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Transcription and Translation from DNA to coded traits worksheet

Transcription and Translation from DNA to coded traits worksheet

Worksheet that utilizes the imaginary purple people eater monsters to give students practice transcribing and translating to identify amino acids that code for specific traits. For added fun, students are asked to draw the monsters coded for by the DNA. The worksheet is 12 pages so that each student may have a unique monster! There is a full answer key included for ease of checking student work. Additionally, I have included an excel sheet of the DNA, mRNA, and Amino Acid codes for each trait for ease of making additional monster combinations.
mmingels
Science end of year quiz

Science end of year quiz

This is a quiz i have made and used with year 7 through to year 11 and the students love it! Half the rounds are science related (periodic table, baby animals, biology, famous scientists, music, sport, brands and more!) I split the students into groups of 3 and keep a running total of marks from each round to give them a bit of competition. The answers are on the powerpoint in the note section so don’t panic! I find it’s a great and engaging, educational end to the year.
smudge704
Transcription and Translation Class Activity

Transcription and Translation Class Activity

Class activity where students perform the roles of RNA polymerase to transcribe DNA into mRNA. Then the mRNA travels to the cytoplasm, where a ribosome and some tRNA await to translate it into Amino Acids. Provides great review of the processes as well as emphasizing the roles of the 3 types of RNA. Also great for launching discussions about mutations and other important topics. Activity requires some prep work the first time. I recommend in the activity directions that the pieces be laminated for ease of reusing and the pieces be printed on colored paper, but this is not required. Students, other teachers, and administrators love this activity and the finished product is a great display item.
mmingels
Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 2 based on the topics: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Evolution, Speciation, Ecology, Biogeochemical cycles, Scientific method, Protein Synthesis, Characteristics of living things, and macromolecules. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
mmingels
Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 1 based on the topics: cell organelles, Characteristics of life, Biochemistry, Inheritance, Enzymes, Cell Transport, Photosynthesis, Cell Cycle, Mutations, DNA, and Viruses. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
mmingels
Enzyme activity workbook.

Enzyme activity workbook.

A wide variety of resources in one handy workbook to allow all learning styles to get on board with what digestive enzymes are , how they work and exam practice.
GoRiKi
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Food production

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Food production

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 Pupils are firstly asked to come up with a food chain for humans eating rice, then humans eating chickens and to consider the differences in energy efficiency between the two. This then leads onto the second slide which explains how shorter food chains mean more efficient food production. The second task is for pupils to think > pair > share ideas about methods farmers could employ to ensure animals gain new biomass at an efficient rate. Once pupils have written their ideas down in their books the answers can be revealed on the PowerPoint, students can check their work against the answers and correct anything they need to. The methods listed on the PowerPoint have disadvantages, pupils should then have a short discussion in pairs of what these negatives are before they are revealed. The next part of the lesson focuses on fish stocks, students are given some information and are asked to consider how we might sustainably manage fish stocks. Once students have some to discuss as groups and then as a class, pupils are given a set of questions they will need to answer whilst watching a video. Once this is complete students can self-assess their work. The last part of the lesson focuses on biotechnology in food production. Students will be given some information sheet in their groups and should use this information to answer a set of questions, once pupils have completed these questions they can self or peer-assess their work using the mark scheme provided. The very last task may be more suited to higher-ability classes. Pupils will be given a set of jumbled up sentences, students need to place the sentences in the correct order to describe the process of making mycoprotein, students can assess their work once complete. 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Transfers of biomass

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Transfers of biomass

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 First of all students are asked to consider why not all of the light that falls onto a plant will be used in photosynthesis. Students can think > pair > share their ideas in their books. Once complete the following slide goes through the possible ways in which light energy can be lost before it used to make new plant biomass. Students will listen and then need to fill in the blanks on a paragraph detailing these processes. Once this task is complete students can self-assess their work. Students are then shown a simple food chain and asked to think about how biomass could be lost at each stage in the food chain. Pupils can discuss their ideas and create a mind map in their books, why isn’t all of the biomass from trophic level passed on to the next trophic level? The next slide reveals some of these reasons, pupils can check their work against the answers. Pupils will then be given a worksheet detailing energy loss and energy transfer criteria, students need to use this information to annotate a food chain to show how energy is lost and how much is transferred to the next trophic level. There are a number of ways in which they may do this but there is a sample answer provided to demonstrate how the student could have completed their work. The last part of the lesson looks at efficiency of energy transfer, pupils will be shown the efficiency calculation and a worked example. Pupils can write the calculation into their books and then use this to answer a set of questions. Once complete pupils can self-assess their work. The plenary task is for pupils to turn to the back of their books and write three summary sentences on what they have learnt this 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Trophic levels & biomass

