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How to Read DNA: KS4 - Genetic Counselling

How to Read DNA: KS4 - Genetic Counselling

Some people have inherited faulty genes that increase their risk of developing particular types of cancer. The link between the BRCA1 gene and breast cancer was discovered in the 1990s using early genome sequencing techniques. Fast-forward to the present day and researchers at the Oxford Genomics Centre are working at the cutting edge of disease prevention and treatment using new faster and more efficient methods of sequencing. This activity is suitable for extending the more able and asks students to take the role of a genetic counsellor advising someone who has the faulty BRAC1 gene and therefore an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Learning Outcomes: Students learn how a mutation can increase the risk of developing cancer Students interpret information in order to advise a person in the role of a genetic counsellor See more at: www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/how-read-dna
OxfordUniversity
Edexcel iGCSE Biology Triple & Double Award Revision Mindmaps

Edexcel iGCSE Biology Triple & Double Award Revision Mindmaps

Mindmaps for pupils to fill in covering all of Edexcel iGCSE Triple Award and Double Award Biology. Based on the NEW iGCSE Specification triple and double award revision diagrams (for exams from 2019). Each slide is a separate mind map, to be printed A3 size ideally: Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms a) Characteristics of living organisms and b) Variety of living organisms Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms a) Levels of organisation b) Cell structure Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms c) Biological molecules Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms d) Movement of substance into and out of cells Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms e) Nutrition - Flowering plants and g) Gas exchange Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms e) Nutrition - Humans Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms e) Nutrition - Humans (2) Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms f) Respiration and g) Gas exchange in humans Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms h) Transport and Transport in flowering plants Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms h) Transport in humans Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms h) Transport in humans (2) Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms i) Excretion in flowering plants and humans Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms j) Co-ordination and response - flowering plants and humans Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms j) Co-ordination and response - humans continued Section 3a: Reproduction and 3a: flowering plants reproduction Section 3a: 3a: flowering plants reproduction (2) Section 3a: Human reproduction Section 3a: Human reproduction (2) Section 3a: Human reproduction (3) Section 3b: Inheritance Section 3b: Inheritance (2) Section 4: Ecology and the environment a) The organism in the environment and b) Feeding relationships Section 4: Ecology and the environment c) Cycles within ecosystems Section 4: Ecology and the environment d) Human influences on the environment Section 5: Uses of biological resources a) Food production Section 5: Uses of biological resources b) Selective breeding and c) Genetic modification Section 5: Uses of biological resources d) Cloning Also includes required 2 pages of practical summary sheets. PDF versions as well in case of formatting issues.
Jb582
Nutrition Bingo

Nutrition Bingo

I made this as a revision activity for my level 3 year 1 Animal Science students. Very basic and simple. Covers some biological digestion key terms.
lucy_johnson
IGCSE Biology 9-1 - 2d Movement of substances in and out of cells

IGCSE Biology 9-1 - 2d Movement of substances in and out of cells

New Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 4BI1 syllabus for 2017 first examined in 2019 This is a PowerPoint presentation for the topic - Section 2d Movement of substances in and out of cells 2.15 Understand the processes of diffusion, osmosis and active transport by which substances move into and out of cells. 2.16 Understand how factors affect the rate of movement of substances into and out of cells, including the effects of surface area to volume ratio, distance, temperature and concentration gradient. 2.17 Practical: investigate diffusion and osmosis using living and non-living systems. The file is fully editable, has plenty of original diagrams and animations along with true false concept check questions at the end of the presentation and an exam style question. More resources available from www.mrexham.com
mrexham
IGCSE Biology 9-1 - 2c Biological Molecules

