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Welcome to my shop!! I have taught in an inner London school for 6 years and been Head of Department for the last 3. I not only produce science specific resources but also cross-curricular projects and science literacy resources. I hope you find something useful and your students enjoy the activities!

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Welcome to my shop!! I have taught in an inner London school for 6 years and been Head of Department for the last 3. I not only produce science specific resources but also cross-curricular projects and science literacy resources. I hope you find something useful and your students enjoy the activities!
Literacy in science activities KS3/GCSE
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Literacy in science activities KS3/GCSE

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A selection of activities to support students literacy and increase their engagement in science. To be used in class, as homework or during tutor time for enrichment. the resources will help build a better understanding of science in the media and how the language of science was developed. This will support learners throughout their science career beyond A level
Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, Halloween SCIENCE based activities
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Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, Halloween SCIENCE based activities

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We all love celebrating Halloween but we don't often know why Halloween is celebrated. These resources cover some of he historical aspects of Halloween and El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The activities are linked to areas of various science curricula but is on the whole a cross-curricular resource for use around October 31st/November 1st. Suitable for all ages as you can select appropriate activities for your age group The topics covered include: The history of the Day of the Dead, Halloween and All Saints Day Ofrenda and the classical elements, earth, wind, fire and water Marigolds and their significance (plant dissection) The monarch butterfly and its significance (life cycle of a butterfly) The cyclical nature of agriculture (intensive farming, organic farming, hydroponics etc.) Each resource has multiple activities including basic discussion tasks and more detailed research based tasks. Where possible I have added ideas for alternative ways to carry out the activity in-case you wish to use it as a tutor time activity or whole lesson plan I hope this to be a multi-national resource as we all celebrate in different ways and our beliefs and traditions are all influenced by different historical events.
Careers activity to inform students about different industries and jobs
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Careers activity to inform students about different industries and jobs

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An activity designed to encourage students to learn about different career paths. Students should learn about various occupations and what the role involves as well as discuss the link between the job and a current news topic. Resources: Cards with a selection of careers and small summary/job description 5 current news articles in printer friendly format NB: Not all occupations can be related to each article but the activity should promote discussion and open students eyes to a selection of different career paths. Extension: Add more occupations Ask students to provide the article for the next lesson (to encourage an interest in current affairs) Can be completed as a regular tutor time activity or as part of a careers lesson Promotes thinking outside the box, discussion, research, collaborative thinking and application of knowledge.
Adapt and survive treasure hunt starter
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Adapt and survive treasure hunt starter

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Suitable for KS2/KS3 and KS4 Biology/Science Activity; -Print out the words and cut them out separately. -Hide them around the classroom/outside space -Students have to come in and try and find one of each word (4 in total) - they must leave any duplicates where they are for other students to find There are not enough of each word for every student so only some students will ‘survive’ Depending on how the students find the words you could discuss competition/survival of the fittest/Adaptation/could they survive with the resources they have? It is great fun and really gets the energy up for the start of the lesson plus the students will learn about 4 things living organisms require to survive
Making sherbet, kitchen chemistry - fun activity with scientific explanation for reaction
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Making sherbet, kitchen chemistry - fun activity with scientific explanation for reaction

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A method for making sherbet in the classroom There is opportunity for design and creativity to design packaging and a name for their sherbet which could be used as a cross curricular opportunity with the DT/Art department or as part of your schools STEM development. I have included a small section of food hygiene but please ensure all equipment is clean (I borrow equipment from the food tech department) A bit of fun but also a link to Chemistry in real life and encourages students to think about the reactions happening around them. Can be used for all ages
Centre of mass/gravity lesson with multiple activities
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Centre of mass/gravity lesson with multiple activities

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A double lesson covering centre of mass with lots of fun interactive activities and a more detailed investigation. Group activities, individual challenges, class investigation and application opportunities There are so many ways to investigate centre of mass, this resource puts some of these ideas in one place and provides instruction and worksheets to support lesson Additional resources are needed and some preparation time will be required for some activities, however feel free to leave these out as others are more straight forward
Harry Potter Science Week plan, poster, schedule and resources
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Harry Potter Science Week plan, poster, schedule and resources

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Transform your Science department into Hogwarts for a week and have lessons full of wizarding fun and excitement whilst also extending students scientific understanding. Resources include: 1 - Poster - To advertise your week 2 - Vision and plan - An overview of how we organised our week with suggested activities and ways to involve all year groups 3 - Letter of acceptance - We gave one to each tutor group in preparation for the week and also printed loads out to come flying out of our homemade chimney (see photos) 4 - Schedule template - The schedule shows how we organised the weeks and also has the jobs for people to volunteer for in order to prepare resources and decorations for the week 5 - Instructions for elephants toothpaste (part of potions) 6 - Assignments - Print out double sided and hand out to students as part of a week long quiz, we put together certificates for students who completed each quiz and the aim was to complete all the quizzes by the end of the week and earn a certificate in each wizarding discipline (herbology, potions, transfiguration, charms and divination) - a good literacy activity to add tot he week 7 - Instructions for flame tests (part of potions) 8 - A selection of photos from our week for inspiration In addition our entire department dressed up as characters from the books for the whole week We had Harry Potter themed awards for budding scientists and for those who really stood out we organised a trip with the English department to The Harry Potter Experience to learn about the making of the films. All in all it is a great week and a lot of fun, plus everybody loves Harry Potter!
Literacy in science - including outdoor education opportunities
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Literacy in science - including outdoor education opportunities

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A selection of activities using word banks to increase students vocabulary and confidence in using scientific terms. The word banks are great for creative writing and sentence structure. They can also be used as part of a forest school activity in an outdoor classroom or as a homework to encourage students to go outside and discover nature and science around them. The terms range in difficulty to allow the resource to be used for all ages and abilities The resource can be used in class or at home and can be used for short snappy activities e.g. spelling tests or for more extensive projects
Energy transfer investigation methods - HSW
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Energy transfer investigation methods - HSW

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A selection of activities to investigate energy transfer including a fun activity making ice cream. All can be done in a classroom with only basic equipment so can be done by all ages. The investigations can we done as a quick activity as part of a longer lesson or they can be extended by asking students to use them as inspiration to design their own investigations which will support ISA preparation for the new GCSEs. Data collected can also be used for data interpretation activities, again to support the mathematical elements of the new GCSE curriculum. Activity titles: Insulation Hot or Cold Drinks Cooler Make ice cream in a plastic bag Ideas for use: Primary school - to introduce students to scientific experiments and get them thinking about how energy is transferred Secondary school - Fun KS3 experiments to engage students at the start of a topic or during HSW for GCSE activities. Whole school - Can be used as part of an enrichment week, students can design experiments and expand on the ones provided Home school - Can be conducted in the kitchen (with supervision)