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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
Literacy in Science - Science in the News
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Literacy in Science - Science in the News

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Science in the News Suitable for all ages including high level primary students Dictionaries may be needed to support students Aims of resource: • To encourage more non-fiction reading • To extend vocabulary • To be more confident in using scientific terminology in everyday life • To learn about current affairs • To encourage discussion An activity that could be used regularly or as a stand alone lesson.
Germs and food hygiene - microorganisms, pathogens, contamination, debates and much more
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Germs and food hygiene - microorganisms, pathogens, contamination, debates and much more

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At least a double lesson worth of content and activities to discuss food hygiene. It can be used in various subjects: SCIENCE (Biology) to link to microorganisms, pathogens and disease (including Semmelweis) FOOD TECH to discuss the importance of handling food correctly and avoiding contamination TUTOR TIME/PSHE to discuss cleanliness Most activities are quick and require minimal preparation (details of milk practical are included in word file) The debate can be spread over to another lesson allowing you to set preparation for homework Extension activities are mentioned in notes sections as are links to further information about topics should you wish to cover a topic in more detail
Nature Binoculars - exploring nature
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Nature Binoculars - exploring nature

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An activity for teachers and parents that can be carried out at school, at home or as homework for all key stages. The activity includes suggested activities, some examples of use and printable binoculars to print and use or just for inspiration. I have provided a Power Point of images taken through my homemade binoculars to provoke inspiration and as in introduction to the idea. It also allows the activity to continue on a rainy day. Have fun investigating your local area/school/garden and spend time to appreciate everything around you. Can be used across a broad selection of topics and tailored to your needs or just as a bit of fun. Curriculum areas: Biology Natural World Senses Descriptive writing Creative writing Drawing Observation skills HSW (How Science Works) Living organisms Plants Water cycle Solids, liquids and gases Geography Home schooling Virtual learning Independent learning and many many more
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)