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Christmas Science

Christmas Science

A selection of Christmas themed Science lessons, including designing and testing hand warmers for Santa and turning pennies into gold. Most of these resources are my own, some ideas and resources have been borrowed from others. However, I have pooled resources to make a bank of Christmas themed science lessons, so science can be taught right up until the end of term.
jkitchiner
Science Quiz Template (Sample Questions, Auto Timed, Easy to Change)

Science Quiz Template (Sample Questions, Auto Timed, Easy to Change)

This is a resource that I created for my KS3 classes to revise topics and lead fun quizzes. The quiz is easily changed to suit the requirement for the lesson and I find that the format works well. Student’s play ‘rounds’ and each question is automatically displayed for a set period of time before the next question, I have found this holds the pace of the quiz well and engages students. The timings for each question can be easily changed or removed in the ‘transitions tab’. This resource comes with a sample of questions set already and the accompanying ‘team worksheet’.
spud_in_mud
AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B18 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B18 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B7 Non-Communicable Diseases Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B7 Non-Communicable Diseases Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
Fortnite Revision Lesson

Fortnite Revision Lesson

Teacher Notes: This is designed to be a revision/end of year lesson. The aim of the game is to collect as much loot as possible and at the end of the game sell it for as many Vbucks (Fortnite currency) as possible. All you are required to do is add questions on slide 5, 6, 7, 8 and the supply drop questions. You can prepare as many ’knock’ questions as you wish.
hannah_durham
Debates 101

Debates 101

This resource is for all in education, from KS1-5 and even at university level, it makes debating fun, accessible and has great impact. It includes a ready to use generic template, structured stages and prompts and some guidance for debating motions. It is useful because it is tried and tested, student, teacher and parent voice indicates that it makes a positive difference to learning and engagement. The learning objectives are skills based (empathy, listening, collaboration, research, collation, reflection, application, synthesis and presentation) as well as content driven as determined by the user’s choice although all debates usually improve an awareness of the social, economic and ethical aspects of an issue. The differentiation opportunities are vast, these can be either by outcome or role allocation (e.g. captains will develop their leadership skills and may be the more able in the group). As stated at the start, it is linked to all levels and types of curricula, standards and specifications. My tip is just to try it out!
Teachtoday-yahoo
AQA GCSE BIOLOGY/TRILOGY - Mastery Booklets for the 7 Teaching Topics

AQA GCSE BIOLOGY/TRILOGY - Mastery Booklets for the 7 Teaching Topics

I have put together ‘mastery booklets’ that can be used for independent study for pupils to use after a section of the course has been covered. They are designed (with past paper questions and the answers) for the students to complete themselves. This is to help them gain a deeper knowledge without impacting on teacher workload. All the teacher needs to do is record when the students have completed and annotated the booklet. I have split the 7 sections into the topics for the paper 1 and the paper 2. These could be used for cover work and revision before the exams. Hope they’re useful. Harret
harret
FULL booklet for all Scientific method work you will ever need!

FULL booklet for all Scientific method work you will ever need!

This is a 44+ page booklet with all you need to go through the scientific method. It has Notes, theory, examples, questions, review tasks, graphs, tables, conclusions and everything in between! I have made this for my Yr 9 students as an introduction from middle school but would work equally well with Yr8 and even Yr 10 students dependent upon ability. Covers scientific method-hypothesis and prediction-variables from basic IV/DV/CV as well as discrete and continuous-method writing and evaluation-results table design and use with anomolies and averages-graphing including bar charts and line graphs-conclusions and ext work on describing graphs (DO be careful on formatting it is all set up for my ICT system but may need little tweak for different versions of word) Enjoy
iandavies554
Kite Graph for Biotic and Abiotic data

Kite Graph for Biotic and Abiotic data

Plot data onto the spreadsheet and get a kite graph out. If you are looking at environmental factors affecting biotic components of an ecosystem, then this template will plot up to 2 abiotic sets of data over the kite. Thus you can see at a glance if the environmental factors are affecting your biotic species. You may plot any combination, eg, pH and light, or ph and moisture, or temperature and light. there are endless combinations you can look at, whilst comparing to your species research.
captain scarlet
Standard form and orders of magnitude lesson

Standard form and orders of magnitude lesson

Numeracy lesson to support the maths needed for science, particularly cell biology. A5 ws are the same as slide 10 in the presentation. Answer sheet also supplied. I have done a slide on ‘Orders of Magnitude’ separately so that it can easily be slipped in as an extra linked activity or it could be done as a starter for another lesson. Do with AQA Trilogy in mind.
jtranah
Investigation planning - Tom Good's bean experiment

Investigation planning - Tom Good's bean experiment

O.K. this shows my age but don’t knock it. Watch the video clip and see how not to do an investigation. Poor Tom does so much wrong but this is a good stimulus for discussion. I use this lesson every year with my new classes. I have had other staff thinking that the clip is too old and will not appeal to today’s students. But when they have seen it used in a lesson they admit that it is effective. If you introduce it as ‘retro’ and explain the use of ‘canned’ laughter in 1970’s comedy most students just accept it. They (and some of you) may need a bit of background to the TV series. Basically Tom and Barbara Good have given up modern technology and are trying to live off the land by growing their own food in their garden. Predictably this regularly fails and they have to be helped by their next door neighbours.
jtranah
AQA A level Biology- Mark, release, recapture

