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Hello! Welcome to my shop. Please take a moment to browse. I create fun and interactive pupil-led activities for 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 - time 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 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 - time efficiency is paramount. That is why you'll find my full lesson resources to be all in one file, ready to go!
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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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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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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Module 6 - Genetics and Ecosystems

Module 6 - Genetics and Ecosystems

This bundle contains all the lessons for Module 6 - Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems. Student activities, worksheets and practice exam questions with answers/crib sheets are included. This is half 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 student 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.
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Populations and sustainability: What determines population size; Interactions between populations; Conservation and preservation; Sustainable management; Balancing the conflict between conservation and human needs; Controlling the effects of human activities

Populations and sustainability: What determines population size; Interactions between populations; Conservation and preservation; Sustainable management; Balancing the conflict between conservation and human needs; Controlling the effects of human activities

This is an entire lesson series for the Chapter: Populations and Sustainability for the NEW OCR A-level specification. There are a total of 111 PowerPoint presentation slides partitioned into individual lessons with identifiable lesson objectives. This 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 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 topics within the Chapter Populations and Sustainability: What determines population size? Interactions between populations Conservation and preservation Sustainable management Balancing the conflict between conservation and human needs Controlling the effects of human activities
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Populations & Sustainability: Sustainable management A Level biology

Populations & Sustainability: Sustainable management A Level biology

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.
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6.10 Absorption of the products of digestion NEW Year 12 Biology specification

6.10 Absorption of the products of digestion NEW Year 12 Biology specification

This PowerPoint includes all the activities (in one file) required to achieve the following learning objectives: 1) Explain how the structure of the ileum is adapted for the function of absorption (C grade) 2) Explain how monosaccharides and amino acids are absorbed (B grade) 3) Explain how triglycerides are absorbed (A/A* grade) All answers to the activities are included and fully integrated into the PowerPoint.
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Populations & sustainability: Conservation and preservation A-level biology

Populations & sustainability: Conservation and preservation A-level biology

This Powerpoint presentation provides a series of different student activities interspersed by information slides to keep learning active. All questions have a corresponding mark scheme included. It provides a complete lesson for the delivery of the following graded lesson objectives: Describe the differences between conservation and preservation Explain the reasons for conservation and preservation Compare direct and indirect benefits of conservation Students are then able to use the the graded lesson objectives provided to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. 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.
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Populations & sustainability: Interactions between populations A-level biology

Populations & sustainability: Interactions between populations A-level biology

This Powerpoint presentation provides a series of different student activities interspersed by information slides to keep learning active. All questions have a corresponding mark scheme included. It provides a complete lesson for the delivery of the following graded lesson objectives: Describe the different interaction between populations Explain the competitive exclusion principle Compare the findings between investigations conducted in the laboratory and in the wild Students are then able to use the the graded lesson objectives provided to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. 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.
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Populations & sustainability: What determines population size? A-level biology

Populations & sustainability: What determines population size? A-level biology

This Powerpoint presentation provides a student activities interspersed by information slides to keep learning active. It provides a complete lesson for the delivery of the following graded lesson objectives: Describe the factors that determine population size Explain the impact of limiting factors on carrying capacity and final population size Compare how r- and k-Strategists are adapted to reach carrying capacity Students are then able to use the the graded lesson objectives provided to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. 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.
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Populations and sustainability: Controlling the effects of human activities A-level biology

Populations and sustainability: Controlling the effects of human activities A-level biology

This section of the A-level biology course lends itself to student led activities as it focuses on four case studies: The Galapagos Islands, The Antarctic, The Lake District and Snowdonia National Park. This Powerpoint presentation provides everything you need to run a student led activity where student hunt the answers to worksheet questions from a set of prepared information cards distributed around the room. The mark scheme for the worksheet is included for peer or self-assessment. The lesson is structured towards the following graded lesson objectives: Describe with examples the effects of human activities on the animal and plant populations in the Galapagos Islands Explain how the management of an ecosystem can provide resources in a sustainable way Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies used for conservation Students are then able to use the the graded lesson objectives provided to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. 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.
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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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Populations & sustainability: Balancing the conflict between conservation & human needs A-level bio

