KS3 ~ Year 8 ~ Smoking

This lesson is designed for the KS3 Year 8 Science course, specifically the B2 1.1 Health & Lifestyle.

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This lesson begins with some facts and figures about the rates of smoking around the world, how many cigarettes are smoked daily and the different chemicals found in cigarette smoke and which of these are linked with disease.

Students will now watch a video on the chemicals found in cigarette smoke and the damage these chemicals can do to the body, whilst watching the video students will need to answer a couple of questions. The answers to these questions are then revealed using the PowerPoint, students can self-assess their work.

Students will now watch another video on smoking and the effect on your health, students will be given a set of questions that they will need to answer using the video. Once this task is complete, students will self-assess their work using the mark scheme provided.

The latter part of the lesson involves an activity whereby students will be given a worksheet of questions, there will be information posters placed around the room which students will need to use to answer questions on their worksheet. The mark scheme for this task is included in the PowerPoint presentation for students to peer-assess their work with their partners.

Students will then need to complete a ‘feedback quadrant’ of their partners work, this includes a positive comment, something they missed out which should have included and a question to test their understanding of the lesson content.

The very last task requires students to read a graph of information on the death rates due to different smoking-related illnesses. Students should answer the set of questions using the data, this task can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided.

The plenary requires students to write three sentences to summarise what they have learned this lesson.

All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)

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