This 2 page worksheet consists of four parts and can be used for assessing the students during a lesson about Darwin and Lamarck.
Suggested way to use it:
Part 1. After explaining Lamarck's theory, give your students some time to explain this theory in their own words by following the sequence of the pictures and encourage them to practice their English skills.
Part 2. Before talking about Darwin, it is useful to explain the meaning of "natural selection". In this part the students can link it with the giraffes' heights and also practice their Maths skills.
Part 3. After mentioning Darwin's observations at Galapagos islands, ask your students to match the birds' beaks with the relevant food.
Part 4. This can be your plenary and check if the difference between Darwin and Lamarck is clear and understood.
I got an outstanding in a recent observation with this lesson. It covers AQA B1 Chapter 7
-The two contradicting theories of evolution (Charles Darwin and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck)
-Why people objected the theories
-The worksheet focuses on difference types of evolutionary trees
-The Exam question is a popular exam question related to the topic
Builds on knowledge of mitosis and meiosis from GCSE. Introduces the cell cycle and the different steps in mitosis. Designed to be used for the OCR AS Biology course in combination with the course textbook.
Put the station cards from the PPT file around the room. Students then have copies of the station cards from the word file and have to move around the room completing the cards.
Helper sheets are for any LSA's you may have
Pollination: Useful for revision with a weaker class, but a great way to challenge a more able one. Students look at photographs of pollinators at work – really look – and try to consider the implications of what they are seeing. This can be done in teams or individually. 4 slides show insect, bird and wind pollination and one has a quote from Darwin as an extra challenge.
Then the same pollinators are shown with commentary and some extra information designed to provoke discussion and spark interest. This gives the opportunity for the class to discuss the implications of what they notice. [If this is done as a cover lesson, the non-specialist teacher could draw up a list of questions generated by students to put to the teacher for next lesson].
The lesson ends with a 2 question test as a plenary to sum up what has been learned.
To accommodate differentiation there are the extra challenges and additional information for more able students, as well as a fill in grid with some given information for the less able or slow writers.
The stunning photos in the Power Point are presented in Word for printing off as A4 or A3 posters for display.
A lesson looking at Women in Science and the contributions they have made, hopefully inspiring young girls in Schools to consider a career in STEM fields.
Starter: Work out what all the pictures have in common (all discoveries made by women), match up the questions to the percentage answers.
Main:Task 1- complete the 'Women In Science Factfind' worksheet using the computers.
Task 2- Create a factfile about a particular woman in Science. 5 factfiles to go through as a class to give them an idea of what to include.
Plenary: Sharing in pairs information about their woman in Science, then presenting to the group interesting facts about their woman in Science.
Homework: Produce a poster or leaflet to persuade more women / girls to get into scientific fields of work.
The last slide has links to different organisation that work to get more women into scientific fields of work.