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NEW SPEC GCSE Biology Revision Mats - Set 2

NEW SPEC GCSE Biology Revision Mats - Set 2

These A3 revision mats support and focus students to revise topics: Bacterial Disease, Viral Disease, Antibiotics, Vaccines, Limiting factors of photosynthesis, aerobic and anaerobic respiration and more

By ksmith88

Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)

Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)

A full lesson on the topic of muscles. The lesson is based on the Activate 1 SOW (B2.6) but can be used for others. The lesson includes a competitive game based on the recall of information and a whiteboard quiz. The plenary is based on student reflection on their progress against the learning objectives. PowerPoint animations and timers are included to facilitate self/peer mediated correction and to promote pace respectively.

By matt_nick1in

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Infection & Response' SoW for the higher tier. 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 first part of this lesson is a recap on the plant diseases students should have already covered within the 'infection & response' unit - rose black stop and tobacco mosaic virus. Plants will then be asked to come up with a brainstorm of the symptoms plants may exhibit when they are diseased. Once pupils have discussed this and tried to come up with some ideas you can reveal some of the common symptoms on the PowerPoint slide, along with images and examples. The next slide looks at the ways in which plant diseases can be diagnosed, from gardening manuals to monoclonal antibody testing kits. The next activity focuses on the role of certain minerals in the growth and development of plants, firstly students will draw a table in their book and then they will given a slip of information about one of the mineral ions - nitrates, magnesium or potassium. Pupils will need to walk around the room or swap these slips of paper with people on the same table as them to complete the table, they can then assess their work. The final part of the lesson focuses on plant defence responses, firstly pupils will be shown some diagrams of plants and their defence methods and will be asked to think > pair > share the potential ways plants can defend against disease. Pupils will then be given a card sort with different plant defence mechanisms, students need to sort these into three different categories - physical barrier, chemical barrier, defence against herbivore. Once completed pupils can then assess their work using the answers provided. The final task is an exam-style question on what they have learnt that lesson, pupils of higher ability may want to complete these questions in silence at the backs of their book. Pupils can then self or peer-assess their work. Plenary activity is to write 3 key words, 2 facts and 1 question about what pupils have learnt that 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 :)

By SWiftScience

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Bioenergetics' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Bioenergetics' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 9 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Organisation' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. 1. Plants tissues & organs 2. Photosynthesis 3. Products of photosynthesis 4. The rate of photosynthesis (limiting factors) 5. Making the most of photosynthesis 6. Aerobic Respiration 7. Anaerobic Respiration 8. The response to exercise 9. Metabolism and the liver The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks, exam-style questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.

By SWiftScience

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An engaging lesson presentation (35 slides) that uses a step by step guide and regular progress checks to ensure that students know the key details of the first stage of protein synthesis, transcription. The lesson begins by getting the students to recall that the number 3 is important in terms of the genetic code and it being described as being non-overlapping. Moving forwards, students will learn that the 1st stage of protein synthesis is known as translation and takes place in the nucleus. They are challenged to explain why the nucleic acid, RNA is required, because of the inability for DNA to leave the nucleus. Moving forwards, students are taken through transcription, one step at a time and there is a focus on the enzymes that play a key role in the process. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of this topic and related topics. This lesson has been designed for A-level students

By GHScience

Primary defences against disease

Primary defences against disease

An engaging and interesting lesson presentation (37 slides) that looks at the details of the different defence mechanisms found in the human body's primary defences. The lesson begins by discussing the main barrier, skin, and explaining how the dry dead cells on the outer layer provide a difficult barrier for pathogens to penetrate. Moving forwards, a quick competition is used to introduce each of the other defences before each of them is explored in detail and links between topics are made clear to the students. Students are given assistance on how to lay out a longer answer question so that they can see how it should take shape. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for A-level students

By GHScience

Pathogens

Pathogens

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (50 slides) that looks at the four disease causing microorganisms and the communicable diseases that they spread. The lesson begins by challenging the students to use their prior knowledge to define a pathogen, to spot some diseases that they could cause and to name the four of them. Moving forwards, time is spent focussing on each of the pathogens and also at their properties which makes them so effective at causing disease. A number of quick tasks and competitions are used with each one to maintain motivation and to allow the students to learn the different diseases which each pathogen is responsible for. There are regular 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 A-level students

By GHScience

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Metabolism and the liver

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Metabolism and the liver

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Organisation' 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 This lesson begins by identifying what metabolic rate is and then asking pupils to think about what important metabolic reactions take place within organisms. Pupils can discuss and try and come up with a brain storm in their books. Pupils then learn about the role of the liver by watching a video and answering questions at the same time, once pupils have finished completing this task they can assess their work using the answers provided on the PowerPoint slide. Next, pupils need to specifically learn about the role of the liver in clearing lactic acid from the body. They will be given an information card and will need to answer some questions using this information, once finished they can mark or peer assess their work. The final activity is an exam-style question about glycogen in the liver, pupils can answer this question in silence at the back of their books (for higher abilities this would be most suitable) or for lower abilities you may allow them to discuss and answer in pairs. Once completed they can mark their worn work. The plenary activity is a list of answers, pupils need to come up with the questions to which these words are the answers. 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 :)

By SWiftScience

Blood clotting

Blood clotting

A concise but detailed lesson presentation (22 slides) and accompanying differentiated worksheets that look at the clotting factors involved in the enzyme cascade that is the clotting of blood as part of the human body's primary defences. Students will be challenged to recall that platelets where the fragments of cells that are involved in clotting the blood. Moving forwards, quick tasks and competitions are used to introduce the students to the names of some of the clotting factors and the conversions and activations that they cause. Students are challenged to use all of the information that they have been given to complete a flow diagram which shows the enzyme cascade. This diagram is differentiated with added assistance for those students who need it. This lesson has been designed for A-level Biology students

By GHScience

Antibodies

Antibodies

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (30 slides) and accompanying worksheet that explores how the structure of antibodies is related to their function and ensures that students know the different groups of antibodies and their differing mechanisms. The lesson begins by getting the students to work out a series of questions to find the pre-fix, anti, so that they can be challenged to recognise the difference between antibodies, antigens and anti-toxins. Moving forwards, the focus will be on the different structures of an antibody and how these features like the hinge region allow these proteins to carry out their function. Students will meet the three groups of antibodies; opsonins, agglutinins and anti-toxins and will learn how each of them uses different methods to destroy pathogens. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for A-level students.

By GHScience