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Paper friendly resources have been designed to ensure good quality teaching is not compromised by printing restrictions or buffering videos. Lessons that include worksheets have been created for teachers to print at least two copies to an A4 sheet. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com
AQA new specification-Trophic levels and biomass transfers-B18.8-9
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Please note that I have merged the content of two lessons into one resource. Trophic levels and biomass transfers lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, past paper questions, self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded videos and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.4; 1, 2, 3 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 300-301 Students are required to know the following; 7.4.1 Students should be able to describe the differences between the trophic levels of organisms within an ecosystem. Trophic levels can be represented by numbers, starting at level 1 with plants and algae. Further trophic levels are numbered subsequently according to how far the organism is along the food chain. Level 1: Plants and algae make their own food and are called producers. Level 2: Herbivores eat plants/algae and are called primary consumers. Level 3: Carnivores that eat herbivores are called secondary consumers. Level 4: Carnivores that eat other carnivores are called tertiary consumers. Apex predators are carnivores with no predators. Decomposers break down dead plant and animal matter by secreting enzymes into the environment. Small soluble food molecules then diffuse into the microorganism. 7.4.2 Pyramids of biomass can be constructed to represent the relative amount of biomass in each level of a food chain. Trophic level 1 is at the bottom of the pyramid. Students should be able to construct accurate pyramids of biomass from appropriate data. 7.4.3 Students should be able to: • describe pyramids of biomass • explain how biomass is lost between the different trophic levels. Producers are mostly plants and algae which transfer about 1% of the incident energy from light for photosynthesis. Only approximately 10% of the biomass from each trophic level is transferred to the level above it. Losses of biomass are due to: • not all the ingested material is absorbed, some is egested as faeces • some absorbed material is lost as waste, such as carbon dioxide and water in respiration and water and urea in urine. Large amounts of glucose are used in respiration. Students should be able to calculate the efficiency of biomass transfers between trophic levels by percentages or fractions of mass. Students should be able to explain how this affects the number of organisms at each trophic level.
AQA new specification-Global-warming-B17.5
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Global warming lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, homework, self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded video’s and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.5 Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology for combined science textbook-Page 240-241 Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to describe some of the biological consequences of global warming. Levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are increasing, and contribute to ‘global warming’.
AQA new specification-Maintaining biodiversity-B17.6
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AQA new specification-Maintaining biodiversity-B17.6

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Maintaining biodiversity lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability trilogy class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, circus activity, self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded videos and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com ***Paper friendly tips: Print slides 16-23 as two slides per handout, you will only need two copies and can place these around your laboratory. Also print slide 11 approx 1 between 2-3. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.6 Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology combined science trilogy edition textbook-Page 242-243 Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to describe both positive and negative human interactions in an ecosystem and explain their impact on biodiversity. Scientists and concerned citizens have put in place programmes to reduce the negative effects of humans on ecosystems and biodiversity. These include: • breeding programmes for endangered species • protection and regeneration of rare habitats • reintroduction of field margins and hedgerows in agricultural areas where farmers grow only one type of crop • reduction of deforestation and carbon dioxide emissions by some governments • recycling resources rather than dumping waste in landfill. WS 1.4, 1.5 Evaluate given information about methods that can be used to tackle problems caused by human impacts on the environment. Explain and evaluate the conflicting pressures on maintaining biodiversity given appropriate information.
AQA new specification-Deforestation and peat destruction-B17.4
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AQA new specification-Deforestation and peat destruction-B17.4

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Deforestation and peat destruction lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability trilogy class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, paper paper questions, self-assessment activity, may be used as mini-assessment, mark scheme, embedded video’s and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com ***Paper friendly tips: Print the worksheets as two pages to one A4 side-double sided. Alternatively you can email the worksheet to students to complete on laptops/desktops. You do not need to print the mark scheme. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.3, 3.4 Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology combined science trilogy edition textbook-Page 238-239 Students are required to know the following; 7.3.3 Humans reduce the amount of land available for other animals and plants by building, quarrying, farming, and dumping waste. The destruction of peat bogs, and other areas of peat to produce garden compost, reduces the area of this habitat and thus the variety of different plant, animal, and microorganism species that live there (biodiversity). The decay or burning of the peat releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 7.3.4 Large-scale deforestation in tropical areas has occurred to: • provide land for cattle and rice fields • grow crops for biofuels.
AQA new specification-Air pollution-B17.3
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AQA new specification-Air pollution-B17.3

