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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

**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

Working Scientifically Assessment Criteria

Working Scientifically Assessment Criteria

Levelled assessment criteria to provide students with feedback and show them how to make progress when working scientifically.Marking Rubrics included for1. Planning an investigation2. Risk Assessment3. Drawing Graphs4. Making conclusions bases on experimental results.5. Recording results in a table6. Evaluating experiments and resultsI also include a template for investigation write-ups which can be used whole or in parts and assessed using the marking criteria above.

By chemteacher5

Laboratory Induction Booklet

Laboratory Induction Booklet

Induction to the laboratory for Year 7/8Workbook includes notes and worksheets on Lesson 1 – Laboratory safety rules Lesson 2 – Hazard symbols Lesson 3 – Laboratory glassware Lesson 4 – The Bunsen burner Lesson 5 - Measurement and units Lesson 6 – Planning an investigation Assessment and Mark Scheme included

By chemteacher5

Communicable diseases

Communicable diseases

Bundle of three GCSE Biology lessons with fun, engaging and interactive activities including:5.8 Diseases caused by fungi and protists5.10 More about plant disease (Biology only - aka Triple Science)5.11 Plant disease responses (Biology only - aka Triple Science)Complete set of crosswords for the whole chapter on communicable disease.

By MEst

11.1 and 11.2 Principles of Hormonal Control & The Control of Blood Glucose Levels NEW GCSE Biology

11.1 and 11.2 Principles of Hormonal Control & The Control of Blood Glucose Levels NEW GCSE Biology

Thirty five slides of fun (two complete lessons) and interactive activities (with integrated answers) to achieve the following learning objectives:1) What a hormone is2) The main organs of the endocrine system3) The role of the pituitary gland4) The role of the pancreas in monitoring and controlling blood glucose concentration5) How insulin controls blood glucose levels in the body6) How glucagon and insulin interact to control blood glucose levels (Higher only)

By MEst

Parkinsons, stress, drugs and synapses

Parkinsons, stress, drugs and synapses

A presentation on the causes of Parkinson's disease and stress. There is also content on how different drugs affect the brain / nervous system. Written for edexcel unit 5 but relevant for all specs.

By littlejenster

Air pollution lesson

Air pollution lesson

This lesson will allow students to discuss causes and impacts of air pollution.1. There is a practical included.2. There is a class debate activity.

By BushraHayat

Stem cell research lesson

Stem cell research lesson

This a lesson which goes through stem cells and can be turned into a group activity. I produced a research sheet lesson with linked resources from eurocell. This would take one lesson plus homework or two lessons. Aimed at A-level and high ability GCSE.

By littlejenster

IAL Edexcel Unit 6 Core Practicals - focusing on question 3

IAL Edexcel Unit 6 Core Practicals - focusing on question 3

I have produced these summary sheets for each Core Practical which match the questions in question 3 (planning an experiment). It also makes students plan which statistical test to use and justify why.Experiments include: Daphnia, Vit C, Plant Fibres, Antimicrobial properties of plants, mitosis, ecological sampling, brine shrimp, enzymes, membrane permeability.

By ALEVELBIOLOGYFORTHENEWTEACHER

Human Biology Bundle

Human Biology Bundle

This fantastic Bundle contains 8 separate resources: Organ Donation: *£1 from each purchase will go directly to charity*This is an 'excellent' lesson created for an external observation. Comprises of a PowerPoint complete with a link to a video relating to organ donation, quick fire round with three organs that are regularly donated that pupils have to label and an Organ Donation strength and weaknesses worksheet. To complete the lesson pupils have to weigh up their own opinion on organ donation.£1 from every purchase will be donated to Cruse Bereavement Care http://www.cruse.org.uk The Human Body-Organs: This is a kinaesthetic activity for pupils to colour and cut out the various organs of the human body and stick them in the correct place on an outline of a human body. Pupils may use this resource to label each item and it's specific function. The Nervous System: This is a full hour lesson consisting of a Bell Task-Give me 5 (Worksheet included), an information sheet on the Nervous System complete with diagrams of the brain and a neutron and an experiment to test sensitivity of the skin using a paper clip. The Digestive System: This PowerPoint is centred around the digestive system. Taking pupils through the process of digestion. This includes a literacy task based on the "Fantastic Journey" through the body. Included in this resource is a peer assessment worksheet for pupils to assess their peers on their literacy work. The Excretory System:This is an 'excellent' lesson created for an external observation. Comprises of a PowerPoint complete with a video link relating to the excretory system, a give me 5 bell task and pupils have a literacy exercise based on what life would be like with one kidney. The Human Body Cipart: ake this opportunity to grab yourself 14 doodles of the human body and its organs. All images are pgn (transparent background). Perfect for your resources. You can use these doodles in any of your commercial or personal resources, please do not sell them as is-you must use it within your own work.Should you require and custom doodle orders please do not hesitate to contact us! Rules for the Laboratory-Back to School: A presentation that takes pupils through the 10 rules for the lab. A great back to school refresher. Hazard Symbols: This lesson introduces pupils to signs and symbols, why we have them and specifically symbols that are found in the laboratory. Pupils are asked to look at every day symbols and their meanings and to discuss why we have symbols. They are then introduced to 9 hazard symbols and their meanings. This lesson comes with a blank hazard symbols mind map to complete during the lesson. They must then carryout research for homework and record it on this mind map (we print it onto A3 paper). In addition, there is a set of hazard flash cards for a recall and a doodle task. test can be printed and laminated for reuse. They are great for revision also!