IGCSE Biology 9-1 - 2c Biological Molecules

New Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 4BI1 syllabus for 2017 first examined in 2019 This is a PowerPoint presentation for the first topic - Section 2c Biological Molecules Section 2c Biological Molecules 2.7 Identify the chemical elements present in carbohydrates, proteins and lipids (fats and oils). 2.8 Describe the structure of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids as large molecules made up from smaller basic units: starch and glycogen from simple sugars, protein from amino acids, and lipid from fatty acids and glycerol. 2.9 Practical: investigate food samples for the presence of glucose, starch, protein and fat. 2.10 Understand the role of enzymes as biological catalysts in metabolic reactions. 2.11 Understand how temperature changes can affect enzyme function, including changes to the shape of active site. 2.12 Practical: investigate how enzyme activity can be affected by changes in temperature. 2.13 Understand how enzyme function can be affected by changes in pH altering the active site. 2.14B Practical: investigate how enzyme activity can be affected by changes in pH. (In orange) The file is fully editable, has plenty of original diagrams and animations along with true false concept check questions at the end of the presentation and an exam style question.
mrexham
4.2.2.1 The Human Digestive System - NEW AQA Trilogy (Biology) Revision with Answers

4.2.2.1 The Human Digestive System - NEW AQA Trilogy (Biology) Revision with Answers

A revision mat for the new AQA Biology specification (foundation). This revision mat includes, diagrams, exam questions (graphs) and lots of different style questions using the AQA specification. Includes answers. Topics include: Organs of the Human Digestive System Food Molecules Testing for Food Molecules Enzymes Factors Affecting Enzymes Bile Students have commented saying that this resource has helped them with their understanding of the new AQA specification and have given them confidence.
cal-w11
B2 Keeping Healthy Exam Style Questions

B2 Keeping Healthy Exam Style Questions

Exam Style Questions for the below modules: Antibiotics and Aseptic Technique Communicable Disease Defense Against Microbes Monoclonal Antibodies Non-communicable Disease Preventing Transmission 5 Word Documents with multiple pages of relevant exam questions, perfect for independent study, revision, revision lessons and tutor revision sessions.
AnnabelJames1982
B1 You and Your Genes Exam Style Questions with Mark Scheme

B1 You and Your Genes Exam Style Questions with Mark Scheme

Exam Style Questions for the following modules: From 1 mark questions to 6 mark questions. Alleles and Crosses Alleles and Crosses Mark Scheme Genes to Proteins Genes to Proteins Mark Scheme Cell Magnification Genetic Modification Genetic Testing Using Vectors 6 Word Documents including multiple pages each, with the PDF mark schemes. Can be used for revision lessons, homework, revision tutor periods or independent study work.
AnnabelJames1982
AQA Combined Biology Required practicals

AQA Combined Biology Required practicals

This resource is for AQA 9-1 Combined Trilogy Biology. It is an entire pack for the required practicals, containing methods, graph skills, case studies, practice questions & exam application. You may wish to use alternative methods to those in here, however these cover the spec. I have included the ‘mark scheme’ i have put together but it is very much in draft format, but still suitable for use.
Killelay
Food Tests - GCSE Biology

Food Tests - GCSE Biology

This resource includes the food that is being tested for, the name of the test, the method, and the result if the food is present and the result if the food is not present.
alfiesimpson717
Breathing (Lesson 3 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

Breathing (Lesson 3 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

Includes, videos, practical activity and extension activity where students are required to evaluate the bell jar model. Suitable for year 7 or year 8/KS3. Coincides with Activate 1 textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
PurplePotassium
New GCSE - Paper 1 biology overview quiz

New GCSE - Paper 1 biology overview quiz

The quiz is a great revision resource to promote students’ confidence prior to sitting the exam. The activity is suitable for both year 10 and year 11. It can be used as a classroom activity or an extended day
ls6372
New GCSE - Biology paper 1 Flashcards

New GCSE - Biology paper 1 Flashcards

These flashcards are based on fact recall for Biology paper 1. They are aimed at combined science students, but easily adapted for separate science students. They are a great activity for class, homework or extended days. Relevant for both year 10 and year 11 students.
ls6372
Questions Project

