Year 7 Science lesson, focus on forces, building considerations, and developing collaboration skills.
Students to consider compression and tension as forces that affect building stability.
Students to think about the factors which affect your building design.
Students to design and create their own structure using spaghetti and marshmallows.
Students to update the 'Leaning tower of learning'.
Year 7 Science lesson, could be adapted to use with other year groups
Students work in groups, each group is researching a different type of plate boundary (conservative, constructive, destructive, collision). They then move around the room and teach other groups about what they have learnt. Focus if the Nepal Earthquake, and students use their learning from the lesson to explain what plate boundary there is in Nepal and why the Earthquake occurred.
PowerPoint designed using the AQA syllabus for pupils to use to check their understanding of key concepts. Used in a lesson before their end of unit test. Pupils can identify areas they have struggled with and focus their revision on those questions. Hyperlinks to Bitesize to support less confident/able pupils.
British Science week 2016
This presentation explores the history of science and how it is capable of having both a positive and negative influence. It also looks at some key science talking points from 2015/2016. There is a short quiz, and finally some key questions to consider and hopefully spark an interesting discussion!
Year 9 - iGCSE Biology, higher ability.
Lesson on human populations and limiting factors which affect population growth. Cover bacterial sigmoid curve (to be printed for students). I used an old sheet of exam questions (not uploaded) to test their understanding of growth curves.
Next lesson: to look at population pyramids.
Used with high ability iGCSE Chemistry class.
Notes on Diamond, Graphite (and Buckminster Fullerene) and Silicon dioxide. Students highlight and annotate this whilst looking at models of these structures and discussing them as a class. Use the information sheet as a comprehension activity by setting key questions [e.g. why does graphite conduct electricity but diamond does not?]