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This resource has been uploaded for free to celebrate the two year anniversary of paperfriendlyresources. Thank you for your continuous support and positive feedback! Air pollution lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability trilogy class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability.Please note this lesson requires computing devices as the main activity requires students to undertake research. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, peer-assessment, mark scheme, embedded video’s and mini review. It also provides students the opportunity to work in groups. ***Paper friendly tips: Print the marking sheets as one A4 page-double sided. Alternatively you can email the marking sheets to students to complete on laptops/desktops. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.2 Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology combined science trilogy edition textbook-Page 236-237 Students are required to know the following; Pollution can occur: • in air, from smoke and gases such as sulfur dioxide, which contributes to acid rain.
AQA new specification-Land and water pollution-B17.2
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AQA new specification-Land and water pollution-B17.2

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This resource has been uploaded for free to celebrate the two year anniversary of paperfriendlyresources. Thank you for your continuous support and positive feedback! Land and water pollution lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability trilogy class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Students are expected to demonstrate their graph skills this lesson as well as interpret data. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, homeworks with mark scheme and embedded video’s and mini review. ***Paper friendly tips: Print two homework sheets to one page to save paper. It is not necessary to print slide 7, unless required. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.2 Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology combined science Trilogy textbook-Page 234-235 Students are required to know the following; Pollution can occur: • in water, from sewage, fertiliser, or toxic chemicals • on land, from landfill and from toxic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, which may be washed from land into water. Pollution kills plants and animals which can reduce biodiversity.
AQA new specification-The human population explosion-B17.1
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AQA new specification-The human population explosion-B17.1

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The human population explosion lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability trilogy class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Students are expected to demonstrate their graph skills this lesson as well as interpret data. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, questions with markscheme and embedded video’s and mini review. ***Paper friendly tips: Avoid printing the markscheme provided, unless required, an interactive markscheme has been included in the powerpoint. Print two worksheets to one page to save paper. Instruct able students to copy out the table on slide 14 . NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.1; 3.2; 3.3 Relevant chapter: B17 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology combined science Trilogy edition textbook-Page 232-233 Students are required to know the following; Biodiversity is the variety of all the different species of organisms on earth, or within an ecosystem. A great biodiversity ensures the stability of ecosystems due to the interdependencies of one species on another for food, shelter, and the maintenance of the physical environment. The future of the human species on Earth relies on us maintaining a good level of biodiversity. Many human activities are reducing biodiversity and only recently have measures been taken to try to stop this reduction. Rapid growth in the human population and an increase in the standard of living mean that increasingly more resources are used and more waste is produced. Unless waste and chemical materials are properly handled, more pollution will be caused. Humans reduce the amount of land available for other animals and plants by building, quarrying, farming, and dumping waste.
AQA new specification-Maintaining biodiversity-B18.7
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Maintaining biodiversity lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, circus activity, self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded videos and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com ***Paper friendly tips: Print slides 16-23 as two slides per handout, you will only need two copies and can place these around your laboratory. Also print slide 11 approx 1 between 2-3. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.6 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 298-299 Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to describe both positive and negative human interactions in an ecosystem and explain their impact on biodiversity. Scientists and concerned citizens have put in place programmes to reduce the negative effects of humans on ecosystems and biodiversity. These include: • breeding programmes for endangered species • protection and regeneration of rare habitats • reintroduction of field margins and hedgerows in agricultural areas where farmers grow only one type of crop • reduction of deforestation and carbon dioxide emissions by some governments • recycling resources rather than dumping waste in landfill. WS 1.4, 1.5 Evaluate given information about methods that can be used to tackle problems caused by human impacts on the environment. Explain and evaluate the conflicting pressures on maintaining biodiversity given appropriate information.
AQA new specification-The impact of change-B18.6
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AQA new specification-The impact of change-B18.6

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The impact of change lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded videos and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com ***Paper friendly tips: Only print slide 8 for students that cannot see the board clearly. Print the worksheet as two pages to one, this will need to be quarted with a guillotine and you’ll have enough for four students! NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.2.4 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 296-297 Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to evaluate the impact of environmental changes on the distribution of species in an ecosystem given appropriate information. Environmental changes affect the distribution of species in an ecosystem. These changes include: •• temperature •• availability of water •• composition of atmospheric gases. The changes may be seasonal, geographic or caused by human interaction. WS 1.4 There are links with this content to Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems.
Certificate of Achievement and Effort for Chemistry
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Certificate of Achievement and Effort for Chemistry

