How we draw scientific apparatusQuick View

How we draw scientific apparatus

This is a simple interactive whiteboard activity to introduce year 7 to scientific apparatus and how to draw it. Page 1 shows what the apparatus looks like, move them aside to reveal how they should be drawn. All the pictures can be moved around the board including the pencil and ruler on page 3.
Drawing ApparatusQuick View

Drawing Apparatus

Please find attached an introductory lesson in Science for drawing apparatus. Students will come across different pieces of equipment within the lab and have to draw it. A nice introduction for any age and also really adapatable.
Distillation Apparatus: Create a Labelled DiagramQuick View

Distillation Apparatus: Create a Labelled Diagram

A differentiated resource for producing a labelled diagram of distillation apparatus. There are two main versions of this activity, but both of them require the information cards. These can be printed out and placed around the room. The first version is an all in one A4 sheet that has the diagram and labels that can be cut out and stuck on. This is better suited to lower ability students, they can find out where the parts are by looking at the information around the room. The second version requires the diagram with no labels. Students have to collect the information from around the room and write it on their diagram. I run this as a memory game, giving students two rules: they can only write on their diagram at their desk, and they cannot move the information sheets.
Scientific Apparatus - Card Sort or Flashcards or Wall Display - KS3-General resource for practicalsQuick View

Scientific Apparatus - Card Sort or Flashcards or Wall Display - KS3-General resource for practicals

Approximately 40 photographs and pictures of common science laboratory apparatus used by students in secondary schools at KS3 and KS4. Each picture is accompanied by a separate name plaque. When used as a wall display students can use it as a reference point to use the correct nomenclature for apparatus during practicals. This resource could be used as whole class or paired flash cards or group work card sort. The nature of the resource make it appropriate for KS3 use or use with lower ability KS4. It is a generic resource that helps students to learn the names of lab. equipment in general throughout their course of study. Title plaque - Scientific apparatus Name plaques - beaker splint spatula stirring rod measuring cylinder tripod petri dish boiling tube crucible gauze pippette test-tube Bunsen burner test-tube rack/holder conical flask funnel stopclock tongs round bottom flask thermometer safety goggles microscope scalpel mass/masses slotted masses balance boss clamp stand mortar pestle bung delivery tube gas jar bell jar voltmeter ammeter trough side arm flask Under the national curriculum for England Science KS3 this forms part of 'Working scientifically' subsection 'Experimental skills and investigations' 'use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials during fieldwork and laboratory work, paying attention to health and safety make and record observations and measurements using a range of methods for different investigations; and evaluate the reliability of methods and suggest possible improvements'
Common Lab ApparatusQuick View

Common Lab Apparatus

This can either be used as a card sort if prepared in advance or as a cut & stick exercise. A resource intended for Year 7 classes when they are first introduced to practical work. It will help to familiarise them with the names of common pieces of lab apparatus and allow them to compare 3D pictures to their 2D diagram.
Science ApparatusQuick View

Science Apparatus

This is an introduction lesson to demonstrate how pupils draw scientific apparatus in diagram form and the uses of these within the laboratory. This resource pack contains: A PPT (30 slides) & handouts (2) covering 10 different apparatus. Included in this resource is one of our timers complete with MUSIC. Activities include: Starter Task: Show Me Whiteboard activity Examples of how to draw each item in diagram form and tasks to support this. Plenary (Exit task) : Doodle Task In our lessons, all key words are added to our KS3 Science - Scientific Vocabulary A-Z . We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: Facebook:
Apparatus Match the PicturesQuick View

Apparatus Match the Pictures

Are you tired of students identifying measuring cylinders as beakers and calling beakers "cups"?? Struggling with students getting names of apparatus wrong in test and in conversations? This is what you have been looking for! THIS is a resource that can be used for all years, particularly Year 7 apparatus identification and induction into secondary science, but also for Applications of Science BTEC course to help ensure students know their pieces of apparatus for their practical examination. The first page has the names of the common apparatus for KS3 and KS4, the second page has the pictures of the apparatus to help students to recognise them. This resource can be used in a number of different ways, depending what you want to do and what your students are familiar with: -A starter or plenary activity -Group work: they're given the cards, separated, and they need to sort and pair as a group. -Pair work: Use the keywords as a question for an opponent to locate the answer. -Give each student a card sort (separated already) as a homework/classwork activity. -Give each student the two pages of cards to stick the words and the symbol back to back to make key idea revision cards to learn for revision. -Choose a few as a starter activity, jumble them up, and pop onto a slide for the beginning of a lesson -Any other use you can think of! Laminate a class set of them if you want to use them repeatedly.
Chemical ApparatusQuick View

