# Biology teaching resources

Resources and ideas for biology, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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#### My ISA Handbook AQA science controlled assessment

This handbook is intended to prepare students for the challenges of a science controlled assessment through a range of activities that can be completed independently or in class. It includes a 'student speak' glossary and lots of challenging oppotunities for assessment for learning before you begin an ISA. It aims to provide an independent learning opportunity that reduces the amount of class time you need to spend on an ISA. Word file now added so you can customise to suit your centre.

#### Evolution

This is for a 100 minute lesson, but there are two tasks which could be split over two 50 min lessons. The Timeline Poster is one activity and the Darwin text based activity is the second activity. The text may be too textual for low ability or low reading age students, my low reading age group had an LSA and they were ACE!

#### KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.4. that we can represent components by symbols. 5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.7. how a switch works.8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.9. that current is measured in Amps. 10. that current is measured using an ammeter. 11. how to connect and use an ammeter.12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up. 14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used. 15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.17. that more cells in series equals more voltage. 18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

#### NEW SPEC AS biology practical exam questions workbook

64 pages of exam questions for the 6 required practicals at AS (see preview) biology AQA. Note: Many other exam boards have overlapping practical activities so much of this document will be relevant to other exam boards.

#### Skeleton

Students to Assemble a skeleton

#### KS3 - Lesson 6 - Puberty

Lesson on puberty with video links to click on. There are two PowerPoint attached - higher and lower. Hope this is useful.

#### AS AQA Biology Required Practical Revision Booklet

A detailed revision booklet covering the 6 required practicals for AQA Biology AS level. Each required practical has a copy of a method, link to a video and exam question with answers.

#### microbes and disease revision mind map

used for key stage 3 revision poster

#### DNA protein synthesis

Originally written for A-level but could be relevant to high ability GCSE. Also includes information on key practical work involving DNA i.e. DNA fingerprinting and southern blotting.

#### A set of mind maps to use for revision at key stage 3

I enlarge these to A3 and then pupils fill them in for revision, to use with exam type questions before end of unit tests.The topics are as follows:Rocks, microbes and disease, inheritance and selection, speeding up, plants, acids and alkalis, electricity, magnets, heating and cooling.

#### Genes and the control of gene expression

A detailed factsheet on genes and the control of gene expression and development. I gave these to students to help them answer some questions on the topic.The student fill in sheet can be used alongside.

#### A-level control of heart rate and ventilation

A powerpoint which foes through how the heart rate is controlled and then ventilation. There are some key definitions to sort and some diagrams for the students included. Aimed at A-level.

#### Biology DNA Topic Revision Sheet

Concise and well presented revision sheet - two sided summary sheets provides an excellent revision aid for any S1 - S3 Biology Student.

#### Introduction to Types of Rocks - Full Presentation

Full lesson / presentation to provide students into the understanding of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
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#### A-level Biology exam questions and answers

With the lack of A-level questions here is a bundle of different topics from the last 10 years. Includes answers.Includes questions on:-Active transport-Cells-Carbohydrates-DNA-Enzymes-Fuels-Membranes-Proteins-ECGs-Evolution-Linkage-Monohybrid crosses-Nervous control of the heart-Spirometer

#### Year 1 A-level Biology notes (Exchange and Transport)

These A-level biology notes contain key content from all topics in OCR module 3 'Exchange and Transport', including the following topics: - Gaseous exchange in mammals, insects, and fish.- The cardiovascular system in humans and animals (including the heart).- The vascular system in herbaceous plants.

#### Year 1 A-level Biology revision notes bundle

A compilation of all my revision notes for modules 2 and 3 of OCR A-level Biology (i.e. foundations in biology and exchange and transport).

#### Year 1 A-level Biology revision notes (Foundations in Biology)

These revision notes contain key content from all topics of OCR module 2 'Foundations in Biology', including the following topics:- Biological molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and ATP)- Enzymes- Transport across membranes- Microscopy- Cell structure (eukaryotic and prokaryotic).N.B. these notes do not contain all of the content required, just the more challenging points that students often forget about in the exam.

#### Cells revision resources pack

This pack contains lots of resources for teaching and revising the topics of cells. It is designed as a revision lesson, with a suggested structure for the lessons, but you could also use the worksheets separately. It is suitable for use for both key stage 3 and GCSE, as the resources are differentiated. Alongside the resources I provide a number of help sheets that can be used to help students when completing the activities.

#### Harry Potter Genetics

Simple inheritance based on Harry Potter. Helper sheet for those struggling with the crosses.

#### AQA B2 Exam Questions for Revision and Assesment by Spec Code

Want to find a question on a specific topic for 2017 revision? Want to make an exam paper on a range of topics? Want to easily generate revision booklets? Don’t want to waste your time searching for those questions? Then this tool will help. This document consists of a full spec list for B2 and a list of exam questions for B2 by spec code. This includes all F and H paper over the years 2016-2014. It is a filterable and editable spreadsheet, listing in spec order, all the exam questions over the last three years. Simply filter by the exact required spec code. This can also be done to a range of detail as the spec codes have been split across four columns to be able to filter by a whole topic in a simpler way. It will then tell you the tier, year and exact question in a list. This list could then aid you to quickly build a resource or even give straight to pupils to generate very targeted homework/revision task based on your own gap analysis.

#### Inheritance - complete lesson (KS3)

Complete lesson on inheritance tailored towards the activate scheme. This lesson was used for year 8 but could be used for high ability year 7. All resources included. Animations and timers facilitate green pen 'correction' and keep pace.

#### Meiosis - complete lesson (KS4)

Full, differentiated lesson included with animations and timers to support pace and self/peer correction.

#### Peppa the pumpkin 6 page booklet. Seeds, halloween. Life cycle of a pumpkin

Get those pumpkin seeds in now ready for excellent Halloween activities.6 page booklet includes colouring, simple recipes, jokes, seed markers for laminating and life cycle of a pumpkin.

#### Health and Disease New AQA appropriate

Includes different tasks where pupils generate the answers using pictures as stimuli. Also covers communicable and non-communicable.

#### Blood Vessels New AQA Spec

A lesson to teach about blood vessels

#### Breathing and gas exchange New AQA spec

Two lessons to cover this, includes a strategy to peer assess before marking yourself using codes.

#### Xylem Phloem and Evaporation and Transpiration New AQA Spec

Set homework task prior to the lesson, then check through answers at start before building on this for pupils to identify how a leaf is specialised. Lesson leads through. No resources needed. Includes follow on hwk task.

#### pumpkin themes resources - Halloween - Fall - Autumn

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#### pumpkin / halloween themed resources with copyright free clip art

Get started early for your Halloween, Autumn planning. Clip art is copyright free so can be used in your own saleable resources.