7.5 The cardiac cycle NEW Year 12 Biology specification

7.5 The cardiac cycle NEW Year 12 Biology specification

This PowerPoint includes all the activities (in one file) required to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe the stages of the cardiac cycle (C grade) 2) Explain how valves control the flow of blood through the heart (B grade) 3) Explain the volume and pressure changes which take place in the heart during the cardiac cycle (A grade) All activities and the answers are included and fully integrated into the PowerPoint.
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9.2 The response to exercise NEW GCSE biology specification

9.2 The response to exercise NEW GCSE biology specification

This is a whole lesson with PowerPoint and integrated activities with answers to achieve the following learning objective: 1) How your body responds to the increased demands for energy during exercise. Activities included: Crack the code; information and discussion slides; investigating exercise role play and practical; table to complete (differentiation); calculations of percentage increase with worked example; questions from the practical (with fully integrated answers); plenary matching task; alternative plenary crossword (with word bank for differentiation).
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Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 Biology

Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 Biology

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.
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Cellular Control NEW A-level biology specification: Gene Mutations; Regulatory Mechanisms; Body plan

Cellular Control NEW A-level biology specification: Gene Mutations; Regulatory Mechanisms; Body plan

This series of PowerPoint presentations covers the entire topic of Cellular Control. It is written to the NEW OCR A-level specification. It includes accurate and high quality information slides and some pupil activities for the following sub-topics within Cellular Control: 1) Gene Mutations 2) The effect of Gene Mutations on Protein Production and Function 3) Regulatory Mechanisms (The lac operon, oestrogen, transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational control) 4) Genetic Control of Body Plan Development (Homeobox genes) 5) Importance of Mitosis and Apoptosis in Controlling Development These PowerPoint can be used to form the basis for the entire series of lessons on Cellular Control.
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Patterns of inheritance NEW A-level biology specification: Variation, Discontinuous, Mono & Dihybrid

Patterns of inheritance NEW A-level biology specification: Variation, Discontinuous, Mono & Dihybrid

This series of PowerPoint presentations covers the entire topic of Patterns of Inheritance. It is written for the NEW OCR A-level specification and has vast overlap with the AQA specification. It includes accurate and high quality information slides and some pupil activities for the following sub-topics within the chapter on Patterns of Inheritance: 1) Variation: intraspecific and interspecific; the affects of genes and environment on phenotype 2) Causes of Genetic Variation: crossing over; independent assortment; random segregation 3) Monhybrid Inheritance: incomplete dominance; codominance 4) Dihybrid Inheritance: autosomal linkage; sex-linked; hemizygosity 5) Multiple alleles and Epistasis 6) The Chi-squared test 7) Factors affecting the evolution of a species (stabilising & directional selection), Genetic drift, Bottlenecks and the Founder Effect 8) The Hardy-Weinberg Principle 9) Isolating mechanisms in forming new species including artificial selection These PowerPoints contain a total of 151 slides and can be used to form the basis for the entire series of lessons on the Patterns of Inheritance OCR specification
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Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 Biology

Section 2. Cells. 3.2 The Electron Microscope Year 12 Biology

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.
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11.8 Infertility Treatments NEW GCSE Biology specification

11.8 Infertility Treatments NEW GCSE Biology specification

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: 1) 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); 2) 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).
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11.7 The Artificial Control of Fertility NEW GCSE Biology specification

11.7 The Artificial Control of Fertility NEW GCSE Biology specification

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: 1) To describe different methods of hormonal and non-hormonal contraception - information slides followed by Linking Activity (link the hormone-based contraceptive to the active ingredient and its function); Exam Questions (just print the slide) with fully integrated mark scheme. 2) To explain how methods prevent pregnancy - quick quiz starter to recap roles of hormones in the menstrual cycle; information slides and Linking Activity. 3) To analyse scenarios and decide on the most appropriate method of contraception - Sorting task to identify the benefits and drawbacks of using condoms; Family Planning Clinic - a game type activity where pupils take on the role of the Healthcare Professional or the Client and determine what advice should be followed (all cards for the game are included - just print!) There are a series of mini-plenary and AfL tasks throughout the lesson and each includes fully integrated answers (mark scheme) for peer or self-assessment.
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7.5 The cardiac cycle NEW Year 12 Biology specification