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Every year we have students that have gone above and beyond within our classes however, they aren’t always acknowledged in reward assemblies because of the large pool of students they are competing against. Most of the certificate templates I found online were either over complicated, childish or both. Students in secondary school wish to be treated as young adults hence, I have created a sophisticated certificate, one that students would be proud to take home. Reward the students in your chemistry classes for their achievement and effort using these certificates, download for free and edit away! If you like this certificate but don’t teach chemsitry, edit away! P.S I have attached PDF and Word doc versions, I recommend you print your certificates as PDF.
Certificate of Achievement and Effort for Biology
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Certificate of Achievement and Effort for Biology

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Every year we have students that have gone above and beyond within our classes however, they aren’t always acknowledged in reward assemblies because of the large pool of students they are competing against. Most of the certificate templates I found online were either over complicated, childish or both. Students in secondary school wish to be treated as young adults hence, I have created a sophisticated certificate, one that students would be proud to take home. Reward the students in your biology classes for their achievement and effort using these certificates, download for free and edit away! If you like this certificate but don’t teach biology, edit away! P.S I have attached PDF and Word doc versions, I recommend you print your certificates as PDF.
AQA new specification-Global-warming-B18.5
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AQA new specification-Global-warming-B18.5

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This lesson has recently been ammended to include recent events regarding climate change Global warming lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, homework self-assessment, interactive mark scheme, embedded video’s and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.5 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 294-295 Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to describe some of the biological consequences of global warming. Levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are increasing, and contribute to ‘global warming’.
AQA new specification-Deforestation and peat destruction-B18.4
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AQA new specification-Deforestation and peat destruction-B18.4

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Deforestation and peat destruction lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. This lesson also contains working scientifically activities that requires students to improve scientific methods, choose suitable techniques and equipment. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, self-assessment, homework (may be used as mini-assessment), mark scheme, embedded video’s and review. For general enquiries or support please email: Paperfriendlyresources@gmail.com ***Paper friendly tips: Print the homework sheets as two pages to one A4 side-double sided. Alternatively you can email the homework to students to complete on laptops/desktops. You do not need to print the mark scheme. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.3, 3.4 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 292-293 Students are required to know the following; 7.3.3 Humans reduce the amount of land available for other animals and plants by building, quarrying, farming, and dumping waste. The destruction of peat bogs, and other areas of peat to produce garden compost, reduces the area of this habitat and thus the variety of different plant, animal, and microorganism species that live there (biodiversity). The decay or burning of the peat releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. 7.3.4 Large-scale deforestation in tropical areas has occurred to: • provide land for cattle and rice fields • grow crops for biofuels.
AQA new specification-Air pollution-B18.3
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AQA new specification-Air pollution-B18.3

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This resource has been uploaded for free to celebrate the two year anniversary of paperfriendlyresources. Thank you for your continuous support and positive feedback! Air pollution lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability.Please note this lesson requires computing devices as the main activity requires students to undertake research. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, peer-assessment, mark scheme, embedded video’s and mini review. It also provides students the opportunity to work in groups. ***Paper friendly tips: Print the marking sheets as one A4 page-double sided. Alternatively you can email the marking sheets to students to complete on laptops/desktops. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.2 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 290-291 Students are required to know the following; Pollution can occur: • in air, from smoke and gases such as sulfur dioxide, which contributes to acid rain.
AQA new specification-Land and water pollution-B18.2
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AQA new specification-Land and water pollution-B18.2

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This resource has been uploaded for free to celebrate the two year anniversary of paperfriendlyresources. Thank you for your continuous support and positive feedback! Land and water pollution lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Students are expected to demonstrate their graph skills this lesson as well as interpret data. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, homeworks with mark scheme and embedded video’s and mini review. ***Paper friendly tips: Print two homework sheets to one page to save paper. It is not necessary to print slide 7, unless required. NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.2 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 288-289 Students are required to know the following; Pollution can occur: • in water, from sewage, fertiliser, or toxic chemicals • on land, from landfill and from toxic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, which may be washed from land into water. Pollution kills plants and animals which can reduce biodiversity.
AQA new specification-The human population explosion-B18.1
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AQA new specification-The human population explosion-B18.1

