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As a Lead learning Practitioner of Science I aim to produce resources that enable students to understand how the science they are being taught links to real life. The resources I produce ensure that students have the opportunity to develop a number of skills and work in different ways. Where possible the activities develop literacy and numeracy skills.

As a Lead learning Practitioner of Science I aim to produce resources that enable students to understand how the science they are being taught links to real life. The resources I produce ensure that students have the opportunity to develop a number of skills and work in different ways. Where possible the activities develop literacy and numeracy skills.
Maths in science activities
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Maths in science activities

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12 maths in science activities that can be used for both KS3 and KS4 Each activity takes up a single slide so there is no need to have to flick forwards and backwards. The activities require no additional printing and teacher guidance is included in the notes underneath each slide. Students carry out activities such as the interpretation of data in a range of formats, using standard form, using equations. These can be used as starters or as extended activities depending on the age and ability of students
AQA 2016 chemistry lesson 3: the development of the periodic table
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AQA 2016 chemistry lesson 3: the development of the periodic table

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A presentation that guides students through the development of the periodic table. It includes a description of the knowledge of the key scientists that contributed to it and ends with leveled questions. A supporting activity called 'what would Mendeleev do?' This requires students to look at the properties of unknown elements and determine where they should go.
Rio Olympics/ Paralympics 2016: designing a prosthetic limb
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Rio Olympics/ Paralympics 2016: designing a prosthetic limb

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KS3/ KS4 science, product design, P. E. Using information on the properties of materials to design a prosthetic limb. The activity requires students to create, evaluate and use feedback to improve their design. PPT- This provides an introduction on Paralympic sprinting. It contains a slide with material information cards to be cut out and distributed among pairs of students. These are to support them with their prosthetic design. It then provides guidance for students on the critique of other prosthetic designs in the class. Finally, it contains a prompt slide discussing the advantages and disadvantages of athletes using prosthetic. The related blog-writing task could be set for homework. Prosthetic design template support sheet- includes a prosthetic template with writing frames that can be used to guide students with their design. Blog writing frame- provides students who need support with guidance on how to approach their blog.
10 science icebreakers and starters
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10 science icebreakers and starters

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A resource containing 10 activities with a science theme that can be used as icebreakers or starters. They are excellent at promoting discussion and will be excellent as starter activities. These are also ideal to use with new classes in September. Depending on the activity students work in small groups, large groups or as a whole class.
AQA GCSE  chemistry lessons 1-5
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AQA GCSE chemistry lessons 1-5

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This bundle contains activities and presentations for the following topics: - Key terminology and balancing equations - The structure of the atoms - The structure of the periodic table - The history of the periodic table - Metals and non-metals
The solar system speed dating activity
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The solar system speed dating activity

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This activity is a great way for students to find out key facts about the planets in our solar system. Each student should be given a number of the speed dating cards. They then move around the room and 'date' each planet (represented by a student). At the end they then decide on which planet they liked the best and fill in the feedback card. The information can then be used in a number of ways (e.g graphs of distance from the sun against average temperature or presentations about planets).
AFL cards
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AFL cards

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Simply print these off double sided, laminate and hole punch at the black dots. Treasury tag them together. These can be used for many different AFL activities. students can choose options 1-4, A-D and red, amber, green or gold.
Science fair teacher resource pack
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Science fair teacher resource pack

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This contains fully editable activities that run across 10 lessons to allow students to carry out and present an investigation for science fair. 1. A detailed lesson by lesson teacher plan 2. Lesson by lesson power points with extension tasks 3. Student resources and a student booklet
AQA 2016 chemistry lesson 5: metals and non-metals
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AQA 2016 chemistry lesson 5: metals and non-metals

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The presentation guides students through metals and non-metals. Students are shown that metals form ions and how these are arranged. They are then assessed on their knowledge using leveled questions. There is an activity in the middle requiring students to heat metals in a Bunsen flame.
Alleles game
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Alleles game

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A great game to reinforce students’ understanding of the terms dominant, recessive, homozygous, heterozygous and expressed. It is also a fun revision activity and could be used as an A level starter to remind students of what they learnt at GCSE. It could also be used to stretch high ability KS3 students. The allele cards provided need to be printed off in different colours.
AQA 2016 chemistry lesson 2: the discovery of the structure of the atom
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AQA 2016 chemistry lesson 2: the discovery of the structure of the atom

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The ppt gives structure to the lesson. There are two main activities. The first uses information about the different scientific discoveries that were used to develop the current model of the atom. Students have to collect the information using the timeline info sheets and then use these to construct a timeline. Students then use the information to complete an assessment task. This is peer assessed using the leveled assessment criteria provided on the ppt.
Pokemon Go: catch a Pikachu
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Pokemon Go: catch a Pikachu

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An activity investigating the best way to catch a Pikachu it requires tennis balls (Pokeballs), meter rulers and can be extended to be carried out on different surfaces. It provides opportunities for students to develop their scientific skills and in particular improve their graph plotting skills.
What would Mendeleev do?
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What would Mendeleev do?

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An activity requiring students to place elements in gaps depending on their properties. This reinforces the ideas behind Mendeleev's periodic table. This can also be purchased alongside the associated lesson via the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-2016-chemistry-lesson-3-the-development-of-the-periodic-table-11333860 Or as part of a bundle via the following link: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-gcse-chemistry-lessons-1-5-11334435
Genetic screeing
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Genetic screeing

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The publication is made up of 3 articles discussing different reasons for the creation of designer babies. The blank newspaper outline can then be used by students to produce an article on their opinion on the topic.