Plant diseases

Plant diseases

A really engaging and detailed lesson presentation (44 slides) and associated differentiated worksheets that looks at communicable diseases in plants and challenges students to diagnose these diseases in plants. During the lesson the students will take on the role of the "Treeage" (triage) nurse and have to direct each plant to the correct ward in the "CASUATREE" according to the pathogen which has infected them. They will also have to explain how the symptoms which they have identified were caused and explain the future for this plant, during their time as the "Tree surgeon". The three diseases included in the lesson are tobacco mosaic virus, crown gall disease and powdery mildew disease. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included as part of the lesson. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is also suitable for A-level students looking at the communicable diseases topic
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Developing drugs (medicines)

Developing drugs (medicines)

An engaging and detailed lesson presentation (35 slides) that looks at each of the steps involved in developing a drug, from suggested compounds on a computer model to being prescribed by doctors. The lesson begins by checking that the students recognise the definition of a drug and some time is taken to look at the money that the NHS puts into prescribed drugs in the UK. Moving forwards, the details of each stage are explored including preclinical trials, animal testing and clinical trials. Time is taken to discuss why certain animals are chosen for the testing and the different groups of humans that are involved. The students will meet key terms such as placebo and will be introduced to the ideas of single and double-blind trials. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is perfectly suitable for KS3 students too
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OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Module B6: Global challenges

OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology Module B6: Global challenges

This bundle of 15 lesson presentations and associated worksheets cover the majority of the key specification content found within Module B6 (Global challenges) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Biology specification. The lesson presentations cover the majority of the content within the following teaching points: B6.1-Monitoring and maintaining the environment Sampling techniques Loss of biodiversity Increasing biodiversity B6.2-Feeding the human race Selective breeding Genetic engineering Producing a GMO B6.3-Monitoring and maintaining health Health and disease Spread of communicable disease Preventing the spread Human infections Blood and body defence mechanisms Monoclonal antibodies Vaccinations Prevention and treatment of disease New medicines B6.4-Non-communicable diseases Non-communicable diseases Treating cardiovascular disease 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 up to 2 month's worth of lessons
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Treating CVD

Treating CVD

An engaging lesson presentation (30 slides) that looks at the different methods that are used to treat cardiovascular diseases. The lesson begins by looking at the surgical procedure of heart bypass before exploring the use of stents to widen a partially blocked artery. Links are made back to previous knowledge when discussing valves and students are challenged to explain why a faulty valve must be replaced. The rest of the lesson focusses on treating CVD with medicines such as statins and antiplatelets and students will learn the side-effects associated with these drugs. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is suitable for all ages
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Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies

An engaging lesson presentation (32 slides) and differentiated worksheets that look at the meaning of the substances termed monoclonal antibodies, explains how they are produced and explores their different applications. The lesson begins by breaking the term down into three parts so that students can understand that these substances are proteins that attach to antigens and come from a single clone of cells. Students will meet key terms such as lymphocytes, myelomas and hybridomas and will be able to link them to understand how these antibodies are produced. Moving forwards, time is taken to focus on the application of monoclonal antibodies in pregnancy tests. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and a set homework is included as part of the lesson. This lesson has been written for GCSE students but can be used with lower ability A-level students who are studying this topic
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OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Topic P1: Matter

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Topic P1: Matter

This bundle of 6 lesson presentations covers the majority of the key content within Topic P1 (Matter) of the new OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science specification. The lessons cover the following teaching points: History of the atom Atomic structure Particle theory States of matter Specific heat capacity Specific latent heat All of the lessons are engaging and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding of the topic. It is estimated that these would cover about 3-4 weeks worth of lessons
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The Cell Cycle (A-Level)

The Cell Cycle (A-Level)

This bundle of lesson presentations looks at some of the stages of the cell cycle, including mitosis, meiosis and DNA replication. All of the lessons are engaging and contain regular progress checks so that the students can assess their understanding. These lessons have been designed for A-level students
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Neuromuscular junctions

