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I am a secondary school Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.

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I am a secondary school Science teacher, specialising in Biology. I am also an experienced AQA GCSE Biology Examiner. My resources contain a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons aimed at meeting specification points for the new AQA Trilogy GCSE course. All of my lessons include at least one opportunity for self-assessment, a range of activities to suit students of all abilities, a set of differentiated starter questions and a plenary.
NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 12 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Homeostasis' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Principles of homeostasis 2. The human nervous system 3. Reflex actions 4. The endocrine system 5. The control of blood glucose levels 6. Treating diabetes 7. The role of negative feedback 8. Human reproduction 9. The menstrual cycle 10. Controlling fertility 11. Infertility treatments 12. REQUIRED PRACTICAL: Reaction Time The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Reflex Actions

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Reflex Actions

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Homeostasis' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience Pupils will start the lessons by considering why a reflex action is important to living organisms and asking pupils to consider any examples they can think of. After revealing the importance of reflex actions and come examples, the slides then move on to look at the pathway an electrical impulse takes along a reflex arc. Pupils will delve a little deeper into this by watching a video, during which they can answer questions. Once this has been completed they can self-assess their work using the answers provided. This process can also be summarised using a copy and complete exercise. Next, the lesson focuses on synapse, a diagram of a synapse is shown with key details labelled, there is also a link to an animation that can be shown to demonstrate what occurs at the gap between neurons. After this has been demonstrated pupils are then asked to complete some tasks to show their understanding of what occurs at a synapse. The next activity involved a set of statements which are muddled up, pupils need to put them into the correct order to correctly describe the steps involved with a reflex arc. Once this has been completed pupils can assess their work using the model answer provided. The final activity is a past-paper question which can be printed for pupils or they can complete in their own books, this needs to be self or peer assessed once complete. The plenary task is for pupils to pick a task - either to summarise the work from the lesson using a list of key words or for pupils to come up with questions for the list of answers that are provided. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The endocrine system

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The endocrine system

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Homeostasis' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a recap on the structures and function of the endocrine system, it then moves on to look at the positions of the different glands involved in the endocrine system. Pupils are shown an image of a human body (also can be given as a worksheet) and should discuss in pairs which glands fall into which position on the diagram. After the answers have been revealed, and are then assessed, pupils will now need to discuss the function of each of the glands. From a list of descriptions, pupils should try and match the name of the gland to the hormone it produces, this work can then be self-assessed. In the next activity pupils are required to draw a table and then in groups/per table they are given a set of cards which they then need to sort into the correct spaces on their table to summarise the main role of the hormones secreted by 5 glands - the pituitary, the thyroid, the pancreas, the ovaries and the testes. This work can then be assessed using the answers provided. Pupils can then complete a 'silent 5' set of questions on the topic they have covered so far, they should try and complete the questions on their own but for lower ability groups they may want to try discuss in pairs before answering. The final activity is an exam paper question on hormone levels, once completed pupils can use the mark scheme to mark their own work. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Infection & Response' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Infection & Response' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 16 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Infection & Response' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. 1. Health & Wellness (2 lessons) 2. Pathogens & Disease 3. Preventing infections 4. Defence mechanisms 5. Antibiotics & painkillers 6. Vaccination 7. Bacterial diseases 8. Viral diseases 9. Fungal & protist diseases 10. Cancer 11. Antibiotic Resistance 12. Drug Trials FREE HIGHER TIER LESSONS INCLUDED: 12. Growing Bacteria 13. Monoclonal Antibodies 14. Plant diseases and responses The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks. A few of the lessons contain extra resources at the end of the PowerPoint presentations which could be used as homework material.
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Cells' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 11 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Cells' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: 1. Cells 2. Specialised cells 3. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells 4. Microscopy 5. Chromosomes 6. Mitosis 7. Stem cells 8. Diffusion 9. Osmosis 10. Active Transport 11. Exchanging materials The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, mid-lesson progress checks, extra challenge tasks and 6-mark exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Classification

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Classification

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Ecology' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with pupils being given a card sort of organisms, they will need to look at the pictures and try and decide how they would sort these organisms into groups, in other words how would they classify the organisms. Pupils will then be introduced to Linnaeus’ classification system and how this now influences the way we classify organisms, as well as explaining how modern technology can help us to group organisms. Pupils will then watch a video on classification, they will asked to think about, and write notes, on why classification is such an important process that scientists use. Now pupils are being introduced to the order of the classification system, pupils will be shown the order and then pupils will need to come up with their own mnemonic to help them remember this order. Pupils will then be introduced to the binomial naming system and the importance of this system, which they should be able to recount. The next activity involves pupils walking around the room, reading posters and they will need to use this information to complete a worksheet answering questions about the different kingdoms of the classification system. Once this is complete pupils can self or peer assess their work using the answers provided within the PowerPoint presentation Pupils will then complete an exam-style question on the topic of classification. This can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The plenary is for pupils to complete an exit card to demonstrate what they have learnt during the lesson, this can be handed in at the end of the lesson to the teacher to check student understanding. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 13 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Inheritance, variation & evolution' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Sexual and asexual reproduction 2. Meiosis 3. Gene expression & inheritance 4. DNA structure & protein synthesis 5. Inherited disorders & genetic screening 6. Variation 7. Selective breeding 8. Genetic engineering 9. Ethics of gene technologies 10. Evolution by natural selection 11. Evidence for evolution - Fossils 12. Extinction 13. Evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons

