GCSE Biology new spec; negative feedback homework

GCSE Biology new spec; negative feedback homework

two worksheets, one for Biology students and one for Higher tier combined students, differentiated to 2 levels (hence 4 worksheets in total). AQA references: Biology: 4.5.2.4 (temperature) and 4.5.3.3 (water level control)/combined: 4.5.3.7 (thyroxine) and 4.5.3.2 (blood glucose) Edexcel references: Biology: 7.10B (temperature and water level control)/ combined: 7.3 (thyroxine) and 7.14 and 7.14 (blood glucose) Useful for consolidation of the term 'negative feedback' and revision of examples encountered in the course. Also has a real life example (thermostat) and relates negative feedback to their own feelings for re-enforcement. Model answers included.
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Negative feedback, Adrenaline and thyroxine for higher tier GCSE Biology exam technique lesson

Negative feedback, Adrenaline and thyroxine for higher tier GCSE Biology exam technique lesson

This is a full lesson with prescriptive instructions, aimed at AQA and Edexcel specifications (references included), but would work for other boards. The main objectives are to research the information and to practice use of command words and general exam technique. The students are given exam style questions and in groups, are to research the information required to produce 'perfect answers' They then assess the answers given to different questions by others and make adjustments to the answers, as necessary. Exam questions are tailored to ability and there is a focus throughout on exam command words. The lesson ends with the students attempting to assign a grade to the exam questions they have been exposed to during the lesson and there is a suggested homework, where the students produce follow-up notes. Suggested 'indicative content' is included in the teacher notes, but are intended to guide the teacher, rather than for the students to compare given answers with. However, this could be used for this purpose, if you prefer. Also included is a slide that gives notes needed to answer the questions, if you are a bookless school. This may be projected up, depending on the layout of your classroom, or printed.
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GCSE Chemistry evolution of the atmosphere, greenhouse gases and pollutants, 5 lessons

GCSE Chemistry evolution of the atmosphere, greenhouse gases and pollutants, 5 lessons

Includes lesson plans, teacher notes and resources for both higher and foundation tier for the new specification GCSE chemistry. Modelled on the AQA sequence, but would work for other boards (Edexcel and AQA references included). All activities are fully differentiated and suggested home works are included. LESSON 1: starts with a story 'five create an atmosphere', where the students listen and complete a table to give an overview of atmosphere evolution. They then take 'part of the puzzle' and produce a drama in groups (alternative activity suggested for the shy). The drama is peer assessed LESSON 2: students develop their mathematical skills by producing graphs to compare the early and today's atmosphere LESSON 3 AND 4: students are developing campaign materials for an environmental movement about green house gases and their reduction. There is an opportunity for them to present their work LESSON 5: a market place activity to develop knowledge of atmospheric pollutants, followed by an exam technique activity
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GCSE chemistry revision tool; 'lift the flap' chemical analysis

GCSE chemistry revision tool; 'lift the flap' chemical analysis

Please note, that this resource is included in the lessons for chemical analysis that I have created, if yo prefer to purchase whole lessons. Instructions included in the resource. Based on new specification for both AQA and Edexcel chemistry courses, but would work for other exam boards (specification references are included). The students use the correct colours for precipitates formed with chemical analysis tests, cut out the flaps and insert them into the correct spaces. Differentiated to three levels of difficulty. I thought it might be good for them to stick the completed resource on the inside of their chemistry book, although it is best printed on A4 for ease of manipulation on its creation. Could be used as a home work, in a revision or cover lesson.
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Biology GCSE foundation tier 2 lessons: menstrual cycle and contraception

Biology GCSE foundation tier 2 lessons: menstrual cycle and contraception

Developed for the new specification AQA exam board, but would work for other exam boards. Higher tier lesson are also available (which has the added lesson for fertility treatment) The menstrual cycle lesson starts with 'menst side story' where the students complete a table and then go on to make a cartoon based on knowledge gained. The second lesson requires the students to take on the role of the hormones (or other characters) to develop their peer teaching skills. Resources are fully differentiated and there is opportunity to explore exam command words. Suggested home works are included as well as required resources and potential alternative activities.
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Ionic equation differentiated worksheets for chemical analysis, with answers