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Trophic levels & biomass

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The lesson begins with an introduction of food chains, pupils are asked to watch a video and answer a set of questions. Once complete pupils can self-assess their work. The next part of the lesson teaches students about trophic levels, firstly there is a diagram demonstrating the meaning of terms such as ‘producer’ and ‘primary consumer’ and how these correspond to trophic levels. Pupils can then have a go at matching the correct trophic level to the correct title, definition and example. Once complete pupils will self-assess their work using the mark scheme provided. Students can now have a go at constructing their own food chain or food web using a set of animals cards, once arranged they should write the order in their books and correctly level the trophic levels and whether the organism is a producer, a primary, secondary or tertiary consumer. The next part of the lesson focuses on biomass, firstly a definition is given to students and then they will need to watch a video on biomass and answer a set of questions. Once this task is complete they will be able to mark their work against the answers provided. The last task is for pupils to complete a worksheet on biomass, the answers can be written into their books and either peer r self-assessed once complete. The plenary task is for pupils to turn to the back of their books and write a detailed description of the flow of energy & changing biomass through a food chain using a selection of key words as prompts. 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 :)
SWiftScience
Year one. A Level Biology, AQA, 7401/7402

Year one. A Level Biology, AQA, 7401/7402

A complete set of lessons to teach content from all topics within year one of the A-level course. Lessons include a powerpoint, lesson plan and any associated questions that would be needed. Please leave a review.
alevelteaching
0610 Biology Experiment Revision Booklet

0610 Biology Experiment Revision Booklet

This is a 20 page revision booklet that covers all of the experiments mentioned in the 0610 Cambridge IGCSE Biology syllabus for the current syllabus. There are short notes about each experiment and pupils have to complete various different activities e.g. identifying variables, drawing diagrams, conclusions etc. This is excellent practise for the Paper 5 or Paper 6 exams. PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVISION GUIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANSWERS/SOLUTIONS
helenstamp
2019 0610 Cambridge IGCSE Biology Revision Guide

2019 0610 Cambridge IGCSE Biology Revision Guide

This revision guide is 92 pages long. It is composed of closed questions that cover every point of the 2019 0610 Biology syllabus. Pupils complete the revision guide by answering all the questions which gives them a summary of the whole course in one book. This is an essential revision tool and really helps pupils to structure their revision time and should improve their grades. It could even be used during the teaching of content instead of a notebook. This is the version for 2019 exams in June and November. 2020 version to follow. The price of this resource is set high because you can make as many copies as you like for the pupils in your classes. This is considerably cheaper than buying the required number of copies of any revision guide book. Please contact me if you notice any mistakes and I will edit the resource and upload a new version PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVISION GUIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANSWERS/SOLUTIONS DOUBLE CHECK YOU ARE DOWNLOADING THE RIGHT YEAR (WHEN YOUR PUPILS WILL SIT THE IGCSEs)
helenstamp
Enzymes required practical revision 9-1 AQA

Enzymes required practical revision 9-1 AQA

A practical revision lesson for the new AQA 9-1 Biology. This covers key enzyme concepts and the full RP5, effect of amylase on digestion of starch . Fully differentiated, with past paper Qs, RAG and scaffolding, and method sheets with extension tasks.
Killelay
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Water Pollution

