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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 - The use of morphemes to learn scientific vocabulary
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Literacy in Science - The use of morphemes to learn scientific vocabulary

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The activity is aimed at GCSE and A level students but could be used to extend KS3 students with high reading ages. High level science involves learning an additional language as well as understanding the concepts and a lot of the words are very similar due to the root of their formation. This activity helps students to understand where the words come from so when they come across new terms, they may be able to use this knowledge to understand part or all of the term. It is a technique used in university study to help students, in particular medics to help them remember all the new terminology Provide each student with a hard copy of the morpheme table or display it on your WB. Students use the table to try and determine the meaning of the scientific words Go through the words in turn and students can mark their work/peer assess ensuring that they write the correct definition in their table if they were unable to work it out. I have included answers - they are not necessarily formal definitions as I wanted to try and keep the link to the morphemes.
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
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.
How useful is my library - an activity to allow students to get to know their school/public library
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How useful is my library - an activity to allow students to get to know their school/public library

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Can be used at the start of the year as a lesson in the library or as a homework to encourage students and parents to use their local library. The activity is made up of a series of questions which the students can find the answers to all over the library or from the librarian. It should encourage them to explore the facilities available and allow them to feel confident using the library. The task is independent and students can keep the booklet once complete for reference Both files have the same content, the only difference is that the booklet should print as a booklet if you select double sided when printing.
Chemical bonding - Independent study activities
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Chemical bonding - Independent study activities

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3 activities to help students consolidate their understanding of chemical bonding (full instructions given within resource) Activity 1: Command word activity Activity 2: Literacy task Activity 3: Summary and application task Extension/higher: Students can extend their understanding to inter molecular forces and properties of each type of bonding A great way to get the key points into students notes whilst also demanding explanations using their understanding. Suitable for KS3, KS4 (new spec GCSE combined science and Chemistry) Also suitable for a revision activity at the start of A Level Chemistry
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.
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