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Ecosystems and Quadrats Whole Lesson KS3

Ecosystems and Quadrats Whole Lesson KS3

This resources encompasses a whole lesson on ecosystems and quadrats. It is especially useful as there is no outdoor field work required, so handy for rainy days and difficult classes too. There is a lesson presentation as well as printable worksheets included within the powerpoint. Students can use paper quadrats and paper fields to practice quadrat sampling. I have used this on a lesson observation and it was most successful.
bethgrace2312
GCSE 9 - 1 Biology key concepts - Inside bacteria CB1d

GCSE 9 - 1 Biology key concepts - Inside bacteria CB1d

For Edexcel CB1d but similar content across all exam boards for new specification. Contains LOs and exam questions / tasks. Keyword definitions. Covers these LOs: Bacterial parts & their functions The difference between prokaryotic & eukaryotic cells Why bacteria are prokaryotic Using standard form In my own peculiar style - enjoy!
johnnyodee
Sweet DNA model

Sweet DNA model

Instructions to make a DNA model from sweets. Used with KS3, 4 and 5, can ramp up difficulty with higher groups with questions, linking together models. Also used on open evening to engage year 5, 6 pupils in Biology, and they get to take home their model.
GoRiKi
AQA GCSE Required Practical MODEL

AQA GCSE Required Practical MODEL

Powerpoint to show what the students should be able to talk about for each required practical. Designed as a display but can be used as a lesson powerpoint. Uses resistance of a wire as an example
eileenpadfield
X-Ray Crystallography

X-Ray Crystallography

This Mini Lecture explains the method of X-ray crystallography for elucidating the structure of molecules. It enables scientists to decipher the structure of important and complex biochemical molecules and helps them to understand their function. Starting from the x-ray diffraction by crystal lattices, first described by the physicist Max von Laue, to the decoding of the most complex molecular structures, this Mini Lecture illuminates the history of the X-ray analysis.
Pat_Edema
Quantum Mechanics Part 1

Quantum Mechanics Part 1

Starting with Erwin Schrodinger’s cat paradox the two-part Mini lecture ‘Quantum Mechanics’ introduces to the central, quantum mechanical principles for the analysis of microscopic elementary particles: Max Planck’s black body radiation theory, Einstein’s photoelectric effect, Bohr’s atomic model and the Heisenberg’s matrix mechanics and uncertainty principle. The first part of the Mini Lecture “Quantum Mechanics” introduces to the beginnings of quantum mechanics: Beginning with Max Planck’s law of black body radiation to Einstein’s photoelectric effect.
Pat_Edema
Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

No other chemical process is as crucial for the existence of life as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process of converting light energy to chemical energy. This Mini Lecture deals with the basic processes taking place in the chloroplasts of plants with lecture snippets of John Walker, Hartmut Michel, and Steven Chu.
Pat_Edema
Life of Proteins

Life of Proteins

Proteins are an essential ingredient of each and every cell and constitute most of its dry mass. This Mini Lecture explores the chemical structures of the macromolecules and introduces to the specific, three-dimensional constitution of the amino-acid-chain, the buildup and degradation of proteins with lecture snippets of Nobel Laureates Christian Anfinsen and Johann Deisenhofer.
Pat_Edema
Game Theory

Game Theory

Game theory enables rational insight into the basic principles of social interaction and has therefore become indispensable for economic and social sciences. Whether in politics, sports or medicine, modelling problems as a strategic game helps in decision-making in a variety of fields. With lecture snippets of Reinhard Selten, Robert Aumann and Alvin Roth, this Mini Lecture introduces to the mathematical beginnings of game theory, its socioscientific development and entrepreneurial integration.
Pat_Edema
Causes and therapeutic options of Cancer

Causes and therapeutic options of Cancer

Cancer is one of the most common diseases. According to some sources, every third person will eventually develop cancer. This Mini Lecture deals with the causes and therapeutic options of cancer with direct quotes by Nobel Laureates Renato Dulbecco, Howard Temin, and Aaron Ciechanover.
Pat_Edema
AQA GCSE Biology Ecology keywords lesson

AQA GCSE Biology Ecology keywords lesson

This is a lesson that covers all the main keywords on the section 4.7.1.1 Communities. I use a clip from Planet Earth 2 to get them thinking about the conditions in which organisms survive. There is also a card sort for both Ecology keywords and Abiotic, Biotic factors.
DrResource
Amazon topic lesson

