A set of dominoes to use as a plenary or as a revision resource. Students have to cut out the dominoes and then match up the questions with the answers. All are from the GCSE biology topic 'plant hormones'.
Created for the Forest School’s Leadership Qualification (Level 3). Specifically for Unit 5:
2 – Be able to assess the impact of Forest School on participants.
2.1 – Observe 3 individuals and assess the impact of Forest School on their behaviour and learning
British Association of Early Childhood Education (BAECE) (2012) Early Years Foundation Stage. Development Matters. London: Early Education.
Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. Bantam Books, Inc.
Laevers, F. (1994) The Leuven Involvement Scale for Young Children. Experiential Education Series, No 1. Leuven: Centre for Experiential Education.
Laevers, F. (Ed.) (2008). Well-being and Involvement in Care Settings. A Process-oriented Self-evaluation Instrument (SiCs). Brussel: Kind & Gezin.
VanDellen, M. R. (2008). Social, personal and environmental influences on self-control. [Online] Available at: https://dukespace.lib.duke.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/10161/612/D_VanDellen_Michelle_a_200805.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (last accessed 05.01.2020).
A cell biology word search which is great way to introduce key words for the topic. Can be used as a starter, plenary, or extension task.
Keywords: Eukaryotic cell, prokaryotic cell, animal cell, plant cell, chloroplast, nucleus, vacuole, cell wall, mitochondria, ribosome
Developed for specifically to help achieve the Unit 4 elements of the Forest School Leader (Level 3) “Plan initial 6 forest School programme sessions, showing links to own client groups learning and development objectives and needs”
The theorist Piaget was the first person to define the term subitising
as the ability to instantly recognise the number of objects in a small
group without needing to count them. This simple game helps children
to learn this key skill. Take the pattern for the number three on a dice,
children can recognise that this represents the value of three even if
they can’t read the number ‘3’. Children can also see numbers within
numbers using dot patters. For example, they can see the numbers
two and one within three.
When we played this game, children took turns to choose a counter
and match it to the number pattern. It proved to be very popular!
Designed for a KS3 class investigating enzymes and their role in the human digestive system. Enzymes include amylase, lipase and protease (example pepsin)
Resource includes a sheet of blank tables for pupils to complete as well as a competed table
Differentiated cell transport revision wordsearch. Students need to solve crossword clues to identify the words.
Words: Active transport, diffusion, osmosis, exchange surface, concentration gradient, surface area, respiration, water, transport, passive
Suitable for AQA GCSE Biology
Keywords linked to variation and classification. Developed for use with a Ks3 science class but could be used for GCSE. A great way to settle a class whilst consolidating learning of definitions linked to the topic.
Pupils are asked to complete the table as part of an explore task. To be delivered as part of the curriculum for AQA GCSE 18.104.22.168 Diffusion
Research can be conducted using textbooks or as part of a websearch
Diffusion: adaptations, root, small intestine, leaves, kidney and lungs
Analogy for Competitive and Non- Competitive Enzyme Inhibition Rate Graph
Situation: Preschool birthday party game of musical chairs. The preschoolers are the substrate, the chairs are the enzymes, dads are competitive inhibitors and siblings are non-competitive inhibitors.
Some of the parent’s want to play. But the more parents there are the less likely the preschoolers are going to get a seat when the music stops. Eventually there will be a point when they are out competed for the seats because there are so many parents playing
Non Competitive Inhibition
The preschoolers have older siblings who are too cool to be at a party like this. When the music starts they run around pushing the chairs over so they can’t be used in the game anymore. It doesn’t matter how many preschoolers there are, they can’t ever fill all of the chairs because some are out of action.
Created for Valentine’s day, but can be used any time. Match the two halves of a broken heart using the written number and a dot (heart) pattern.
Differentiate by printing on different coloured piece of paper for each page or the same coloured paper for more challenge.
Tracking the animals from Handa’s surpise using droppings. This was done using actual models of the poo, but the photographs can be used instead. We used them in the local woods too for added realism and created a film using FX Guru (Zoo Escape special effect).
The poo discussion could use size of dropping and size of animal. Why is there a difference in colour? Similarities between your own poo and another animal (monkey) - why? Identifying bird poop from prior knowledge of bird poop in the UK.
Stimulates children’s interest and is very entertaining. We also wore gloves for added realism when handling the model droppings.
Droppings were made from clay and painted where appropriate with a mix of PVA and ready mixed paint. The bird poop is cornflour and water with a drop of black read mixed paint.
Table for students to complete detailing the different biological components of inspiration and expiration
Created for an A-Level class but may be suitable for higher level GCSE
#ventilation #gas exchange #breathing #lungs #inspiration #expiration
Revision mat created for use with a unit delivered at my school entitled ‘Materials and Everyday Chemistry’. It is a rather composite course including elements of ‘How Science works’ in addition to ks3 chemistry
Material covered includes: Definitions, diffusion, hydrocarbon, pH, graphing and tabling skills, calculating percentage increase and decrease, fuel triangle, experimental accuracy and uncertainties.
Repair broken hearts by matching the number on each half. Written in two different fonts, it helps children to recognise and read numbers when written in different ways. Can be printed on a different colour for each page for differentiation, print on the same colour paper for greater challenge.
This resource is linked to https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/subitising-valentine-s-style-12251562
I have created this worksheet to support A-Levels students to plot data accurately, but could easily be used with GCSE students. I deliver it as part of a lesson, prior to them doing a practical where they are required to demonstrate this as a skill.
The data looks at the effect of temperature on the growth of * Onchorynchus mykiss* (Rainbow trout).
Explore numbers, developing an understanding that they represent quantities and use them to count, create sequences and describe order.
Skill development supported by this resource include:
Match numeral and quantity.
Recognition of numerals 1-5.
Make comparisons between quantities.
Use some language of quantities, such as ‘more’ and ‘a lot’.
Develop subitising skills.
Use some number names accurately in play.