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Hello! Welcome to my shop. Please take a moment to browse. I create fun and interactive pupil-led activities for KS3, GCSE and A-level biology. As a secondary school teacher I've implemented the things I've always wanted in my lessons, into my resources. That is, engaging, high quality resources that truly impact learning. And this needs to be done with as little fuss as possible - efficiency is paramount. That is why you'll find my full lesson resources to be all in one file, ready to go!

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Hello! Welcome to my shop. Please take a moment to browse. I create fun and interactive pupil-led activities for KS3, GCSE and A-level biology. As a secondary school teacher I've implemented the things I've always wanted in my lessons, into my resources. That is, engaging, high quality resources that truly impact learning. And this needs to be done with as little fuss as possible - efficiency is paramount. That is why you'll find my full lesson resources to be all in one file, ready to go!
13.4 DNA and the genome GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology
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13.4 DNA and the genome GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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This resource is designed for the new AQA GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology specification. Everything you need is within the powerpoint - just print the worksheets from there, but I’ve also included the activities as pdf files in case you prefer to print from individual files. It includes several different activities to cover the following learning objectives: Recall that DNA is the material of inheritance (Grade 4) Describe what a genome is (Grade 6) Explain applications for genetics (Grade 8) There are extension activities included and all activities come with a mark scheme/crib sheet or marking guidance for self or peer assessment.
11.8 Infertility Treatments GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology
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11.8 Infertility Treatments GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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Content is for the NEW AQA GCSE biology specification. GCSE Biology lesson plan/PowerPoint presentation contains all the activities and resources (in one file!) to achieve the following learning objectives: Describe how hormones can be used to treat infertility (higher tier only) - starter task to watch video and answer the corresponding questions - challenge question for differentiation included (answers included); what is infertility? information slide; what is IVF? information slide; sorting task on advantages/disadvantages of IVF (sheet for printing for pupils to fill out, integrated answers included); Interpret data on IVF birth rates - differentiated worksheet on analysing data of multiple births and IVF (integrated answers included); gap-fill plenary task (sheet for printing for pupils to fill out, integrated answers); alternative plenary task to order the stages in the IVF process (sheet for printing with challenge and extension questions, integrated answers); homework/exam practise - exam questions on fertility treatments (integrated answers).
14.2 Plant growth factors NEW Year 13 Biology specification
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14.2 Plant growth factors NEW Year 13 Biology specification

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This 45-slide PowerPoint includes all the activities (in one file) required to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe the stimuli that plants respond to 2) Describe plant growth factors such as IAA 3) Explain phototropism in flowering plants 4) Explain gravitropism in flowering plants All answers to the activities are included and fully integrated into the PowerPoint.
6.3 Gas exchange in fish and insects Year 12 NEW biology OCR specification
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6.3 Gas exchange in fish and insects Year 12 NEW biology OCR specification

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This resource includes a 38-slide PowerPoint that will take up to two full lessons to complete. The presentation alternates between high-quality information slides and student-focused activities and includes mini-plenaries throughout. It covers the following learning objectives for the OCR A-level specification (-with significant overlap for AQA) detailed below. Alongside each objective I have detailed the options for activities that are included in the resource. You will find every activity to have a corresponding mark scheme that is integrated into the PowerPoint to aid easy peer/self-assessment. Describe the mechanism of ventilation and gas exchange in bony fish and insects (Grade C): Starter: fishy jokes; information slides on Fick’s Law, the structure of fish gills; mini-plenary to discuss how gill structure is related to function - link to video to support less able students; Gas exchange in bony fish worksheet; Mini-plenary to create a table on Ventilation Structures and Functions; Summary Qs and mark scheme. Explain the countercurrent flow mechanism (Grade B): Countercurrent flow information slides; countercurrent flow - link to online animation; Becoming a gas exchange surface role play activity; Gas exchange in bony fish worksheet; Summary Qs and mark scheme. Examine the gaseous exchange system of a bony fish and insect trachea (Grade A): Dissection of a bony fish - link to online method; homework task for students to write their own method; Gaseous exchange in insects information slides; Stucture and Function of the Tracheal System worksheet and mark scheme; Ventilation and one-way flow in insects information slides; Ventilation Feature and Effects mini-plenary; Quality of Written Communication Exam Question and mark scheme. Hope it helps you save time in your planning! Any feedback is much appreciated.
Manipulating Genomes NEW A-Level biology spec: DNA Sequencing; DNA profiling; PCR; Electrophoresis;
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Manipulating Genomes NEW A-Level biology spec: DNA Sequencing; DNA profiling; PCR; Electrophoresis;

