This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Inheritance, variation and evolution’ SoW.
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This lesson begins with a recap on genes and inheritance with a fill in the blank task, pupils can then mark their work using the mark scheme provided.
The first task is on sexual reproduction , pupils will watch a video and will need to note down any facts about sexual reproduction that they can remember from the video. They can then assess their work given the list provided. Pupils will then be given a list of questions and will watch a second video on asexual reproduction, pupils will then need to answer questions about asexual reproduction using the video. The answers to these questions can be assessed using the mark scheme provided.
The next activity requires pupils to copy down a flow diagram, filling in the blanks, to show how male and female gametes fuse together during fertilisation and develop into an embryo. This task focuses on chromosome numbers during this process. Pupils will now be provided with a set of jumbled statements, pupils will need to sort the statements into correct columns - they are either describing asexual or sexual reproduction. Pupils can mark their work using the answers provided.
The final activity is for pupils to answer an exam-style question on this topic, they can complete this in silence and at the back of their books to challenge them further. This work can then be assessed using the mark scheme.
The plenary activity is for pupils to unscramble the anagrams to reveal 6 key words taken from the lesson.
The plenary activity is for pupils to summarise the 5 main key words they have learnt that lesson.
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