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FE Biology teacher sharing resources I have made for my own lessons.
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.
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.
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.
AQA Cell Biology - Whole Topic - GCSE Biology
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AQA Cell Biology - Whole Topic - GCSE Biology

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Large PowerPoint covering the whole cell biology topic for AQA GCSE Biology/Combined Science. Eukaryotes, prokaryotes, animal, plant and bacterial cells, cell specialisation, microscopes, mitosis and the cell cycle, stem cell, diffusion, osmosis and active transport.
AQA Genetic Diversity and Adaptation (natural selection) A Level Biology
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AQA Genetic Diversity and Adaptation (natural selection) A Level Biology

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Complete PowerPoint presentation for a 2 hour lesson on genetic diversity and adaptation for AQA A Level Biology. Includes natural selection, directional selection and stabilising selection. New content slides and accompanying activities in the ‘learning loop’ format. Covers specification points: Genetic diversity as the number of different alleles of genes in a population. Genetic diversity is a factor enabling natural selection to occur. The principles of natural selection in the evolution of populations. Random mutation can result in new alleles of a gene. Many mutations are harmful but, in certain environments, the new allele of a gene might benefit its possessor, leading to increased reproductive success. The advantageous allele is inherited by members of the next generation. As a result, over many generations, the new allele increases in frequency in the population. Directional selection, exemplified by antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and stabilising selection, exemplified by human birth weights. Natural selection results in species that are better adapted to their environment. These adaptations may be anatomical, physiological or behavioural.
Light-dependent Reaction Photosynthesis AQA A-level Biology
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Light-dependent Reaction Photosynthesis AQA A-level Biology

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Powerpoint presentation on the light-dependent reaction of photosynthesis for AQA A-level Biology. Full lesson (‘learning loop’ style lesson) includes starter, objectives, summary content slides, practise question and mark scheme and evaluation. Covers specification points: The light-dependent reaction in such detail as to show that: • chlorophyll absorbs light, leading to photoionisation of chlorophyll • some of the energy from electrons released during photoionisation is conserved in the production of ATP and reduced NADP • the production of ATP involves electron transfer associated with the transfer of electrons down the electron transfer chain and passage of protons across chloroplast membranes and is catalysed by ATP synthase embedded in these membranes (chemiosomotic theory) • photolysis of water produces protons, electrons and oxygen.
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.
AQA Biodiversity Within Communities A Level Biology
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AQA Biodiversity Within Communities A Level Biology

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Complete PowerPoint presentation for a 2 hour lesson on biodiversity within communities for AQA A Level Biology. Includes calculating the index of diversity, impact of agriculture on biodiversity and conservation techniques. New content slides and accompanying activities in the ‘learning loop’ format. Covers specification points: Biodiversity can relate to a range of habitats, from a small local habitat to the Earth. Species richness is a measure of the number of different species in a community. An index of diversity describes the relationship between the number of species in a community and the number of individuals in each species. Calculation of an index of diversity (d) from the formula d = N (N − 1) /n (n − 1) where N = total number of organisms of all species and n = total number of organisms of each species. Farming techniques reduce biodiversity. The balance between conservation and farming.
Cell Division AQA Revision Broadsheet Advance Info Higher Trilogy
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Cell Division AQA Revision Broadsheet Advance Info Higher Trilogy

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I created this broadsheet for students to revise the relevant areas of topic 1, cell biology (just the parts specified as making up the majority of exam content) - AQA 2022 Trilogy Higher It covers 4.1.2 Cell division - it covers the cell cycle, mitosis and stem cells. It can be used alongside BBC Bitesize revision pages if students have access to devices. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z2kmk2p/revision/1
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.
AQA GCSE Endocrine System and Control of Blood Glucose Biology
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AQA GCSE Endocrine System and Control of Blood Glucose Biology

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PowerPoint for a whole lesson on the endocrine system, control of blood glucose and diabetes - for AQA Trilogy or Biology. 2-3 lessons worth of content. Specification points: Students should be able to describe the principles of hormonal coordination and control by the human endocrine system. The endocrine system is composed of glands which secrete chemicals called hormones directly into the bloodstream. The blood carries the hormone to a target organ where it produces an effect. Compared to the nervous system the effects are slower but act for longer. The pituitary gland in the brain is a ‘master gland’ which secretes several hormones into the blood in response to body conditions. These hormones in turn act on other glands to stimulate other hormones to be released to bring about effects. Students should be able to identify the position of the following on a diagram of the human body: • pituitary gland • pancreas • thyroid • adrenal gland • ovary • testes. Blood glucose concentration is monitored and controlled by the pancreas. If the blood glucose concentration is too high, the pancreas produces the hormone insulin that causes glucose to move from the blood into the cells. In liver and muscle cells excess glucose is converted to glycogen for storage. Students should be able to explain how insulin controls blood glucose (sugar) levels in the body. Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the pancreas fails to produce sufficient insulin. It is characterised by uncontrolled high blood glucose levels and is normally treated with insulin injections. In Type 2 diabetes the body cells no longer respond to insulin produced by the pancreas. A carbohydrate controlled diet and an exercise regime are common treatments. Obesity is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Students should be able to compare Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and explain how they can be treated
Microscopy GCSE AQA Biology light & electron microscopes
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Microscopy GCSE AQA Biology light & electron microscopes

