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OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Unit B6.3: Monitoring and maintaining health

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Unit B6.3: Monitoring and maintaining health

This bundle of 6 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Unit B6.3 (Monitoring and maintaining health) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: Health and disease Spread of communicable disease Preventing the spread Human infections Blood and body defence mechanisms Vaccinations 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 about 2 - 3 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Module B6: Global challenges

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Module B6: Global challenges

This bundle of 9 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Module B6 (Global challenges) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: B6.1-Monitoring and maintaining the environment Sampling techniques B6.2-Feeding the human race Selective breeding Genetic engineering Producing a GMO B6.3-Monitoring and maintaining health Health and disease Spread of communicable disease Preventing the spread Human infections Blood and body defence mechanisms Vaccinations 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 3 - 4 weeks worth of lessons

By GHScience

Vaccinations

Vaccinations

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (35 slides) that looks at how vaccinations allow humans to acquire immunity. The lesson begins by recalling Cheryl Cole's illness with malaria and then explores how a vaccination could have prevented this. Time is taken to recap on the meaning of the term "antigen" so that students can understand how the body responds. Links are made to other parts of the immunity topic such as the role of lymphocytes and antibodies so that students can assess their understanding. Students will be introduced to memory cells and will learn how these cells allow a rapid secondary response to a pathogen. There is a focus on how vaccinations can be attributed as part of the success in reducing child mortality in the UK and mathematical skills are tested by looking at the calculation of percentage change. Students are guided through this maths element so that all can access the work. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but can act as a starting point for A-level students beginning this topic

By GHScience

The Human Body's Defence Systems

The Human Body's Defence Systems

An engaging lesson presentation (37 slides) that consists of 2 lessons which look at the defence mechanisms found in the 1st line of defence and ensures students understand how the different white blood cells defend the body from pathogens. Lesson 1: This lesson looks at the skin, cilia, stomach acid, tears and ear wax that are found in the 1st line of defence. Time is taken to look at the details of each of the mechanisms and links made to other parts of Biology, such as stomach acid providing the optimum pH for enzymes. Lesson 2: This lesson looks at how the phagocytes and lymphocytes defend against pathogens. There is a focus on key terminology such as engulf, antibodies and specific and students will learn how the use of memory cells after the primary response leads to immunity. There are regular progress checks through both lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been written for GCSE students but can be used with both KS3 and A-level Biology. However, if you are looking for a lesson for A-level Biology with even greater detail, then my alternative resources "non-specific" and "specific immune response" may be more suitable

By GHScience

Communicable diseases

Communicable diseases

A highly detailed, fun and engaging lesson presentation (77 slides) that consists of two lessons that look at the four pathogens involved with the spread of communicable diseases with examples and explores how these diseases are spread and how this can be prevented. Lesson 1: The lesson begins by recalling the meaning of a communicable disease and then looks at the pathogens involved. A quick competition is used to come up with the name of the 4th pathogen, protists, as it is unlikely that students will have encountered this before. Moving forwards, each of the pathogens is explored and the diseases that they cause ( in both animals and plants) Lesson 2: This lesson looks at the different ways that diseases can be spread between animals and how to prevent this. Students are challenged to think of the different methods and there is focus on key terminology such as vectors which they will have met in a different context in Physics. Both lessons contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included as part of lesson 1. This lesson is designed for GCSE students

By GHScience

AQA Trilogy revision cards

AQA Trilogy revision cards

Revision cards for pupils to fill in. Each card contains a statement from the specification. These can be copied back to back and then hole punched to create a set of revision cards. Each card contains a small picture to denote the topic. Topics for paper 1 are in black and topics for paper 2 are in red. Cards cover ALL of the chemistry, physics and biology. (Trilogy specification)

By l.absalom

Cell Biology GCSE SOW

Cell Biology GCSE SOW

Full SOW for Topic 1: Cell Biology AQA GCSE Biology (exams from 2018). Take away the Culturing Microorganisms for use with the AQA GCSE Combined Science specification. Lesson 1 - Cells to organisms Lesson 2 - Plant and animal cells Lesson 3 - Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells Lesson 4 - Specialised cells Lesson 5 - Stem cells Lesson 6 - Microscopy RP Lesson 7 - Culturing microorganisms RP Lesson 8 - Diffusion Lesson 9 - Osmosis RP Lesson 10 - Active transport Lesson 11 - Cells review/revision Lesson 12 - Assessment All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including AQA and TES. Feedback appreciated.

By flaffey

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

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