Different types of activities to help engage students in revision for additional applied science.
Odd one out - student choose the odd one out (ext - explain why its the odd one)
Beat the clock - students work in groups. One student from each group collects the first question. They all work together to get the right answer and one student brings the books to me to be marked. If all work is neat and correct they get the next question. It gets very competitive and very fun!
Pairs - better for smaller groups as you have to have a set of cards per pair/3. Students have all the cards face down and turn over 2 at a time to try to match a keyword with a definition. I put each set on different coloured card and kept them for this year.
Spot the mistake - underline the 5 mistakes. Ext - correct the mistakes.
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Condensed version of the content to be examined. I tend to use it to get the students to create a revision powerpoint from and then print it as handouts. Then cut out the slide for a handy set of revision cards! Can also be used to get studetns to make mind maps from or other revision gaes.
An outstanding bridging unit for Year 9 pupils based on the material released from AQA on 'Biomimicry'. The unit has been used for a six week half term for Year 9 pupils to introduce them to concepts and skills that appear at GCSE and to bridge the gap. The unit includes an overview, lesson plans and PowerPoints for 24 lessons. The worksheets and homeworks can be obtained from the AQA website.
I have taken the common 6 mark questions seen in the GCSE Core examinations and adapted them into a 6 mark AFL style question - this can be done as a starter/plenary in lessons to ensure pupils look at question command words, key words and exam technique. You can add or remove the key words depending on the group and use the answers for self and peer assessment.<br />
These have proved invaluable for the current exams and have had positive feedback from pupils<br />
These can be adapted to fit with any syllabus and the new GCSE specifications
This includes:<br />
Booklet to work through as part of the induction program. This is part of standard programs.<br />
Certificates (to take home x3)<br />
Hazards Card Sort<br />
Equipment Card Sort<br />
Variables Card Sort<br />
Lab Equipment Labels for Your Lab. <br />
This lesson is about the effects on carbon dioxide on our environment.<br />
The lesson starts with a literacy starter, pupils use a word cloud to determine the title of the lesson, and can list any words that they are unsure of.<br />
Pupils then listen to a podcast about ocean acidification, there are questions so that pupils are focussed during the task.<br />
There are then some slides about how ocean acidification happens, looking at combustion (equations) and the formation of carbonic acid (equations).<br />
The lesson then focusses on the formation of salts - how carbon dioxide reacts with carbonates in the ocean (equations).<br />
Finally, pupils use all the information they have learned to write a response to Nemo's letter about why his home is being destroyed.