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Water Pollution

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The first task is for pupils to consider the ways in which scientists can measure water pollution. Pupils will need to match the piece of equipment to the description of how it is used. Pupils can then assess their work using the answers provided. The next task is for pupils to think about living indicators of pollution, they can think > pair > share their ideas about what living organisms might give us an idea of the pollution levels in the local environment. After a class discussion the information on the PowerPoint slide will outline some of these examples of bio-indicators. The next task focuses on water bio-indicators, pupils will be in groups and one at a time get a chance to look at a poster of organisms which live in polluted to unpolluted water. Pupils will view the poster and then have to go back to their desks to try and recreate as much of it as they can. After a set period of time (as it could go on forever!) pupils can then assess their work against the poster and see how well they did. The next part of the lesson focuses on bioaccumulation of chemicals in marine organisms, pupils will have the chance to read through an article and will need to use the information in the article to come up with their own definition of ‘bioaccumulation’. Once pupils have completed this task you can reveal the definition for bioaccumulation and a diagram to simply depict how this process occurs in marine environments. The last part of the lesson looks at eutrophication, pupils will firstly watch a video about this process and will need to answer questions whilst watching. Once this is complete they can mark their work using the answers provided. Finally pupils will be given a blank cartoon strip, for which they will need to select the correct captions to go with the correct stage in the process of eutrophication as well as draw a diagram to depict this stage. The plenary task for pupils is for them to pretend they work for an environmental charity, they need to tweet a message to raise awareness abut the effect water pollutants can have on local biodiversity. 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The human population explosion

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The human population explosion

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The first part of this lesson focuses on biodiversity, pupils will watch a video and have to answer questions whilst watching the video. Once complete pupils can self-assess their work using the answers provided in the PowerPoint. The next slide shows a graph depicting the human population growth in the last 8000 years and information describing the effect this is having on our planet. The next part of the lesson focuses on human impacts on biodiversity. Firstly pupils will need to come up with a mind map of all the ways in which humans use the land. As an extension task pupils can also discuss what impact this may be having on our environment. Some key ideas will then be gone through using information provided on the PowerPoint. Pupils will then watch a video on human impacts on biodiversity, using the information in the video they will need to answer a set of questions. Once this task is complete pupils can self-assess their work using the answers provided. The next task focuses on waste produced from human activities, each pupil will be given a card of information on a specific pollutant and the effect it has on the environment. Pupils will need to walk around the room trading information in order to complete a table of information on these pollutants. The very last task is an exam-style question, higher tier pupils can complete this question in the back of their books without looking at their notes from the lesson. Once completed pupils can assess their work using the mark scheme provided. The plenary task is for pupils to write 3 facts, 2 key words and 1 question on what they have learned this 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Recycling of materials

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Recycling of materials

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 :)
SWiftScience
Diet and Digestion

Diet and Digestion

This series of lessons and resources was written for KS3 but can be used for foundation GCSE. Attributions for images can be found in the notes section of the relevant slides. Each lesson has outline activities and includes references for practicals. Risk assessments are for illustrative purposes only; ou should always carry out your own risk assessment. Each lesson has learning outcomes referred to throughout the lesson. Student access to other resources such as textbooks/internet may be necessary.
big_fat_goth
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Global warming & the impact of change

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Global warming & the impact of change

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The first task is for pupils to think > pair > share the factors which may cause a contribution of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. Pupils can create a mind map in their books and then discuss their ideas as a table and then as a class. The next PowerPoint slide reveals some of the main factors which contribute to an increase in carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere, pupils can check their work against these answers. For the next task pupils will be required to watch a video about the greenhouse effect and answer questions in their books, this task can be self-assessed using the answers provided once complete. Using this information pupils will then be asked to fill in the blanks on a diagram depicting the greenhouse effect, pupils will be given captions to write into the correct boxes on their worksheet. This can be self-assessed once it has been completed. Next pupils will be given a set of data on the mean world temperature change from 1960 to present day, students will be required to plot the data on a graph, describe the pattern of the graph and explain why the graph may be showing this pattern. The next part of the lesson focuses on global warming, students will firstly be given a set of questions which they will need to answer whilst watching a video. This work can then be self-assessed using the answers provided. For the very last task pupils will be given a card of information each detailing an environmental factor and it’s impact on living organisms. Pupils will need to wander around the room and share information with each other to complete their table of environmental factors. The plenary task is for pupils to identify what the questions might be for a set of answers provided on the PowerPoint presentation. 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Deforestation & peat destruction

