OCR Gateway A Combined Science Module B5 (Genes, inheritance and selection) REVISION

OCR Gateway A Combined Science Module B5 (Genes, inheritance and selection) REVISION

An engaging lesson presentation (54 slides) that uses a variety of exam questions, quick tasks and competitions to allow students to assess their understanding of the different topics within Module B5 of the Combined Science specification. All of the exam questions have displayed answers and some are differentiated to allow for the differing abilities. The students will enjoy the competitions which include "Take the HOTSEAT" and "This shouldn't be too TAXING" whilst recognising those areas which require further attention.
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Asexual reproduction

Asexual reproduction

An engaging lesson presentation (37 slides) that looks at the key details of asexual reproduction, examines the process in bacteria and plants and also considers the advantages and disadvantages. The lesson begins by challenging the students to discuss whether reproduction always requires two (parents). Students will see how only one parent is involved in this type of reproduction and will focus on how it takes place in bacteria. Moving forwards, students will be introduced to the methods of runners, bulbs and tubers in plants. By making connections to natural selection, students will be challenged to think about the benefits of asexual reproduction. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson is suitable for both KS3 and GCSE students
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Stem cells in medicine

Stem cells in medicine

An engaging and informative lesson presentation (30 slides) that looks at some of the uses of stem cells in medicine. The lesson begins by challenging the students to define some key terms such as undifferentiated which are associated with these cells. Moving forwards, students will look at the uses of embryonic stem cells including in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and for tests in drug trials. Students are challenged to consider for homework why the uses of these cells remains controversial. This lesson is designed for GCSE students
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BMI

BMI

An engaging lesson presentation (24 slides) that introduces students to the BMI calculation, shows them how to interpret the result and gets them to discuss the limitations of this measurement. Students are given the mass, height and BMI reading for an individual and then are challenged to try and work out the calculation that led to this result. Students will see the boundaries that are used for readings and the different categories that people can be placed into. There are regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding and a set homework is included in the lesson. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is suitable for all ages
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OCR A-level Biology Module 2 (Foundations in Biology) REVISION

OCR A-level Biology Module 2 (Foundations in Biology) REVISION

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (73 slides) which consists of a series of exam questions, quick tasks and competitions to enable the students to assess their understanding of the topics found within Module 2. All of the exam questions have displayed mark schemes with explanations so that students can recognise errors and misconceptions and address them. Students will thoroughly enjoy the numerous competitions which include "Name the 007 bonds" and "Biology catchphrase".
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OCR A-Level Biology Module 2 REVISION LESSONS

OCR A-Level Biology Module 2 REVISION LESSONS

This bundle of 3 lesson presentations and accompanying worksheets enable students to assess their understanding of the topics within Module 2 of the OCR A-level Biology specification. Each of the lessons uses exam questions (with explained answers), quick tasks and engaging competitions to allow the students to recognise which areas of the specification need further attention
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OCR A-level Biology Module 6.3 (Manipulating Genomes) REVISION

OCR A-level Biology Module 6.3 (Manipulating Genomes) REVISION

An engaging lesson presentation (43 slides) that uses exam questions, quick tasks and competitions to enable students to assess their understanding of the topics within module 6.3. All of the exam questions have displayed mark schemes and explanations so that students can recognise any errors or misconceptions. Competition rounds included in this lesson are "From numbers 2 letters" and "Is this SEQUENCED correctly".
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Kidney failure

Kidney failure

An engaging and detailed lesson presentation (67 slides) and associated differentiated worksheets that looks at the diagnosis of a number of different kidney-related conditions and the potential treatments for kidney failure. This lesson is designed to get the students to take on the role of a doctor and go through three important stages on the renal ward which are testing, diagnosis and treatment. They are challenged to use their knowledge of the function of the kidney to study urine samples (and the accompanying GP's notes) to diagnose one of four conditions. They then have to write a letter to the patient to explain how they made this diagnosis. The rest of the lesson focuses on haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there are a number of homework activities included in the lesson. This lesson is designed for A-level students.
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GCSE Biology Xmas QUIZ

GCSE Biology Xmas QUIZ

This lesson presentation (34 slides) and associated worksheets consists of a series of 6 fun quiz rounds which will engage your students at the end of this long term whilst subtly testing their GCSE Biology knowledge. A range of knowledge from across the GCSE specification is tested in rounds such as "The 12 days of Biology Xmas", "Crack the Advent Calendar Code" and "Which Scientist is Santa".
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GCSE Physics Xmas QUIZ

GCSE Physics Xmas QUIZ

This lesson presentation (34 slides) and associated worksheet consists of a series of 6 fun quiz rounds which will engage your students at the end of this long term whilst subtly testing their GCSE Physics knowledge. A range of knowledge from across the GCSE specification is tested in rounds such as "The 12 days of Physics Xmas", "Crack the Advent Calendar Code" and "Which Scientist is Santa".
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GCSE Combined Science Xmas QUIZ

GCSE Combined Science Xmas QUIZ

This lesson presentation (41 slides) and associated worksheets consists of a series of 5 fun quiz rounds which will engage your students at the end of this long term whilst subtly testing their GCSE Combined Science knowledge. A range of knowledge from across the GCSE specification is tested in rounds such as "The 12 days of Science Xmas", "Crack the Advent Calendar Code" and "Which Scientist is Santa".
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GCSE Chemistry Xmas QUIZ

