in the slides - please excuse my singing and feel free to delete this part
LawrenceL
Google Expeditions - AR - Introduction to Genetics - DNA and RNA #Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions - AR - Introduction to Genetics - DNA and RNA #Google Expeditions

This is for any teacher that is introducing genetics to their students. You could also use this to introduce students to parts of a cell. Another use would be an introduction to the different domains of life and an example would be the Domain Eukaryota. There are so many uses for this Google Expeditions AR lesson. If students don't understand about DNA and chromosomes when learning about life and the cell, then they kind have missed the most important part. #GoogleExpeditions
carolina_carner
Genetic Inheritance, Inherited Disorders, Sex Determination B2 AQA New Spec 9-1 (2018)

Genetic Inheritance, Inherited Disorders, Sex Determination B2 AQA New Spec 9-1 (2018)

Outstanding pupil-led lesson including: -Starter which recaps the basics of DNA to ease pupils into the topic. -Engaging video on how to use punnet squares. Good for visual learners. -Example questions on how to use punnet squares. -Engaging tasks where pupils use punnet squares to determine the phenotype, genotype and probability of outcomes of potential offspring. -Punnet square tasks focusing on cystic fibrosis, polydactyl and sex determination. -Numerous self and peer assessment opportunities. -Model answers for pupils to refer back to. -Brilliant and well structured task where pupils match key terms, such as recessive and dominant, to their definitions. -Informative and engaging video on embryo screening. -Well structured evaluation task based on embryo screening. -Stimulating noughts and crosses plenary.
zmzb
Charles Darwin Natural Selection, Unit plan, Guided Note packet, and Animated PowerPoint

Charles Darwin Natural Selection, Unit plan, Guided Note packet, and Animated PowerPoint

his is an update of my previous lesson. Everything is included plus a lot more. Please check the preview to see the new additions I have added. Thank you for making this the top selling Charles Darwin product. Updated to include 28 pages of activities and interactive lesson supplementary aides. Summary of what to expect: This is a four day engaging constructivist lesson that focuses on the life of Charles Darwin and his innovative and successful idea of natural selection. Natural Selection can be easy to understand with students at a secondary level, but it is difficult to master. This lesson plan not only introduces the topic of natural selection, but allows students to actually discover it on their own the same way Charles Darwin perceived it. In the first two days, students will take a voyage on the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Island where they will encounter different species of finches. They will log in their journals what they observe on this island. In short, they will draw, tag, bag, and send the different specimens of finches off to England for review just as Darwin did himself. The idea is to teach students that species change and do NOT stay the same as generations pass. In the second two days, students will learn on their own how natural selection works through a interactive competition activity. This is a classwide event which can be crafted differently based on the diversity of each class. Through this competition, students will learn how the most suitable characteristics (beak of the finch) will survive in the current environment that allows those characteristics to prevail. Students will compete in different environments which consists of dry land, flash flooding, and at night. I also encourage you to utilize my unique style of notes as it is designed to integrate authentic and ongoing assessment throughout the content phase. I hope you enjoy this lesson as it took me approximately 80 hours to create. Other science teachers have used this lesson to introduce evolution in their classrooms and has been used as a template to help science teachers create lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of diverse student learning styles at a science teacher conference day. Students will really get the concept if you go through this activity with them.
Taylaj42
DNA Rap Extreme, Classroom Song Presentation

DNA Rap Extreme, Classroom Song Presentation

his is a DNA RAP VIDEO project that I created so that students can have fun learning with an audio twist. Download the preview for a template so you can customize it. The purchased product is a video file that cannot be customized. This can be used as a unit plan project or as a template for future songs. What is really neat, and what students really like, is that the lyrics move in a wave-like motioin when the video passes over the verse. Students are engaged as they not only listen to but get stuck with the simple lyrics through repetition. A good idea is to have students design their own videos so that at the end of that project deadline, a DVD can be made and students can show proud ownership of their work. Please have fun with this.
Taylaj42