The BMI is used in a wide variety of contexts as a simple method to assess how much an individual's body weight departs from what is normal or desirable for a person of his or her height.
This resource can be used to teach students how to calculate their BMI.
Variety of resources for work on BMI. Includes history, BMI calculators from NHS, BBC, US source plus charts, tables and graphs as well as information about a suggested new ‘better’ formula (from news article of January 2013). NHS links and charts linked to healthy living also present.
Links to IWB files (ActivStudio, ActivInspire and Smart Notebook 11) can be found in the file, plus all other links. Enjoy (updated 6 October 2015).
Activity adapted from Upd8 website. I have included the original adobe file although I only use page 2 (information cards).
Pupils are given the student instruction sheet and read a news article about how caffiene can increase the motility of sperm (original article from new scientist). They then use the information and cards (adobe file page 2) to draw cartoons to show how the sperm will move in different semen samples (coffee drinkers, cannabis smokers, overweight men and a 'normal' man).
I have inlcuded the cartoon template as I set this as a cover lesson and wanted to make it as easy to follow as possible, but they could just do this in their books.
A collection of resources (adapted from the Deadinburgh activity) where pupils are challenged to identify the microbe causing the recent zombie plague sweeping across Bristol. Pupils read information from 'The Stun' newspaper to identify methods of infection, symptoms, types of microbes and possible cures.
Enough content for a few lessons on The Mammalian Transport System. Includes:
- Need for transport systems
- Cardiovascular System
- Blood Vessels
- Tissue Fluid, Blood Plasma and Lymph
- Composition of Blood
- Haemoglobin dissociation curve
- Bohr Shift
- Fetal Haemoglobin
- Problems with oxygen transport (Carbon Monoxide and High Altitude)
A lesson which was graded outstanding when I taught it.
1) Why organ donations are necessary
2) The ethical decisions which need to be considered
3) Asks students to evaluate different scenarios and make decisions about when organs should be transplanted.
Includes the lesson plan, powerpoint and research task.
A complete set of mind maps for iGCSE Biology Edexcel Specification - with separate sections for doubles and triples. All word documents so easily edited.
Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms
Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms
Section 3: Reproduction and inheritance
Section 4: Ecology and the environment
Section 5: Use of biological resources
Perfect for revision - I get the students to laminate them and use them as place mats to help revision.