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FE Biology teacher sharing resources I have made for my own lessons.

FE Biology teacher sharing resources I have made for my own lessons.
Science Placemat
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Science Placemat

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A science placemat to print in A3 and laminate. Stick a few down on tables or around the edge of the room so pupils can use them as a self-help resource. Includes naming common equipment, units, drawing graphs, designing experiment and other core skills for science at KS3/4. Placemat is in Word format so feel free to edit it in any way you wish to suit your classes needs. NOTE: check format before printing- format may be skewed if opening in different versions of word so check before printing, you may have to rearrange things slightly.
Balancing Chemical Equations (with m&m's!)
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Balancing Chemical Equations (with m&m's!)

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Worksheet for balancing chemical equations. Used as a starter after a lesson on balancing equations. Pupils balance the equations using m&m's- they place the sweets in the blue boxes beneath the equations to visually represent each atom. Used about 3 share bags of m&m's with a class working in pairs. Delivered to a year 8 class but suitable for KS4 too.
Plant anatomy & flower dissection
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Plant anatomy & flower dissection

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Created for a low-attaining year 7 class but could be used across KS2-3. This resource is a whole lesson, consisting of a worksheet and accompanying powerpoint presentation. There are 8 tasks designed to help pupils develop their understanding of the anatomy of flowering plants, including labelling diagrams, filling in the blanks, a hands on flower dissection, creative task and plenary questions. To deliver this lesson you will need to provide flowers such as lillies or daffodils and print the worksheet.
Make a Lava Lamp! -science home learning
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Make a Lava Lamp! -science home learning

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Get hands on with science at home! Make your own lava lamp using resources you most likely already have at home, or you can easily purchase from a supermarket. A fun activity that most primary and secondary students can engage with (ideally suited to KS2/KS3). Includes a list of resources, easy to follow method, scientific description of how it works, things to think about and questions to answer. Please comment if you have any questions or feedback.
Phylogenetic Trees and Clarifying Evolutionary Relationships A Level Biology AQA (Species & Taxa)
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Phylogenetic Trees and Clarifying Evolutionary Relationships A Level Biology AQA (Species & Taxa)

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Complete 2 hour lesson on interpreting phylogenetic trees and clarifying evolutionary relationships using DNA sequences, proteins amino acid sequences and immunological techniques. For AQA A level biology 3.4.5 Species and Taxonomy. Uses the ‘learning loop’ lesson format, with plenty of short practise tasks and exam questions. Could be easily adapted to suit a different lesson length.
Element, compound or mixture? Flow chart
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Element, compound or mixture? Flow chart

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A flow chart for pupils to use to decide if something is an element (atomic or molecular), compound or mixture. Useful to generate pupil discussion about what the difference is between elements, compounds and mixtures.
Skittle Diffusion Activity - science at home
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Skittle Diffusion Activity - science at home

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Get hands on with science at home! Make your own skittle rainbow using resources you most likely already have at home, or you can easily purchase from a supermarket. A fun activity that most primary and secondary students can engage with (ideally suited to KS2/KS3). Includes a list of resources, easy to follow method, scientific description of how it works, things to think about and questions to answer. Please comment if you have any questions or feedback.
Make a giant cell! Cell bio art attack!
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Make a giant cell! Cell bio art attack!

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Created as a whole class activity for Biology Week (2018 but could easily be adapted). Students make giant organelles and assemble them into a giant cell. Very open activity, created for a nurture/SEN year 8 class but could be adapted for any KS3 science.
Control of Blood Glucose AQA A level Biology
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Control of Blood Glucose AQA A level Biology

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Powerpoint presentation for a lesson introducing the hormonal control of blood glucose concentration. Written for AQA A-level biology but easily adapted. Specification points covered: The factors that influence blood glucose concentration. The role of the liver in glycogenesis, glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis. The action of insulin by: • attaching to receptors on the surfaces of target cells • controlling the uptake of glucose by regulating the inclusion of channel proteins in the surface membranes of target cells • activating enzymes involved in the conversion of glucose to glycogen. The action of glucagon by: • attaching to receptors on the surfaces of target cells • activating enzymes involved in the conversion of glycogen to glucose • activating enzymes involved in the conversion of glycerol and amino acids into glucose. Does not cover the role of adrenaline or the second messenger model.
A-Level Biology Extracurricular Activities
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A-Level Biology Extracurricular Activities

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A collection of extracurricular competitions, books and events for A-level biology students. These opportunities could all be used to enhance students UCAS personal statements and explore their passion for biology outside of the classroom. Available as a powerpoint and pdf to share with students. Feel free to comment anything you think should be added!