Amazon topic lesson

This is a lesson put together with the Amazon rainforest as the theme. It looks at habitat, classification keys, adaptations and food chains. It is suitable for key stage three and can easily be adapted for any level of difficulty.
Donber1
GCSE Biology Homework Sheets for all topics

GCSE Biology Homework Sheets for all topics

Homework sheets based on the ‘noughts and crosses’ format for all 9 topics for Edexcel GCSE Biology. Topics include: The Key Concepts in Biology, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, Disease and the Development of Medicines, Plant Structures and their Functions, Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis, Exchange and Transport in Animals and finally Ecosystems and Material Cycles.
JGlo
Out Of Africa

Out Of Africa

Students are asked to work in pairs to apply one of the following models of human origins – the Out of Africa model, Multiregional or the Assimilation model – to describe the origin of Homo floresiensis. They will create a video news piece to present their ideas.
TheTeachersFriend
Inheritance and Variation KS3 Biology SOW

Inheritance and Variation KS3 Biology SOW

Science - Biology - Full scheme of work for Inheritance and variation. Do it now/starter activity and review slide for each lesson. Objective linked activities. A range of activites and worksheets Peer and self assessment opportunities. Independent learning (Homework) task. Key words list for students to practice spelling and give definitions. Check list of learning objectives for the start and the end of the topic to base revision around. Progress assessment with mark scheme Lesson list; Competition and adaptation Adapting to change Variation Continuous and discontinuous variation Inheritance Natural selection Extinction
misssjb
Transcription and Translation from DNA to coded traits worksheet

Transcription and Translation from DNA to coded traits worksheet

Worksheet that utilizes the imaginary purple people eater monsters to give students practice transcribing and translating to identify amino acids that code for specific traits. For added fun, students are asked to draw the monsters coded for by the DNA. The worksheet is 12 pages so that each student may have a unique monster! There is a full answer key included for ease of checking student work. Additionally, I have included an excel sheet of the DNA, mRNA, and Amino Acid codes for each trait for ease of making additional monster combinations.
mmingels
Science end of year quiz

Science end of year quiz

This is a quiz i have made and used with year 7 through to year 11 and the students love it! Half the rounds are science related (periodic table, baby animals, biology, famous scientists, music, sport, brands and more!) I split the students into groups of 3 and keep a running total of marks from each round to give them a bit of competition. The answers are on the powerpoint in the note section so don’t panic! I find it’s a great and engaging, educational end to the year.
smudge704
Transcription and Translation Class Activity

Transcription and Translation Class Activity

Class activity where students perform the roles of RNA polymerase to transcribe DNA into mRNA. Then the mRNA travels to the cytoplasm, where a ribosome and some tRNA await to translate it into Amino Acids. Provides great review of the processes as well as emphasizing the roles of the 3 types of RNA. Also great for launching discussions about mutations and other important topics. Activity requires some prep work the first time. I recommend in the activity directions that the pieces be laminated for ease of reusing and the pieces be printed on colored paper, but this is not required. Students, other teachers, and administrators love this activity and the finished product is a great display item.
mmingels
Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

Biology Family Feud Final Exam Review Game Part 2

Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 2 based on the topics: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Evolution, Speciation, Ecology, Biogeochemical cycles, Scientific method, Protein Synthesis, Characteristics of living things, and macromolecules. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
mmingels
Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

Biology Family Feud Review Game Part 1

Love the Family Feud? Here’s the Biology Edition!!! Game 1 based on the topics: cell organelles, Characteristics of life, Biochemistry, Inheritance, Enzymes, Cell Transport, Photosynthesis, Cell Cycle, Mutations, DNA, and Viruses. Can be used for midterm and final exam review! PowerPoint is editable, so questions can be changed, replaced, or even swapped in order. Follows the standard family feud style and is designed for 2-3 teams. Scoreboard built into the game for convenience. Timers are also built in for the lightning round. Includes a teacher info slide and a lightning round question slide with acceptable answers and suggested point values. Each game has 9 standard rounds plus the lightning round. Great opportunity to review a lot of concepts and open review discussions!
mmingels
GCSE Biology Required Practical Resources

