NEW AQA GCSE Biology BIG BUNDLE: Homeostasis, Inheritance, variation & evolution, Ecology lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology BIG BUNDLE: Homeostasis, Inheritance, variation & evolution, Ecology lessons

This is a bundle of whole lessons and resources which meets all specification points for the NEW AQA GCSE Biology Combined Science Trilogy course for the ‘Homeostasis’, ‘Inheritance, variation & evolution’ and ‘Ecology’ SoW, including all higher material. This bundle includes 58 lessons, which is around 14 weeks worth of work, with all additional resources included. The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks, exam-style questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks as answers/mark schemes have been provided within the PowerPoint slides. For reviews of any of the lessons or lessons bundles included in this bigger bundle please visit my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience Thank you for looking, please ask any questions via the comments section if you need to :)
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons ' HT only

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons ' HT only

This bundle of resources contains 5 whole lessons which meet all learning outcomes for the higher tier, separate science modules within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: Rates of decomposition Global warming & the impact of change Trophic levels & biomass Transfers of biomass Food production The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
SWiftScience
Food chains and webs lesson

Food chains and webs lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy but would suit any GCSE or KS3. Slide 1 - Learning framework Slide 2 - starter sentences Slide 3 - Key words for this lesson. Can be printed off for those that need the spellings. More able students can use it as the basis for a mind map. Slide 4 - looks at a food chain Slide 5 - series of food chains forming a web, can print this slide off so that students can add arrows and labels Slides 6 - builds up the web Slide 7 - contains a link to short video identifying predators and prey Slide 8 - link to BBC animation showing ladybirds and aphids Slide 9 - shows a typical predator/prey graph to use as a visual aid for teaching.
jtranah
Quadrats - earthworm survey worksheet

Quadrats - earthworm survey worksheet

This is a useful standby for when you plan to go outside to do quadrats, then you can’t because it is raining! Or the daisies you were planning to count have just been mowed half an hour before you planned to go outside. Both these scenarios have happened to me. Having said that it is a useful way of teaching how to carry out random sampling even on a nice day! I’m always amazed how near to the real answer the sampling gets. The answer is 250 worms.
jtranah
Water cycle lesson

Water cycle lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy but would suit any GCSE. Slide 1 - Learning framework Slide 2 - Key words for this lesson. Can be printed off for those that need the spellings. More able students can use it as the basis for a mind map. Slide 3 - diagram of water cycle Slide 4 - description of water cycle Slide 5 - a different diagram of water cycle Slide 6 - description of main processes Slide 7 - two multiple choice questions Slide 8 - a 2mark question
jtranah
Carbon cycle lesson

Carbon cycle lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy but would suit any GCSE. Slide 1 - Learning framework Slide 2 - Key words for this lesson. Can be printed off for those that need the spellings. More able students can use it as the basis for a mind map. Slide 3 - details of decay Slides 4-6 - stimulus photos for discussion Slide 7 - conditions needed for decay Slide 8 - carbon cycle diagram Slide 9 - link to activity Slides 10-11 - four multiple choice questions Slides 12-22 - True or false questions Slide 23 - two 1mark questions. Worksheet with a 6mark question.
jtranah
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Ecology' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 15 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the ‘Ecology’ unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Classification New systems of classification Communities Distribution of organisms Competition Adaptations Feeding relationships Recycling materials (water cycle) Carbon cycle The human population explosion Air pollution Water pollution Deforestation & peat destruction Global warming & the impact of change Maintaining biodiversity
SWiftScience
NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Distribution of Organisms

