I'm not brilliant at making resources unlike many on here but I have made this activity for my A-level students. Print out each page on A4, laminate and attach a longish length of cord or ribbon. Hang a card around the neck of a student with the information on their back. Some have methods and others have descriptions of food preservation. By questioning each other they have to find out which go together. Fits in with unit 2.2.4 of OCR AS Biology. Can also be used at GCSE or KS3.
This lesson and activity takes students through the N cycle.
I laminate and cut up the 2 slides with information about the key processes so that students can try to construct the N cycle themselves. This is a challenging activity, where they really have to read and process the information. I also laminate an A3 version of the N cycle images (see second ppt), so they can draw on the laminate with whiteboard pens. This means if they make a mistake, they can just rub it out.
I then display the diagram on the board, getting students to add the labels and correcting each other's. Then I talk through it with them and they make notes or annotate a paper copy.
There are then questions I use for a whiteboard activity checking knowledge of the bacteria and a longer answer application question.
Then I give the students exam questions from the booklet.
I finish with a Kahoot Quiz (multiple choice online quiz) for a plenary. These are really simple to make.
This resource has been developed to enable students clearly identify the key points for certain types of questions. The topics include muscles, genetics, ecology, cycles, homeostasis, nerve impulses; typical A2 biology questions.
Some questions and answers are themed from AQA past papers, so students can see the patterns in the key words or phrases they need to include in their answers.
There are also typical questions across the exam boards (for biology) that students struggle with, and tips on key information to look for, such as for Hardy Weinberg.
I found it really useful for all ability students as it gave them access to key information required for a lot of A2 topics.
This is the lesson I use to teach Transcription and Translation. It normally takes up to an hour, with the exam questions being finished for homework.
I have used it to teach AQA spec up to 2015 and OCR pre and post 2015 specification. It could also be used for GCSE protein synthesis, although it might need some adapting.
The powerpoint takes students through the lesson and their 'pupil notes' complement the powerpoint so they fill in notes and any additional information. I have found that this method works better than them making their own notes as they find this process quite difficult.
They can complete the exam questions as practice applying their knowledge.
This is a resource I created to introduce students to the key words in genetic inheritance - dominant, recessive, heterozygous etc... It takes them through Harry Potter and friends' genetic inheritance, applying the key words and showing them how to set out a genetic cross.
There are questions guiding them through and then extension questions using different scenarios.
This resource will also ticks the boxes for literacy (comprehension and key word application) and numeracy (calculating probability).
I have used it with GCSE and A-level students.