Neuromuscular junctions

A concise lesson presentation (27 slides) and associated worksheet that covers the sequence of events at a neuromuscular junction (NMJ). The lesson begins with a code game that challenges the students to get the abbreviation NMJ. Links are made to motor neurones and skeletal muscle so that students understand that somatic motor neurones are involved. Moving forwards, students will complete a step-by-step guide to the events at the NMJ and are able to use their knowledge of synapses to help. Key terminology such as sarcolemma and transverse tubules are included and students are introduced to the idea that calcium ions are critical for muscle contraction. This lesson has been designed for A-level students
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Circulatory systems

Circulatory systems

A concise lesson presentation (24 slides) and associated worksheet that looks at the different types of circulatory system that are found in animals and explores the advantages (and disadvantages) of each. The lesson begins by focussing on the double circulatory system that is found in mammals and key terms such as pulmonary and systemic circulation are introduced to the students. Clear links to blood pressure and the rate of delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells is made and why this is important explored. Students will also cover single circulatory systems, such as that found in fish and know the difference between open and closed. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for A-level students but can be used with GCSE students too.
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Mitosis A-level

Mitosis A-level

An engaging lesson presentation (46 slides) that looks at the four phases of mitosis and relates this to the role of this type of cell division within the cell cycle. There is a big focus on key terminology in this lesson so that students are confident in their descriptions and equally are able to distinguish between the phases when given a description. In addition, students will be able to recognise prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase from diagrams. There are regular progress checks written into the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been written for A-level
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Involuntary muscle

Involuntary muscle

An engaging lesson presentation (36 slides) that looks at the three types of muscle that are found in the body and then focusses on the structure and features of the involuntary muscles, cardiac and smooth. The lesson begins by challenging the students to recall the names of the different types and then gets them to recognise that cardiac and smooth are able to contract without conscious thought. Moving forwards, time is taken to look at the details of these muscles and key terminology such as intercalated discs and gap junctions are introduced so that students can understand how they perform their different functions. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for A-level Biology lessons.
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The Mitochondria

The Mitochondria

A detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) that looks at the structures within the mitochondria and begins to explain how they are each involved in the process of aerobic respiration. The lesson begins by challenging the students to recall names of the structures, such as the cristae, and to be able to calculate the actual size of one of these organelles. Moving forward, time is taken to focus on each structure (outer membrane, inner membrane, intermembrane space and matrix) to see how they are involved in the metabolic process. There is a focus on key structures such as ATP synthase and also on key processes such as the electron transport chain. This lesson has been written for A-level students
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AQA A-level Biology Unit 3.5.2

AQA A-level Biology Unit 3.5.2

This bundle of 8 lesson presentations and associated resources covers a lot of the content within Unit 3.5.2 (Respiration) of the AQA A-Level Biology specification. The lessons cover the following teaching content: Respiration and ATP Glycolysis Anaerobic respiration The stages of aerobic respiration All of the lessons are engaging and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover over a month's worth of lessons.
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Oxidative phosphorylation

Oxidative phosphorylation

An engaging and detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) that uses a step-by-step guide to go through the details of the final stage of aerobic respiration, oxidative phosphorylation. The lesson begins by challenging the students to work out what the starting substances of this stage will be, considering that the Kreb's cycle does not have an obvious end-product as was seen with the Link reaction and glycolysis. Students will learn that the reduced coenzymes, NAD and FAD, release their hydrogen atoms and this is the starting point. From then on, a guide is used to look at each fine detail of this stage. Key terms such as chemiosmosis are introduced and discussed and the yield of ATP explained with reference to the ATP synthase enzyme. There are a number of quick competitions in the lesson to maintain motivation and there are also regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson is designed for A-level students
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Velocity-time graphs

Velocity-time graphs

A detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) that looks at the different motions that are represented on a velocity-time graph and guides students through using these graphs to calculate the distance travelled by an object. The lesson begins by challenging the students to construct a velocity-time graph by using a displayed guide and using their knowledge of drawing a distance-time graph. Moving forwards, the students will match terms of motion to the lines on the graph and time is taken to make links to the physics equations that allow acceleration and deceleration to be calculated. Students will also learn that they can use a velocity-time graph to calculate the distance travelled. A worked example is used to show them how to tackle these questions. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of this topic. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but could be used with higher ability KS3 students
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EDEXCEL (Salters Nuffield) A-Level Biology Topic 7: Run for your life

