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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

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

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

HSW Choice chamber

HSW Choice chamber

KS3 (Year 7/8) choice chamber with woodlice or maggots.Powerpoint contains, presentation, pratical worksheets, exam questions, and starter/plenary.Has old levels powerpoint and a No levelled powerpoint.Engaging pratical taught millions of times everything included that is needed. Goes through variables, predictions, methods, diagrams, conclusion and evalaution. Great proper pratcial lesson.

By riches1157

STEM #ActualLivingScientist careers quiz and powerpoint slides for British Science week

STEM #ActualLivingScientist careers quiz and powerpoint slides for British Science week

A resource designed for British Science Week 2017 but would be applicable to other situations. A powerpoint presentation that outlines different #ActualLivingScientists from twitter and relates to (hopefully inspiring) careers that students may be interested in. We stuck these up around school and had the accompanying sheet as a competition but you could just use the powerpoint in an assembly. Please review if you purchase it.

By danielle21711

New AQA Science GCSE Biology Learning Mats - chapters 1-15

New AQA Science GCSE Biology Learning Mats - chapters 1-15

• These learning mats are a versatile tool that can be used most effectively when enlarged to A3, giving space for the student to place their exercise book in the middle. • Each mat contains the title, learning outcome, keywords, key information and a summary of the key points. • The 108 mats cover the 108 lessons following the new AQA scheme of learning, in accordance with the Oxford University Press text books. This section covers the first 15 chapters.

By Logical_Solutions

3.1.3 Transport in Plants OCR A level Biology (8-9 lessons)

3.1.3 Transport in Plants OCR A level Biology (8-9 lessons)

Made using the new OCR specification. lessons are spec referenced and include objectives.Lessons included:1. Transport systems in plants2. Structure and function of the vascular system (PAG 2 could be separate lesson here)3. Transpiration4. Measuring transpiration rates5. Movement of water through a plant 16. Movement of water through a plant 27. Xerophytes and Hydrophytes8. Translocation

By hephelumps

New AQA 2016 Biology Chapter 1 lesson 2: animal and plant cells

New AQA 2016 Biology Chapter 1 lesson 2: animal and plant cells

This is a lesson based on the NEW AQA 2016 SOW but can easily be adapted for other exam boards, I have previously used this lesson for Edexcel.The lesson includes: progress checks throughout the lesson, starter activity, required practical methods and discussion, differentiated plenary.The lesson requires a practical as required by the exam board.

By danniw12345

NEW AQA 2016 Biology Chapter 1 lesson 2 animal and plant cell theory lesson

NEW AQA 2016 Biology Chapter 1 lesson 2 animal and plant cell theory lesson

This is a theory based lesson which can be used before or after the required practical lesson (I have also uploaded the practical version of this lesson which can be found in my resources).The lesson includes: progress checks, starter activity, video links with questions, differentiated main task and plenary. It also includes a homework task at the end. Any resources required are included within the powerpoint for easy access. This lesson can be used for any exam board as it covers basic cell structure and the function of cells.

By danniw12345

NEW SPEC AS biology AQA 3.2.4 cell recognition and the immune revision A* revision notes / summary

NEW SPEC AS biology AQA 3.2.4 cell recognition and the immune revision A* revision notes / summary

This is a 13 page revision resource I have made for the new specification for AQA A-level Biology, Unit 2 'cells', section 4 ' cell recognition and the immune system'. The booklet includes concise revision notes that could be given straight to students who could use them as they wish, for example to make flashcards etc. All students should find this really useful, particularly those aiming for high A/A* grades, where often the standard textbooks just aren't enough. However, students who find it harder to get good grades will also benefit from the style of this, in that it concisely tells them everything they need to know - it's just a case of learning it which is much easier without the waffle of textbooks and revision books e.g. CGP/kerboodle!It covers everything for this part of the specification - it's all you need to know! I spent a very long time going through revision books, LOADS of exam questions/mark schemes, the specification and other resources to make this book, so you don't have to! I hope you find this useful and if you can think of anything I can add to it to improve it just let me know!

By alevelbioboss

A2 Biology Key Terms / Maths Formulas

A2 Biology Key Terms / Maths Formulas

Perfect as a flip learning activity. Research and write up all key terminology before attending the lessons for the topic. Provide the students with an exercise book specifically for this and they will have a complete glossary for exam time. Can be edited for GCSE also.

By barryhj199089

AS Biology Key Terms / Maths Formulas

AS Biology Key Terms / Maths Formulas

Perfect as a flip learning activity. Research and write up all key terminology before attending the lessons for the topic. Provide the students with an exercise book specifically for this and they will have a complete glossary for exam time. Can be edited for GCSE also.

By barryhj199089

6.2.1 Cloning and Biotechnology OCR A level Biology (11-12 lessons)

6.2.1 Cloning and Biotechnology OCR A level Biology (11-12 lessons)

For the new OCR A level biology specificaiton. I have included the handout I give students for you to adapt if you wish.It is not necessary to do all of the PAGs depending on what you have already done throughout the course. 1a. Natural clones1b. PAG 4 Stem dissection2. micropropagation3. Cauliflower cloning (SAPS)4.Cloning in animals5. Biotechnological processes (includes the info cards)6.Aseptic technique7. PAG 7.1 – The effect of antibiotics on microbial growth (OCR worksheets)8.PAG 7.2   Dilution plating to determine microbial density in liquid culture (OCR worksheets)9. Growth curves10.immobilised enzymes11. Industrial uses of immobilised enzymesThe PAGS used are available for free on the OCR website or SAPS (link given).

By hephelumps