Antibiotic resistance comprehension activities

Antibiotic resistance comprehension activities

Used with my year 11 classes to develop comprehension skills in the new health and disease unit within the GCSE syllabus. Discusses new treatments away from antibiotics, as well as the antibiotic resistance crisis.
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New GCSE Infection and Immunity topic

New GCSE Infection and Immunity topic

Covers: - communicable diseases - case studies on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Chlamydia - immunity - vaccination - monoclonal antibodies - comprehension activities related to antibiotic resistance
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AQA A Level - Aerobic and Aerobic Respiration

AQA A Level - Aerobic and Aerobic Respiration

Used over a series of lessons with a high ability year 13 class. - Aerobic respiration including glycolysis, link reaction, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation - Other respiratory substrates - Anaerobic respiration
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AQA AS - Circulation

AQA AS - Circulation

Used with a high ability year 12 class over the course of several lessons, as part of the Mass Transport topic. PPT includes: - structure of the heart - cardiac cycle - valves - blood vessels - tissue fluid
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New GCSE - Disease topic (series of lessons)

New GCSE - Disease topic (series of lessons)

Used with a high ability year 11 class. - Covers intro to the topic, with key definitions. - Graphs to allow some analysis (e.g. comparing the main causes of death in developed vs less developed countries, comparisons between incomes within countries, and genders --> great for developing critical analysis and reasoning). - Case studies of Communicable diseases (including video links, and discussion of sociocultural and economic impacts) - Introduction to immune system --> I used plasticine and got them to make stop motion videos of phagocytes and lymphocytes, using their phone (worked really well!)
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AQA A Level 2015 - Photosynthesis

AQA A Level 2015 - Photosynthesis

Resource used over a series of lessons with a high ability class - covering adaptations of leaves, pigments, and the light dependent and independent reactions. According to the new AQA A level syllabus. - first cover a simplified version of the Light Dependent Reaction (as per the textbook), and then went through the version no longer specified in the syllabus (photosystems and cyclic/non-cyclic) - can be tailored according to class ability.
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GCSE Vaccination

GCSE Vaccination

Used with a high ability year 11 class. Range of learning preferences included - videos, discussion, exam questions.
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AQA A-Level Populations and Evolution

AQA A-Level Populations and Evolution

Used with high ability year 13 class. Covers key definitions, Hardy-Weinberg, Natural selection and Speciation. Practical activity to demonstrate the example of Peppered Moths. I also used a circus activity with 15 questions on HW equilibrium. I laminated the questions on separate sheets, with the answer to the previous question on the back, and spread these around the room for students to have a go at.
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Year 7 - introduction to bunsen burners

Year 7 - introduction to bunsen burners

Used with high ability year 7 class. Labelled parts of a bunsen burner and performed a practical investigation, measuring the temperature change of water when using each of the 3 flames. Students draw a graph of their results.
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The Lungs

The Lungs

100 minute session designed for KS3 - could be expanded or reduced. Students understand the role of the respiratory system through: - true or false activity with key stats - demo of lambs lungs with bellow - ordering the sentences for inhalation and exhalation - team challenge to make a model of the system using limited resources - introduce gas exchange
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Year 8 Science Investigation Skills Passport

Year 8 Science Investigation Skills Passport

Used with my high ability year 8 class - taught separate sciences so this passport is titled Biology, which can obviously be amended. Glued the passport into the front of their books, and added their 'passport photo' in which they drew themselves as scientists. Investigation skills linked heavily to the KS3 National Curriculum. Following a practical students write the data in the table heading, and tick off the skills they have developed/demonstrated. Could enhance this with a red amber green system to show the progress they are making towards a skill. When writing up a practical I encourage them to finish with a reflection in which they link back to these skills. I found previously they struggled to describe skills so this gives them a prompt. Aim to demonstrate each skill through a range of different practicals across the year, such that by then end they may hope to achieve 'expert' status. I produced this to link to the idea of the new A-level CPAC criteria and the idea of demonstrating mastery of practical techniques. With each new book they may receive a new passport.
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Specialised Cells KS3

Specialised Cells KS3

Lesson used for a formal observation, which received a Grade 1. At a school where they have 100 minute lessons, therefore this could be adapted and spread over two lessons. Mixed ability class. Learners really enjoyed the interactive nature of the lesson, and I was successful in showing progress at regular intervals. Differentiated through range of support offered in booklets. I made dice for this lesson using excellent templates I had found on TES. One dice had pictures of specialised cells on each face, whilst the other had questions on each face. Students LOVED this, but I did make these myself to avoid wasted time in the lesson.
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