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Science resources for KS3 and Biology resources for KS4 and above.

Science resources for KS3 and Biology resources for KS4 and above.
KS3 Plants and Photosynthesis
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KS3 Plants and Photosynthesis

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Everything you need to deliver a whole unit of plants for Year 8. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7, 9 and for an online learning approach. The topic is divided in 7 parts: Photosynthesis: lesson + mini plenary based on an exit ticket. Leaves: lesson + mini plenary based on an activity to boost the students’ memory with a label exercise. Two investigations that can be followed without lab practical so that it can also be easily done in online learning. Roots: lesson + 3 self-assessment questions Transport of water and minerals: lesson End of unit questions Revision: 20 minutes of revision activities + slides for students to check the right answers. It can be used as revision or assessment. Several slides contain notes with suggestions for the lessons such as starters, links with other topics or opportunities for differentiation. Coincides with Cambridge Checkpoint textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. There are two documents with the relevant images for printing and a target list for students to revise. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
KS4 Classification of living organisms
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KS4 Classification of living organisms

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KS4 CLASSIFICATION (iGCSE UNIT 1) Everything you need to deliver the unit of classification and characteristics of living organisms for GCSE Biology (60 slides approx.). It follows Cambridge syllabus (0610) but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 7 parts: Characteristics of living organisms Classification. Kingdoms Viruses Animals. Plants Keys. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Genetic Technology
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Genetic Technology

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of gene technology for A level Biology (82 slides) It follows Cambridge syllabus (9700) but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 5 parts: Genetic engineering: introduction to the topic. Tools for Gene technology: restriction enzymes, DNA ligase, promoters, vectors, markers, electrophoresis and PCR explained. Bioinformatics and the need to deal with the information. Genetic technology and medicine: proteins for medicinal uses and genetic screening. Gene therapy: studying the case of cystic fibrosis Gene technology and agriculture: GMOs crops and animals and social implications. There are two extra power points: Power point with activities for revision using past papers. Power point with revision using videos. Check the slides’ notes as some of them have background information, links or suggestions for activities. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
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Aerobic and anaerobic respiration

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Lesson about aerobic and anaerobic respiration for GCSE Biology. It includes examples of use of energy in organisms, as long as definitions and equations for respiration.
Biology Classification KS3
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Biology Classification KS3

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This power point covers the Biology Unit for “Classification” following the Exploring Science Textbook for Year 7. Some of the terms covered are: classification, variation, hybrids, animal kingdom and plant kingdom.
Gas exchange in humans
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Gas exchange in humans

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Power point with a 1 hour lesson about gas exchange in humans, breathing mechanism and differences between inhaled and exhaled air. Aimed to GCSE biology students. It follows CIE syllabus.
DIFFUSION, OSMOSIS AND ACTIVE TRANSPORT
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DIFFUSION, OSMOSIS AND ACTIVE TRANSPORT

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of movement across the cell GCSE Biology (39 slides). It follows Cambridge syllabus (0610) and Cambridge IGCSE endorsed book by Jones and Jones Third edition but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 5 parts: Introduction Diffusion. Osmosis Active transport End of unit questions. Progress check: some slides contain revision activities for the different parts of the topic, some are based on the textbook. The slides have been prepared in power point. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. The power point is very easy to navigate for students to be able to used it for revision. A pdf is included with a worksheet for students to prepare a Venn diagram for the 3 mechanisms of transport. The editable version in power point is included. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Food and digestion
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Food and digestion

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Everything you need to deliver a unit of nutrition for Year 8. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9, and for a distance learning approach. The topic is divided in 8 parts: Nutrients: lesson + mini plenary based on 5 questions. Balanced diet: small discussion + lesson on nutritional deficiencies + plenary based on short research project. Digestion and absorption: lesson + mini plenary based on an exit ticket The human digestive system: labelling activity + mini plenary Teeth: labelling activity + structure of a tooth + dental hygiene Enzymes: lesson + plenary based on activities with differentiation. End of unit questions: 3 activities Revision: 35 minutes of revision activities + slides to check the proper answers. It can be used as a revision or assessment Coincides with Cambridge Checkpoint textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. There are two documents with the relevant images for printing. There is a revision worksheet with the main learning objectives. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Digestion and Nutrition
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Digestion and Nutrition

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of digestion for GCSE Biology (more than 90 slides, 3 WEEKS OF LESSONS!). It follows Cambridge syllabus (0610) and Cambridge IGCSE endorsed book by Jones and Jones Third edition, but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 8 parts: Definitions: flashcards with the vocabulary related to the unit. Nutrients: includes deficiency diseases. Balanced diet: includes some articles and related videos. Malnutrition: obesity, HD, constipation, marasmus, kwashiorkor. Includes 4 revision activities Mechanical digestion: includes care of teeth and 4 revision activities. Digestive system: diagram to label and memorise. Chemical digestion: includes 4 revision activities. Absorption: ileum and colon. It includes 4 revision activities. Revision slides with food tests, diagrams and activities for revision. The slides have been prepared in power point . All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. The power point is very easy to navigate for students to be able to use it for revision. There are 3 more documents included: Instruction for a digestive system poster that can be used as a project. Diagram of digestive system and mouth for the students to label Flashcards printable and editable version. A revision WS with 2 activities based on past paper questions. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Speed practical activities Year 8
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Speed practical activities Year 8

