Used with a high ability year 12 class over the course of several lessons, as part of the Mass Transport topic.
- structure of the heart
- cardiac cycle
- blood vessels
- tissue fluid
Used with high ability year 8 class, following a lesson on sexual and asexual reproduction.
I chose to laminate the info sheets for use with several groups and to save future spending on photocopying! Would work really well in a school with iPads/class IT access so they could do their own research or as an extension find out about another animal.
Used with year 9 and 10 classes (high ability) studying the new GCSE Biology course.
The challenge sheet (shown on the ppt) near the end of the lesson was downloaded from another author on TES and is a fantastic resource (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/surface-area-to-volume-ratio-logic-challenge-11313026)
Used this powerpoint with my high ability year 12 class, alongside a number of worksheets (adapted from other TES authors, or using past exam questions).
- Species and Taxonomy
- Calculating diversity
- Molecular techniques to investigate diversity
- For the slides on courtship rituals I added a sound effect (Puppy Love, by Donny Osmond). For this to work on your computer you would need to save this song as an mp3 (using a youtube converter) and add it to the slide.
Set for a year 8 class (could be for year 7) when I was at a course, and the cover teacher did not want them to do a practical activity.
Second piece of cover work included was a task to summarise learning on nutrition.
Good practice for drawing graphs and analysing results.
Last year I gained QTS and was graded Outstanding.
I have put together a selection of reflective logs, lesson evaluations, and a lesson plan to share with other trainees. I felt particularly isolated and unsure of what to do with regards to my portfolio of evidence as a trainee, and searched desperately online to see what others had done for inspiration.
Lesson used with a high ability year 7 class. Was used over several sessions.
- What are asteroids?
- How the moon was formed.
- Who would you take with you to a new planet if an asteroid was to hit Earth? (profession cards in ppt, I printed these on card and gave them to each group to rank in order of importance)
Lesson used with a high ability year 7 class.
Purpose to get them focus on the skills required to be an astronaut and to consider how they are developing these skills in their own learning.
Followed with a letter of application to join the Mars One project. Could be used as a reflective activity at the end of a space topic