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Deforestation & peat destruction

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The first part of the lesson outlines the definition of deforestation and some key facts and figures about the destruction of forests around the world. The next task is for pupils to discuss why they think rainforests may be being cut down & the consequences this might have on a local & global scale. The next two slides outlines the four main reasons why rainforests are being destroyed and some of the consequences of their destruction, pupils can check their work against the answers provided. The next task requires pupils to watch a video and answers questions using the information provided in the video, once they have completed the question they can asses their work using the answers provided. Pupils will now be required to complete a recap task on the carbon cycle, they will be given a worksheet which they will be asked to fill in using the captions provided on the PowerPoints slide. Once this has been completed pupils can assess their work using the answers on the PowerPoint slide. The next part of the lesson focuses on the importance of peat, firstly pupils will be given a set of information about peat bogs and they will be required to answer questions using this information. This work can be self or peer assessed once it has been completed. The final task is for pupils to answer an exam-style question on the carbon cycle and deforestation. Pupils can assess their work using the mark scheme provided. The plenary task is for pupils to choose words from a list of key words to formulate three summary sentences on what they have learned this 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Rates of decomposition

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Rates of decomposition

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 Pupils are firstly given some information, in pairs, on how temperature can affect the rate of decay. They are asked to read through the information and complete a set of questions. Once this task is complete pupils can self-assess their work using the answers provided. The next task is for pupils to think > pair > share ideas about how you could stop or delay the decay process with food. Some images are provided on the PowerPoint slide as a prompt to help students, they can also use the information from the first task to help them come up with ideas. Once pupils have been given time to write their ideas down you can discuss as a group and then reveal the 5 main ways in which foods can be preserved. Pupils will then be given a set of information about each of these preservation methods, they need to use this information plus the information from the first task they completed to explain how each of the methods helps to prevent or delay the decay process. Pupils can then self or peer assess their work once complete. For the next task pupils are asked to use information posters places around the room or on their tables to answer a set of questions about decay & recycling. Once pupils have completed these questions they will need to assess their work using the answers provided. The very last task is an exam question that pupils can either complete in silence at the back of their books - higher ability - or perhaps use the work they have completed this lesson if they are lower ability. The plenary task is for students to write three sentences to summarise what they have learnt this 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The Carbon Cycle

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The Carbon Cycle

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The first part of the lesson focuses on outlining the importance of carbon within the living world, where we might find it in our bodies and the world around us. The first task pupils will be asked to complete is a mind map of the processes they think will add or remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Pupils can discuss in pairs and once complete the answers can be revealed for pupils to assess their work. The next task is for pupils to watch a video about greenhouse gases, there are a set of questions pupils will be given which they need to answer whilst watching the video. Once this task is complete pupils can assess their work using the answers provided. The next task is a fill-in-the-blanks task, pupils are given a paragraph about the role of carbohydrates in animals and plants, they need to complete this using the key words provided. Once completed pupils can assess their work using the answers provided. Pupils will then watch a video about the carbon cycle which details the process involved, once the students have watched the video they will be given a worksheet which they need to complete using the captions provided on the PowerPoint slide. Lower ability students may want to complete this as a group & could perhaps complete whilst the video is playing to assist them. Once they have completed the task pupils can self-assess their work using the answers provided. The next task may be better suited to higher ability pupils, a set of cards images and captions are provided per pupil and they need to use this to construct their own carbon cycle in their books. Higher ability pupils may want to test their knowledge and turn to their back page to complete this without looking at their previous work The last task is for pupils to consider the future and how we may be able to implement strategies to help reduce our carbon emissions in order to combat global warming. Pupils are to discuss possible methods/strategies we could use and mind map their ideas in their books. The plenary task is for pupils to turn to the back of their books and write down a description of as many processes which contribute to the carbon cycle as possible. 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 :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Air Pollution

