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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,
Diffusion - Differentiated Worksheets
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Diffusion - Differentiated Worksheets

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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
Activity for a Lesson on Metabolism (AQA 4.4.2.3)
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Activity for a Lesson on Metabolism (AQA 4.4.2.3)

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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
Photosynthesis Mini Test (Recap) - with answers
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Photosynthesis Mini Test (Recap) - with answers

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I have created this mini test as a quick assessment of my Year 10’s photosynthesis knowledge. Formated with three tests to a page so can be easily answered on the sheet and stuck in books without lots of printing. Answers included.
Data Analysis - Graph Plotting Skills
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Data Analysis - Graph Plotting Skills

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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).
Cell Biology Word Search
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Cell Biology Word Search

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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
Chili Challenge Homework Task Sheet
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Chili Challenge Homework Task Sheet

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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
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
Magnetism Revision Crossword (KS3)
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Magnetism Revision Crossword (KS3)

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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
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.
Differentiated Cell Transport Revision Wordsearch
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Differentiated Cell Transport Revision Wordsearch

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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
3.3.1 Surface Area:Volume Ratio - Fick's Law
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3.3.1 Surface Area:Volume Ratio - Fick's Law

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A worksheet which explains how Fick's Law is calculated and uses alveoli as an example, illustrating how rate of diffusion would change if surface area and/or exchange surface thickness is changed. Includes extension question with answer
Bioenergetics Wordsearch
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Bioenergetics Wordsearch

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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
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'.
Wonders of the Universe Questions
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Wonders of the Universe Questions

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A set of questions and answers written to go with a class watching the ‘Messengers’ episode (Ep 4) of Brian Cox’s ‘Wonders of the Universe’ series. Links into topics Light and Sound. Helps to keep engagement throughout the film. A good lesson for end of term or a cover lesson.
Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Guess Who?
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Organic Chemistry Functional Groups Guess Who?

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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?