Ionic equation differentiated worksheets for chemical analysis, with answers

Ideal as a homework. Differentiated to lower, middle and higher abilities, each with a progress question of more difficulty. There is also a mixed worksheet, where all levels are present, if you prefer to use this one. The questions include chemical analysis testing, balanced symbol equations and ionic equations. Suitable for all exam boards. Answers are included for ease of marking.
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GCSE Physics (AQA focus): Specific heat capacity - 2 lessons

GCSE Physics (AQA focus): Specific heat capacity - 2 lessons

The first lesson is an information gathering exercise to define specific heat capacity and use specific heat capacities to calculate energy required. In the final activity, they are given varying levels of support (according to ability) to devise a method for determining specific heat capacity of copper and iron, as a group activity. The suggested homework here supports this and is for the students to research a method into how they would find the specific heat capacity of certain methods. this is in preparation for the following lesson. The second lesson is to carry out this investigation, as a required practical and has been differentiated according to practical ability (you may prefer other forms of differentiation). The aim is to produce a graph, that is to be assessed at the end of the session. Extension tasks are included, at different levels of ability
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3 lessons for Higher Tier GCSE Biology : the menstrual cycle; contraception and fertility treatment

3 lessons for Higher Tier GCSE Biology : the menstrual cycle; contraception and fertility treatment

Based on the AQA specification (new specification), but would work for other exam boards. The lessons start with 'menst side story' (embedded in the PowerPoint) where the hormones play characters and the students answer questions based on the story. Students go on to build a model of the graph of the different hormone. In the contraception lesson, the students assume the roles of the hormones (and other characters) to explain how a contraceptive method works as a peer teaching exercise. Fertility treatment lesson is a debate lesson. All lessons are fully differentiated to three levels of difficulty and include opportunities to explore exam command words. Suggested home works are included, as well as information of resources required, specification references and alternative approaches, where appropriate.
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3 lessons: qualitative analysis for GCSE chemistry, including flame spectroscopy (AQA focus)

3 lessons: qualitative analysis for GCSE chemistry, including flame spectroscopy (AQA focus)

The first lesson is about review of solubility of salts rules (with a song) and the required practical for qualitative analysis for AQA - this has been differentiated and organised according to practical ability of the students and reducing resource use (e.g. microchemistry is used), but you may prefer to organise it a different way. The second lesson focusses on the results of testing and associated equations, including ionic. Here the students are given substances and have to create questions for a class quiz, the quiz being done at the end of the lesson. The substances have been chosen to give to students of different ability and potential examples are included, if you prefer a more teacher led lesson. The third lesson is Flame Spectroscopy. Suggested home works are included, including 'chemical analysis lift the flap', which is sold separately. Opportunities for exam technique are included, with a focus on command words.
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GCSE chemistry: Electrolysis and half equations lesson (AQA and Edexcel focus)

GCSE chemistry: Electrolysis and half equations lesson (AQA and Edexcel focus)

Groups work where students build a model of what happens at the electrodes, in stages, and then photographs each stage (example included at the end of the PowerPoint). This is to help them visualise how to build half equations.The student writes up their work, using their photographs, for homework. I got my students to put their home work on a revision card for them to keep for mocks and GCSE. The lesson and resources are differentiated to three levels of difficulty.
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differentiated mountains activity

differentiated mountains activity

for various complicated reasons, I am currently home-schooling both my children, aged 10 and 7, and found that this differentiated task worked well for both. Suggested answers are included, along with a suggested website. Good as a revision or overview activity.
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Maxwell-Boltzmann verbal football

Maxwell-Boltzmann verbal football

this could also be called verbal tennis/ hockey or whatever, depending on the sex distribution of your class.\n\nI have graded the teacher questions so that you have the option to choose which member of the team answers.\n\nas always, any comments or suggested improvements are greatly appreciated
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KS3 Christmas songs

KS3 Christmas songs

topics include: refraction (yr 8), the eye (year 8), cells, acids and alkalis (yr 7) and forces and motion (year 7) useful for revision or as a plenary desired otucome is consolidation of previously learnt material
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specialized cells cut and stick

specialized cells cut and stick

for a medium to low ability class. the one leabelled 'les' just has fewer cells in it for lower ability. This could be differentiated further by taking out other cells. I reckonit would be good for a revision lesson or a homework. The students can sort the labels into at table, labelled &'cell&'; (picture), 'function&' and &';adaptations'.
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