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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
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!
Newton's Laws of motion Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 6.5.4.2)
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Newton's Laws of motion Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 6.5.4.2)

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A PP covering the AQA specification for Physics module 6.5.4.2 of the new AQA combined science Trilogy specification. The resource is designed to help reduce your planning time by providing you with the main specification points for each topic so you can focus on making lessons creative and engaging. Topics covered: Newton's First Law Newton's Second Law Newton's Third Law I hope to have covered the entire year 11 course for the new specification (biology, Chemistry and Physics) by summer 2017 so please keep checking for more resources. I will also be making assessments to go alongside the resources ready for September
Forces and Motion Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 6.5.4)
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Forces and Motion Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 6.5.4)

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A PP covering the AQA specification for Physics module 6.5.4 of the new AQA combined science Trilogy specification. The resource is designed to help reduce your planning time by providing you with the main specification points for each topic so you can focus on making lessons creative and engaging. Each sub-topic includes a few quick multiple choice questions (MCQ) to assess students learning (AFL) Topics covered: Distance and displacement Speed Velocity Distance-time relationship Acceleration Newton's First law Newton's Second law Newton's Third law Stopping Distance Reaction time Factors affecting braking distance 1 Factors affecting braking distance 2 I hope to have covered the entire year 11 course for the new specification (biology, Chemistry and Physics) by summer 2017 so please keep checking for more resources. I will also be making assessments to go alongside the resources ready for September
Literacy activity for the changing atom
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Literacy activity for the changing atom

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Information about the key scientists involved in the changing atom. it is downloaded from various sources on the internet and I ask students to read about a particular scientist and highlight the key points. As a class we then build the history of the atom using the information and any prior knowledge they may have.
Momentum (HT) Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 6.5.5
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Momentum (HT) Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 6.5.5

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A very simple PP covering the AQA specification for Physics module 6.5.5 of the new AQA combined science Trilogy specification. The resource is designed to help reduce your planning time by providing you with the main specification points for each topic so you can focus on making lessons creative and engaging. The resource is free as it is so small and basic. the PPs covering the rest of the course are more detailed and cover larger parts of the spec. Momentum is a Higher tier only topic so thought I would do it as a stand alone PP.
Factors that affect the rate of reaction - Outdoor/active learning
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Factors that affect the rate of reaction - Outdoor/active learning

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Once you have taught the factors that affect the rate of reaction this is a fun way to embed the knowledge whilst also having a bit of fun. You could also teach it as an introduction to the topic, allowing students to learn from the demonstration as opposed to applying existing knowledge to the demo. Contains plans for both student led and teacher led as well as differentiation ideas Great opportunity to get students out of the classroom and active Equipment required Some outdoor space/ ask to borrow the school gym At least 15 balls (ideally basket balls, footballs or volleyballs) Your students Content covered • How temperature affects the rate of reaction • How pressure affects the rate of reaction • How concentration affects the rate of reaction • How a catalyst affects the rate of reaction Also allows students to visualise particles and gain a greater understanding of what happens when these factors change in terms of reaction particles Suitable for KS3, KS4 and KS5 as they all cover rates of reaction Activity can take 30 minutes to an hour depending on how you run it and whether you discuss the extensions
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)
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
Practical skills booklet to develop scientific methodology
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Practical skills booklet to develop scientific methodology

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The skills on the front page are linked to Doddle skills (https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/login) However please feel free to remove the codes to make them generic. I have aimed the booklet at year 9 however the activities are transferable across KS3 and KS4 The activities should support students through their science education and help them to get used to terminology they will need for the required practicals at GCSE and A level
Forces, work done and elasticity Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 5)
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Forces, work done and elasticity Skeleton PP for AQA Combined Science (Physics topic 5)

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A PP covering the AQA specification for Physics module 5 of the new AQA combined science Trilogy specification. The resource is designed to help reduce your planning time by providing you with the main specification points for each topic so you can focus on making lessons creative and engaging. Each sub-topic includes a few quick multiple choice questions (MCQ) to assess students learning (AFL) Topics covered: Scalar and vector quantities Contact and non-contact forces Gravity resultant forces Work done and energy transfer Forces and elasticity I hope to have covered the entire year 11 course for the new specification (biology, Chemistry and Physics) by summer 2017 so please keep checking for more resources. I will also be making assessments to go alongside the resources ready for September