Preparing Bacteria (Required Practical)

Preparing Bacteria (Required Practical)

Created to support the Biology required practical for preparing bacteria and testing antibacterial hand-wash. Discusses aseptic techniques and assists the students with the designated method. I have attached the required practical data sheet.
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Elements, compounds and mixtures

Elements, compounds and mixtures

Designed to be delivered to Year 9 class but can be adapted for different year groups / abilities. Recaps on atomic structure. Defines elements, compounds and mixtures with examples. Worksheet included to test the students understanding. Rules for naming compounds given. Activity for students to complete word equations and name compounds. Exam style questions for plenary. Higher ability level attached.
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Introduction to the atom

Introduction to the atom

This is designed to be delivered to year 9 but can be adapted or altered easily for different groups. Discusses the scale and size of atoms. Links to an engaging video about the structure of the atom. Leads students through mass number and atomic number with tips and hints Worksheet included for students to become familiar with using the periodic table to determine atomic structure. Exam style questions for plenary and preparation.
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Selective Breeding

Selective Breeding

This was designed for to be accessible for both KS3 and KS4 classes. Introduces the reasons for farming different animals The basics of selective breeding with animation for guidance Series of questions to deepen students learning and application Evaluation of the pros and cons of selective breeding (differentiated worksheet) Exam style questions for higher and lower ability (this was delivered as part of my interview process)
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Isotopes and Ions

Isotopes and Ions

(Updated) Designed for year 9 class. Easily adjusted to support all levels. This lesson enables the students to recall atomic structure and apply information to learn about isotopes. Visual guide to ion formation. Worksheet included for calculating subatomic particles with given data. Answer sheet included Introduction and practice questions for relative atomic mass based around Chlorine
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Effects of exercise

Effects of exercise

Designed to the new AQA specification. Delivered to year 10. Can be altered to suit different ability levels. Introduces and defines exercise. Allows students to discuss and determine the reason behind the bodies response to exercise. Covers anaerobic respiration and how lactic acid is created and removed. Model graph for oxygen debt allowing students to understand recovery time. Summary questions attached. Plenary is exam style practice (higher and lower available)
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Group 1 Metals

Group 1 Metals

Designed to match the new AQA specification. Delivered to Year 9 students. Introduces group 1 (alkali) metals and their reactions. Works well with a demo / controlled practical. Animated presentation to explain how outer electron relates to reactivity of the metals. Questions and model answers to lead students through equations and understanding reactions. Quick thinking task about the storage of metals. Ends with alternative plenaries, either content check or past paper question.
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Aerobic Respiration

Aerobic Respiration

Designed to the new specification for AQA. Can be adapted to suit student learning or teacher lead activities. Introduces respiration and discusses it's role within cells. Slides lead the learner through discovering the equation and it's comparison to photosynthesis. Real life application questions cover how exercising leads to anaerobic respiration. Foundation and Higher exam style questions attached to be used for practise / plenary.
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Rate Limiting Factors

Rate Limiting Factors

This lesson was designed to be delivered to a year 10 class. Can be adapted for different abilities. Recaps the photosynthesis equation to introduce the ideas of the different reactants and factors needed. Real life scenario given to enable the students to understand rate limiting factors. Student lead discussion on different factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis. Graphs of light, carbon dioxide and temperature provided to help students develop their interpretation skills. Plenary is past paper exam question. Lower and higher ability questions included.
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Neutralisation

Neutralisation

This lesson is designed for Year 7 and can be delivered to any ability group. Recaps on reading the pH scale. Links to defining what a neutral solution is and what a neutralisation reaction is. Higher level students can be pushed by trying to assign chemical symbols to reactions. Real life application of neutralisation reactions is delivered. Leads to a simple practical for the students to develop their skills and see how to balance acids / alkali. Exam style questions for plenary.
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Indicators and Red Cabbage

Indicators and Red Cabbage

Designed for year 7 as a recap on pH scale and introduction to other indicators. Introduces litmus paper to students. Table included is designed to help them apply their understanding of colour change and interpreting results. Method for creating red cabbage indicator. Alternative slides prepared depending on whether you want to provide hot water or allow students to use Bunsen burners to boil water themselves. Plenary is past paper question.
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Acids and Alkalis

Acids and Alkalis

This covers the whole topic of acids and alkalis. Covering everything from introduction to acids and alkalis, pH scale, indicators and neutralisation through to naming the different salts and testing for hydrogen gas. Students cover acids reacting with metals, making red cabbage indicators, developing their skills with writing risk assessments and become familiar with word equations. Lessons complete with starters, learning objectives and plenaries. All resources needed are attached.
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Metal properties and industrial use

Metal properties and industrial use

Delivered to my year 11's. Can be altered to suit high or low ability. This lesson clearly outlines the structure of metallic bonding and allows the students to explore the link between electrons, bonding and properties (melting point, ductile etc). Resources included allow the students to justify the use of certain metals for different uses in day to day life as well as in industry. Exam style practice question for plenary.
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Safety with Acids

Safety with Acids

This lesson is used to help students to understand the importance of safety in the lab. It introduces risk assessments and guides them through creating their own.
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Acids, Alkalis and Naming Salts

Acids, Alkalis and Naming Salts

This was delivered to both top and bottom set year 7's. It allowed them to understand the formation of salts during the reactions of acids and alkali. Gives worked examples for naming salts during word equations. Can be tiered to making symbol equations for higher performing students. Worksheet included as a revision guide for all acid reactions.
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Allotropes of Carbon

Allotropes of Carbon

This resource allows the students to be introduced to the concepts of allotropes. It guides them through researching 4 different allotropes (diamond, nano-tubes, fullerene and graphite) to compare structure and properties. Each is followed by a guided explanation of each allotrope. For alternative method their is a guided worksheet provided that works excellently with lower ability students. The next material introduced is silicon dioxide and this is explained and compared to diamond to enable the students to develop their ability to compare and explain. Finishes with a past paper question and model answer. QR codes are provided leading to BBC bitesize.
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Food chain and food webs

Food chain and food webs

Designed to meet the KS3 and KS4 specification. Covers introduction to food chains and links towards food webs. Discusses how the sun provides all energy to food chains. Activities will help students understand how chain is dependent on each step. Worksheet enables students to deepen learning on herbivores, omnivores, apex predators etc. Lesson then leads into pyramid of numbers and pyramids of biomass with example questions for plenary.
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History of the periodic table

History of the periodic table

Leads the students through the development of the periodic table from Newland's to Mendeleev's. Links to YouTube video that explains Mendeleev's discovery. Differentiated questions to help students understanding. Final task introduces the students to trends and helps them to see first hand how the table is used.
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Elastic Potential Energy

Elastic Potential Energy

This was delivered to a Year 10 class. Can be altered for different abilities. Introduction discusses elastic as a property. Recaps on Hooke's law to give context. Leads through calculation from spring constant to elastic potential with example. Worksheet attached.
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Energy Transfers

Energy Transfers

Designed to deliver to KS4 group. Can be altered for a range of abilities. Reinforces law of conservation of energy Leads students through definition of closed system. Independent research (QR codes to BBC bitesize) to allow students to research different heat transfer types. Visual descriptions of each to help reinforce learning. Worksheet included regarding design and function of vacuum flask
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Acid and Alkali

Acid and Alkali

Introduction to Acid and Alkali for KS3. Discusses the uses of acids and alkali with household examples. The properties of acids and alkalis Introduces the pH scale (best with teacher demo) For higher level students a task to identify relevant ions Worksheet attached for possible homework or application task
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