Settling your science classes into the new year

Ease your secondary science classes back into the school routine with these introductory resources and general skills-based lesson ideas

Tes Resources Team

Curious Secondary Science student Investigating Test Tube At The Start Of Term

Introductory lessons and planning staples to help ease you and your classes back into the school routine

For students and teachers alike, the first weeks back after the summer holidays can be a bit of a shock to the system. To help make the transition as smooth as possible, we’ve pulled together some of the top lesson ideas to help introduce Science to your new Year 7s, as well as some general skills-based resources to get older learners back into the swing of things.

Starting secondary science

Back to School Science
Yacine Chebbout

Back to School Science

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Perfect resource for the start of the academic year to welcome new Science classes! Great for both new KS3 and KS4 Science classes. A fully differentiated and resourced two part lesson which includes an icebreaker activity, and covers classroom rules and expectations. Additionally, students will l...
Starting Science Booklet
Whizbit

Starting Science Booklet

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Covers the first 6 lessons with year 7. Contains lab safety, scientific equipment and measuring, the Bunsen burner and an ISA style investigation on salt and water boiling.
Intro to Science Lab Equipment (ideal for Back to School)
Kayla Williams

Intro to Science Lab Equipment (ideal for Back to School)

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When it is back to school time, make sure you engage your students with this fun and easy to prepare introduction to the science lab booklet! The focus of this booklet is to learn the types of lab equipment used, how to set it up safely, and how to use it correctly. Included in this booklet there a...
Lab safety for Science students
Cre8tive Resources

Lab safety for Science students

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**Lab safety Escape Room** Knowledge Escape Room Quiz - End of term fun for the whole class. No printing required! Just project the Powerpoint and off you go. Built in timers, Video clips and answer reveals after every slide. This is an educational fun immersive Bank Heist themed Escape room ...
Back to School Scientific Skills
Yacine Chebbout

Back to School Scientific Skills

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Perfect resource for the start of the academic year to welcome new Science classes! A fully resourced set of three lessons that focuses on helping students to develop their scientific skills. Great as an introduction topic for KS3 Science classes and can easily be modified for GCSE Science classes. ...

Skills-based resources

Science Graphs
TeachElite

Science Graphs

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This is FULLY ANIMATED introductory lesson teaching the pupils the different types of graphs that we use in science. By the end of this lesson pupils will have an understanding of the different types of graphs and would have practiced constructing a series of line graphs. Graph paper is included an...
Skills in Science Booklet
jillstjohn

Skills in Science Booklet

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This Skills booklet allows your pupils to develop their scientific skills. It includes everything from identifying variables to drawing graphs and conclusions. If your students need additional help with their graphs, I have a Line & Bar Graph help sheet available also. If you download this resou...
Method Writing Skills For Science
Kayla Williams

Method Writing Skills For Science

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Do your students struggle to write their method for their science experiments? Maybe they just have not had a lot of experience writing a science lab method. I have the same issue with younger grades, this is a totally new style of writing than what they are used to! To combat this, I have design...
Practical planning science skills bundle
Lucy Price

Practical planning science skills bundle

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This is a bundle of resources designed to give students the skills of planning, carrying out and concluding and evaluating a practical. It's designed to be taught as 3 lessons: 1st - planning, 2nd - doing, 3rd - concluding and evaluating. Each lesson has a corresponding worksheet (or sheets) and p...

Challenges and homework

Science Challenge Cards
krhoskins

Science Challenge Cards

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I created these challenge cards for my KS4 science sets, I used them for all 3 sciences. It helps to extends learners and is an easy way to differentiate. They work nicely as a way to extend the learning of the pupils who finish quickly. There is also a range from easy - green to hard -red.
KS3 ~ Year 7  ~ Elements, Atoms & Compounds Homework
SWiftScience

KS3 ~ Year 7 ~ Elements, Atoms & Compounds Homework

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This homework activity is designed for the KS3 Science Course, specifically Year 7 C1.2 Module on Elements, Atoms & Compounds For more lessons designed for KS3 and KS4 please visit my shop at: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience. This activity contains a set of diffe...