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Everything you need to deliver 4 activities related to motion. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9. The slides for each activity include the apparatus needed, method and results. They are about 40 minutes long approximately. Walking with style: students to work out their walking speed. It can be done in a distance learning lesson. Be the teacher!: students to prepare a battery of questions and swap them. It can be done in a distance learning lesson. Speed investigations: the typical practical with slopes and toy cars. The graph of a journey: the students build a distance/time graph from a short story. These activities can be used alongside any KS3 SOW. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Year 8 Speed and calculations
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Year 8 Speed and calculations

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Everything you need to deliver the physics unit of speed for Year 8. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9, and for distance learning approach. The topic is divided in 6 parts: How fast? Measuring speed: learning objectives+ lesson + basic activities to practice speed calculations. Speed check: learning objectives+ lesson with video about light gates + a think-pair-share activity and a mini-plenary Patterns of movement: learning objectives+ lesson Distance-time graphs: learning objectives+ lesson + 3 examples + mini-plenary End of unit questions: 5 representative activities for students to feel confident. Revision: 25 minutes of revision activities + slides to check the proper answers. It can be used as a revision or assessment Check the slides’ notes for suggestions, answers or extra info. Coincides with Cambridge Checkpoint textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. It includes a document with the main objectives of the unit for students to revise and use it as checklist. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, contact me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated!
KS3 Plants and Practical Activities
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KS3 Plants and Practical Activities

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Everything you need to deliver a unit of plants for Year 8. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9, and for a distance learning approach. Everything you need to deliver seven plant practical activities. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7, 8 and 9. Some would also be suitable in year 10. The slides for each activity include the apparatus needed, method, results and conclusion. They can also be performed as demonstrations and most of them can be used in distance learning. You can find more info in the individual resources or DM me if you have any doubt.
Meiosis and Genetics
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Meiosis and Genetics

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of inherited change from A level Biology (90 slides approx.) It follows Cambridge syllabus (9700) but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 8 parts: Intro: mitosis and chromosomes refresh Homologous chromosomes. 2 types of nuclear division Meiosis Genetics: includes monohybrid, dihybrid, test cross, sex and autosomal linkage, chi-square. Mutation: includes sickle cell anaemia, albinism, huntington disease and haemophilia. Gene control in prokaryotes: including LAC operon as example. Gene control in eukaryotes: including gibberellin and amylase transcription as example. There are two extra power points: Examples of genetic problems: all the genetic problems from the main power point in one document to practise them alone. Meiosis template for printing. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
KS3 SCIENCE LAB ACTIVITIES
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KS3 SCIENCE LAB ACTIVITIES

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Everything you need to deliver 9 Science practical activities in Year 8. Three Biology practicals, three Chemistry practicals and 3 for Physics. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9. Some would also be suitable in GCSE. The slides for each activity include the apparatus needed, method and results. I have been using most of these activities in KS3 for several courses now and they work very well, they are one hour long approximately. They can also be performed as demonstrations. Proper use of the microscope. Growing bacteria. This is one of my favourite activities because they enjoy it a lot. Virtual experiment on disease transmission. This simply follows a video in the Cambridge Hub where you can find many others that can be used for distance learning or if labs are not available. Temperature and solubility. Investigation on how temperature affects the solubility of salt in water. Investigating water. The students work out the amount of salt in two different water samples. Chromatography of ink Testing insulation. Investigation on which is the best material for insulating walls. Conduction star. Investigation on which metal is the best heat conductor. Cooling wax activity to study the freezing point of wax. Coincides with Exploring Science textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. Technician notes and basic risk assessment are included for all practical activities in an excel document and two word docs. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
KS4 CELLS
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KS4 CELLS

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of cells GCSE Biology (60 slides approx.). It follows Cambridge syllabus (0610) and Cambridge IGCSE endorsed book by Jones and Jones Third edition but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 7 parts: Introduction: brief with a video about cell theory and photomicrographs The cell: structures and function. Animal and plant cell comparison Specialised cells review Different levels of organisation. Magnification and micrometers End of unit questions. Progress check: 7 slides are revision activities for the different parts of the topic. The slides have been prepared in power point. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. The power point is very easy to navigate for students to be able to used it for their revision. A pdf is included for students to follow the part of specialised cells. The editable version is included. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
Natural selection and Evolution
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Natural selection and Evolution