This bundle of resources contains 12 lessons which meet all learning outcomes within the 'Homeostasis' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons include: 1. Principles of homeostasis 2. The human nervous system 3. Reflex actions 4. The endocrine system 5. The control of blood glucose levels 6. Treating diabetes 7. The role of negative feedback 8. Human reproduction 9. The menstrual cycle 10. Controlling fertility 11. Infertility treatments 12. REQUIRED PRACTICAL: Reaction Time The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Feeding Relationships

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – Feeding Relationships

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Ecology' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson starts with a PowerPoint slide which demonstrates how sunlight falling on plants is the initial source of energy for all living organisms. This moves on to a video which outlines the key terms related to food chains, pupils will be provided with a set of questions which they will need to answer using the video. Once pupils has completed this task pupils they can self-assess their work using the mark scheme provided. Pupils will then be shown an example of a food chain and the PowerPoint slide will reiterate what the video outlined, about what a food chain and the arrow in the food chains demonstrates. Pupils will then need to complete a task where they match key terms to their definitions and examples. This work can assessed once the task is complete. The next part of the lesson will focus on animal populations and dynamics. The first task pupils will be given a set of questions about the impact of various changes on animal populations (i.e. predator numbers, disease). In groups/pairs they will be given a piece of A3 paper and they will need to answer the questions as best they can. Pupils can then check their answers against the answers provided in the PowerPoint presentation. Pupils will then be given a food web and asked a set of questions about how various changes in the numbers of organisms within the food web would impact others, again this work can be self-assessed. The final activity is for pupils to draw a graph to represent data on the numbers of coyote and jack rabbits over the course of twenty years, pupils will then need to answer questions about this data. The plenary task is for pupils to complete a food chain choosing from a set of organisms provided on the PowerPoint slide, as an extra challenge pupils could try and complete their own food webs. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Physics (2016) - lessons for 'Energy' SoW

NEW AQA GCSE Physics (2016) - lessons for 'Energy' SoW

This bundle contains 11 lessons which meet all specification points within the new AQA Physics 'Energy' SoW. Bundle includes the following lessons: Energy stores Conservation of Energy Energy and Work Energy and Power Energy Dissipation & Efficiency Gravitational Potential Energy Kinetic Energy Elastic Potential Energy Specific Heat Capacity Energy Resources The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, exam questions and more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks. A few of the lessons contain extra resources at the end of the PowerPoint presentations which could be used as homework material.
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The role of negative feedback

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - The role of negative feedback

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Homeostasis' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The lesson starts by recapping on the role of negative feedback systems in homoeostasis, pupils will need to complete a flow diagram to demonstrate how a negative feedback system works. This can be completed in their books and marked using the answers provided. The next part of the lesson focuses on thyroxine and adrenaline, pupils are reminded of the roles of each of these hormones and they will then be given some extra information (provided) using which they will need to answers some questions on the topic. Detailed answers are provided for these questions so that pupils can check their work by either peer or self-assessment. The next activity is a 'who am I?' task, pupils will have covered a range of hormones by this point and will now be given a set of descriptions about different hormones, they can discuss with their partners and try to identify the names of each of them. Once completed this work can be assessed. The final task is an exam question about hormones, with the mark scheme provided. The plenary task is for pupils to write a text message to a friend describing what they have learnt in the lesson today! All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – New systems of classification

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology – New systems of classification

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Ecology' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with an introduction to evolutionary trees, pupils will be shown how to interpret evolutionary trees and understand the common ancestry between species of organisms. Pupils will then be shown the difference between convergent and divergent evolution. The next part of the lesson will focus on the work of Woese et al, pupils will watch a video and try to answer questions about Woese and his work, this can be assessed using the answers which can be revealed once the video has been watched. Pupils can then watch a second video, using this video they will then try to complete profile cards for three domains as proposed by Woese – archaea, bacteria and eukaryotes. Pupils can again check their work against the answers provided in the PowerPoint slide. Pupils will then be given some information on Woese and his work, students will need to use this information along with what they have learnt so far in the lesson to complete a newspaper article on his work and infamous discovery. The next part of the lesson looks again at evolutionary trees, pupils are shown how to use an evolutionary tree to compare the relationships between organisms. Pupils will then need to complete an exam-style question on evolutionary trees, which can be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided. The plenary task is for pupils to come up with questions for a set of answers. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons - HT only

