Stretching secondary science students

Lauren Tong
16th April 2019
Science, secondary, stretch, challenge, extension. more-able, high ability, resource, activity, task, KS3, KS4, GCSE, post-16, A-level, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13

Challenging activity ideas to ensure learners achieve their full potential in biology, chemistry and physics lessons

With stretch and challenge being a key focus in school, we have brought together a collection of science extension activities you could use to challenge your KS3, KS4 and KS5 classes. Looking for GCSE science resources? Visit our GCSE Science revision collection.

Physics

A Level Physics Extended Writing Tasks

A set of writing tasks covering the content of AQA Physics A. Each has a PIN mark scheme so they can also be peer or self marked.
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By dwyernathaniel

Design a Rollercoaster worksheet - GPE & KE

Work out Gravitational Potential Energy and Kinetic Energy by designing a rollercoaster. Pupils are taken through calculating GPE, KE and final velocity. For a high ability group.
By UHF

A2 Physics Stretch and Challenge pack

This Stretch and Challenge pack contains 6 activities with accompanying teacher notes from our A2 Physics Kerboodle course. They provide extra challenge for students, helping them to develop the three skill areas needed to achieve the A* grade in A2 examinations: Conceptual understanding; skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis; quality of written communication.
By Oxford Secondary

QUARKS AND LEPTONS - FUNDAMENTAL PARTICLES AND QUANTUM PHYSICS!

Quarks? Hadrons? Baryons? Leptons? Mesons? Bosons? Antimatter? Welcome to the mad world of the standard model and fundamental particles and all the wonderful quantum weirdness it brings! This question packed DOUBLE SIDED worksheet allows students to apply their basic knowledge and stretches them to the limits of their and our understanding. Complete with a detailed, fully comprehensive ANSWER SHEET, this excellent resource prepares students for advanced level exams and leads them deeper and deeper into this fascinating topic and cutting edge science. This is what Physics teaching is all about. Enjoy.

By scigeeks

Biology

A2 Biology Stretch and Challenge pack

This Stretch and Challenge pack contains 7 activity sheets with accompanying teacher notes from our A2 Biology Kerboodle course. They provide extra challenge for students, helping them to develop the three skill areas needed to achieve the A* grade in A2 examinations: Conceptual understanding; skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis; quality of written communication.
By Oxford Secondary

Food nutrients extension activity

6 degrees of separation. Students make 6 (scientific) statements to link the 2 key words. Suitable as an extension activity for more able KS3 or GCSE KS4
By judyv

Surface Area to Volume Ratio Logic Challenge

An activity in which students use clues to find and calculate the surface area, volume and surface are to volume ratios of different animals. This activity has been produced for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE.
By ScienceTeacherXX

NEW 2018 BIOLOGY Plant and Animal Cells - Correct the Mistakes

Save on this resource by buying it as part of a bundle for £2.50
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Objectives:
To know the main parts of a plant and animal cell
Describe the function of these
Compare and Contrast plant and animal cells

Suitable for GCSE or high achieving KS3.

Activity is designed to encourage discussion and pair work.

Task Instructions
1) Draw and label a diagram of a plant cell in the middle of the quilt pattern.

2) Choose two colours to complete the pattern, one colour for correct statements and another for incorrect statements.

3) In your book copy out all of the correct statements and correct the incorrect ones.

4) Using these facts, write a paragraph that clearly shows the differences between a plant and animal cell.
By heelis

Chemistry

A2 Chemistry Stretch and Challenge pack

This Stretch and Challenge pack contains 5 activites with accompanying teacher notes from our A2 Chemistry Kerboodle course. They provide extra challenge for students, helping them to develop the three skill areas needed to achieve the A* grade in A2 examinations: Conceptual understanding; skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis; quality of written communication.
By Oxford Secondary

OCR Gateway GCSE Chemistry new spec revision sheets C1,C2,C3

Revision sheets that cover C1,C2 and C3 of the new specification for OCR. Higher tier and stretch and challenge highlighted.

By chappellj

The GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator

Never before has stretching and challenging the thinking of your students been so simple and so effective. With the GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator you can push the thinking of your students at the click of a button - no planning required!

Containing over 100 challenge tasks and questions mapped to the curriculum, this fantastic tool will engage and excite your students as they get to select a challenge at random by clicking one of the icons on the fourth slide.

Alternatively, why not use the tasks and questions as pre-planned extension activities? Simply drop them into your existing lessons and be certain that you are consistently differentiating for the most able.

However you choose to use it, you can guarantee that the GCSE Chemistry Stretch and Challenge Generator will make pushing the thinking of your students easier than ever before. High challenge, great progress and big thinking will be a feature of every lesson you teach!
By mikegershon

Chemistry: Extension Chemical Calculations

This worksheet and answer sheet is aimed at GCSE chemistry students and covers harder chemical calculations involving moles.
By greenAPL

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