Questions Project

This resource is for all in education, from KS1-5 and even at university level, it makes a project out of question making. It is fun, accessible and has great impact. It includes a ready to use generic template, structured stages and prompts. The differentiation opportunities are vast, these can be either by outcome or role allocation (e.g. captains will develop their leadership skills and may be the more able in the group). As stated at the start, it is linked to all levels and types of curricula, standards and specifications. My tip is just to try it out! This resource was prepared by Class Monitor, a secondary school science teacher and senior leader with two decades of experience in education. Class monitor has worked across three countries, has a post graduate qualification in PSHE qualification and an MA in education, find out more and get more ore resources at www.classmonitor.co.uk.
ClassMonitor
GCSE Biology Worksheet Bundle: Human Biology

GCSE Biology Worksheet Bundle: Human Biology

A bundle of 11 comprehensive GCSE Biology worksheet packs focusing on Human Biology. If purchased individually worth £33.50, so as a bundle buyers will save 40%. The resources in this bundle include numerous worksheets which are visually engaging for students and are designed to be worked through independently; resources cover the following topics: Circulation (blood vessels and blood composition) Hormones Heart structure and the Respiratory system Digestion Homeostasis The kidney The eye The nervous system Synapses Human reproduction Teeth and mechanical digestion
beckystoke
OCR GCSE Biology (9-1) B2 Scaling up flash cards

OCR GCSE Biology (9-1) B2 Scaling up flash cards

Over 50 flash cards with questions and answers. Questions have been made based on common questions students get wrong and include working scientifically questions and maths questions. These questions are suitable for both combined and seps science students. These flash cards could be given to students after they have completed topic two or saved for in year 11 when hard core revision begins! Alternatively, I made the flash cards on PPT as I often copy one of the slides over and have my students complete the questions on it as a settler in order to interleave content. The slides have been made in PPT and are fully editable. Print using the ‘Print on both sides. Print on long edge’ option under print settings. My flash cards have been recommended by TES! Check out my other flashards too! Please leave a review with any comments or suggestions:)
tsb118
Biology revision Venn diagrams

Biology revision Venn diagrams

This resource was designed with AQA Trilogy in mind. Answer slides included. Best used for in class revision or consolidation of information.
jtranah
Biology Paper 1 revision - SOLO Hexagons

Biology Paper 1 revision - SOLO Hexagons

Topic consolidation and/or revision activity sheets. Cut out, rearrange, stick onto A3 sheet, add diagrams and/or annotations to justify your arrangement. Written with AQA Trilogy Biology paper 1 in mind.
jtranah
NEW GCSE AQA Science Required Practical Booklets 9-1

NEW GCSE AQA Science Required Practical Booklets 9-1

These student friendly handbooks are for the NEW AQA (9-1) Chemistry GCSE . These follow a similar layout and pattern I have used for the free revision and paid revision mats from my shop. All required practicals from each science has 2 booklets for each exam for AQA. Samples of the booklets can be found using the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sample-new-aqa-science-required-practical-handbook-9-1-11945258 These include a how to guide for each practical, practical information and questions regarding the methods and techniques used in each practical. There is also graph paper included in this booklet. References for the ‘working scientifically’, ‘mathematical skills’ and ‘apparatus and techniques’ requirements for each practical. Biology: Paper 1 booklet: Microscopy Microbiology (Biology) Osmosis Food Tests Enzymes Photosynthesis Paper 2 booklet: Reaction Time Plant Responses (Biology) Field Investigation (Quadrats) Field Investigation (Transects) Decay (Biology) Chemistry: Paper 1 booklet: Making Salts Neutralisation (Chemistry Electrolysis Temperature Change Paper 2 booklet: Rates of Reaction Chromatography Identifying Ions (Chemistry) Water Purification Physics: Paper 1 booklet: Specific Heat Capacity Thermal Insulation (Physics) Resistance I-V Characteristics Density Paper 2 booklet: Force and Extension Acceleration Waves Light (Physics) Radiation and Absorption I have not included exam questions for copyright reasons, so exam questions would make this booklet even better (use exampro for this). Hope these booklets are useful and please edit as much as you like to fit your need.
cal-w11
NEW AQA Biology Required Practical Handbook 9-1