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Distribution of Organisms

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Ecology’ SoW. **For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience ** The lesson begins with students recapping on the factors which may affect the distribution of organisms within an environment. Once pupils have discussed their ideas of abiotic and biotic factors which may affect organisms within their habitat they will need to assess their work using the answers provided. The lesson will then focus on sampling techniques, firstly outlining what a quadrat is and how it is used when sampling an environment. The importance of random sampling is stressed & pupils will need to come up with some ideas as to how random samples could be obtained. Once their ideas have been assessed pupils can then move onto a worksheet which demonstrates how random sampling is conducted and explains how to work out the range, mean, median & mode of a data set. Transect sampling is now introduced, pupils will watch a video and answer a set of questions watching the video. Once this task is complete pupils can answer the question using the answers provided on the PowerPoint presentation. The final task is for pupils to perform their own sampling investigation, a worksheet is provided detailing the equipment needed, a method, a species identification key & a results table. Pupils can work in groups of 3 - 5 and use an area close to school such as the sports field / any large grassy area to complete their investigation. Once this is complete pupils can use their data set to find the range, mean, median & mode for each species. The plenary task is for pupils to write down three facts, three key words and a question based on what they have learned this lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
SWiftScience
Quiz Bundle: 5 Quizzes - Ideal  for End of Year / End of Term

Quiz Bundle: 5 Quizzes - Ideal for End of Year / End of Term

This bundle contains five one-hundred question quizzes. Ideal for end of year / end of term. Contents include End of Year 2018 Quiz Eggheads Summer Quiz Post Football World Cup Quiz Book Quiz Biology Quiz Click on the individual links for further details. All the quizzes are fully editable. Each quiz contains 100 questions, most contain multiple choice answers, with varying degrees of challenge. They can be administered in a variety of ways - to individuals or teams. The answers can be found by clicking on the image on the bottom right-hand corner of each slide. Answers can be given either as you go through the quiz or at the end. An answer sheet is provided to allow individuals/teams to record their answers. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this ‘must have’ step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!
Krazikas
IGCSE 9-1 BIOLOGY SCHEMES OF WORK

IGCSE 9-1 BIOLOGY SCHEMES OF WORK

This schemes of work are designed to support the teacher in the planing to teach the IGCSE 9-1 Biology. we do the planning you only do the execution. we value the teacher’s time so this schemes will save you the preparation time so you focus on delivering.
ewmuthusi
Christmas Science

Christmas Science

A selection of Christmas themed Science lessons, including designing and testing hand warmers for Santa and turning pennies into gold. Most of these resources are my own, some ideas and resources have been borrowed from others. However, I have pooled resources to make a bank of Christmas themed science lessons, so science can be taught right up until the end of term.
jkitchiner
Sampling - Pitfall traps and Quadrats lesson

Sampling - Pitfall traps and Quadrats lesson

Ecology sampling lesson includes exam style questions and answers. Slide 2 is a learning framework Slide 3 contains key words for the lesson LAPS use as a spelling sheet HAPS use as basis for a mindmap Slides 4-11 Sampling invertebrates in a pitfall trap Slides 12-21 Sampling plants using a quadrat Pitfall trap ws is slides 9&11 Quadrat question ws is slides 16-19
jtranah
AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 1 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B18 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B18 Biodiversity and Ecosystems Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B17 Organising an Ecosystem Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B17 Organising an Ecosystem Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B16 Adaptation, Interdependence and Competition Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B16 Adaptation, Interdependence and Competition Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B15 Genetics and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B15 Genetics and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B8 Photosynthesis Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B8 Photosynthesis Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B4 Organising Animals and Plants Knowledge Questions

AQA B4 Organising Animals and Plants Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
Our School - Fun Creative Writing Sheets, Illustrated

Our School - Fun Creative Writing Sheets, Illustrated

School dinners, sounds and outings feature here, as well as the school pond (or one you’ve visited), with lively illustrations to spur and inspire, and opportunities for description, imagery, sound-words and personal thoughts and expression. Flexible for use with Yrs 2-4 approx. 6 sheets (inc. one with 3 grades); 4 themes. Great for end-of-term fun and school celebrations.
katewilliams_poetry
AQA Biology revision - communities and abiotic/biotic factors