Populations & sustainability: Balancing the conflict between conservation & human needs A-level bio

This section of the A-level biology course lends itself to student led activities as it is focuses on three case studies: The Terai region, Maasai Mara and Peat bogs. This Powerpoint presentation provides everything you need to run a student led lesson of research and class presentations complete with information cards for printing and laminating and also a question sheet to complete. There are a set of cards included to provide each student with a specified role within their working group so that all students contribute equally to the task. The lesson is structured towards the following graded lesson objectives: Describe using examples effective conservation programs Explain the effects of human activities on environmental resources Explain how management of an ecosystem can provide resources in a sustainable way The students are then able to use these to reflect on their learning at the end of the lesson. 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 series of lessons. Your feedback is much appreciated.
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Ecosystems: Transfer of biomass; Manipulating transfer; Recycling in ecosystems; Succession

Ecosystems: Transfer of biomass; Manipulating transfer; Recycling in ecosystems; Succession

This is a lesson series for the Chapter: Ecosystems for the NEW OCR A-level specification which has vast overlap with the AQA spec. There are a total of 87 PowerPoint presentation slides partitioned into five 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 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 topics within the chapter on Ecosystems: Ecosystems: matching the feeding relationships; naming ecosystems; biotic and abiotic factors; dynamic changes in an ecosystem; practise exam question Transfer of biomass: starter - what’s the question; energy flow through ecosystems - covering terminology; draw an energy flow diagram - example included; food webs and trophic levels activities; how energy is lost; efficiency of energy transfer; comparison of pyramid of numbers versus biomass; calculating efficiency Manipulating transfer of biomass: starter - compare terms; what is productivity; maximising productivity - link methods to their explanation task; broiler chicken video; ways to maximise secondary productivity; summary questions and answers included Recycling within ecosystems: starter - name the compound; the importance of root nodules; activitiy: inserting formulas for each compound in the nitrogen cycle; activity: gap fill of the nitrogen cycle and applying a key to identify stages of the cycle; practise exam question - with answers; carbon cycle gap fill Succession: primary succession; examples of pioneer species; secondary succession; climax communities; sand dunes; deflected succession; practise exam questions - with answers
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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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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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11.7 The Artificial Control of Fertility GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

11.7 The Artificial Control of Fertility GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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: 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. To explain how methods prevent pregnancy - quick quiz starter to recap roles of hormones in the menstrual cycle; information slides and Linking Activity. 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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11.10 Using Plant Hormones GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

11.10 Using Plant Hormones GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

A complete lesson with a variety of pupil-led activities to achieve the following learning objectives: Describe different commercial uses of auxins (grade 4) Explain how auxins / gibberellins cause these effects in that use (grade 6) Analyse the effect of plant hormones on plant growth data (grade 8)
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Cloning and biotechnology NEW A-Level biology spec: Natural & artificial cloning, Biotech, Culturing

Cloning and biotechnology NEW A-Level biology spec: Natural & artificial cloning, Biotech, Culturing

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
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11.8 Infertility Treatments GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

11.8 Infertility Treatments GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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).
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11.4 The role of negative feedback GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

11.4 The role of negative feedback GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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: 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). to describe what thyroxine does in the body - information slides for pupils to read and ask questions; mini-plenary: gap fill exercise (answers included). 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 & 11.6 Human Reproduction and Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

11.5 & 11.6 Human Reproduction and Hormones in the Menstrual Cycle GCSE (Grade 1-9) Biology

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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14.2 Plant growth factors NEW Year 13 Biology specification

14.2 Plant growth factors NEW Year 13 Biology specification

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.
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