GCSE Chemistry Xmas QUIZ

This lesson presentation (29 slides) and associated worksheet consists of a series of 5 fun quiz rounds which will engage your students at the end of this long term whilst subtly testing their GCSE Chemistry knowledge. A range of knowledge from across the GCSE specification is tested in rounds such as "The 12 days of Chemistry Xmas" and "Crack the Advent Calendar Code".
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Pyrosequencing

Pyrosequencing

A detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) and associated worksheets that guide students through the DNA sequencing method called pyrosequencing. The lesson focusses on the numerous enzymes and substrates which are involved in the cascade of events which eventually leads to the production of light when the conversion from luciferin to oxyluciferin occurs. A step by step guide is used to show the students how these events occur and the different outcomes are explored. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of this topic and the links to similar topics. This lesson has been designed for A-level students and above
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DNA sequencing (by chain termination)

DNA sequencing (by chain termination)

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (50 slides) that guides students through the process of DNA sequencing using the chain termination method which was initially developed by Fred Sanger. The lesson begins by focusing on the basic ingredients of the process such as DNA polymerase and the DNA nucleotides. Moving forwards, students will understand how the unique ingredient which is the modified nucleotides are actually modified and how this terminates the chain once they are added into the sequence. Students will be introduced to electrophoresis and the involvement of this technique in the process is also discussed. Finally, students will consider the limitations of the method. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson is designed for A-level students and above
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OCR A-level Biology Module 2.3 (Nucleic acids) REVISION

OCR A-level Biology Module 2.3 (Nucleic acids) REVISION

An engaging lesson presentation (58 slides) and associated worksheets that uses exam questions (with explained answers), quick tasks and competitions to allow the students to assess their understanding of the topic of nucleic acids. Students will enjoy the different aspects whilst being able to recognise those areas of the specification will require further attention. Competitions included in the lesson are "DNA vs RNA", "Is this synthesised correctly" and "Take the HOTSEAT".
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An introduction to ENZYMES (A-level)

An introduction to ENZYMES (A-level)

An informative lesson presentation (49 slides) that consists of 2 lessons which introduce students to the key foundations of the enzymes topic which will be covered at A-level. Students will have met this topic whilst studying GCSE and these lessons build on this basic knowledge, ensuring that key terminology is known and can be used in context. The 1st lesson concentrates on this key terminology and ensuring that students understand how both large substrates can be split into smaller products and smaller substrates can be joined to form a larger product. The 2nd lesson focusses on the lock and key and then the induced fit hypotheses can be used to explain enzyme specificity and the stabilisation of the enzyme-substrate complex. Finally, the lesson looks at why enzymes are such remarkable molecules and are able to play the key role of a catalyst in metabolic reactions. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. These lessons have been designed for A-level students
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Variation

Variation

An engaging lesson presentation (41 slides) and accompanying worksheet that looks at the different causes of variation and the different types of variation. The lesson begins by challenging the students to pick out a set of siblings from a series of pictures and then getting them to explain scientifically why they made the decision that they did. Moving forwards, students will recognise that one cause of variation is genes. Students are shown a pair of identical twins and asked to explain why they look different despite their identical genes so that they can understand that the environment also affects variation. Students will also meet discontinuous and continuous variation and will understand how this data should be represented. There are progress checks throughout the lesson to allow the students to assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for KS3 and GCSE students.
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Evidence for Evolution

Evidence for Evolution

A detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) and associated worksheets that looks at the different pieces of evidence that scientists use to support evolution and discusses how these support the theory. The lesson begins by challenging students to decide which piece of evidence is the key piece in supporting evolution (fossils). Students will then have to arrange a number of statements to describe how a fossil is formed. Students are introduced to the fossil record and questions are used to check that they understand where the oldest fossils would be found. Moving forwards, students are given three pieces of evidence that would be observed in the fossil record and they are challenged to explain how each of these supports the theory of evolution. Quick competitions are then used to get the students to see some extinct organisms in the Dodo and Woolly Mammoth and again they are questioned on how extinct animals support the theory of evolution. Further evidence in rapid changes in species and molecular comparison is discussed. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included.
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OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Unit B6.3: Monitoring and maintaining health

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Unit B6.3: Monitoring and maintaining health

This bundle of 10 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Unit B6.3 (Monitoring and maintaining health) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: Health and disease Spread of communicable disease Preventing the spread Human infections Plant diseases Plant defences Blood and body defence mechanisms Monoclonal antibodies Vaccinations Prevention and treatment of disease New medicines All of the lessons are detailed, engaging and differentiated and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that this bundle would cover about 5 - 6 week's worth of lessons
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OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Unit B6.3 Part 2:  Non-communicable diseases

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Unit B6.3 Part 2: Non-communicable diseases

This bundle of 4 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Unit B6.3 Part 2 (Non-communicable diseases) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: Non-communicable diseases Treating cardiovascular disease Organ transplants Gene therapy All of the lessons are detailed, engaging and differentiated and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that this bundle would cover between 2 - 3 week's worth of lessons.
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Gene therapy GCSE

Gene therapy GCSE

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (41 slides) that looks at the key details of the process of gene therapy as well as some of the issues with this treatment. The lesson links the potential treatment to the disease Cystic fibrosis, so that students can envisage how it will work. Students are guided through the steps of the process and links are made to other topics, such as genetic engineering, so that students are challenged to recall the specifics of restriction enzymes. Time is taken to look at some of the issues involved with the treatment, including the problem of cells being replaced by untreated cells naturally by the body. Students will come to understand the difference between somatic gene therapy and germ-line gene therapy and be able to describe why the latter is currently not allowed in the UK. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding as well as a number of competitions, to maintain engagement and motivation. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is challenging enough to be used with A-level students who are beginning this topic.
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