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This series of PowerPoint presentations covers the chapter Manipulating Genomes. There are a total of 150 slides partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable learning objectives. It has everything you need to deliver the entire lesson series and is written for the NEW OCR A-level specification with vast overlap between the AQA specification. It includes accurate and high quality information slides and a vast range of engaging pupil activities (with answers!) for the following topics within the chapter on Manipulating Genomes: DNA sequencing: Sanger sequencing; Pyrosequencing; Bioinformatics Applications of gene sequencing: Human genome; Comparisons between or within species; Synthetic biology; Bioethics DNA profiling: Polymorphisms; STRs; VNTRs; Applications of DNA profiling Polymerase Chain Reaction: Principles; Process; Applications Electrophoresis; Principles; Process; - interactive digital learning tools employed Genetic Engineering: Techniques; Applications Issues relating to genetic manipulation Gene therapy
9.1 Gene Mutation NEW Year 12 Biology specification
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9.1 Gene Mutation NEW Year 12 Biology specification

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Content is for the NEW AQA A-level biology specification. AQA Year 12 Biology - Section 4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms - Topic: Genetic Diversity - Lesson 9.1 Gene Mutation. This lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation includes all the student led activities (all in one file!) required to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe gene mutations 2) Explain how deletion and substitution of bases result in different amino acid sequences in polypeptides 3) Explain why some mutations do not result in a changed amino acid sequence 4) Describe what chromosome mutations are The lesson includes: integrated progress checks and integrated answers in the PowerPoint; there are information slides with keywords for learning identified clearly; activity questions with differentiation - answers included for peer or self-assessment; exam questions (in a printable format) with integrated answers in the PowerPoint.
Sexual and asexual reproduction, mitosis, meiosis, DNA and the genome, DNA structure and protein synthesis
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Sexual and asexual reproduction, mitosis, meiosis, DNA and the genome, DNA structure and protein synthesis

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GCSE biology (Grade 1-9) resources for the following lessons: Types of Reproduction (sexual and asexual) Production of gametes by Meiosis The advantages of sexual and asexual reproduction DNA and the genome DNA structure and protein synthesis All student activities and corresponding mark schemes are embedded into the PowerPoints but can be easily exported to pdf format for printing (or just print directly from the PowerPoint). Some of this material is for the biology only* award (*triple science course) and some of this material is for the combined science award (double award otherwise known as the trilogy course).
6.4 Gas exchange in the leaf of a plant NEW Year 12 Biology specification
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6.4 Gas exchange in the leaf of a plant NEW Year 12 Biology specification

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This PowerPoint contains all the activities (in one file) to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe how plants exchange gases 2) Describe the structure of a dicotyledonous plant leaf 3) Explain the adaptations of leaves for efficient gas exchange There are a range of different tasks including, labelling the cross section of a leaf, ordering task of steps involved in stomata opening, sorting statements for function and adaptation of different features in the leaf and practise exam questions. All questions and answers for each task are fully integrated into the PowerPoint and can be used for self/peer assessment of tasks.
Ten KS3 biology practicals that make learning fun and engaging
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Ten KS3 biology practicals that make learning fun and engaging

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Are you looking for some fun practicals to do with your Year 7 and Year 8 science classes? This set of ten KS3 biology practicals will keep them entertained for weeks! Some of the practicals are more suited to a bottom set and others require the students to design their own investigation before carrying it out. The diffusion practical (among others) can be extended to GCSE students by simply introducing surface area:volume calculations/rates of diffusion estimations. All practicals have a place within the KS3 biology curriculum and will support student learning going into the GCSE biology science courses. Most practicals require easily accessible equipment that is not outside of the normal requisition list that you might give your science technicians. Phenolphthalein, cambomba (or elodea) and woodlice are probably the most exotic of materials to source and will have to be ordered in advance. Collection of some materials (e.g. plastic bottles to make spirometers) can be outsourced to your students who I am sure wouldn’t mind bringing in their own from home! Have fun with it!
Primary & Secondary Non-specific Immune Responses, defence mechanisms. A-level bio spec. (OCR & AQA)
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Primary & Secondary Non-specific Immune Responses, defence mechanisms. A-level bio spec. (OCR & AQA)