GCSE Biology Required Practical Resources

Contains starter activities and knowledge organisers for each required practical for GCSE Biology. Each knowledge organiser also includes 10 questions to test content and skills. Answers are provided.
RiaM
Heart rate and cardiac output practical (low ability)

Heart rate and cardiac output practical (low ability)

Simple practical investigating heart rate before and after exercise. Results are then used to calculate cardiac output (you will need to give students an example stroke volume). Was created for and used with my bottom set year 10 but could be used with KS3. Credit to my head of department for the layout!
gwynngwynn
Comparing respiration practical (low ability)

Comparing respiration practical (low ability)

Simple practical to compare the two types of respiration by counting exercises done with and without rests. Was created for and used with my bottom set year 10 but could be used with KS3. Credit to my head of department for the layout!
gwynngwynn
AQA Cell structure and function.

AQA Cell structure and function.

A series of 6 lessons looking at cell structure and function. Ideal for KS3 courses following the AQA GCSE pathway. Also suitable for low ability KS4 pupils. Lesons inlcude, microscopes, animal and plant cells, specialised cells, hierarchy of the body and unicellular organisms.
RWHinchliffe
Cells: L6 Unicellular

Cells: L6 Unicellular

A lesson for KS3 based on unicellular organisms. Lesson 6 in a series of lessons looking at cell structure and function. Suitable for low ability KS4 lessons.
RWHinchliffe
Cells: L5 Cell, organ, system

Cells: L5 Cell, organ, system

A lesson for KS3 based on hierarchy of the body. Lesson 5 in a series of lessons looking at cell structure and function. Suitable for low ability KS4 lessons.
RWHinchliffe
Model Answers for AQA Biology 9-1 Paper 1

Model Answers for AQA Biology 9-1 Paper 1

Model answers ie exam language for the types of questions that come up frequently in the exams. There are also exam tips and advice in this pack based on my experience as an GCSE examiner as well as a teacher. My students have found these extremely useful alongside their regular revision.
AlexM2002
Cells: L4 Specialised cells

Cells: L4 Specialised cells

A lesson for KS3 based on specialised cells. Lesson 3 in a series of lessons looking at cell structure and function. Suitable for low ability KS4 lessons.
RWHinchliffe
Cells: L3 Plant cells

Cells: L3 Plant cells

A lesson for KS3 based on plant cells. Lesson 3 in a series of lessons looking at cell structure and function. Suitable for low ability KS4 lessons.
RWHinchliffe
Cells: L2 Animal cells

Cells: L2 Animal cells

A lesson for KS3 based on animal cells. Lesson 2 in a series of lessons looking at cell structure and function. Suitable for low ability KS4 lessons.
RWHinchliffe
Cells: L1 Microscopes

Cells: L1 Microscopes

A lesson for KS3 based on how to use a mircroscope. Lesson 1 in a series of lessons looking at cell structure and function. Suitable for low ability KS4 lessons.
RWHinchliffe
AQA Biology GCSE Paper 1 Mindmap

AQA Biology GCSE Paper 1 Mindmap

This colourful mindmap has all the facts needed for AQA GCSE Biology paper 1, broken down into the 4 topics: Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and Response and Bioenergetics. This would make a fantastic wall display and revision resource for students sitting their biology GCSE.
lucyirving3
Aerobic and Anaerobic respiration.

Aerobic and Anaerobic respiration.

This study explains Aerobic ans anaerobic respiration. It shows the differences between the two concepts . This resource is prepared for biology GCSE. It explains fitness vs health and what happens from glucose to glycolisis and more.
geo_pal2000
Science Extended Writing 6 mark exam technique templates

Science Extended Writing 6 mark exam technique templates

This is an effective way show students how to approach and write 6 mark questions. This resource is a designed to be quick to set up (with exam pro or existing 6 mark questions), aid the student on how to structure there answer, write in feedback, from which they can then write an excellent response to the question. It consists of three slides. the first one is the student copy. step 1) Students do not write in the answer but write in the ideas and connectives that will them answer. Step 2) from exampro, the ideas or statements from the 6 mark answer will be in the ideas box. Students write in feedback and corrections in green. Step 3) students then write the answer. Give a time limit. Step 4) mark and give back feedback. I found this to be really powerful, particularly in step 2 with the metacognitive phase. I have thrown in an example to show you how to do it.
slaine