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of selection and evolution from A level Biology (more than 50 power point slides). It follows Cambridge syllabus (9700) but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 8 parts: Variation Natural selection. Evolution Artificial selection Darwin-Wallace Theory of Evolution. Species and speciation. Molecular comparisons. Extinctions. There are two extra files: Power point with a worksheet on “Sources of genetic variation” to complete the information in part 1. A word document with a small project about endangered species to complete part 8. Power point with revision questions for the unit with the answers. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website, some are my own diagrams. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
STATES OF MATTER LESSONS AND PRACTICALS
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STATES OF MATTER LESSONS AND PRACTICALS

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Everything you need to deliver the Chemistry unit of “States of Matter” for Year 8. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9, and for a distance learning approach. Clear learning objectives for the different parts of the unit and many diagrams included for a better understanding. The topic is divided in 7 parts: Particle Theory: learning objectives, revision activity that summarises the particle theory with 4 questions as plenary + changing state revision lesson with an activity that gives an opportunity for differentiation. Changing state with learning objectives and a slide with a big explanation with diagrams and an activity with differentiation. Diffusion: learning objectives, lesson in one slide + mini plenary based on a video from “fuse school” Investigating Diffusion: 3 activities. The first two explore the factors that affect the rate of diffusion and can be followed with or without lab practical so that it can also be easily done in online learning. The last activity is a complete practical procedure but there is a slide included with possible results if the lab cannot be used or for distance learning. Exit ticket as a plenary for diffusion. Brownian motion: video with instructions to follow Gas pressure: learning objectives, 2 slides with explanations and a plenary activity. End of unit questions: 3 activities with several questions. Answers included in the notes. Revision: 20 minutes of revision activities + slides to check the proper answers. It can be used as a revision or assessment Several slides contain some notes with suggestions for the lessons such as starters, opportunities for differentiation or suggested practice. Coincides with Cambridge Checkpoint textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. Everything you need to deliver three practical activities in year 8 for Diffusion. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7 and 9. The slides for each activity include the apparatus needed, method, results and conclusion/evaluation. They can also be performed as demonstrations and one of them can be used in distance learning. Perfume is in the air. This practical can be done in the lab or sent to do it at home in a distance learning approach as little material is needed. It can also be shown as a demonstration. Showing diffusion in jelly: everything you need to deliver this practical. Some results are also included for distance learning. Temperature and diffusion: everything you need to deliver this practical. Some results are also included for distance learning. An excel document is included with technician details and basic risk assessment. In the notes you will find some info/answers. They coincide with Cambridge Science textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, contact me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated!
KS3 Science practicals about Plants
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KS3 Science practicals about Plants

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Everything you need to deliver seven plant practical activities. Easily adaptable and suitable for Year 7, 8 and 9. Some would also be suitable in year 10. The slides for each activity include the apparatus needed, method, results and conclusion. They can also be performed as demonstrations and most of them can be used in distance learning. What happens to plants in the absence of light? – This practical can be done in the lab or sent to do it at home in a distance learning approach as little material is needed. It can also be shown as a demonstration. Leaves under the microscope Roots for food: web exploring activity that can be easily performed in distance learning. Seeds feeling gravity: lab activity although it is simple enough to be performed in distance learning. Transport of water in celery: 2 lab activities included. It could be performed at home with food colouring. Investigating different colours of light in photosynthesis – theoretically. Can be done in distance learning. All the information given for student to work out on their own the apparatus, risks, results and conclusion. Check the slides’ notes for some extra info about the activity. Some coincide with Cambridge Science textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, contact me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated!
Biomolecules
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Biomolecules

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Everything you need to deliver the unit biomolecules of GCSE Biology (37 slides). It follows Cambridge syllabus (0610) and Cambridge IGCSE endorsed book by Jones and Jones Third edition, but it is easily adaptable to others. The topic is divided in 6 parts: The importance of water Carbohydrates Lipids Proteins DNA Food tests Progress check: some slides contain revision activities for the different parts of the topic, some are based on the textbook. The slides have been prepared in power point . All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. The power point is very easy to navigate for students to be able to use it for revision. There are 3 more documents included: Assessment questions in word document. Practical activity worksheet about diffusion and osmosis. Power point with a short guidance for student to prepare a display for the unit/revision notes. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.
KS3 Elements and compounds
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KS3 Elements and compounds

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Everything you need to deliver the unit of elements, compounds and periodic table in year 8. Easily adaptable for Year 7 and 9. Each part include learning objectives. The topic is divided in 7 parts: Atoms: lesson with video + slides with fill in the gaps activity Atoms and elements: chemical symbols + elements in the crust + is water an element? It includes a plenary: element research guidelines. The periodic table: lesson + mini plenary questions + metals refresh Compounds: fill a table with examples Formulae: simple rules + examples + hydroxides + exit ticket plenary. End of unit questions: 5 activities Revision: 35 minutes of revision activities + slides to check the proper answers. It can be used as a revision or assessment Coincides with Cambridge Checkpoint textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW. There are 3 more files: • Word document for the exit ticket based on an Instagram post • Power point with the unit targets for students to revise • Extra power point with some of the old practical activities I used over the years. All pictures have been sourced from the creative commons website. Please, DM me if you have any doubt. Constructive feedback would be much appreciated.