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Miss Osmosis

My specialism is biology, but I will be sharing general science resources too. I was a Marine Biologist in a previous life, now I am enjoying sharing my knowledge in the classroom! My teaching experience has been based in the UK and NZ. I have taught General Science to GCSE (AQA) and NCEA Level 1. I have also taught Senior Biology to A Level (AQA) and NCEA Level 3.

My specialism is biology, but I will be sharing general science resources too. I was a Marine Biologist in a previous life, now I am enjoying sharing my knowledge in the classroom! My teaching experience has been based in the UK and NZ. I have taught General Science to GCSE (AQA) and NCEA Level 1. I have also taught Senior Biology to A Level (AQA) and NCEA Level 3.
Natural Selection Activity
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Natural Selection Activity

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A short activity (about 15 minutes) looking at some interesting examples of evolution/natural selection. I printed out a copy (the word document) so students could write down their own ideas. It went down well learning about some different and unusual examples! (Activity was completed by a year 10, intermediate ability group)
Ocean Acidification Research Task
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Ocean Acidification Research Task

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A research based task about Ocean Acidification. I completed this task after teaching my year 10 class about Acids and Bases. This task related their knowledge of pH and Acids and Bases to a real world scenario. It would also be useful for students to have some knowledge of food webs to make the most of this resource. Students will need access to a device to research within this lesson.
Organs & Organ Systems: Word Search
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Organs & Organ Systems: Word Search

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A word search containing the names of different organs and organ systems in the human body. I used this as a starter activity with a year 9 science class, but could also be used in a low ability GCSE class as a revision activity. We know how important it is to be able to recall all those keywords!
Isotopes & atomic structure
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Isotopes & atomic structure

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A short introduction to isotopes, with a recap of atomic structure first. Self and peer assessment opportunities. Worksheet with past paper questions and mark scheme included. This is a short lesson I used to try and explicitly get my year 10 students to recall what isotopes are. This is something they always struggled with, and is a regular question in exams! The lesson has a starter activity with a fun fact, followed be a recall activity where students recall atomic structure (this is split into bronze/silver/gold with success criteria). This is followed by model answers and a chance for self-assessment. Then it leads into isotopes using carbon as an example. The included worksheet can now be used to encourage recall for calculating atomic/mass number. This is followed by definitions and then the second half of the worksheet, which has isotope related questions to put their knowledge into practice. Finally an opportunity for peer-assessing the worksheet with the answers on the final lesson slide. Worksheet is at the end of the PPT.