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My ISA Handbook AQA science controlled assessment

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.

By J-Rho

Evolution

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!

By biscuitcrumbs

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

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

Get £3 FREE to use in my shop. Enter code MEGA-MARCH at www.tes.com/redeem**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.

By sciencecorner

KS3 - Lesson 6 - Puberty

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.

By MissAli87

Primary School Induction Quiz

Primary School Induction Quiz

This fun little quiz lasts about an hour and is great for an induction lesson to secondary school/ a KS2 visit to a secondary school. They have to answer questions on who famous scientists are, and name animals. Plus they get a chance to show off their science skills, and use a Bunsen burner.

By mepolopodus

Year 9 Biology - Genetics and Evolution

Year 9 Biology - Genetics and Evolution

Set of complete lessons based on the new curriculum; Environmental and inherited variation, DNA, genetic diseases, endangered animals, and natural selection. Worksheets referenced are from the Exploring Science package.1. Environmental variation2. inherited variation3. comparing inherited and environmental variation4. DNA5. DNA poster work6. Genetic disease7. Genes and extinction8. Endangered animals (ICT)9. Natural selection10. Evolution in action

By Sigyn

9.4 Metabolism and the liver NEW GCSE Biology specification

9.4 Metabolism and the liver NEW GCSE Biology specification

This PowerPoint contains all the interactive activities for a complete lesson on metabolism and the liver.It includes: a starter decoder puzzle; information slides on metabolic reactions; True/false mini-plenary; information slides on the role of the liver and its removal of lactic acid; mini-plenary on which reactions happen inside the body; metabolism and the liver word search; differentiated worksheet on metabolism and the liver with scaffolded and challenge questions.All answers to the activities are included in the PowerPoint.The following learning objectives are met:1)That metabolism is the sum of all the reactions in a cell or the body of an organism2) How the liver is involved in repaying the oxygen debt (higher)

By MEst

B3 Unit of Biology - Genetics (Edexcel GCSE)

B3 Unit of Biology - Genetics (Edexcel GCSE)

All singing/dancing lessons written for the new Edexcel science GCSE, the triple lessons have a T next to them.There are lessons missing from the range these are the core practical's + interim tests etc.Blood groups needs to be covered here as well for triple - no PowerPoint created as yet I just went over on board. 1. Mendel (T)2. Inside the nucleus3. DNA5. Asexual reproduction (T)6. Sexual reproduction (T)7. Meiosis8. Inheriting inheritance10. Monohybrid maths and gender inheritance11.Pedigree analysis 13.Protein synthesis 1 (T)14. Protein synthesis 2 (T)15. Investigating inheritance16. Variation data17. Causes of variation18. How genetic variants affect proteins (T)19. Human Genome Project

By Sigyn

Year 9 Biology - Plants

Year 9 Biology - Plants

Set of complete lessons based on the new curriculum; Reactions in plants, photosynthesis, limiting factors, leaf adaptations and transport. Worksheets referenced are from the Exploring Science package.1. Reactions in plants2. Photosynthesis3. Limiting factors4. Leaf adaptations5. Water transport 16. Water transport 27. Plants make starch9. Selective breeding10/11/12. Maximising yields, biodiversity and problems with intensive farming

By Sigyn

The Immune System

The Immune System

Lesson 9 of Edexcel's 'Health, Disease and the development of Drugs', Topic 5. Following the exam bards specification, learning objectives and textbook

By amy_ambrose_zillwood1

Spread of pathogens assessment

Spread of pathogens assessment

Lesson 7 of Edexcel's 'Health diseases and the development of drugs' topic. This assessment asks the students to create a storyboard describing two people going on holiday to a developing country. One is prepared for the pathogens they may encounter, one is not. Marking Criteria, Cover sheet and storyboard incuded

By amy_ambrose_zillwood1

Antibiotics

Antibiotics

Lesson 11 following Edecel's Unit 5, 'Health, Disease and the Development of Drugs. Presentation I preparation for the core practical, following the exam boards specification, earning objectives and textbook

By amy_ambrose_zillwood1

Pathogens

Pathogens

Lesson4 of Edexcel's 'Health, Disease and the development of Drugs'> Following the exam boards specification, learning objectives and textbook.

By amy_ambrose_zillwood1

Virus Life Cycle

Virus Life Cycle

Lesson 5 of Edexcel's 'Health, Disease and the Development of Drugs', Topic 5, following the exam boards Specification, learning objectives and textbook

By amy_ambrose_zillwood1

Specialised Cells

Specialised Cells

This is an introductory lesson into specialised cells. Pupils have the task of identifying the roles of different individuals and then the task of identifying the role of 8 different specialised cells. They have to join the dots to create a diagram for each cell and correctly match the definition to each cell. This resource pack includes differentiated worksheets and the Moo or False plenary. Pupils love this activity!

By TeachElite