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This resource contains all the material you need to deliver the following two lessons: 5.1 Animal defences against disease (primary non-specific defence) 5.2 Phagocytosis (secondary non-specific defence) Provided is a variety of activities, designed for either the OCR or AQA A-level specifications, to achieve the following learning objectives: Recall the main defence mechanisms of the body (Grade C) Describe how neutrophils phagocytose pathogens (Grade B) Evaluate how antigenic variation affects the body’s response to infection (Grade A) All the answers/mark shemes are integrated within the PowerPoint but in addition I have provided some of the activities (and mark schemes) as separate files for ease of printing if you prefer to print from .pdf files rather than .ppt files. I am sure it will save you loads of time (because it took me a crazy amount of time to create it) and I welcome your feedback on this resource!
Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 Biology
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Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 Biology

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Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 AQA Biology This lesson plan/presentation provides you with a high quality lesson that includes all the necessary activities and resources for the following learning objectives: 1) Explain how electron microscopes work - engaging starter activity where pupils are shown a series of images and they must decide if each image is taken using a light or electron microscope. Extension is to identify what the micrograph is - answers provided in the presentation. 2) Explain the differences between a transmission electron microscope and a scanning electron microscope - information slides are provided on the early microscopes of Leeuwenhoek and Hooke and what are compound microscopes - activity to label the Compound microscope - the labelling diagram is prepared for you as a hidden slide - just print! Answers provided in the powerpoint for peer or self review (AfL). 3) Describe the limitation of the transmission and the scanning electron microscopes - pupils are given an information sheets spread around the room on the compound microscope, transmission and scanning electron microscopes (hidden slides - just print!) and hunt the answers to complete their table on comparing each type of microscope. Answers provided in presentation. The lesson finishes with a self-evaluation where pupils can reflect on their learning objectives and identify their corresponding level.
13.5 DNA structure and protein synthesis GCSE Grade 1-9 triple biology content
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13.5 DNA structure and protein synthesis GCSE Grade 1-9 triple biology content

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This resource is designed for the new AQA GCSE (Grade 1-9) TRIPLE Biology ONLY* specification. Everything you need is within the PowerPoint - just print the activities from there, but I have also included the exam questions as a separate file in case you prefer to print from individual files. The complete lesson includes multiple lesson activities, mini-plenaries and exam practice built into high quality PowerPoint slides. The following learning objectives are covered within this lesson: Recall the base paired structure of DNA (Grade 4) - video, recap questions Explain steps in the process of protein synthesis (Grade 6) - information slides, summary, practice exam questions Link the mutations in the DNA code to the proteins made (Grade 8) - information slides, practice exam question (longer answer - 5 marker). Both the slides and the word document contain the mark scheme and can be used for peer/self-assessment. I have now included the mini-plenary task as a separate file so that you can print straight from pdf rather than printing slides from the PowerPoint. *Biology ONLY content is the triple GCSE award in science
Populations & Sustainability: Sustainable management A Level biology
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Populations & Sustainability: Sustainable management A Level biology

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This Powerpoint presentation is a complete lesson for the delivery of the following graded lesson objectives: Describe methods of sustainable management of an ecosystem Explain the impact of unsustainable management of ecosystems Evaluate the methods of capture fisheries and aquaculture Students are then able to use the the graded lesson objectives provided to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. Provided is a series of different student activities interspersed by information slides to keep learning active. All questions have a corresponding mark scheme included. This resource is sold as a single lesson and provides an example of the content and quality of my resources for GCSE and A Level biology, many of which are sold as a much larger series of lessons. Your feedback is much appreciated.
Animal Transport: A-level Revision worksheets on Haemoglobin; Structure of the heart; Cardiac cycle; Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide; Tissue fluid and lymph.
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Animal Transport: A-level Revision worksheets on Haemoglobin; Structure of the heart; Cardiac cycle; Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide; Tissue fluid and lymph.

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This set of resources provides an in depth revision activity for AS biology students studying Animal Transport. It is suitable for the OCR exam board but has vast overlap with AQA. The contents are differentiated to include 5 worksheets with compatible information cards (to support students). Each worksheet has a corresponding mark scheme. And each topic comes with a selection of exam questions and mark schemes. If you find these resources useful please leave a review. If you leave three reviews I will send you a resource of the same price for free via email. Any questions please contact me at Mestestest@gmail.com.
Module 6 - Genetics and Ecosystems: Cellular Control; Cloning and Biotech; Manipulating Genomes; Patterns of Inheritance; Populations and Sustainability; Recycling -Nitrogen and Carbon Cycles
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Module 6 - Genetics and Ecosystems: Cellular Control; Cloning and Biotech; Manipulating Genomes; Patterns of Inheritance; Populations and Sustainability; Recycling -Nitrogen and Carbon Cycles