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Air Pollution

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ 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 The first part of the lesson asks students to think > pair > share some of their answers to questions about pollution - where does it come from? How may we monitor it? Once pupils have gathered together their ideas as groups, a class discussion can highlight some of the important ideas & the next slide details the answers. The next task focuses on sulfur dioxide pollution and it’s contribution to the formation of acid rain. Pupils will be given some information in pairs about this pollutant and will be required to answer questions about this information in their books. Once completed pupils are able to self-assess their work using the answers provided in the PowerPoint. The next part of the lesson is on catalytic converters, pupils will be given some information about a catalytic converter and a human bingo grid. Pupils will wander around the room and others will ask them questions in order to fill in their bing grid. Once a student has completed their grid they can shout bingo! When everyone has had enough time to complete the grid they will need to self-assess their work using the answers provided. The next task is for pupils to consider alternative fuels as a way of reducing air pollution. Pupils are given sets of information about three alternative fuels, they will then need to fill in a table of the advantages and disadvantages of these fuels. Once completed pupils can check their work against the answers provided, marking and correcting their answers. A mid-lesson progress check requires pupils to identify whether a set of statements are true or false, this can be completed with a mini whiteboard or in their books. The next part of the lesson focuses on how scientists can monitor pollution, pupils are given a set of results from particle collector pads which have been left in certain locations around the UK. Pupils need to record their results in a table, draw a graph to represent the results and write a conclusion about their results. The plenary task is for pupils to complete a fill-in-the-blanks task on air pollution, pupils can also self-assess their work using the answers provided. 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 :)
SWiftScience
Protein Synthesis Role Play

Protein Synthesis Role Play

I use this with my AS Bio students to help them understand the concept of protein synthesis. I make it a competition for the best performance and they really get involved.
SuzanneHamilton
Plant and animal organs

Plant and animal organs

The aim of this resource is to provide complete revision of the topic “Plant and Animal organs” for KS3 Science; which is suited to/ aimed at lower abilities in particular. This sheet provides pupils with the key facts of a topic and also contains one or more short exercises which have been designed to check pupils’ knowledge and understanding. This sheet can be used in a number of ways: to provide quality classwork and homework materials for end of topic revision to provide pupils with key facts of a topic they have missed
freya_clarke
Science Museum Treasure Trail

Science Museum Treasure Trail

This activity is designed to get students to focus and observe the items in the Science Museum e.g. Watson and Crick’s DNA, the enigma machine, Stephenson’s Rocket, petri dish of Fleming’s Penicillium mould etc. Suitable for 11-16 years olds. Answers are included. I have put together 2 tasks for them to complete in teams of 3-4 students. The whole quiz/treasure trail will take ~2 hours dependent on the competiviteness of the group and the team working skills. Task 1: Students need to find the answers to 30 questions in various parts of the museum and complete the answer sheet provided. Task 2: Students need to take 6 team selfies by 6 different objects in the museum. The answer sheet needs to be submitted to a teacher and these will be marked and the group with the highest score will win a prize. The selfies also need to be shown to a member of staff at the end of the trip. Feedback was extremely positive from my students - 15 year old boys. They really enjoyed it and learned something too!
sstuteley1
Respiration & Circulation revision - AQA 9-1

Respiration & Circulation revision - AQA 9-1

A resource to overview respiration & Circulation in the new AQA GCSE, 9-1 Spec. Past papers includeded, and are differentiated, with Q1 being AO1, Q2 being AO2 and Q3 being AO3. The tasks throughout the ppt also build in RAG differentiation and challenge tasks, as well as modeling of good practice and graphical/data analysis.
Killelay
Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab (US version)

Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab (US version)

Strawberry DNA Extraction Lab Where would we be without our DNA? Yet, it’s nearly impossible to grasp its importance if we can’t see it. This lab comes to the rescue with a fun and interactive way of extracting DNA from the humble strawberry. Students will learn how to extract this macromolecule from the fruit and will get to see it first hand. This lesson can be completed with students of all ages and does not require complex equipment - so it can even be done at home! Beware - after doing this activity, you may have a potential scientist on your hands! This product contains: A tried and tested lesson plan, complete with required tools, background information, and optional extension activity suggestions Reference material on DNA and links to additional resources online A printable lab page to hand out to the students Printable analysis questions An answer key
cookingwiththekids
The Ghost Map Cholera Riddle and Map Game

