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Light Microscope Practical - Onion Cells (GCSE required practical)

Light Microscope Practical - Onion Cells (GCSE required practical)

Aimed at GCSE this task sheet is intended to guide students through their first attempts at using an optical microscope. At the end of the task students will have focused their microscope at different magnifications, made a scientific drawing of the onion cells, measured a cell using an eyepiece graticule and calculated the magnification of their drawing.
cadarnloz
OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Module B6: Global challenges

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Module B6: Global challenges

This bundle of 15 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Module B6 (Global challenges) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: B6.1-Monitoring and maintaining the environment Sampling techniques Loss of biodiversity Increasing biodiversity B6.2-Feeding the human race Selective breeding Genetic engineering Producing a GMO B6.3-Monitoring and maintaining health Health and disease Spread of communicable disease Preventing the spread Human infections Blood and body defence mechanisms Monoclonal antibodies Vaccinations Prevention and treatment of disease New medicines B6.4-Non-communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases Treating cardiovascular disease All of the lessons are detailed, engaging and differentiated and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that this bundle would cover up to 2 month's worth of lessons
GJHeducation
Developing drugs (medicines)

Developing drugs (medicines)

An engaging and detailed lesson presentation (35 slides) that looks at each of the steps involved in developing a drug, from suggested compounds on a computer model to being prescribed by doctors. The lesson begins by checking that the students recognise the definition of a drug and some time is taken to look at the money that the NHS puts into prescribed drugs in the UK. Moving forwards, the details of each stage are explored including preclinical trials, animal testing and clinical trials. Time is taken to discuss why certain animals are chosen for the testing and the different groups of humans that are involved. The students will meet key terms such as placebo and will be introduced to the ideas of single and double-blind trials. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is perfectly suitable for KS3 students too
GJHeducation
Effects of exercise

Effects of exercise

Designed to the new AQA specification. Delivered to year 10. Can be altered to suit different ability levels. Introduces and defines exercise. Allows students to discuss and determine the reason behind the bodies response to exercise. Covers anaerobic respiration and how lactic acid is created and removed. Model graph for oxygen debt allowing students to understand recovery time. Summary questions attached. Plenary is exam style practice (higher and lower available)
Jubblord
Situated Vacancies Classroom Display- Why do I need STEM?

Situated Vacancies Classroom Display- Why do I need STEM?

Classroom Display This display comprises of job adverts for jobs you need STEM relate qualifications for to show students why they need to do well in STEM subjects. Job adverts range from Vet to builder. The job adverts state what qualifications you need for the job, what character traits you need and what salary you can expect to receive Includes everything you need to make the display, title, job adverts and photos showing how the finished display should look. Rather than using backing paper, the background of this display is made from job adverts taken from newspapers.
marissa03
Analysing Graphs

Analysing Graphs

Practice for YR 8 mixed ability class on a working scientifically topic - using other worksheets Success Criteria: To draw conclusions based on data presented on a graph. To describe more complex graphical data. To explain data. To suggest reasons for findings.
freya_clarke
Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies

An engaging lesson presentation (32 slides) and differentiated worksheets that look at the meaning of the substances termed monoclonal antibodies, explains how they are produced and explores their different applications. The lesson begins by breaking the term down into three parts so that students can understand that these substances are proteins that attach to antigens and come from a single clone of cells. Students will meet key terms such as lymphocytes, myelomas and hybridomas and will be able to link them to understand how these antibodies are produced. Moving forwards, time is taken to focus on the application of monoclonal antibodies in pregnancy tests. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and a set homework is included as part of the lesson. This lesson has been written for GCSE students but can be used with lower ability A-level students who are studying this topic
GJHeducation