7.5 The cardiac cycle NEW Year 12 Biology specification

This PowerPoint includes all the activities (in one file) required to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe the stages of the cardiac cycle (C grade) 2) Explain how valves control the flow of blood through the heart (B grade) 3) Explain the volume and pressure changes which take place in the heart during the cardiac cycle (A grade) All activities and the answers are included and fully integrated into the PowerPoint.
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11.4 The role of negative feedback NEW GCSE Biology specification

11.4 The role of negative feedback NEW GCSE Biology specification

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: 1) identify the organs involved in regulating metabolism - starter task to identify organs (pupils have come across these organs in earlier lessons on blood glucose regulation); information slides on the thyroid gland and adrenal glands; mini-plenary: gap fill exercise (answers included). 2) to describe what thyroxine does in the body - information slides for pupils to read and ask questions; mini-plenary: gap fill exercise (answers included). 3) to explain the importance of negative feedback systems - card sort activity with template sheet for pupils to identify the glands involved in negative feedback of thyroxine and its effects on the body (answers included); exam questions on negative feedback in controlling blood glucose levels (answers included). Mini-plenary, plenary and AfL: gap fill tasks (answers included for peer or self-assessment), sorting task - glands and the negative-feedback template sheet (answers included), exam-style questions (answers included).
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11.5 and 11.6 Human Reproduction and Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle NEW GCSE Biology specification

11.5 and 11.6 Human Reproduction and Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle NEW GCSE Biology specification

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: 1) Describe the roles of hormones in sexual reproduction - label glands (extension to describe what they do); information slides on reproductive hormones - linking task, hormone-gland-effect on the body; definitions (inhibit/stimulate); exam questions; differentiated worksheet on the menstrual cycle hormones. 2) Explain how hormones interact in the menstrual cycle - information slide on steps of the menstrual cycle - linking task, hormone-gland-effect on the body; ordering task: sequence of changes in the menstrual cycle; a game of Guess Who?, pupils read job descriptions and have to guess the gland/organ/hormone involved; exam questions. There are mini-plenaries throughout to check understanding of this difficult topic, there are options for plenary and AfL tasks from sorting tasks, linking tasks, literacy and numeracy with graph reading skills, practice exam questions and a worksheet. ALL these activities come complete with PRINTABLE slides and FULLY INTEGRATED answers for peer or self-assessment. And hence why everything is contained within one PowerPoint.
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9.1 Aerobic respiration NEW GCSE biology specification

9.1 Aerobic respiration NEW GCSE biology specification

Content is for the NEW AQA GCSE biology specification. This lesson plan/PowerPoint presentation includes all the pupil-led activities (in one file!) to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) The chemistry of what aerobic respiration is 2) Why cellular respiration is so important The activities include: Starter task: Sports gels - Why do athletes use them (a think, pair, share task); Video (link) on aerobic respiration and questions to answer from the video (answers integrated into the PowerPoint); Student-led planning task for an investigation into respiration (example plan provided in the PowerPoint); Discussion questions from the investigation; Exam Question 1 (answers integrated into the PowerPoint); Exam Question 2 (answers integrated into the PowerPoint) - exam Q's are also provided as ready to print worksheets on slides 13 and 14; Crossword on respiration with crossword clues (can choose to show the word bank for differentiation) - answers integrated into the PowerPoint. Please leave a review to tell me how I can improve my resources for you!
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GCSE biology crosswords NEW specification - Lessons 6 to 10 of Chapter 1 Cell Structure & Transport

GCSE biology crosswords NEW specification - Lessons 6 to 10 of Chapter 1 Cell Structure & Transport

