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A variety of science resources for K33-KS5. KS3 resources are generally linked to Activate or Exploring Science! Enjoy!

A variety of science resources for K33-KS5. KS3 resources are generally linked to Activate or Exploring Science! Enjoy!
Refraction - KS3 or KS4
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Refraction - KS3 or KS4

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Physics lesson on refraction of light. Suitable for a KS3 group, may be used for a lower ability KS4 group. Upload includes, powerpoint, two choices of starter, practical method, including method worksheet in ppt, diagram to label, conclusion to complete and plenary activity.
Plant and animal cells (Lesson 2 - Chapter 1) Activate 1
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Plant and animal cells (Lesson 2 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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Interactive lesson, includes think-pair-share, video, memory game, labelling exercise, around the room scavenger hunt, mini plenaries, MWBs or RAG card quiz at the end which allows opportunity to correct misconceptions. Suitable for year 7, 8 or low/middle ability year 9. Works well with any SOW that includes a lesson on animal and plant cells and the role/adaptations of the organelles. Coincides with Activate textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
Space (models of solar system - heliocentric and geocentric)
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Space (models of solar system - heliocentric and geocentric)

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Physics introductory lesson to space or solar system (geocentric and heliocentric models). Including historical references to Aristotle, Copernicus and Galileo. Resources include: powerpoint, TPS activity, two choices of video for Galileo, questions for video, newspaper article activity, checklist, peer review, exam practice and multiple choice plenary. I have used this lesson with a top set year 7 and a middle set year 10 with a few adjustments. Links closely to Edexcel P1 specification, but can be used otherwise.
Unicellular Organisms (Lesson 5 - Chapter 1) Activate 1
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Unicellular Organisms (Lesson 5 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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Powerpoint includes different activities that introduce students to different unicellular organisms (amoeba, euglena, etc) videos and plenary quiz are also included. Suitable for year 7 or year 8/KS3. Coincides with Activate 1 textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
Preparing an onion slide (Lesson 1b - Chapter 1) Activate 1
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Preparing an onion slide (Lesson 1b - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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Suitable for KS3. A solid lesson for teaching students how to prepare a microscope slide. Powerpoint includes, choice of two starters for different ability groups, a choice of two practical instructions, and follow up questions, a tutorial for how to calculate magnification, followed by plenary RAG Quiz. A separate ppt is provided for higher ability starter. Suitable for year 7 or year 8. Coincides with Activate textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
DNA structure and discovery
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DNA structure and discovery

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Webquest lesson on the structure of DNA and discovery of DNA (watson, crick, franklin). I used this lesson with a middle set year 8 after a series of lessons on cells. Upload includes ppt (with some information on slides 4-9 that can be placed around the room to give students hints), webquest worksheets with questions and useful links for specific sets of questions provided, as well as extension questions. Note: access to laptops, ipads or computers required.
Light Lesson (opaque, translucent, transparent objects)
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Light Lesson (opaque, translucent, transparent objects)

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I used this lesson very successfully for an interview and I was offered the job as a result! Suitable for a KS3 group (in particular year 7/8 or low ability year 9), but activities can be adapted quite easily depending on ability. Links in nicely with the activate SOW. File includes: powerpoint (including timers, levelled objectives, colour-coded keywords on each slide), teacher sheet (with information about resources and the practical), worksheet (linked to the different activities) and help sheet.
Movement of substances (Lesson 4 - Chapter 1) Activate 1
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Movement of substances (Lesson 4 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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2 lessons included in powerpoint. Includes practical, instructions and questions. Lesson 2 includes, market place activity where students look at diffusion in action/in animals and plants. Suitable for year 7 or year 8. Coincides with Activate textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
Specialised cells (Lesson 3 - Chapter 1) Activate 1
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Specialised cells (Lesson 3 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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Includes, labelling activity, challenge questions, interactive expert/non-expert activity, differentiated tables to complete for expert/non-expert activity, consolidation of information ‘teach your nan or grandad’ activity and AfL. The second resource contains information on several specialised cells, including, red blood cell, egg cell, sperm cell, palisade cell, root hair cell, ciliated epithelial cell, nerve cell and white blood cell. Suitable for year 7 or year 8. Coincides with Activate textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
Observing Cells (Lesson 1a - Chapter 1) Activate 1
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Observing Cells (Lesson 1a - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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Powerpoint, lesson resources, including around the room activity, practical, literacy activity and multiple AfL opportunities included. Suitable for year 7 or year 8. Coincides with Activate textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
Light and reflection lesson (physics KS3)
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Light and reflection lesson (physics KS3)

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A light lesson on the law of reflection, includes a ppt, worksheet for practical investigation (list of equipment in ppt) and literacy task. Best suited for a KS3 class, high ability year 7, or low ability year 8 or 9.
Skills based revision mats  - KS3 or KS4
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Skills based revision mats - KS3 or KS4

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A series of revision mats focusing on skills based questions for the new Activate SOW for year 7. The questions range in difficulty and there are some challenging GCSE based questions included. It can also be used as a revision resource to help students practice skills based questions on a variety of topics. Topics include: cells and microscopes, breathing & respiration/ body systems. animal reproduction, plant reproduction, particles, atoms, elements & compounds, chemical reactions, acids & alkalis, forces, waves, sound, light, space
AQA Biomimicry - Neural Networks (W4L1 )
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AQA Biomimicry - Neural Networks (W4L1 )

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For the new AQA Science specification (2016). I made this for an observed lesson for my NQT year, received lots of praise. File includes: powerpoint, resources and help sheet (hidden slides within the powerpoint), and practical idea. Note: The jigsaw was created using the image on slide 14. This can be generated using any online jigsaw puzzle generator website.
Gas Exchange & Breathing System (Lesson 2 - Chapter 2) Activate 1
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Gas Exchange & Breathing System (Lesson 2 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

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I used this lesson for an observation and received outstanding in all categories. It will require flipped learning. Select approximately 5 high achieving students a week in advance to research the different parts of the breathing system, the role/function of each part & gas exchange/the journey of an oxygen molecule. It may be worth photocopying the relevant sections of the textbook so that they understand the level of detail needed. Set the students the task to produce a short powerpoint OR an information poster on large sugar paper (I got them to produce a poster on A2 sugar paper) - they will use this to teach in the lesson. The powerpoint provided includes graded success criteria, graded tasks, AfL opportunities and an activity that allows students to apply their knowledge by playing the role of doctor. I have also provided a worksheet for the students being taught to complete. Suitable for KS3. Direct link to lesson 2, chapter 2, Activate 1. The bonus question at the end is aimed at the student teachers/lead learners to stretch & challenge.