AQA A level Biology- Mark, release, recapture

All lesson resources for teaching mark, release, recapture- used for AQA Biology A level but may be applicable to other boards. Includes real life examples and a mini practical using rice. Exam question also included for assessment.
zuba102
AQA A level- Succession

AQA A level- Succession

All lesson resources for teaching succession for the new AQA A level- includes a video, exam question and flow chart of stages of primary succession.
zuba102
OCR Revision Mats Biology, Chemistry, Physics 9-1

OCR Revision Mats Biology, Chemistry, Physics 9-1

Hi all! This is a revision mat set I created to help my students summarise their work bit by bit to try to keep them on top of the enormous content of the new 9-1 2016 curriculum. Hopefully it will help with revision as it is a great little activity. I contains a mixture of diagrams, calculations, questions, definitions, formulae that are needed and a touch of fun. I will be adding further resources as I create them. These mats: Biology goes up to page 33, Chemistry goes up to page 35, Physics goes up to page 23. All of the OCR textbook. Keep me posted on how it goes! :-)
tlandsberg
OCR Biology Revision Mat 9-1 (pgs 1 - 33)

OCR Biology Revision Mat 9-1 (pgs 1 - 33)

Hi all! This is a revision mat I created to help my students summarise their work bit by bit to try to keep them on top of the enormous content of the new 9-1 2016 curriculum. Hopefully it will help with revision as it is a great little activity. I contains a mixture of diagrams, calculations, questions, definitions, formulae that are needed and a touch of fun. I will be adding further resources as I create them, this one goes up to page 33 of the OCR textbook. Keep me posted on how it goes! :-)
tlandsberg
Memory Game

Memory Game

This is a lesson investigating the claim chewing gum improves memory. It is a skills lesson looking at variables.
Dimebar
Inheritance, Variation & Evolution Scheme of Work

Inheritance, Variation & Evolution Scheme of Work

This resource contains the entire scheme of work for AQA 9-1 Inheritance, Variation & Evolution. Each lesson is complete, with powerpoints, extensions and separate past paper questions. There is a large variety of AFL tasks/ differentiation and activity styles included, as well as suggested homeworks. This is one of the most comprehensive resource bundles of it’s kind available, and is easily adapted to fit your own timelines, or to fit other exam boards. Lessons are titled as follows. How are plants & animals adapted to reproduce? How do cells in the body replicate? How do sex cells replicate, and lead to variation? What is the human genome? How is the structure of DNA linked to protein synthesis (Bio only) Why do offpring share characteristics with their parents? What are mutations (Bio) & inherited disorders? How is sex determined, and how can we represent this? (mendel- Bio only) What is, and what causes variation? What is evolution & what evidence do we have for this? What is the theory of evolution & speciation ( bio only) How do fossils help us learn about evolution & extinction? How do we classify similar organisms? What is selective breeding? What is genetic engineering? How does cloning take place? (Bio only) What is the impact of antibiotic resistance?
Killelay
Cloning - 9-1 Biology

Cloning - 9-1 Biology

A complete lesson on cloning, for 9-1 AQA GCSE cloning. Follows on from Genetic engineering. Lesson is fully differentiated and contains RAG assessed PPQs, leveled challenge and peer feedback etc. Also present is homework.
Killelay
Genetic engineering 9-1 AQA

Genetic engineering 9-1 AQA

A full lesson on genetic engineering for AQA 9-1 Biology GCSE. Covers all aspects of the process, including pros/cons etc. Links well with the previous lesson on selective breeding, and includes many tasks & differentiated objectives. Past paper Qs also included, and leveled R/A/G
Killelay
KS3 adaptation outstanding lesson

KS3 adaptation outstanding lesson

KS3 3 adaptation lesson. This is differentiated lesson. This is an active lesson with task adjustment opportunities. Students will really enjoy the lesson. It is fast paced with mini-plenary and a final plenary. You can adapt this for your students. I have included : The lesson powerpoint with mini-plenary KS3 booklet for the lesson exam questions markscheme of exam question in the powerpoint seating plans timers habitat images and animals circus task resources.
BushraHayat
Maths in Science CPD

Maths in Science CPD

Agenda, PowerPoint and recources for a joint departmental CPD session for your mathematics and science departments. Explore the new Maths in Science requirements for GCSE as well as problem solving skills, in order to benefit both departments.
Lathan_92
Units you need to know - slide and labels

Units you need to know - slide and labels

Powerpoint slide to add into any lesson presentation on scale / microscopy / orders of magnitude / standard form. Also 4 on a page to print off on labels to be stuck inside exercise books for easy reference. Formatting looks a bit off on the preview but it prints off fine.
jtranah
Frayer model slide

Frayer model slide

This is not an original idea. Plenty to read about it on-line. But I put this slide together to use as a template. Just change the word in the middle and print off.
jtranah