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High quality STEM resources for 7 to 18 year old learners and a number of key resources to support classroom and whole-school pedagogy. The resource "Metacogs" is a unique resource supported by the latest research. There is also extensive use of Blooms and SOLO taxonomy behind many of the resources. If you download any resource that could be improved then please leave specific feedback and I will endeavour to improve them further.

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High quality STEM resources for 7 to 18 year old learners and a number of key resources to support classroom and whole-school pedagogy. The resource "Metacogs" is a unique resource supported by the latest research. There is also extensive use of Blooms and SOLO taxonomy behind many of the resources. If you download any resource that could be improved then please leave specific feedback and I will endeavour to improve them further.
Biology of Extracting DNA from Kiwi Fruit
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Biology of Extracting DNA from Kiwi Fruit

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All the PPT's and resources for this fantastic practical lesson. Allows students to obtain the fine DNA threads from kiwi using mostly safe and available chemicals. Adds richness and interest to the theory-heavy content of the genetics units in KS3 and KS4. Tried and tested so I know it works. Please also ensure you do your own risk assessment. As always follow @boostprogress and @CE4ET.
GCSE Resistant Materials revision maps
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GCSE Resistant Materials revision maps

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These four pages of excellent revision materials have been produced with the help of an A* student and focused on key aspects of the GCSE Resistant Material specification. There are four pages in all and they really helped my students with their revision for the examinations. The resources were mainly for AQA specification but cover many features from other specifications.
Numeracy cards
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Numeracy cards

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A cross-curricular numeracy resource. Each card is identified by science, geography or technology as an area of pupil weakness - specifically linked to numeracy/mathematical skills. These cards may be used for information by teachers, displayed in classrooms or pupil exercise books as a learning resource. I am hoping to encourage other teachers to produce a few more and email them back to me. The cards are also part of a whole-school numeracy action plan and the full set of KS3 and 4 will contain 80 cards - plus any emailed to the collection.
GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 7 - Defences inside the body.
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GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 7 - Defences inside the body.

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GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 3 - Defences inside the body. This lessons covers the role of white cells. The outcomes and resources are differentiated and pitched at GCSE students targeting a 'C' grade at the end of their course. This lesson covers the three ways white cells fight infection, supported by video links and this can be completed through an extended writing task - supported by a key words' Wordle. If you have any suggestions to improve this resource please let me know. The Battling Bacteria resource is my own creation.
Mathematics of Fractions - L5+ Whole Integers
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Mathematics of Fractions - L5+ Whole Integers

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A couple of lessons looking at finding fractions of integers (whole numbers) including both multiplication and division. Based a little around 10 ticks but some good activities for building progress and a range of worded problems to support literacy. The basis for a solid L5+ lesson and as always leave feedback and follow @boostprogress.
Blooms Numeracy Objective Verbs
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Blooms Numeracy Objective Verbs

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This resource is for setting the cognitive demand of common numeracy objectives. This can inform outstanding planning and setting appropriate differentiation within and across lessons. If you feel any verbs are misplaced then please feedback, although some may be used in differentiated contexts. Follow me on twitter for updates on latest resources: https://twitter.com/boostprogress
Science of Mass, Weight and Pressure (L4+)
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Science of Mass, Weight and Pressure (L4+)

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These resources for L4+ focus on the changes between states of matter and were supported by a decent video, three practicals of melting ice and Salol and extracting Salt from Rock Salt. There is also a display task at the end. Please do your own risk assessments. These resources are just the basics for building your own lesson plans. As always please leave feedback and follow @boostprogress and @CE4ET.
GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 3 - Investigating Microbes
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GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 3 - Investigating Microbes

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GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 3 - Investigating Microbes This lessons covers everything you need for doing the traditional practical culturing bacteria on agar plates and testing them resistance. The outcomes and resources are differentiated and pitched at GCSE students targeting a 'C' grade at the end of their course. Lots of great images and progress checkers. If you have any suggestions to improve this resource please let me know
Bloom's Success Criteria
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Bloom's Success Criteria

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Use this resource to set 'I can.....' success criteria for students which match Bloom's heirarchy and traditional measures of attainment. In addition within the lesson use them to increase or build the cognitive challenge of subjsequent or differentiated tasks. I will soon post a few examples to help achieve this measure of outstanding lessons. Follow me on twitter for updates on latest resources: https://twitter.com/boostprogress
Skills for Science
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Skills for Science

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This is one of our "Skills for Science" which supports 11-16 year olds with the development of softer skills of How Science Works. They are all focused around practical tasks and then focus on a area, such as planning experiments, experimental safety, data collection and mathematical analysis and evaluation. They are ideal for the new GCSE Science specifications in the UK and more general aspects of wider science education in the USA. All are high quality and well supported with images and relevant contexts.
GCSE Core Science - Food and Health - Biology: Burning Food
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GCSE Core Science - Food and Health - Biology: Burning Food