The Ghost Map Cholera Riddle and Map Game

I designed this riddle to get my KS3 students using co-ordinates and solving puzzles rather than just being given the answers. The Foundation version requires less map work and focusses on analysis, the higher version focusses on students following the discoveries of Joghn Snow exactly as he would have done. A great lesson and homework fro key stage 3 or 4.
Gantaeno
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Revision Session

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Revision Session

A 3 hour revision session designed to prepare students for the second biology paper on the Trilogy and Biology Specification. Within this revision session there are focused “mini lessons” on: • Nervous System • Human Reproduction • Inheritance • Genetic Engineering • Antibiotic Resistance • Cycles Within these mini lessons students are guided through some of the core content, complete structured activities and complete exam style questions. To accompany the revision session there is also a complimentary workbook for students to fill in. Within this selection of revision resources there are separate PowerPoints and workbooks for the Trilogy Higher and Foundation Specification as well as the Biology Specification.
ScienceTeacherXX
Osmosis

Osmosis

A fully-resourced lesson that looks at the topic of osmosis and how the movement of water between a cell and the solution can affect the appearance of an animal and a plant cell. This lesson includes a detailed and engaging lesson presentation (42 slides) and differentiated worksheets that include exam questions that can be set as homework. There is a lot of key terminology associated with this topic and time is taken to ensure that students understand the meaning of each of these terms before moving forwards. Students are introduced to the different types of solutions and then a step-by-step guide is used to show them how to compare the water potential of the solution and the cell and then how this will determine which was water moves. The main task is differentiated so that students are challenged and can access the work. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students (14 - 16 year olds in the UK) but is also suitable for A-level students
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Active transport

Active transport

A whole lesson on the topic of active transport which includes a concise lesson presentation (20 slides) and a set of questions that are used to check on the students’ understanding. This lesson is designed for GCSE students (14 - 16 year olds in the UK) but could be used with A-level students who are covering the topic of movement across cell membranes. The main focus of the lesson is to get students to understand that this is an active process which moves substances against the concentration gradient and therefore needs energy for this process. The final part of the lesson looks at the different types of questions that can accompany this topic and a step-by-step guide is used to answer a difficult longer answer question as a class.
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AQA (New 9-1) Biology Quick fire questions for some of the topics

AQA (New 9-1) Biology Quick fire questions for some of the topics

Quick fire questions and answers for the digestion, cells, microscopes and photosynthesis topics. Students can use these to help memorise the basic knowledge for these topics. They can be used in many ways, such as with a board game, where students have to answer a question correctly to go forward the number of spaces on the dice and backwards that number of spaces if they get the question incorrect.
rebecca_l_taylor
Structure of DNA - GCSE

Structure of DNA - GCSE

A fully-resourced lesson which looks at the structure of DNA in the detail which is required at GCSE level (14 - 16 year olds in the UK). The lesson includes an engaging lesson presentation (35 slides) and associated worksheets. The main aim of the lesson is to ensure that students recognise key terminology that comes with this topic such as nucleotide and (nitrogenous) bases. Engaging tasks have been written into the lesson, in order to maintain the motivation, such as when students are introduced to complimentary base pairing through a version of the gameshow “Take me Out”. Additional knowledge is provided at appropriate times in the lesson to stretch and challenge the more able. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of the structure. As stated above, this lesson has been written for GCSE students but could be used with younger students and also with A-level students as a means of a recap before they learn about this in greater detail.
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8D Revision Worksheet- Unicellular Organisms

8D Revision Worksheet- Unicellular Organisms

Revision worksheet for the new Exploring Science 8D unit all about Unicellular organisms. Intended to be printed as an A3 double sided worksheet - has learning outcomes on reverse side to check learning against
fosterpaul
Aerobic Respiration

Aerobic Respiration

KS3 new for the Activate 2 resource ‘Ecosystems’ Full lesson ready to use straight ‘out of the box’ Similar structure to my other power points following the input - activity - review phasing plenary sections for progress checking Clear learning objectives and outcomes Modern and engaging layout Little adaptation needed Please give constructive feedback :D
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