This compilation of crosswords are created for the new GCSE specification in biology. These can be used as a plenary, a short revision task or as a starter to recap at the previous lesson. There a 5 crosswords in total. There are 3 files for each crossword: 1) the crossword and clues at the bottom of the page; 2) the crossword with the word bank included (for differentiation); 3) the crossword completed with the answers filled in. The lessons included are: 6) Diffusion 7) Osmosis 8) Osmosis in plants 9) Active transport 10) Exchanging materials
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11.10 Using Plant Hormones NEW GCSE biology specification

11.10 Using Plant Hormones NEW GCSE biology specification

A complete lesson with a variety of pupil-led activities to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe different commercial uses of auxins (grade 4) 2) Explain how auxins / gibberellins cause these effects in that use (grade 6) 3) Analyse the effect of plant hormones on plant growth data (grade 8)
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6.4 Gas exchange in the leaf of a plant NEW Year 12 Biology specification

6.4 Gas exchange in the leaf of a plant NEW Year 12 Biology specification

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.
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Hormonal coordination: Principles of Hormonal Control; Control of Blood Glucose; Treating Diabetes; Role of Negative Feedback; Human Reproduction and Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle; Artificial Control of Fertility; Infertility Treatments; Plant Hormones and Using Plant Hormones

Hormonal coordination: Principles of Hormonal Control; Control of Blood Glucose; Treating Diabetes; Role of Negative Feedback; Human Reproduction and Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle; Artificial Control of Fertility; Infertility Treatments; Plant Hormones and Using Plant Hormones

A complete set of 10 lessons for the entire chapter on Hormonal Coordination including Higher Tier content: 11.1 Principles of Hormonal Control 11.2 Control of Blood Glucose 11.3 Treating Diabetes 11.4 Role of Negative Feedback 11.5 Human Reproduction 11.6 Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle 11.7 Artificial Control of Fertility 11.8 Infertility Treatments 11.9 Plant Hormones 11.10 Using Plant Hormones
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9.2 Meiosis and genetic variation NEW Year 12 Biology specification

9.2 Meiosis and genetic variation NEW Year 12 Biology specification

New AQA specification for Year 12 biology. This lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation includes all the integrated pupil led activities and integrated answers to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Describe why meiosis is necessary 2) Describe the process of meiosis 3) Explain how meiosis creates genetic variation
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10.3 and 10.4 Reflex actions and the brain NEW GCSE Biology specification

10.3 and 10.4 Reflex actions and the brain NEW GCSE Biology specification

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 achieved the following learning objectives: 1) What reflexes are - starter four pics one word; voluntary or involuntary sorting activity 2) How reflexes work - practical sheet with method and results table; video link with questions to answer from the video; extended writing task; match the part of the body involved in a reflex action to their function; put the parts of a reflex action in order 3) Why reflexes are important in your body - video and extended writing task as above 4) What the main areas of the brain do - colour code and annotate regions of the brain with their functions; coordination and learning practical planning sheet and analysis sheet; plenary: match the part of the brain with what it is responsible for 5) How scientists find out about the structure and functions of the brain - starter video link; practical analysis sheet questions 6) How Science Works - Practical instructions, planning sheet and analysis worksheet with table to complete (print slides A4 for practical write-up), graph to plot results and follow up questions. All activities come complete with fully integrated answers in the PowerPoint for peer/self assessment.
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6.2 Antibiotics and painkillers NEW GCSE Biology specification

6.2 Antibiotics and painkillers NEW GCSE Biology specification

Content is for the NEW AQA GCSE biology specification. GCSE biology lesson plan/PowerPoint presentation contains all of the activities and resources (in one file!) to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) what medicines are and how some of them work - Starter: cartoon of patient and doctor to stimulate discussion about how we can't fix all disease as easily as using photoshop; Main activity: Doctor, doctor game (6 Patient cards and 5 Action cards per pair - ready for printing!). 2) that painkillers and other medicines treat disease symptoms but do not kill pathogens - Activity 2: follow-up questions based on the decisions made during the game (answers provided in the PowerPoint for peer or self-assessment); Activity 3: sorting task on antibiotics and painkillers (answers provided). 3) the ways in which antibiotics can and cannot be used - Activity 4: passage on antibiotic resistance with word bank (answers included in the PowerPoint).
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