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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.
Gene Pool and Genetic Diversity using Hardy-Weinberg equation
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Gene Pool and Genetic Diversity using Hardy-Weinberg equation

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A level lesson focusing on the following objectives: Understand that changes in allele frequency come about as a result of mutation and natural selection Understand how the Hardy-Weinberg equation can be used to see whether a change in allele frequency is occurring in a population over time I have included many tasks which can be performed individually or in pairs. Students have 2 exam style questions to attempt using the Hardy Weinberg equation
The Nervous System and Neurones Bundle
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The Nervous System and Neurones Bundle

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IAL Edexcel Topic 8A Included in this chapter: The structure and function of the mammalian nervous system Nervous transmission Resting and action potential Myelinated neurones and saltatory conduction Synapses Effects of drugs on synapse The detection of light Habituation Included in this selection of powerpoints are videos, exam questions plus tasks throughout the lesson to generate discussion and independent learning.
Bacteria and Viruses including viral reproduction
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Bacteria and Viruses including viral reproduction

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Edexcel specification link 6.5 (i) (ii) Two power point complete lessons focusing on the structure of viruses and bacteria. The second lesson looks at the lytic and lysogenic cycles with a short video clip on retrovirus reproduction - this will be looked at again when we study HIV. The lesson includes an exam question with mark scheme.
International A Level Transition Booklet
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International A Level Transition Booklet

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I have put together a transition booklet for my GCSE students to work through during the end of term and over the summer holidays. It includes a brief overview of the course; what students should know from GCSE; exam terminology to be familiar with; practical skills needed for next year; scientific article and questions; recommended reading for the summer
Introduction to Ecology
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Introduction to Ecology

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A complete lesson which introduces the terminology used in Ecology lessons. We also explore how abiotic and biotic factors can affect a habitat. There are questions to check understanding of knowledge learnt plus independent learning activities. Learning outcomes Recall what is meant by the terms population, community, habitat and ecosystem Understand that the numbers and distribution of organisms in a habitat are controlled by biotic and abiotic factors Understand how the concept of a niche accounts for the distribution and abundance of organisms in a habitat
A2 Biology Forensic Science and Time of Death
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A2 Biology Forensic Science and Time of Death

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Edexcel Spec Link - 6.16 and 6.20 Three lessons which focus on the forensic science element of the topic. The first lesson looks at the role of microorganisms in decomposition. This is a recap session, looking at the carbon cycle. Lesson 2 introduces the idea of using body temperature and rigor mortis to determine time of death. lesson 3 finishes the topic looking at the role of bacteria and insects in decomposition. This links to succession which had been studied previously. There are many different student activities including questions and answers on the topic.
IAL Mammalian Transport Systems
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IAL Mammalian Transport Systems

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A series of lessons which support the Pearson textbook for the international AS level (edexcel). These resources are also useful for online lessons to aid student’s understanding at home. Covered in these lessons: The need for a circulatory system The importance of surface area to volume ratio The advantage of a double circulatory system The structure and function of blood The role of platelets in blood clotting The role of haemoglobin in transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide The structure of the heart and the cardiac cycle Atherosclerosis I have included different activities, some individual and some which could be within a group or with a partner. Plus exam questions and tasks to check understanding.
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 Biology: The Heart and Electrical Activity
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A2 Biology: The Heart and Electrical Activity

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A lesson which introduces the idea of electrical activity in the heart, including the roles of SAN; AVN and bundles of His. It also includes how to interpret an ECG. This a complete lesson - possibly could take 2 lessons. It contains worksheets, video clips and exam questions. All answers provided in PPT so students can self assess their own work.
Modelling Climate Change
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Modelling Climate Change

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Edexcel IAL specification - students learn how the data for a model is produced and then extrapolated. We then look at factors other than carbon dioxide which can influence the model. Limitations of models are discussed.
Bacteria - methods of invading the body
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Bacteria - methods of invading the body

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Edexcel Spec link 6.7 (i) (ii) An introduction to how bacteria are able to spread from one person to another. We then look at how the body protects itself against pathogen entry. This is a circus activity where students gather information from around the room (cards provided). Finally we research how bacteria cause the disease with endotoxins and exotoxins.
IGCSE/GCSE 9-1 BIOLOGY - DIFFUSION LESSON
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IGCSE/GCSE 9-1 BIOLOGY - DIFFUSION LESSON

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This lesson introduces the term diffusion. It allows students to think of the factors which can affect the rate of diffusion. I have suggested 2 class demonstrations - hydrochloric acid + ammonia and ink in water. Students describe what occurs and why. Plenary activity - kidney dialysis and role of diffusion.
9-1 IGCSE The Nervous System (4 lessons)
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9-1 IGCSE The Nervous System (4 lessons)

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Lesson 1 covers the CNS, receptors and responses. It also introduces neurones and their role. Lesson 2 covers synapses and their structure/role in the nervous system Lesson 3 looks at the 3 types of neurones found in the CNS which will link into reflex arc Lesson 4 looks at the Reflex arc There are activities and assessments in each of the power point. There are also questions to generate a class discussion and check points.
COVID-19 Corona Virus
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COVID-19 Corona Virus

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A complete lesson giving an overview of how the corona virus infects the lung tissue and why some people have a more severe reaction that can lead to death. There are a series of tasks so students are independently learning along with lots of opportunity for class discussion. I have also included some video clips to aid understanding further. This lesson can be adapted for KS3 - KS5
The Global Warming Debate - causation or correlation?
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The Global Warming Debate - causation or correlation?

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A power point lesson which guides students through data in the form of carbon dioxide levels; global temperature; rising sea levels and glacial melting. Students gain practice in data analysis which is vital in this module. There are also a series of exam questions with answers to support their understanding. This lesson links with Edexcel IAL Unit 4