NEW AQA Biology Required Practical Handbook 9-1

These student friendly handbooks are for the NEW AQA (9-1) Biology GCSE . These follow a similar layout and pattern I have used for the free revision and paid revision mats from my shop. Samples of these booklets can be found using the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sample-new-aqa-science-required-practical-handbook-9-1-11945258 These include a how to guide for each practical, practical information and questions regarding the methods and techniques used in each practical. There is also graph paper included in this booklet. References for the ‘working scientifically’, ‘mathematical skills’ and ‘apparatus and techniques’ requirements for each practical. Paper 1 booklet: Microscopy Microbiology (Biology) Osmosis Food Tests Enzymes Photosynthesis Paper 2 booklet: Reaction Time Plant Responses (Biology) Field Investigation (Quadrats) Field Investigation (Transects) Decay (Biology) I have not included exam questions for copyright reasons, so exam questions would make this booklet even better (use exampro for this). I have also created a bundle that contains all the required practicals for each subject and can be found using the link below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-gcse-aqa-science-required-practical-booklets-9-1-11945151
cal-w11
Hydrocarbons - Alkanes and Alkenes - Molecular formula and structure

Hydrocarbons - Alkanes and Alkenes - Molecular formula and structure

This is general knowledge for GCSE Science students, as you must now these compounds by heart to help you succeed in chemistry. Though scary at first glance, regular revisits will help to memorize them effectively for the dreaded exam. This resources includes: The Alkanes and Alkenes in a list, with a brief explanation. The FORMULA to work out the number of Carbon and Hydrogen that makes up a particular Alkane or Alkene. The Molecular formula. The Molecular structure. Master these basic compounds, master the harder ones in no time. Resource located in a Word document to printout or be converted to a PDF.
umme_salma_tahir
Microscopy (A Level & IB)

Microscopy (A Level & IB)

These three resources are applicable for the A Level and IB syllabus. All come with an answer scheme. The resources progress from simple microscopy calculations to understanding the different types of microscope and then using an eyepiece graticule to measure the size of microscopic objects.
svend_e_larsen
GCSE Glossary

GCSE Glossary

The Excel Document contains 390 key words that illustrates to students the importance (and volume) of vocabulary within the biology GCSE (whether International, AQA, OCR or Edexcel). I have also attached how the key words are utilised in topics. This is perfect for revision or as an introduction to a topic. or as ‘Key Word’ tests that are simple to mark and provide good feedback to students and parents. Expensive but definitely worth it! Any questions then please ask.
svend_e_larsen
Measuring The rate Of Respiration In Yeast (Design Your own Experiment - GCSE)

Measuring The rate Of Respiration In Yeast (Design Your own Experiment - GCSE)

A full complement of resources and results based around the respiration of yeast under different condition (temperature, glucose concentration and yeast concentration). The students plan and carry out the practical and then analyse the results. This should account for two homework (one to plant the experiment and one to write it up) and a single hour long lesson.
svend_e_larsen
Digestive System & Transport Revision Tasks (GCSE)

Digestive System & Transport Revision Tasks (GCSE)

These two documents summarise digestion, enzymes, stomach, small intestines, villi and the methods of transport between cells (diffusion, osmosis and active transport). A simple but very effective homework or class task that links multiple topics across the syllabus.
svend_e_larsen
The Effect Of Bile On Lipid Digestion (GCSE)

The Effect Of Bile On Lipid Digestion (GCSE)

This practical contains the technicians advice on how to complete it - even if it does require a little fudging! The students construct their own method to investigate the effect of lipids on bile. This does not necessarily require a data logger rand phenolpthalein indicator can be used instead to give an excellent pink colour.
svend_e_larsen
Testing A Leaf For Starch Using Iodine Solution (GCSE)

Testing A Leaf For Starch Using Iodine Solution (GCSE)

This lesson independently guides the students through the heating, chlorophyll extraction and testing elements for whether a leaf contains starch. There is then an associated task that is excellent for homework where the students shade and scientifically explain the reasonings for their shadings.
svend_e_larsen
AQA Trilogy Food Tests Required Practical