AQA Biology revision - communities and abiotic/biotic factors

A board game with cards to help pupils revise the key words in ecology and the different abiotic and biotic factors. I print the game board A3 and then print the questions onto coloured card. All you then need are dice and counters and pupils play in groups of 3/4. I get them to write notes/make flash cards on any questions they don’t get correct.
laurastearn
KS3/4 Science Engaging Cover Worksheets Pack 2

KS3/4 Science Engaging Cover Worksheets Pack 2

Welcome to the next installment of quick Science Cover for your classes! These three exciting activity sheets focus cover all aspects of Secondary Science, with a sheet each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics! There are 3 interactive worksheets which will take between 1-2 hours each to complete (each have 4 sides of A4 to work through!), with a range of activities from; in-built word searches with secret messages to find once complete, fill in the blanks, unscrambling the words, content questions, pair match up, drawing activities, physics mazes and cryptograms. This has been used with many of my classes, from top to bottom sets, Year 11 to Year 7, with my Year 11 students staying in during their breaktime as they were determined to finish them! All content covered aims towards GCSE, and students can use their exercise books, textbooks, computers or IPads to complete the work that has been set. If there are any issues, or you need some extra assistance, please let me know and I will make any tweaks necessary!
MrSidneyStringer
Unicellular Organisms Year 8 Topic- 6 full lessons (KS3 8D)

Unicellular Organisms Year 8 Topic- 6 full lessons (KS3 8D)

This bundle is sufficient to teach Year 8 students the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum required learning on Unicellular Organisms. The bundle includes five full lesson PowerPoints (containing equipment lists for suggested practicals) plus an engaging ICT task (packaged with the Protoctists lesson) that can be used to occupy students for a full lesson of extension and consolidation. Suggested teaching order: Uni or Multicellular?, Microscopic Fungi, Bacteria, Protoctists, ICT Extension lesson, Decomposers & Carbon Cycle.
OnSpecScience
Protoctists Year 8 Lesson PowerPoint + Extensions (KS3 8Dd) Algae Unicellular Organisms topic

Protoctists Year 8 Lesson PowerPoint + Extensions (KS3 8Dd) Algae Unicellular Organisms topic

Full lesson PowerPoint sufficient to teach a broad range of abilities about protoctists and their cellular features, with a focus on the importance of algae. The lesson is in keeping with the current KS3 UK National Curriculum, is easily accessible for students and simple to follow for teachers. Also included is an ICT extension task summarising the impact that fungi, bacteria and protoctists can have on human health. I have used this previously for a full additional lesson of consolidation while delivering the unicellular organisms topic.
OnSpecScience
Debates 101

Debates 101

This resource is for all in education, from KS1-5 and even at university level, it makes debating fun, accessible and has great impact. It includes a ready to use generic template, structured stages and prompts and some guidance for debating motions. It is useful because it is tried and tested, student, teacher and parent voice indicates that it makes a positive difference to learning and engagement. The learning objectives are skills based (empathy, listening, collaboration, research, collation, reflection, application, synthesis and presentation) as well as content driven as determined by the user’s choice although all debates usually improve an awareness of the social, economic and ethical aspects of an issue. 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!
Teachtoday-yahoo
AQA GCSE BIOLOGY/TRILOGY - Mastery Booklets for the 7 Teaching Topics

AQA GCSE BIOLOGY/TRILOGY - Mastery Booklets for the 7 Teaching Topics

I have put together ‘mastery booklets’ that can be used for independent study for pupils to use after a section of the course has been covered. They are designed (with past paper questions and the answers) for the students to complete themselves. This is to help them gain a deeper knowledge without impacting on teacher workload. All the teacher needs to do is record when the students have completed and annotated the booklet. I have split the 7 sections into the topics for the paper 1 and the paper 2. These could be used for cover work and revision before the exams. Hope they’re useful. Harret
harret
Deforestation

Deforestation

Students should understand what deforestation is and how it causes environmental issues and reduces biodiversity. Independent task
annamaher93