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This bundle contains all the lessons for Module 6 (OCR exam board) - Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems. Student activities, worksheets and practice exam questions with answers/crib sheets are included. This is your year planned! This bundle will provide you with everything you need to deliver high quality lessons to your Year 13 classes. Each chapter is partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable learning objectives. Each PowerPoint presentation is equivalent to 1-2 lessons and contains a series of different learning activities interspersed with high quality information slides that can be printed for students to add their own notes. Why don’t you visit my shop to have a look at some of my resources sold singularly to have an idea of the quality and content of my bundled resources.
Cloning and biotechnology NEW A-Level biology spec: Natural & artificial cloning, Biotech, Culturing
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Cloning and biotechnology NEW A-Level biology spec: Natural & artificial cloning, Biotech, Culturing

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This is an entire lesson series for the Chapter: Cloning and Biotechnology for the NEW OCR A-level specification which has vast overlap with the AQA spec. There are a total of 124 PowerPoint presentation slides partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable lesson objectives. The scheme of work has been developed to engage your students through an array of different learning activities and will form the basis for the entire lesson series. It comes complete with answers to activities and practice exam questions so you don’t need to spend the time hunting for answers. It includes accurate and high quality information slides interspersed with pupil activities for the following sub-topics within the Chapter Cloning and Biotechnology: Natural clones: vegetative propagation Clones in plants: tissue culture, micropropagation, artificial cloning Artificial clones in animals: reproductive cloning, embryo splitting, somatic cell nuclear transfer, non-reproductive cloning Biotechnology: today and yesterday, advantages of using microorganisms Using biotechnology to make food: yoghurt, cheese, baking, alcohol, single-cell protein Other processes involving biotechnology, antibiotic and insulin production, bioremediation, asepsis Microorganism cultures: aseptic technique, practical (in pictures) using dye to streak agar Population growth: serial dilution practical, growth curve data to plot, phases of growth Immobilised enzymes: Advantages of use, methods for immobilisation, Industrial uses of immobilised enzymes, practical using alginate beads
Section 2. Cells. 3.5 Cell specialisation and organisation NEW Year 12 Biology specification
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Section 2. Cells. 3.5 Cell specialisation and organisation NEW Year 12 Biology specification

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Lesson plan with activities to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe how cells arrange into tissues, organs and organ systems - a choice from two different starter activities: Name the organ system and what are these cells and how are they specialised to perform their function; microscope slide activity to observe sections and identify the cell, organ, organ system and organism; independent learning to complete definitions; table to complete of examples; exam questions on tissues and cells in plants and animals (with mark schemes) 2) Explain how cell specialisation and differentiation occurs in a cell (link to genes) - information slides to show different epithelial cells; table to complete (answers provided in the power point); information slides and discussion points; challenge article for reading and comprehension task (Nature article for challenge.doc) 3) Discuss the advantages of cellular organisation - question set to complete (answers provided in the powerpoint); challenge article for reading and comprehension task (Nature article for challenge.doc) Finishes with a pupil self evaluation task where they reflect on their learning objectives and identify their corresponding grade.
Oxygen & carbon dioxide transport Year 12 biology NEW A-level spec. for OCR or AQA - FREE SAMPLE
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Oxygen & carbon dioxide transport Year 12 biology NEW A-level spec. for OCR or AQA - FREE SAMPLE

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This resource is a free sample to give you an idea of the quality of my teaching resources. The resource contains 17 PowerPoint slides that alternate between student activity and teacher delivery which creates a whole lesson that is student focused. There are a variety of activities all included in the PowerPoint and it all easily exists in one file but in case you prefer printing activities from separate files I have included them as individual pdfs. The PowerPoint has all the answers/mark schemes imbedded within, allowing pupils (and teachers!) to easily refer to the answers for either peer or self-assessment. The resource is applicable to both the AQA and OCR exam boards for AS level biology. The resource will enable students to achieve the following learning objectives: Recall the role of haemoglobin in transporting oxygen & carbon dioxide Describe the changes in the dissociation curve at different carbon dioxide concentrations Explain the effect that an increasing concentration of carbon dioxide has on haemoglobin (Bohr effect) I hope you get some use out of it. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
The Eye - Biology GCSE Kaleidocycle
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The Eye - Biology GCSE Kaleidocycle

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2 x Hexagonal Kaleidocycles. One for fun (!) and one for summarising everything you need to know about the eye including: 1) Structure of the eye 2) Accommodation 3) Myopia 4) Hyperopia Once made pupils can be instructed to talk about each hexagonal face of the kaleidocycle and teach each other about the eye.