Chemical Apparatus

PDF that shows images of apparatus the Y7 might encounter in a science laboratory - would have been a PowerPoint slides show, but file would not upload to site.
Lab Apparatus Close UpQuick View

Lab Apparatus Close Up

Students try to identify the apparatus from close up images. Nice puzzle to pass the time - I've used them for students to do when they have finished an end of unit test early.
Choosing appropriate apparatus for accurate measurement.Quick View

Choosing appropriate apparatus for accurate measurement.

In this resource, students are invited to take measurements of various physical quantities for different bodies. Students must pick what they will measure, the equipment they will use to measure them, justify their choice in equipment, develop a procedure to clearly explain how they will measure the body of their choosing and take the measurement. The learning outcomes achieved in this activity are students selecting and using appropriate measuring equipment, identifying and measuring length, time, temperature and speed, design - plan and conduct an investigation, consider the accuracy and precision of their measurements, justify their selection of equipment and produce data. As a pre-requisite, it would be expected that students would have been introduced to the use of laboratory measuring equipment when using this resource.
Scientific Enquiry Poster SetQuick View

Scientific Enquiry Poster Set

A set of three A4 posters with bullet pointed information on planning, investigation and analysis/evaluation. Poster use a clear printed font (round a) and each one is a different colour
Working with Scientific LiteratureQuick View

Working with Scientific Literature

This pack provides a stimulating way of learning about scientific journal articles and highlights the differences between ‘research’ papers and ‘review’ papers. Students learn about addressing various hypotheses for a specific primate behaviour. The pack also incorporates the importance of communicating science and how this can be done through various media.
FULL scheme of work for 2016 new AQA GCSE Biology COMBINED & TRILOGY includes HTQuick View

FULL scheme of work for 2016 new AQA GCSE Biology COMBINED & TRILOGY includes HT

The full scheme of work created in Excel containing comprehensive and tangible learning objectives for each individual lesson across the entire AQA Biology specification. It is also linked to the skills development criteria for Working Scientifically, Maths and Apparatus & Techniques. Included are homework ideas, keywords corresponding to each lesson together with information clarifying what is NEW on the curriculum. Empty columns to add textbook page references and to hyperlink your current activities and resources in order to streamline your science department.
Planning a scientific investigationQuick View

Planning a scientific investigation

I laminated the investigation mat so the pupils had it as a resource to hand whilst planning an investigation.\nI use the plan a practical template with lower sets so they have a structure to write down their information
IGCSE_Chemistry_Separation techniques_Mixtures _Criteria for purity_apparatus for measuringQuick View

IGCSE_Chemistry_Separation techniques_Mixtures _Criteria for purity_apparatus for measuring

The resource contains the important instruments and techniques as per IGCSE chemistry. It clearly explains separation techniques and their uses (commonly asked in IGCSE exams theory and ATP papers) along with other objectives such as measurements and criteria for purity. Topics Covered- • Measurement • Pure Substances • Criteria for Purity • Difference between compounds and mixtures • Homogenous mixtures • Heterogenous mixtures • Separation Techniques • Decantation • Filteration • Sublimation • Chromatography • Distillation • Fractional distillation • Crystallisation • Centrifugation
GCSE Physics skills tracking sheet (new 2016 spec)Quick View

GCSE Physics skills tracking sheet (new 2016 spec)

A pro-forma for tracking students' progress in the apparatus and techniques and working scientifically statements in the new GCSE Physics Required Practicals. Also includes a sheet mapping the required practicals to the various apparatus and techniques and working scientifically statements. The information is taken from the AQA spec, but should be relevant to all specifications.