EDEXCEL (Salters Nuffield) A-Level Biology Topic 7: Run for your life

This bundle of 14 lesson presentations and associated worksheets covers a lot of the content within Topic 7 (Run for your Life) of the Edexcel (Salters Nuffield) A-Level Biology specification. The lessons cover the following teaching content: The sliding filament theory The overall reaction of aerobic respiration Glycolysis in aerobic and anaerobic respiration The role of the Link Reaction and the Kreb's cycle Oxidative phosphorylation Lactate and anaerobic respiration The cardiac cycle How heart rate is increased Structure of a muscle fibre Negative and positive feedback Homeostasis and thermoregulation All of the lessons are engaging and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover over 2 months worth of lessons.
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Anaerobic respiration (in eukaryotes)

Anaerobic respiration (in eukaryotes)

A detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) and associated differentiated worksheets that explores the different metabolic pathways that eukaryotic organisms use in the absence in oxygen. This lesson uses step-by-step guides to go through both the lactate and ethanol fermentation pathways. There is a focus throughout on the key terminology such as dehydrogenation. Students are constantly challenged to make links between topics and use their previous knowledge of glycolysis to show how the coenzymes are reoxidised to ultimately allow this stage to continue. There are progress checks throughout so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for A-level students
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An introduction to RESPIRATION - A-Level

An introduction to RESPIRATION - A-Level

An engaging lesson presentation (32 slides) that looks at the key substances involved in respiration so that students can understand how they are all linked when they begin to look at the stages of respiration. The lesson begins by ensuring that students can accurately define this process and recognise that at this level, energy must be referred to as ATP. Moving forwards, time is taken to explain about the difference between the gross and net yield of ATP. Students are also introduced to the coenzymes, NAD and FAD, which play a major role by accepting hydrogen atoms. There are progress checks throughout so that students can assess their understanding and quick competitions to maintain engagement and motivation. This lesson has been designed for A-level students
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Distance-time graphs

Distance-time graphs

A highly engaging and information lesson presentation (51 slides) which guides students through the steps needed to construct an accurate distance-time graph and then teaches them how to interpret the motions that are shown by the different lines. The lesson challenges the students to work out the type of graph that should be used to present the data and to suggest which factor from the blank table should go on the x-axis. Using the results that they obtain, a step-by-step guide is used to walk students through constructing the graph. This includes deciding on scales to ensure they are even and make the most of the available paper. Student will see the four key terms of motion associated with these graphs (acceleration, deceleration, constant speed and stationary) and will be able to use their graph to work out which lines go with which motion. Moving forwards, students will be shown how to calculate speed from the graph. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of the topic. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is perfectly suitable for KS3 students too.
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OCR A-Level Biology Module 5.7: Respiration

OCR A-Level Biology Module 5.7: Respiration

This bundle of 8 lesson presentations and associated worksheets covers a lot of the content within Module 5.7 (Respiration) of the OCR A-Level Biology specification. The lessons cover the following teaching content: The need for cellular respiration Glycolysis The structure of the mitochondrion The Link Reaction and the Kreb's cycle Oxidative phosphorylation and the chemiosmotic theory Anaerobic respiration in eukaryotes All of the lessons are engaging and contain regular progress checks so that students can assess their understanding. It is estimated that these lessons should cover at least a month's worth of lessons.
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OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Unit C6.1 (Improving processes and products) REVISION

OCR Gateway A GCSE Combined Science Unit C6.1 (Improving processes and products) REVISION

A fun and engaging lesson presentation (67 slides) that uses a combination of exam questions (with mark schemes), quick tasks and competitions to enable the students to assess their understanding of the topic. Students will have fun whilst evaluating their knowledge of the knowledge of extracting metals so that they can recognise the areas that need further attention. Differentiated worksheets are included with the resource
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