By TeachElite

Making chocolate spheres: Experiment

Making chocolate spheres: Experiment

Exciting experiment which can be used across all key stages. Students prepare a chocolate mixture using laboratory equipment, and food grade chemicals which are all edible and easy to source. They then perfect their pipetting technique to create chocolate spheres.This experiment can be differentiated by using Gilson pipettes and is an excellent way to train students in their correct use. The experiment can be further expanded to incorporate research tasks for the various reagents and what their role is in the spherification process.

By aslawrenson

New Alevel physical education revision - Anatomy and Physiology, handwritten summary sheets complete

New Alevel physical education revision - Anatomy and Physiology, handwritten summary sheets complete

Handwritten detailed revision sheets focused on unit 3.1.1 of AS and A-level Physical Education content, covered in book 1 - Hodder Education. These summary sheets provide allocated space to make notes on key processes, equations, important keywords and definitions as well as relevant diagrams to aid learning and understanding. The text boxes on each sheet are specific to the level of content required for each area and are laid out in a way to ensure revision is organized and clear to read. Key sub-headings provide guidance for relevant information required for the topic and can be personalised by downloading my blank templates to fill in as a separate resource. This document covers the content required for AQA AS Physical Education (7581) for first examination in 2017 and year 1 of AQA A-level Physical Education (7582) for examination in 2018. Revision sheets may be applicable to other examination boards including Pearson Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and OCR also to the subject of Biology and any GCSE related content.

By ebrook_

Osmosis

Osmosis

Complete lesson with exam questions and answers revising the Osmosis Required Practical on the new edexcel specification

By chemteacher5

GCSE Biology B1 - 6 mark model answers to exam style questions

GCSE Biology B1 - 6 mark model answers to exam style questions

Hand typed model answer booklet to longer questions - all chapters in GCSE Biology unit 1. Exam-style questions and mark scheme answer are written in continuous prose and based on other resources, textbook questions and past papers. Marked by teachers and structured based on examiner reports. Print this document and memorize to achieve full marks in extended writing questions. Contains answers to past paper questions based on AQA exam board. Content applicable to other examination boards including Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.

By ebrook_

AQA AS level whole set of notes

AQA AS level whole set of notes

Contains:- Biological Molecules- More biological molecules- Cells- Transport across cell membranes- Gas Exchange - DNA- The heart/hemoglobin- Cell immunityFOR BIOLOGY AS LEVEL COURSE FROM 2016includes - 100 pages of questions and answers- original drawn diagrams- specification links- reference to common exam questions

By ellieava123

New AQA Biology Separates : Topic 10 Nervous System, Brain & Eye ppt

New AQA Biology Separates : Topic 10 Nervous System, Brain & Eye ppt

This 39 slide power point covers the New AQA Biology syllabus for triple award students (Separates). It contains theory slides, student participation slides and mini test plenary for end of lessons.There is a sheet to stick into students books at start and end of the unit to show understanding before and after.There are also numerous worksheets and an assessment (h/wk) to aid understanding.

By JAM2015

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

Here you go,Attached file are LPworkbook (2) my main work is work bookppt slides are combined notes and ppt from various resources, eg boardwork ppt.Charges are basically for worksheets.I hope will be helpful for students

By seemakhokher