Plant Hormone Dominoes (with answers)

Plant Hormone Dominoes (with answers)

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'.
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Variation and Classification Crossword

Variation and Classification Crossword

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.
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The Twelve Days of Science (Festive Homework)

The Twelve Days of Science (Festive Homework)

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
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Analogy: Effect of Non-Competitive and Competitive Inhibitors on the Rate of Reaction

Analogy: Effect of Non-Competitive and Competitive Inhibitors on the Rate of Reaction

Analogy for Competitive and Non- Competitive Enzyme Inhibition Rate Graph Situation: Preschool birthday party game 'musical chair's'. The preschoolers are the substrate, the chairs are the enzymes. Competitive Inhibition Some of the parent's want to play. But the more preschoolers there are the less likely the dads 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 preschoolers 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.
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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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AfL: What I knew then...What I know now - A simple way to demonstrate progress.

AfL: What I 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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