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I set up Grefintec in 2012 and have successfully been making a wide variety of online teaching resources since then, primarily for the training of practitioners working within the early years and playwork sectors. However, my day job is a biology teacher so I also make resources for myself and these are the ones I share, for free, in my TES shop. I hope that you enjoy them and find them useful,

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I set up Grefintec in 2012 and have successfully been making a wide variety of online teaching resources since then, primarily for the training of practitioners working within the early years and playwork sectors. However, my day job is a biology teacher so I also make resources for myself and these are the ones I share, for free, in my TES shop. I hope that you enjoy them and find them useful,
Biology Catchphrase Game
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Biology Catchphrase Game

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This is a ten minute game which I created as a revision quiz for A-Level students revising semi-conservative DNA replication, although the board can be used for any biology topic, you just need to set the questions! You can either access the catchphrase board online at: http://www.grefintec.co.uk/catchphraseforbiology/story.html (copy and paste url to address bar) Or you can now download it for offline use from http://www.grefintec.co.uk/downloadslides.html (instruction on the site) Ask the first question to the class. The pupil who gets the question right, gets to choose a square to remove. This continues until either the questions are completed or the catchphrase is guessed. The winner is the person who can guess the biological catchphrase from the picture Just in case you can't work it out - the catchphrase is 'Survival of the fittest' Tip: Ask a pupil to be the game facilitator - enabling you to present the quiz. Enjoy!! Keywords: catchphrase, class game, biology, quick quiz, quiz, genetics, semi-conservative, DNA, DNA replication
Analogy: Effect of Non-Competitive and Competitive Inhibitors on the Rate of Reaction
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Analogy: Effect of Non-Competitive and Competitive Inhibitors on the Rate of Reaction

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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. Competitive Inhibition 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.
Variation and Classification Crossword
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Variation and Classification Crossword

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

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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.
Plant Hormone Dominoes (with answers)
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Plant Hormone Dominoes (with answers)

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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'.
Keywords for the Topic Solutions
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Keywords for the Topic Solutions

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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
AfL Plenary triangle
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AfL Plenary triangle

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A quick and simple way to assess students learning and also find out what their aims and needs are for next lesson.
Print Your Own Stage Micrometer
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Print Your Own Stage Micrometer

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Whilst I do not claim that these are of the quality you would purchase from a science shop, they are certainly good enough for use in class. Obviously quality is also dependent upon your printer and please only print on printable OHP acetate film . If you use the incorrect type it can melt inside your printer and wreck it. Method Print out on printable transparency acetate film 24 micrometers per A4 sheet Cut out and use directly (no need to put on a slide) Each interval is 500um
Ladybird Counting Tins Numbers 0-5 (early numeracy resource)
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Ladybird Counting Tins Numbers 0-5 (early numeracy resource)

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I created these tins for use in my former nursery where they were enjoyed by children aged 2.5 years to school age. On one side are the ladybirds with 0 - 5 spots and on the reverse the number is written. The tins were left on one of the radiators and the children accessed them when they chose. Sometimes I would find some very curious things in the counting boxes but more often than not the quantity would match the number of spots on the ladybird. Keywords: EYFS, Curriculum for Excellence, Early Numeracy, Numbers, Counting, Nursery, Reception
Presenting Differentiated Lesson Tasks
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Presenting Differentiated Lesson Tasks

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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
The Chemical Spy
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The Chemical Spy

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A practical delivered as part of a KS3 topic entitle 'Materials and Everyday Chemistry'. Students carry out two experiments investigating heat triggered invisible ink and pH triggered invisible ink.
Mini Plenary Cards (Biology Themed Back)
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Mini Plenary Cards (Biology Themed Back)

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Mini plenaries are a type of formative assessment and are a great way to review progress of learning during a lesson. It also allows pupils opportunities for self reflection. "Teachers have also begun to be more flexible in introducing effective ‘mini plenaries’ at critical points in a lesson to review progress, clarify misunderstandings and move the work forward (OFSTED Dec. 2003)". Just ask a pupil to select a card and in so doing will feel like they are taking responsibility for their own learning. Just print out 9 copies of page 1 of the PDF and return to the printer for double sided printing and then print out pages 2-10. It is best to print out the cards on thick paper/thin card. I have laminated my set for durability. There are five sets available from my TES shop, the only difference is the back design, the actually mini plenary suggestions are the same. This is the biology themed back. Keywords: formative assessment, mini plenaries, plenary, assessment.
Big Money!
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Big Money!

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Coins for early maths skills development. Just print out and stick the appropriate ‘head to tail’ and laminate. It may not feel like the real thing but they look the same albeit on a bigger scale.
The Twelve Days of Science (Festive Homework)
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The Twelve Days of Science (Festive Homework)

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Encourage independent learning with this 'Twelve Days of Christmas' template. Simply add text to the (bacteria/virus) baubles and ask your students to choose what they want to do. How you deliver this is entirely up to you. For example you could ask them to do a minimum of two home works. In order to position the text boxes over the baubles I have just used the number '1'. This means that they can be easily edited and personalised by you. #festive; #Christmas; #independent learning #homework