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GCSE Core Science - Food and Health - Burning Food This resource is one of four lessons and perfect for students of middle to lower abilities at targeting 'C' grades at the end of their course. The focus is on obtaining energy from food and these resources support the basic burning food to heat water practical. There is a good video link and then very strong components to analyse and graph the practical results, developing key How Science Works skills. There are also some differentiated activities and tasks, including a nice energy game. If you have ideas for improving this resource then please let me know.
Mathematics of Percentages - L4+ Proportions
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Mathematics of Percentages - L4+ Proportions

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This lesson is for L$ + students to enable understanding of percentages as proportions. It can be made kinesthetic using blocks or cards. There is also good progression to L5+ with conversions between FDP.\nAS always leave feedback and comments and follow @boostprogress,
Mathematics of Coordinates I - L5 Four Quadrants
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Mathematics of Coordinates I - L5 Four Quadrants

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Sequences, functions and graphs lessons: for getting students to find corodinates in all four quadrants, find missing corodinates and to investigate lines parallel to the x-axis and y-axis. Nice game=based starter and plenary. This includes resources that can be printed out for group tasks and some opportunities for literacy. As always follow me on twitter @boostprogress and leave me any feedack or comments.
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - ACTIVATE
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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - ACTIVATE

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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - ACTIVATE One of five high quality packs providing teachers with a wide range of strategies to check the learning of their students and evidence progress in the lesson. This pack focuses on ACTIVE checkers using kinaesthetic/physical approaches. If you can enhance or add to this whole-school resource then please let me know.
Mathematics of Words I  - Algebraic Expressions - 5th to 10th grade learners
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Mathematics of Words I - Algebraic Expressions - 5th to 10th grade learners

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This is a lesson aimed at 5th to 10th grade learners students where students use scrabble tiles (cards) to become familiar with numerical values of letters and begin to work with expressions. Blooms sets the cognitive demands of the scrabble activity. Highly kinesthetic and helps early understanding. Later slides also cover solving simple expressions (using cards) and there are some extension questions from CIMT at the end. A lesson plan will follow but please suggest some activities in the comments that have worked with this resource. Follow me on twitter @boostprogress
Mathematics of Coordinates II - Maps
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Mathematics of Coordinates II - Maps

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Mathematics of Coordinates II - Maps This lesson for 3rd to 9th grade learners. This is a cross-curricular lesson looking at finding and mapping 4-figure grid references. It is highly active and fun-based turning your classroom into a hunt for treasure. View the resource for full instructions. There is room for some extension work to look at 6-figure grid references and all activities are supported by my Numeracy Cards. Please leave comments and let me know how it goes. You can follow me on twitter @boostprogress.
Mathematics of Words VI - Making algebraic Formula
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Mathematics of Words VI - Making algebraic Formula

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This lesson for 3rd to 9th grade learners follows on from the previous one (V) and gets students to put together formula for the perimeters and areas of squares, rectangles and triangles. These are set as a problem-based learning tasks for froup arrpoaches and there is then some extension tasks using the construction cubes. Lots of opportunities for discussions and exploring students thinking. Introduces the idea of proofs as well. There is also an assessment from Kangaroo maths attached. Follow me on twitter @boostprogress
Mathematics of Measures I - Units and Lengths L4+
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Mathematics of Measures I - Units and Lengths L4+

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A couple of lessons introducing metric and imperial measures and their symbols. It then moves onto estimating and measuring lengths, before finishing with conversions between different measures of length (L5). Borrow fromthe scientists a set of 1m rulers to add a kinesthetic aspect to the measuring. You may even set a mini-competition for most accurate estimates. As always follow me @boostprogress and leave feedback and comments.
Math of the 2010 World Cup
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Math of the 2010 World Cup

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As a warm-up to this summer's festivities I have put together a simple lesson for students to analyse the scores from the 2010 world cup. The table in EXCEL could also be modified for a spreadsheet or formula activity.\n\nIdeal for practicing tally&'s and progressing to more detailed analysis of mean, mode and comparing performance against ranking. Lots of possibilities and I will probably add to this resource as the lessons develop.\n\nAs always leave feedback and follow at #CE4ET and #boostprogress.
Mathematics of Enlargement I - L4+
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Mathematics of Enlargement I - L4+

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Resources for supporting the teaching of L4 and, possibly L5 students learning enlargement. Covers a range of shapes and the geometrical techniques.\nThere is the basis for a lesson and please provide any feedback or improvements.\nFollow on @Boostprogress