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A variety of science resources for K33-KS5. Enjoy!
Breathing (Lesson 3 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

Breathing (Lesson 3 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

Includes, videos, practical activity and extension activity where students are required to evaluate the bell jar model. Suitable for year 7 or year 8/KS3. Coincides with Activate 1 textbook/scheme of work, but can be used alongside any other SOW.
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Refraction - KS3 or KS4

Refraction - KS3 or KS4

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.
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AQA Biomimicry - Neural Networks (W4L1 )

AQA Biomimicry - Neural Networks (W4L1 )

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.
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Preparing an onion slide (Lesson 1b - Chapter 1) Activate 1

Preparing an onion slide (Lesson 1b - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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.
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Unicellular Organisms (Lesson 5 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

Unicellular Organisms (Lesson 5 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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.
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Movement of substances (Lesson 4 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

Movement of substances (Lesson 4 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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.
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Gas Exchange & Breathing System (Lesson 2 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

Gas Exchange & Breathing System (Lesson 2 - Chapter 2) Activate 1

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.
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Plant and animal cells (Lesson 2 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

Plant and animal cells (Lesson 2 - Chapter 1) Activate 1

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.
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DNA structure and discovery

DNA structure and discovery

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.
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Light Lesson (opaque, translucent, transparent objects)

Light Lesson (opaque, translucent, transparent objects)

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.
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Space (models of solar system - heliocentric and geocentric)

Space (models of solar system - heliocentric and geocentric)

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.
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