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The human population explosion lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a higher ability class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Students are expected to demonstrate their graph skills this lesson as well as interpret data. This lesson Includes powerpoint timers, slide animations, questions with markscheme and embedded video’s and mini review. ***Paper friendly tips: Avoid printing the markscheme provided, unless required, an interactive markscheme has been included in the powerpoint. Print two worksheets to one page to save paper. Instruct able students to copy out the table on slide 14 . NB: If you are unable to play embedded videos please view slide notes for link. * AQA spec link: 4.7.3.1; 3.2; 3.3 Relevant chapter: B18 Biodiversity and ecosystems. AQA Biology third edition textbook-Page 286-287 Students are required to know the following; Biodiversity is the variety of all the different species of organisms on earth, or within an ecosystem. A great biodiversity ensures the stability of ecosystems due to the interdependencies of one species on another for food, shelter, and the maintenance of the physical environment. The future of the human species on Earth relies on us maintaining a good level of biodiversity. Many human activities are reducing biodiversity and only recently have measures been taken to try to stop this reduction. Rapid growth in the human population and an increase in the standard of living mean that increasingly more resources are used and more waste is produced. Unless waste and chemical materials are properly handled, more pollution will be caused. Humans reduce the amount of land available for other animals and plants by building, quarrying, farming, and dumping waste.
AQA new specification-B15 Genetics and evolution-Separate science bundle
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AQA new specification-B15 Genetics and evolution-Separate science bundle

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This bundle contains the content for SEPARATE science students. It includes the B15 unit-Genetics and evolution. All lessons have been done in accordance to the specification requirements and have been pitched to a higher ability class. Videos have been embedded for ease of use, and printer friendly resources attached. Search the individual lessons for more information on the lesson content. Save 30% by purchasing this bundle :) Total = 10 lessons Lesson 1-History of genetics Lesson 2-Theories of evolution Lesson 3-Accepting Darwin’s ideas Lesson 4-Evolution and speciation Lesson 5-Evidence for evolution Lesson 6-Fossils and extinction Lesson 7-More about extinction Lesson 8-Antibiotic resistant bacteria Lesson 9-Classification Lesson 10-New systems of classification Good luck with your lessons :)
AQA new specification-Evolution and speciation-B15.4
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AQA new specification-Evolution and speciation-B15.4

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Evolution and speciation lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a separates class. Includes: embedded videos and timers, slide animations, practice questions with answers on slides, worksheet and an interactive quiz. NB: If you are unable to play videos a URL link can be found in the slide notes. AQA spec link: 4.6.3.2 Relevant chapter: B15 Genetics and evolution. AQA Biology trilogy edition textbook-Page 240-241 Students are required to know the following; Students should be able to: • describe the work of Darwin and Wallace in the development of the theory of evolution by natural selection • explain the impact of these ideas on biology. Alfred Russel Wallace independently proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection. He published joint writings with Darwin in 1858 which prompted Darwin to publish On the Origin of Species (1859) the following year. Wallace worked worldwide gathering evidence for evolutionary theory. He is best known for his work on warning colouration in animals and his theory of speciation. Alfred Wallace did much pioneering work on speciation but more evidence over time has led to our current understanding of the theory of speciation. Students should be able to describe the steps which give rise to new species. WS 1.1 The theory of speciation has developed over time
AQA new specification-Accepting Darwin's ideas-B15.3
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AQA new specification-Accepting Darwin's ideas-B15.3

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Accepting Darwin’s ideas lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a separates class. Includes: embedded videos and timers, slide animations, practice questions with answers on slides, worksheet and an interactive quiz. NB: If you are unable to play videos a URL link can be found in the slide notes. **Please note the homework and markscheme from the lesson on theories of evolution (B15.2) has also been included in this resource. ** AQA spec link: 4.6.3.1 Relevant chapter: B15 Genetics and evolution. AQA Biology trilogy edition textbook-Page 238-239 Students are required to know the following; Darwin published his ideas in On the Origin of Species (1859). There was much controversy surrounding these revolutionary new ideas. The theory of evolution by natural selection was only gradually accepted because: • the theory challenged the idea that God made all the animals and plants that live on Earth • there was insufficient evidence at the time the theory was published to convince many scientists • the mechanism of inheritance and variation was not known until 50 years after the theory was published.
AQA new specification-Theories of evolution-B15.2
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AQA new specification-Theories of evolution-B15.2

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Theories of evolution lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a separates class. Includes: embedded videos and timers, slide animations, practice questions with answers on slides, worksheet and an interactive quiz. NB: If you are unable to play videos a URL link can be found in the slide notes. AQA spec link: 4.6.3.1 Relevant chapter: B15 Genetics and evolution. AQA Biology trilogy edition textbook-Page 236-237 Students are required to know the following; Charles Darwin, largely as a result of observations on a round the world expedition, linked to developing knowledge of geology and fossils, proposed the theory of natural selection: • Individual organisms within a particular species show a wide range of variation for a characteristic. • Individuals with characteristics most suited to the environment are more likely to survive to breed successfully. • The characteristics that have enabled these individuals to survive are then passed on to the next generation. Other theories, including that of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, are based mainly on the idea that changes that occur in an organism during its lifetime can be inherited. We now know that in the vast majority of cases this type of inheritance cannot occur. A study of creationism is not required.