AQA Trilogy Food Tests Required Practical

A powerpoint summarising the Food Tests Required Practical for the new 2018 AQA Trilogy Specification. Powerpoint includes; working scientifically assessments, Apparatus &Technique skills, Method and Graph.
dw11g10
AQA Trilogy Enzymes Required Practical

AQA Trilogy Enzymes Required Practical

A powerpoint summarising the Enzymes Required Practical for the new 2018 AQA Trilogy Specification. Powerpoint includes; working scientifically assessments, Apparatus &Technique skills, Method and Graph.
dw11g10
AQA New Specification - The World of the Microscope - B1.1

AQA New Specification - The World of the Microscope - B1.1

The world of the microscope lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a mixed ability class. I have also included a hand-out on conversions as well as the required practical hand-out and answers as it goes with this lesson. It may be worth doing the RP after the plant and animal cells lesson however. There are also homework questions and answers. AQA spec link: 1.1.5 Relevant chapter: B1 Cell structure and transport. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 4-5 Specification requires students to know the following; Students should be able to: • understand how microscopy techniques have developed over time • explain how electron microscopy has increased understanding of sub-cellular structures. Limited to the differences in magnification and resolution. An electron microscope has much higher magnification and resolving power than a light microscope. This means that it can be used to study cells in much finer detail. This has enabled biologists to see and understand many more sub-cellular structures. WS 1.1 Students should be able to carry out calculations involving magnification, real size and image size using the formula: magnification = size of image size of real object Students should be able to express answers in standard form if appropriate. MS 1a, 1b, 2h, 3b WS 4.4 Use prefixes centi, milli, micro and nano.
MySciEyeSpy
AQA B1 9-1 content outline with extended writing question and marking grid for every chapter

AQA B1 9-1 content outline with extended writing question and marking grid for every chapter

Included is a chapter outline based on Kerboodle for AQA GCSE 9-1 Biology (B1) The schedule identifies the homework/ extended writing assessment and marking grid which matches each chapter. Included in this pack is all of the extended writing questions and marking grids identified in the schedule. The extended writing question pack includes a past paper extended writing question for GCSE Biology with a marking grid feedback sheet. The marking grid has a space to write what went wells (WWW) and even better Ifs. The grid also contains a SPAG section where the students can be given a grade for the level of SPAG that they have used, and a suggested way of improving their SPAG. The levelled answers are to act as a mark scheme/ model answer. This makes marking specific to the students, provides consistency and saves time. Student feedback from using this model of assessment has been very positive.
leannessmith
Features Of Kingdoms (GCSE Or 6th Form)

Features Of Kingdoms (GCSE Or 6th Form)

This resources gives the pupils information concerning the features of the five living kingdoms (intended for either GCSE or 6th Form). the pupils then have to classify the organisms on the cards and give justifications for the choices. A well differentiated activity.
svend_e_larsen
B14.4 Genetic engineering

B14.4 Genetic engineering

AQA GCSE Sciences (9-1) Biology: B14 Variation and evolution Lesson 4: B14.4 Genetic engineering Based on the Kerboodle Resources The AQA Kerboodle worksheet are not included so as to be acting within the TES code of conduct. Keywords: Plasmid, Enzymes
Lagoondry
B13.7 Inheritance in action

B13.7 Inheritance in action

AQA GCSE Sciences (9-1) Biology: B13 Reproduction Lesson 7: B13.7 Inheritance in action Based on the Kerboodle Resources The AQA Kerboodle worksheet are not included so as to be acting within the TES code of conduct. Keywords: Sex choromosomes, Phenotype, Genotype
Lagoondry
B13.4 DNA

B13.4 DNA

AQA GCSE Sciences (9-1) Biology: B13 Reproduction Lesson 4: B13.4 DNA Based on the Kerboodle Resources The AQA Kerboodle worksheet are not included so as to be acting within the TES code of conduct. Keywords: DNA, Nucleotides
Lagoondry