This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ SoW.
The first part of this lesson will focus on a recap of some of the details learnt during the decay lesson, pupils are given a set of four multiple choice questions which they should answer in their books and then self-assess.
The first task introduces recycling of materials in the ecosystem, pupils will need to read through a paragraph of information as a class. The slide will then be changed and pupils will need to try to recreate the paragraph as best as they can using the key words provided. Once completed the slide can be changed back to the initial paragraph for pupils to check and correct their work.
The next part of the lesson is for pupils to look at the difference between a decomposers and detritivores, students will be given information in pairs and will need to teach each other about the organism card they have in their hands. Students will then try to write a description of each of the organisms in their books.
The next part of the lesson focuses on the water cycle, firstly students will need to come up with as many processes as they can think of that contribute to the water cycle. Once this task has been assessed pupils will then be given a set of questions which they will need to answer whilst watching a video, once complete their answers can be assessed using the mark scheme provided.
Using their answers from their previous tasks pupils will now need to match up the key words to the definition and the final task is for pupils to complete a diagram of the water cycle using the key words and definitions provided in the last task.
The plenary task pupils will be given a set of 5 answers, it is up to the pupils to come up with 5 questions which may correspond to these 5 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 :)