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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.
Science of Valid Investigations 1 - Caffeine Pop
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Science of Valid Investigations 1 - Caffeine Pop

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Basically a take on the caffeine practical getting pupils to drink water, decaffeinated or caffeinated cola and then test reaction times online. You could alternatively use the ruler drop or compare with ruler for precision work.Students plan and then implement, then review and improve their plans. Great fun and there is a diamond 9 card sort activity to identify the key control variables. The drinking of water also helps to introduce control tests properly. Can be tailored to cover from L3 to L8 easily.You can also follow me on twitter @boostprogress
Mathematics of Cell Magnification
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Mathematics of Cell Magnification

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A resource to investigate the mathematics skills needed for calculating magnification of cells and objects. Also covers the idea of a formula. Engaging context and has a card sort for kinesthetic activities. If used please send me feedback.
Science of Solids, Liquids and Gases VI -  Theory
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Science of Solids, Liquids and Gases VI - Theory

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L4 to L6 exploration of different models of the particle theory. Requires students to do some extended descriptions and to evaluate three different diagrammatic models. Finishes with an evaluation of six substances that are challenging to classify - these may also be given to students to add a practical/kinesthetic aspect. There is also link to SOLO taxonomy to help with the progression mapping. As always provide feedback and you can follow me @boostprogress
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 Core Science - Food and Health - Biology: Carbohydrates
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GCSE Core Science - Food and Health - Biology: Carbohydrates

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GCSE Core Science - Food and Health - Carbohydrates 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 carbohydrates in foods and these resources support the basic glucose and starch testing of different foods (please remember to do your own risk assessment). There is a good components to develop key How Science Works skills and a link at the end to analyzing a familiar junk food. There are also some differentiated activities and tasks. If you have ideas for improving this resource then please let me know.
Homeostasis - Nervous and Hormonal Systems
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Homeostasis - Nervous and Hormonal Systems

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This resource captures all the key knowledge for learners between 11 16 years of age. There are charts for students to complete and charts for teachers to complete for peer-assessment. In the UK the resource fits GCSE Core Science quite well. There are plenty of links to further research and a range of contextual exercises for students. All images used were from creative commons.
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
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.
Separation techniques - Alien's Blood
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Separation techniques - Alien's Blood

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A series of 2 or 3 lessons that address separation techniques: filtration and paper chromatography. The filtration uses a mixture of sand, iron filings and water and for chromatography you need filter paper chromatography strip and a suitable colors of felt tip or highlighters. There are frames provided for students to record their learning on and a second copy for teachers to complete for peer-assessment. The lesson is ideal for learners between 9-14 years of age in science or classroom settings. Please also complete your own risk assessment, specifically around the solvent for chromatography: in my practical I used ethanol as it dissolves pigments in pens. Alternatively, you could try water for water-soluble pens and inks, if necessary. All images are obtained using creative commons licence or my own images.
A2 Biology - Inheritance - 4. Dihybrid and Epistasis
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A2 Biology - Inheritance - 4. Dihybrid and Epistasis

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This is the fourth lesson on the GCE A-level Biology series on 'Inheritance' and as the title suggested covers Dihybrid and Epistatic crosses. Tasks are differentiated at A, C and E standards. All the familiar examples are covered including Mendelian pea characteristics and coat colour. If there are suggestions or amendments to improve this resource then please let me know.
Homeostasis - Nervous and Hormonal systems
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Homeostasis - Nervous and Hormonal systems

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This resource captures all the key knowledge for learners between 11 - 16 years of age. There are charts for students to complete and charts for teachers to complete for peer-assessment. There are plenty of links to further research and a range of contextual exercises for students. All images used were from creative commons
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW
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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW

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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - REVIEW 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 REVIEW checkers using more reflective and metacognitive strategies. If you can enhance or add to this whole-school resource then please let me know.
Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - PUBLISH
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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - PUBLISH

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Assessment for Learning - AfL Checking Tool - PUBLISH 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 PUBLISH checkers using different approaches for students to showcase and publish their thinking. If you can enhance or add to this whole-school resource then please let me know.
Science of Acids and Alkalis - L4+
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Science of Acids and Alkalis - L4+

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A series of PPTs that support an introduction to acids and alkalies for KS3. There are a couple of well described practicals testing pH of solutions, simple neutralization and the indigestion tablet practical. There is also a short assessment to finish off the topic at L4+ and L5+. All objectives leveled and linked to SOLO taxonomy. As always follow @boostprogress or @CE4ET and leave feedback.
Metacognition Questioning Tool
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Metacognition Questioning Tool

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This superb resource is a combination of research published around Bloom's, SOLO Taxonomy and Metacognition. It was inspired by the Sutton Trust report into factors affecting student's learning and the awareness that metacognition and reflective learning was a key driver. Students and teachers can use the tool to look at all stages of students thinking, most advantageously when looking at the different stages in projects and during problem-solving tasks. This is the only successful metacognition resource available and it has been tried and tested. As always please leave feedback and make any suggestions for improvement. Regards, Boostprogress (Twitter follow @boostprogress)
A2 Biology - Inheritance - 3 - Codominance
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A2 Biology - Inheritance - 3 - Codominance

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A2 Biology - Inheritance - 3 - Codominance This is the second lesson on the GCE A-level Biology series on 'Inheritance' and as the title suggested covers codominance using familiar examples. Tasks are differentiated at A, C and E standards. All the familiar examples are covered including Mendelian pea characteristics and coat colour. If there are suggestions or amendments to improve this resource then please let me know.
Graphology of bar charts - L4+
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Graphology of bar charts - L4+

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A fantastic activity for maths or science focused around making simple paper helicopters and collecting data on how quickly they fall. This lesson was observed by OFSTED on the last lesson of a two day inspection with a lower-ability math group and achieved a 2 judgement. You can extend the activity to add stretch and challenge. Still suitable for L4 - L6 applications or a fun method of GCSE teaching or revision. As always follow on @Boostprogress and leave feedback.
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.
Mathematics of Words III - Expanding Brackets L4+
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Mathematics of Words III - Expanding Brackets L4+

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A lesson to cover the expansion of brackets for L4+ students looking at + x + and + x - only. There the basic lesson outline for you to enrich with questioning and other resources. If you have any ways of improving this resource then please email me. You can also follow me on twitter @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.