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I have been a science teacher for 18 years and constantly aspire to make lessons that are stimulating, engaging and eye-catching but also take the pressure of the teacher at the front of the class.

I have been a science teacher for 18 years and constantly aspire to make lessons that are stimulating, engaging and eye-catching but also take the pressure of the teacher at the front of the class.
PUBERTY AND ADOLESCENCE KS3
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PUBERTY AND ADOLESCENCE KS3

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Whole lesson on puberty with fun discussion starter, links to appropriate clips, worksheets (included as slides) and plenary task. (fits lesson 3.1 of activate but could fit any scheme as well as PSHE lessons)
KS3 CELLS AND DIFFUSION REVISION ACTIVITY
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KS3 CELLS AND DIFFUSION REVISION ACTIVITY

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Complete and popular revision activity worksheet which has been made to accompany the Activate scheme but could be used with any text or using bbc bitesize revision learner guides. Students work through the tasks set. Recommended to copy onto an A3 double sided sheet!
EXAM SELF EVALUATION SHEET
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EXAM SELF EVALUATION SHEET

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An AfL approach to evaluating examination performance. Students can review their examination technique as well as the performance on each exam question.
PERIODIC TABLE: GROUPS AND PERIOD PATTERNS
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PERIODIC TABLE: GROUPS AND PERIOD PATTERNS

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Worksheets and PPT : Aimed at KS3 as introduction to the information on the periodic table and what the table tells us about an element. Includes introduction to structure of atom, linked to the numerical data on periodic table. includes starter, plenary and body.
ECOSYSTEMS INTRODUCTION
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ECOSYSTEMS INTRODUCTION

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Introducing key terms for ecosystems via a word hunt, pupil led learning activities and includes links to ecosystem clips. Worksheets included in PPT (a fun introduction with hopefully little input from the teacher!
SPACE REVISION
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SPACE REVISION

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Double sided Space revision broadsheet for KS3 Science. Print a double sided A3 copy and students complete the different tasks set from drawing, labelling, describing and explaining. Use with BBC bitesize or with textbooks. A whole revision lesson ready in one resource.
HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE REVISION TASK
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HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE REVISION TASK

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Complete and popular revision worksheet to accompany BBC bitesize or any KS3 textbook. Recommended to copy onto A3 double sided sheet so students have space to complete the variety of tasks set.
HEALTH AND DISEASE REVISION ACTIVITY EDEXCEL 9-1
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HEALTH AND DISEASE REVISION ACTIVITY EDEXCEL 9-1

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A revision resource on B5 Health and Disease topic from the Biology/Combined Science Edexcel 9-1 Specification that can be printed and photocopied onto A3 double sided sheet. Covers all key parts of the specification for the B5 topic by prompting with different tasks. very popular with students and no effort from the teacher required.
Blood Donation and Heart Problems
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Blood Donation and Heart Problems

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Students become trainees doctors and study 4 different patients to diagnose and suggest treatments. They take history at the medical assessment unit, find out investigative test results at the scanning department and visit the blood donation team, haemotology to study blood groups and finally complete a surgical rotation. They can complete the table included as part of the task - all answers are included in ppt too. I used this for a HT KS 4 class.
METEORITE INVESTIGATION
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METEORITE INVESTIGATION

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A complete two lesson investigation for KS3 to develop scientific skills. Includes links to videoclips, opportunities for discussion, method and analysis sheet.
CARBON & NITROGEN CYCLE
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CARBON & NITROGEN CYCLE

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Complete lesson on Nitrogen and Carbon Cycle. Includes active learning opportunities, past paper questions and also answers. Both cycles covered but taught in slightly different ways. I hope it is useful.
PRACTICAL CHECKLIST
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PRACTICAL CHECKLIST

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Student/teacher practical checklists for the new Edexcel 9.1 GCSE course. All core practicals covered for Separate Science Course and Combined Science. This allows tracking of GCSE core practicals to ensure completion to meet demands of the course spec.
DECOMPOSITION
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DECOMPOSITION

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Complete lesson on process of decay (KS3&4), complete with objectives, starter, web links to clips to enthral and repulse students, examination questions, application tasks and a sentence building task.
FUNGI AND VIRUSES
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FUNGI AND VIRUSES

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Whole lesson including starter task, drawing task, practical activity, printable worksheet in slide to allow quick progress and application of principles to examination question.
B6 OCR LIFE IN THE WATER
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B6 OCR LIFE IN THE WATER

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This lesson powerpoint includes recap of prior content links, learning checkpoints and included cloze activity on plankton. There are links to relevant online clips too. A ready to go lesson that suits OCR Gateway spec but links to aspects of new 9-1 courses too.
EDEXCEL 9-1 BIOLOGY REVISION SHEET TOPIC B8 EXCHANGE AND TRANSPORT
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EDEXCEL 9-1 BIOLOGY REVISION SHEET TOPIC B8 EXCHANGE AND TRANSPORT

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A complete revision resource on B8 Exchange and Transport from the Biology/Combined Science Edexcel 9-1 Specification that can be printed and photocopied onto A3 double sided sheet. Covers all key parts of the specification for the B8 topic by prompting with different tasks. very popular with students and no effort from the teacher required.
REPRODUCTION REVISION
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REPRODUCTION REVISION

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Revision broadsheet (double sided) on reproduction in humans and plants for Activate KS3 scheme however it would suit all KS3. Students can work though the worksheet using text, bitesize or notes to complete a range of different tasks, line match, labelling, explaining, short answer etc.
SCIENCE SKILLS BOOSTER
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SCIENCE SKILLS BOOSTER

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A skills booster for use with science students at ks3 and 4. This recaps various skills such as drawing tables, identifying variables, calculating rates and interpreting graphs. I used it as a circus of activities . There is also a help sheet.
NITROGEN  CYCLES IN ECOSYSTEMS
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NITROGEN CYCLES IN ECOSYSTEMS

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A thorough and complete lesson plan, resources, answers etc in detailed user friendly ppt. which could easily spread two lessons, a circus activity on nitrogen cycle (adapted from another TES resource. Lots of exam questions for application tasks and worksheets included in ppt. Carbon and Nitrogen cycle includes but taught in a slightly different way - to suit new A-level demand.