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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.
(I)GCSE Plant Transport - structure and function of xylem and phloem
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(I)GCSE Plant Transport - structure and function of xylem and phloem

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A PPT which introduces the role of both xylem and phloem. The first activity is a research activity (8 minutes) where students use resources available to determine characteristics and roles of phloem and xylem. The next 20 minutes is a circus of activities with microscope work (drawing xylem and phloem); observing dye in celery; dendrochronology (tree rings) and transpiration and translocation.
IAL 7B Muscles, Movement and the Heart
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IAL 7B Muscles, Movement and the Heart

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A series of lessons which focus on topic 7B. Students will study the structure of skeletal muscle Fast and slow twitch muscle fibres The sliding filament theory The role of actin, myosin and ATP The myogenic nature of the heart ECGs Homeostasis and negative feedback Control of heart and breathing rate
Home school task - GCSE Photosynthesis escape room task/mission
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Home school task - GCSE Photosynthesis escape room task/mission

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A task which is suitable for students in class but also during home schooling. It covers GCSE/IGCSE Photosynthesis specification looking at: photosynthesis equation limiting factors structure of the leaf mineral ions photosynthesis practicals The task is set as a spy mission. Students are directed to different websites which included images, videos and information. Students collect the information and use to complete a mission grid which helps them crack the code. In total there are 15 clues, building up their knowledge of photosynthesis. The PPT includes an answer sheet (remove from powerpoint before sharing with students!) My students loved this activity and it gave them a good introduction to photosynthesis.
IAL Respiration Unit
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IAL Respiration Unit

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This series of lessons covers: The basic principles of cellular respiration The importance of cellular respiration in the production of ATP The site of glycolysis, krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation The main stages of glycolysis, Krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation. Anaerobic respiration Respiratory substrates and respiratory quotient. Each power point is a complete lesson which includes activities and exam style questions to check understanding.
I/GCSE Reflex Arc Whole Lesson
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I/GCSE Reflex Arc Whole Lesson

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A complete lesson with worksheets and exam questions/answers which introduces the reflex arc. There are simple animations which show the route of the impulse. Synapses are not covered in detail as they are not needed for double award syllabus (edexcel IGCSE).
Edexcel IAL: The Relative effect of Genotype and the Environment
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Edexcel IAL: The Relative effect of Genotype and the Environment

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This PPT introduces the idea that it is difficult to assess the relative contribution of both genes and the environment to disease. It introduces some examples of how genes and the environment interact e.g. siamese cat colour; oncogenes. This lesson is for promoting class discussion rather than many individual activities. I have included an exam question and mark scheme in the PPT This is an A level lesson but would be suitable for a high ability GCSE to promote discussion.
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.
Marine Science :  Particle Theory and Bonding (Water)
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Marine Science : Particle Theory and Bonding (Water)

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Marine Science AS (exams in 2022) Water: Particle Theory and Bonding An understanding of particle theory, including the structure of atoms and ions, and how they bond together to form compounds, helps to explain the properties of water and other substances important to marine life. A series of 3 complete powerpoints (approximately 5 lessons worth of material). Includes explanations and students tasks.
EDEXCEL IAL TEACHERS GUIDE - CHLOROPLAST STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
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EDEXCEL IAL TEACHERS GUIDE - CHLOROPLAST STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

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A guide for teachers new to teaching this strand of the unit. I have included the specification, lesson objectives; students previous knowledge and how to build on this. I have highlighted the content needed to be taught and a guide on how to present it to an A level group with more student led activities. I have designed and included worksheets and answers. I have also included an exam question for teachers to gauge student understanding.
TEACHERS GUIDE Edexcel IAL Specification: Photosynthesis/ The Light Independent Reaction
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TEACHERS GUIDE Edexcel IAL Specification: Photosynthesis/ The Light Independent Reaction

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A guide for teachers new to teaching this strand of the unit. I have included the specification, lesson objectives; students previous knowledge and how to build on this. I have highlighted the content needed to be taught and a guide on how to present it to an A level group with more student led activities. I have designed and included worksheets and answers. I have also included an exam question for teachers to gauge student understanding.
IGCSE/GCSE Isotopes, Relative Atomic Mass and Electronic configuration
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IGCSE/GCSE Isotopes, Relative Atomic Mass and Electronic configuration

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PPT 1 was created for the second part of a lesson following on from atomic structure. The objectives are to: * recall the structure of an atom in terms of the positions, relative masses and relative charges of subatomic particles * recall what is meant by the terms atomic number and mass number * Define the terms isotopes and relative atomic mass (Ar) * Calculate the relative atomic mass of an element (Ar) from isotopic abundances. It includes practice for calculating Ar and an edexcel exam question. I have included the video from fuseschool which I have used in this lesson. PPT focuses on electronic configuration with teacher led presentation. Students can then complete the electronic configuration for first 20 elements.
(I)GCSE Biology - Vaccination and Immunity
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(I)GCSE Biology - Vaccination and Immunity

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A power point to aid students understand how vaccination results in the manufacture of memory cells which enable future antibody production to the pathogen to occur sooner, faster and in greater quantity. I have used a range of resources throughout the PPT. There are 2 video which can prompt discussion. The first is a starter activity which reflects on the previous lesson, looking at the function of phagocytes and lymphocytes. Students are then introduced to the idea of vaccinations both by discussion and a video. There is a card sort activity to put the process in order and then a graph analysis task.
Acceleration and Graphing speed
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Acceleration and Graphing speed

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Acceleration PPT recaps over the speed and velocity covered in previous lesson. There are worksheets with questions on with varying ability of challenge. Graphing speed introduces the idea of how different graphs can be used to calculate distance, speed and velocity. I have used other people´s resources found online - Matrix car chase and calculation worksheets.