Activity for a Lesson on Metabolism (AQA 4.4.2.3)

Activity for a Lesson on Metabolism (AQA 4.4.2.3)

This is a Brainstorm detailing the key points of the AQA Biology 8461 syllabus. I have used it as part of a group brainstorming activity, as follows: Group pupils into teams with 4/5 members and ask them to work together to create a brainstorm on metabolism. To support them give them a copy of the 'cue sheet'. To ensure that all members have a role to play and take responsibility for it, also give the groups a 'group task sheet'. They have to sign their name against the role that they are going to take responsibility for. This ensures that everyone is taking part. Give them a set time to work on the task and then swap the brainstorms between groups and ask them to peer assess them eg write targets for improvement on post-it notes. Give them a set period of time to meet the targets. Then give them a printed copy of the already completed metabolism brainstorm. Ask them to make additions to their own and to highlight anything that they have got which is not on the prepared brainstorm Keywords: metabolism, enzyme, metabolic pathways, anabolic, catabolic, respiration, mitochondria
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AfL: What knew then...What I know now - A simple way to demonstrate progress.

AfL: What knew then...What I know now - A simple way to demonstrate progress.

Formative Assessment/Assessment for Learning 1. At the start of a new topic, get your pupils to stick this in on the first page. 2. Ask them to write everything that they already know about the topic in the centre square. 3. Then either mid way through the lesson, or mid way through the topic, turn back to this first page and ask the pupils to write everything that they know in the middle rectangle - using a different colour ink really highlights their new learning. Also at this point they can work as a 'talking pair' and expand on this. 4. At the end of the topic, return to this first page and complete the final rectangle, again using a different colour is a good idea, as is incorporating 'talking pair' information. A simple way to let both you and your students know what progress they have made.
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AfL Plenary triangle

AfL Plenary triangle

A quick and simple way to assess students learning and also find out what their aims and needs are for next lesson.
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Diffusion - Differentiated Worksheets

Diffusion - Differentiated Worksheets

Set of four differentiated worksheets for use in an introductory lesson on the process of diffusion. Great to use after pupils have observed the diffusion of a potassium permanganate crystal in water in a petri dish for themselves. Lower level Blooms questioning is included. Keywords: Diffusion
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Differentiated Cell Transport Revision Wordsearch

Differentiated Cell Transport Revision Wordsearch

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
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Chili Challenge Homework Task Sheet

Chili Challenge Homework Task Sheet

This differentiated homework task sheet enables students to take ownership for their own learning. The resource has been created using PowerPoint, this means that text boxes can be inserted onto the challenge levels to describe the tasks. I suggest two or three choices of task per challenge level. The challenge levels are indicated by spiciness, the spicier the task, the more challenging it is. Keywords: whole school, homework, task sheet, worksheet, class template, chili, differentiated
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Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Guess Who?

Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Guess Who?

A Guess Who game designed for pupils revising Organic Chemistry functional groups. Inspired by the childhood game 'Guess Who?' and played in a similar way. Print out pages two copies of page 1 and print on the reverse page 2 so that when folded in half (as in the picture) the title page obscures the view of the functional groups. Print out two copies of page 3 and cut out the rectangles. Players face each other. Each player chooses a functional group and keeps it a secret. Players take it in turns to guess the identity of the other player's chosen group using clues associated with the different groups. Players use the white rectangles to cover the functional groups eliminated from the game. First player to guess the other player's functional group wins! Keywords: organic chemistry, functional groups, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, halogenalkanes, game. Guess Who?
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Magnetism Revision Crossword (KS3)

Magnetism Revision Crossword (KS3)

I designed this crossword as a settler/starter task for a KS3 class (year 8 ) who were doing their third lesson on magnetism. Keywords: poles, induced, fieldlines, plotting compass, alloy
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Exit Ticket

Exit Ticket

An A4 sheet with six prepared exit tickets. A quick and easy way to collect feedback on learning which is taking place in your class.
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Cell Biology Word Search

Cell Biology Word Search

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
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Bioenergetics Wordsearch

Bioenergetics Wordsearch

Perfect as a settler task and a great way to learn key words, this wordsearch introduces or helps to consolidate key terms from bioenergetics (AQA 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3). Keywords: Mitochondria, heart rate, breathing rate, anaerobic, oxygen debt, lactic acid, glucose, respiration, cells
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Explore Task: Adaptations for Diffusion

Explore Task: Adaptations for Diffusion

Pupils are asked to complete the table as part of an explore task. To be delivered as part of the curriculum for AQA GCSE 4.1.3.1 Diffusion Research can be conducted using textbooks or as part of a websearch Diffusion: adaptations, root, small intestine, leaves, kidney and lungs
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Storyboard: What happens when bacteria enter your body?

Storyboard: What happens when bacteria enter your body?

Pupils are asked to complete a storyboard to illustrate what happens when a bacteria enters their body. The process starts from the moment 'Toby' gets scratched by his cat. His blood begins to clot then the immune system uses phagocytes and lymphocytes to target the bacteria. Key words: Y shaped molecules, antibodies, phagocyte, phagocytosis, lymphocyte, agglutination, immune system, bacteria, storyboard
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Keywords for the Topic Solutions

Keywords for the Topic Solutions

Keystage 3 Resource A card sort where pupils are asked to match keywords with their definitions. Each central square has four keywords printed on each side. The definitions are on triangles which match up to the appropriate keyword. There are two sets of keywords, one in red and one in blue. They are also single or double bordered which means that the sets can still be identified when printed in greyscale. The card sort has been designed so that minimum cutting is required! Keywords: Solution, soluble, insoluble, saturated, dissolve, solubility, solvent, solute
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Learning Outcomes/Objectives Slide Proforma Differentiated Using Bloom's Taxonomy

Learning Outcomes/Objectives Slide Proforma Differentiated Using Bloom's Taxonomy

A Learning Outcomes/Objectives Slide proforma which can be added to your own lesson PowerPoint to show pupils which outcomes/objectives aim to be achieved during the lesson. Differentiated using Bloom's taxonomy enabling you to clearly show lower and higher level outcomes/objectives. Just adapt to your own requirements by deleting the boxes that you do not need - an example is given with three outcomes. Just type in the outcomes into the colour coordinated text box. Keywords: Bloom's taxonomy, knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, evaluation, synthesis, lesson outcomes, lesson objectives, higher level, lower level, differentiation.
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Presenting Differentiated Lesson Tasks

Presenting Differentiated Lesson Tasks

A whole school PowerPoint slide to present differentiated lesson tasks. This differentiated task sheet enables students to take ownership for their own learning. The resource has been created using PowerPoint, this means that text boxes can be inserted onto the challenge levels to describe the tasks. I suggest two or three choices of task per challenge level. The challenge levels are indicated by spiciness, the spicier the task, the more challenging it is. Keywords: whole school, lesson, task sheet, worksheet, class template, chili, differentiated
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