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I currently teach IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Also A level Biology. The resources I produce for my lessons are carefully planned and I try to involve a lot of self-learning to allow students to develop these important skills needed for further education.

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I currently teach IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Also A level Biology. The resources I produce for my lessons are carefully planned and I try to involve a lot of self-learning to allow students to develop these important skills needed for further education.
Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres
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Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres

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A PPT with information regarding the 2 types of fibres. Students collect information about the fibres from around the room (included in PPT) and complete a table stating the differences. They can then use their knowledge to predict the types of fibres found in different animal muscles. There is an exam question and mark scheme to determine understanding of subject material. I have included the lesson plan I provided when I was observed so feel free to tweak it to suit your group.
Edexcel Biology Scientific Article 2018 Questions: Craving Control
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Edexcel Biology Scientific Article 2018 Questions: Craving Control

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This resource provides suggestions of exam questions for Paper 3: General and Practical Applications in Biology. I have provided a range of topic areas to include: biological molecules and energy storage Brain function Neurotransmitters Receptors Synapses Neurones and action potentials structure of bacteria Transcription factors Genetic modification Drug trials The immune system Inflammation The resource comes with an answer sheet. I provide the resource as a homework and then go through in class.
IAL Biology Unit 5 Article Questions Oct/Nov 2018: A Red Card for the Heart
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IAL Biology Unit 5 Article Questions Oct/Nov 2018: A Red Card for the Heart

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A series of questions with the answers and a vocabulary sheet to support students prepare for the question 7 in Unit 5. The questions cover a series of topics to include blood; the heart and cardiac cycle; the nervous system; muscles and joints; vaccinations; pathogens; protein synthesis; CHD plus more. I have downloaded and included the Edexcel article as my students had difficulty obtaining it.
IAL Biology Unit 5 Article Questions June 2018 - The nose takes a starring role
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IAL Biology Unit 5 Article Questions June 2018 - The nose takes a starring role

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A series of questions focused on the scientific article for the IAL Edexcel exam - unit 5. There is a teacher answer sheet included. I have also included a copy of the Scientific Article from Edexcel Unit 5 Exam and definitions for vocabulary. I have focused on the following topics: • The nervous system – structure and function of each neurone • Action potentials and how an impulse is generated • Synapses • Structure and function of areas of the brain • FMRI scans • The eye • Brain injuries • Critical window • Respiration • PCR and Gel electrophoresis • Speciation This resource helps student´s to focus their revision in the appropriate areas and help develop their exam response.
IAL Edexcel Unit 6 Core Practicals - focusing on question 3
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IAL Edexcel Unit 6 Core Practicals - focusing on question 3

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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.
GCSE - Introduction to the Eye + Dissection
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GCSE - Introduction to the Eye + Dissection

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A whole lesson plan allowing students to discover the structure and function of the eye. This lesson is following the double award IGCSE for Edexcel and students need to describe the structure and function of the eye. I have not included information about accommodation. This lesson is a lovely introduction to the eye and includes an eye dissection task plus a 3D image starter activity; exam question and brief investigation into the response to bright light.
Pharmacogenomics
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Pharmacogenomics

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A PPT presentation which explains how pharmacogenomics is being developed as a new tool in treating disease. It links directly to A2 Biology Edexcel specification "discuss how the outcomes of the human genome project are being used to develop new drugs and the social, moral and ethical issues this raises". I have also included scenarios that students can discuss, developing an absolutist and relativist point of view for both.
Momentum and Car Safety
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Momentum and Car Safety

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I have used my own resources and a few slides from other Tes members (thank you!) to put together a PPT which recalls the equation for momentum and then looks at how to calculate force using the change of momentum and time. There are also exam questions included for extra practice!
A2Biology: Drugs and Sport - including ethical issues and transcription factors
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A2Biology: Drugs and Sport - including ethical issues and transcription factors

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A whole lesson dedicated to looking at the effect of certain illegal substances and the ethical issues associated with drug taking in sports. I have included a debate where students sort through different opinions on drug taking in sports. This will help them formulate a for and against argument. I have also included information about how peptide and steroid hormones act as transcription factors and can activate protein synthesis. Finally, I have included the edexcel article from 2015 on drugs in sport and students can work through the article and answer the questions for homework.
A2 Edexcel Medical Treatment for Sports - including prosthesis and surgery
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A2 Edexcel Medical Treatment for Sports - including prosthesis and surgery

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A whole lesson with activities and discussion points. I have included a starter activity of the paralympics advert by channel 4 to start a discussion about prosthesis in sports. The lesson objectives are to: Explain how medical technology, including the use of keyhole surgery and prostheses, is enabling those with injuries and disabilities to participate in sports Describe how you would treat a minor sports injury with R.I.C.E.
IGCSE 9-1 Role of the root in transpiration
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IGCSE 9-1 Role of the root in transpiration

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This is a whole lesson on a power point slide. I have included a recap of the root hair cell. Students will then watch the video on transpiration to give an overall idea of how water and minerals are transported to the leaves. I have set a mini research task for students to find out how water and mineral ions enters the root hair cell and passes to the xylem. Finally - 2 exam questions (grade 5 - 8)
A2: Controlling the Breathing Rate. The role of the respiratory centre.
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A2: Controlling the Breathing Rate. The role of the respiratory centre.

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A complete lesson to introduce the idea of how exercise can increase the rate of ventilation to remove the build up of carbon dioxide. It looks at the negative feedback systems involved which maintain breathing rate. It also introduces spirometer traces and the definitions which which will lead to the core practical (edexcel IAL). There are plenty of discussion opportunities, a video and an exam question for self assessment.
Edexcel Scientific Article January 2018 - Chasing the Cure: Parkinson´s disease
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Edexcel Scientific Article January 2018 - Chasing the Cure: Parkinson´s disease

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This will help your students prepare for the Unit 5 exam this January 2018. I have provided a sheet of key vocabulary - very useful for IAL students. I have also provided exam style questions which cover areas in the article students may be questioned on. I have provided an answer sheet. *I have attached a copy of the Edexcel article - Chasing the Cure: A decade of Parkinson´s disease. This is not a resource I have prepared, just downloaded from the edexcel website*
Surface Area to Volume Ratio in Organisms
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Surface Area to Volume Ratio in Organisms

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A PPT with complete lesson with different activities to introduce the idea of surface area and volume and how it is affected by the size of an organism. Activities include - calculating the surface area and volume of 3 cubes; explaining why certain cells/organs have a large surface area. There is also an edexcel IGCSE exam question and mark scheme for self assessment.
Evolutionary Race between pathogens and humans
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Evolutionary Race between pathogens and humans

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A power point presentation introducing the concept that pathogens are constantly evolving against treatments we have. Students discuss how HIV and TB have managed to evade detection by the immune system Article about people who have protection against the HIV virus (CCR5 gene) with questions. Exam questions
IGCSE Properties of Covalent bonding
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IGCSE Properties of Covalent bonding

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A whole lesson in a power point presentation which looks at the properties of covalent bonds to include, why substances with a simple molecular structures have low melting and boiling points and how these increase with increasing relative molecular mass; why substances with giant covalent structures have high melting and boiling points and how the structures of diamond, graphite and C60 fullerene influence their physical properties, including electrical conductivity and hardness. There is plenty of opportunity for students to research and analyse data on certain covalent substances to build up a picture of covalent properties. There is also an exam question with mark scheme.