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PowerPoint presentation on microscopy - using light microscopes and comparing light and electron microscopes for AQA GCSE Biology. Full lesson using the learning loop format. Learning Objectives:  Prepare slides of plant and animal cells and describe the procedure. Correctly use a microscope to observe cells under different magnifications. Describe the differences in magnification and resolution of light and electron microscopes. Explain how electron microscopy has increased understanding of organelles. Calculate the magnification of a light microscope. Carry out calculations using the formula: real size = image size/magnification Rearrange the equation to calculate image size or magnification. Convert values for the units: cm, mm, µm and nm.
Infertility AQA GCSE Biology/trilogy IVF and fertility drugs
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Infertility AQA GCSE Biology/trilogy IVF and fertility drugs

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PowerPoint for full lesson on infertility for AQA GCSE Biology/trilogy. Covers fertility drugs, IVF and disadvantages/ethical issues. Covers: Students should be able to explain the use of hormones in modern reproductive technologies to treat infertility. This includes giving FSH and LH in a ‘fertility drug’ to a woman. She may then become pregnant in the normal way. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment. • IVF involves giving a mother FSH and LH to stimulate the maturation of several eggs. • The eggs are collected from the mother and fertilised by sperm from the father in the laboratory. • The fertilised eggs develop into embryos. • At the stage when they are tiny balls of cells, one or two embryos are inserted into the mother’s uterus (womb). Although fertility treatment gives a woman the chance to have a baby of her own: • it is very emotionally and physically stressful • the success rates are not high • it can lead to multiple births which are a risk to both the babies and the mother
Using a Graticule Step-by-Step Worksheet
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Using a Graticule Step-by-Step Worksheet

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A worksheet I created to guide less confident students through calibrating and using a graticule to measure a cell. Suitable for GCSE and A Level Biology. I teach AQA but could be used for other specifications. AT d - use of light microscope at high power and low power, including use of a graticule
Osmosis and Active Transport AQA A Level Biology
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Osmosis and Active Transport AQA A Level Biology

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PowerPoint for complete lesson on osmosis and active transport for AQA A Level Biology 3.2.3 Transport across cell membranes • osmosis (explained in terms of water potential) • active transport (involving the role of carrier proteins and the importance of the hydrolysis of ATP) • co-transport (illustrated by the absorption of sodium ions and glucose by cells lining the mammalian ileum).
Structure of Cell Membranes AQA A Level Biology
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Structure of Cell Membranes AQA A Level Biology

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A full lesson PowerPoint for AQA A Level Biology on the structure of cell membranes. 3.2.3 Transport across cell membranes The basic structure of all cell membranes, including cell-surface membranes and the membranes around the cell organelles of eukaryotes, is the same. The arrangement and any movement of phospholipids, proteins, glycoproteins and glycolipids in the fluid-mosaic model of membrane structure. Cholesterol may also be present in cell membranes where it restricts the movement of other molecules making up the membrane.
Simple and Facilitated Diffusion AQA A Level Biology - Transport Across Membranes
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Simple and Facilitated Diffusion AQA A Level Biology - Transport Across Membranes

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PowerPoint for a complete lesson on transport across membranes, focussing on simple and facilitated diffusion for AQA A Level Biology. 3.2.3 Transport across cell membranes Movement across membranes occurs by: • simple diffusion (involving limitations imposed by the nature of the phospholipid bilayer) • facilitated diffusion (involving the roles of carrier proteins and channel proteins)
Proteins AQA A Level Biology
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Proteins AQA A Level Biology

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Lesson on proteins for AQA A Level Biology. Some slides taken from other free PowerPoints available on TES - thank you for sharing! Covering: Amino acids are the monomers from which proteins are made. The general structure of an amino acid. The twenty amino acids that are common in all organisms differ only in their side group. A condensation reaction between two amino acids forms a peptide bond. • Dipeptides are formed by the condensation of two amino acids. • Polypeptides are formed by the condensation of many amino acids. A functional protein may contain one or more polypeptides. The role of hydrogen bonds, ionic bonds and disulfide bridges in the structure of proteins. Proteins have a variety of functions within all living organisms. The relationship between primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, and protein function. The biuret test for proteins.