KS3 Biology Cells unit for Y7
To be able to describe different levels of organisation of cells in an organism
ALL: will be able identify a group of cells as a tissue
MOST: will describe organs as structures of tissues.
SOME: will explain the importance of the different tissues in the organs
Presentation and Activity for KS3 Biology Pest control
Learning Objective: How do you get rid of pests using biological control?
ALL will explain what is meant by a pesticide (level 4)
MOST will identify problems of using pesticides (level 5)
SOME will evaluate the benefits of using biological control (level 6)
KS3 Biology How Science Works Lesson on estimating populations sizes of animals and plants
To carry out data collection of plants
To draw a graph of results
ALL: will use a quadrat to calculate percentage of grass (level 4)
MOST: will draw a distribution graph (level 5)
SOME: will make suggestions why the population may fluctuate (level 6)
Presentation & Activities for Y7 Reproduction Lesson
What is the role of courtship in successful mating and reproducing?
ALL: will identify different ways animals display courtship behaviour (level 4)
MOST: will explain the purpose of courtship (level 5/6)
SOME will elaborate how a dominant male has an advantage in a harem (level 7)
KS3 Biology Lesson on Predator Adaptations Presentation & Video
Learning Objective: How are predators adapted to survive?
ALL will explain why the key features are important to an animal’s survival (level 4)
MOST will explain the benefit of protective colouration and mimicry (level 5)
SOME will expand to suggest other features that allow predators to adapt for survival (level 6)
Learning Objective: To record the length in development of foetus.
ALL will read a table to describe the growing foetus
MOST will be able to record the data in a graph.
SOME will use their graph to read patterns in data.
How science works skills: Independent variable, dependent variable, continuous variables
What dangers are there for the foetus?
ALL will identify that substances can be passed to the foetus in the uterus.
MOST will explain the role of the placenta
SOME will make connections between taking substances during pregnancy and low birth weights.
Presentation & Activity
To differentiate between types of twins
ALL: will identify types of twins
MOST: will explain how each are formed
SOME: will use the information to discuss how conjoined twins are formed
Learning Objective: How is energy transferred in a food web?
Powerpoint and Worksheets suitable for KS3 with quiz and homework sheet included.
ALL: will use prior knowledge to identify producers, consumers and secondary consumers in a food web (level 4)
MOST: will construct a food web in a habitat (level 5)
SOME: will identify ways that the food web can be changed as a result of biotic and abiotic features (level 6/7)
Admin documents to go with the Interdependence SOW & revision & test with MS
Biology KS3 - details of each lesson below - can be bought as a bundle
Who killed cock robin?
Level 4 I can identify the producer and consumer in a food chain
Level 5 I can draw a food web of a habitat
Level 6 I can explain what happens to the organisms in a food web if one organism disappears
level 4 I know the characteristics of the plant and animal kingdom
level 5 I can explain why different species cannot breed
level 6 I can interpret keys to classify plants
A place to live
Level 4 I know animals may be different in different climates/seasons
Level 5 I can identify how organisms are adapted to environmental conditions
Level 6 I can highlight specific adaptations that allow organisms to have an advantage for survival
Level 4 I can describe ways samples of population size can be collected and estimated
Level 5 I am able to identify factors that affect population size
Level 6 can predict the effect of key factors on the growth of population using models
Distribution of plants
Level 4 will use a quadrat to calculate percentage of grass
Level 5 will draw a distribution graph
Level 6 will make suggestions why the population may fluctuate
Design a predator
Level 4 will explain why the key features are important to an animal’s survival
Level 5 will explain the benefit of protective colouration and mimicry
Level 6 will expand to suggest other features that allow predators to adapt for survival
What affects population size?
Level 4 will describe the key factors that affect population size
Level 5 will use a simple model to study a community
Level 6 will be able to use the predator-prey curve to describe changes in the population
Level 4 will explain what is meant by a pesticide
Level 5 will identify problems of using pesticides
Level 6 will evaluate the benefits of using biological control
Recycling by rotters
Level 4 explain why materials decay and list the conditions that speed up decay
Level 5 describe how the decay process releases substances that help plants to grow
Level 6 will explain why it is important to put nutrients back in the soil
Film of the school field
Level 4 will make a plan using the success criteria
Level 5 will draw a storyboard and script to prepare to shoot the film next lesson
Level 6 will use evidence from previous lessons and extend knowledge using independent research
KS3 Biology Predator Prey and Population Size
Learning Objective: How one organism can affect the population size of another organism
ALL will describe the key factors that affect population size (levels 4-5)
MOST will use a simple model to study a community (levels 5-6)
SOME will be able to use the predator-prey curve to describe changes in the population (level 7)
HSW: Analysing patterns from a graph
KS3 Biology - Decay and Recycling Lesson - presentation, activity and film clip
Learning Objectives: To describe the role of microbes in recycling
To investigate what is in leaf litter
All: explain why materials decay and list the conditions that speed up decay (level 4)
Most: describe how the decay process releases substances that help plants to grow (level 5)
Some: will explain why it is important to put nutrients back in the soil (level 6)