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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.
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.
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: 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Mathematics of Words II - Simplification - 5th to 10th grade learners
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Mathematics of Words II - Simplification - 5th to 10th grade learners

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The second lesson now looking at simplification of expressions using single, double and mixed expressions. Plenty of diffentiation for progression in pupil questions. Appropriate for 5th to 10th grade learners and can be supported by scrabble-based card sort. Please provide any suggestions and remember this is only the basic lesson outline and does not include rich questioning or pupil analysis of the cognitive challenge of individual expressions. Follow me on twitter for updates on latest resources: https://twitter.com/boostprogress
Advanced Biology (8th-12th grade) - Inheritance - 5 - Sex Linkage
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Advanced Biology (8th-12th grade) - Inheritance - 5 - Sex Linkage

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Advanced Biology (8th-12th grade) - Inheritance - 5 - Sex Linkage This is the fifth lesson on the Advanced Biology (8th-12th grade) series on 'Inheritance' and as the title suggested covers Sex Linkage 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.
Science of Combustion I - 3rd to 8th Grade
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Science of Combustion I - 3rd to 8th Grade

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Good practical starter for 3rd to 8th Grade groups looking at the burning of tea candles in gas jars (or containers) of different sizes. For younger groups new to practical tasks and there is plenty of scope to introduce key terms, such as variables and reliability. Also some activities at the end for line graphs and means.\n\nAs always do your own risk assessment and follow @boostprogress and @CE4ET. Please leave comments and feedback.
Biology of Variation 2 - Selection
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Biology of Variation 2 - Selection

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This lesson for 3rd to 9th grade learners, A lesson resource for covering artificial and natural selection. Lots of good examples and a nice activity around the Quagga and Pocket Mice...much better than the Peppered Moth and accompanied by a decent video.\n\nAs always leave feedback and follow @CE4ET and @boostprogress.