NEW AQA GCSE Biology - 'Homeostasis' lessons - HT only

This bundle of resources contains 9 whole lessons which meet all learning outcomes for the higher tier, separate science modules within the 'Homeostasis' unit for the NEW AQA Biology Specification. Lessons included: 1. The brain HT 2. The eye HT 3. Common problems of the eye HT 4. Plant hormones & responses HT 5. Using plant hormones HT 6. Controlling body temperature HT 7. Removing waste products HT 8. The kidney HT 9. Dialysis & kidney transplants HT The lessons contain a mix of differentiated activities, progress checks, extra challenge questions and exam questions plus more than one opportunity, per lesson, for self/peer red-pen assessment of tasks.
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NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE (2016) Biology - Plant diseases & responses HT

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Infection & Response' SoW for the higher tier. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The first part of this lesson is a recap on the plant diseases students should have already covered within the 'infection & response' unit - rose black stop and tobacco mosaic virus. Plants will then be asked to come up with a brainstorm of the symptoms plants may exhibit when they are diseased. Once pupils have discussed this and tried to come up with some ideas you can reveal some of the common symptoms on the PowerPoint slide, along with images and examples. The next slide looks at the ways in which plant diseases can be diagnosed, from gardening manuals to monoclonal antibody testing kits. The next activity focuses on the role of certain minerals in the growth and development of plants, firstly students will draw a table in their book and then they will given a slip of information about one of the mineral ions - nitrates, magnesium or potassium. Pupils will need to walk around the room or swap these slips of paper with people on the same table as them to complete the table, they can then assess their work. The final part of the lesson focuses on plant defence responses, firstly pupils will be shown some diagrams of plants and their defence methods and will be asked to think > pair > share the potential ways plants can defend against disease. Pupils will then be given a card sort with different plant defence mechanisms, students need to sort these into three different categories - physical barrier, chemical barrier, defence against herbivore. Once completed pupils can then assess their work using the answers provided. The final task is an exam-style question on what they have learnt that lesson, pupils of higher ability may want to complete these questions in silence at the backs of their book. Pupils can then self or peer-assess their work. Plenary activity is to write 3 key words, 2 facts and 1 question about what pupils have learnt that lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Meiosis

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Meiosis

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson starts with a recap from the previous lesson showing gametes fusing during fertilisation and the changes in chromosome numbers. The first task is for pupils to watch a video and answer a set of questions whilst they are watching, once the video is complete they can assess their work using the mark scheme provided. Pupils will then be given a worksheet with a diagram of meiosis occurring and statements where pupils will need to fill in blanks to complete the correct steps in the process. Pupils can assess their work using the answers provided. Pupils will then be shown the different between diploid and haploid cells and how this can be depicted in a diagram, they will be shown the changes that occur going from two haploid gametes to a diploid zygote. The next activity is for pupils to sort statements into two columns - mitosis or meiosis. Once this activity has been completed pupils can mark their work using the answers available. Pupils will now complete a quick check, pupils will answer questions about the topic of meiosis into their books. For higher tier pupils they can be challenged by completing the questions at the back of their books without using their notes. Once completed the work can either be self-assessed or peer-assessed. The final activity is an exam-style question which higher ability pupils can complete at the back of their books, this can then be assessed usng the mark scheme provided. The plenary activity is for pupils to pick a plenary between summarising the work from the lesson in three sentences or writing a definition for a set of key words. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evidence for evolution: Fossils

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evidence for evolution: Fossils

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The lesson begins with an introduction to fossils, a definition of a fossil and a task for pupils to think > pair > share how the remains of dead organisms could be preserved for millions of years. After a short classroom discussion about the ideas pupils have come up with, pupils can move on to the next task. Pupils will each be given a different piece of information on the ways in which fossil remains can be preserved. Pupils can move around the room and discuss their cards of information and use each others to take notes on these processes. Pupils will then watch a video on how fossils are formed, using this video pupils will need to answer questions in their books. This work can be self-assessed using the marking criteria provided. The next part of the lesson focuses on why fossils do not provide a complete record of evolution. After this has been explained, using the information and images provided on the PowerPoint slide, pupils can complete some quick check questions on what they have learnt this lesson. Once complete pupils can mark their work using the answers provided. The final task is for pupils to complete a table to demonstrate the evolution of the horse, they will each be given a card of information on a particular stage of evolution. They can use each other to complete the full picture of how the horse evolved, completing their own table in chronological order. The last task is a set of exam-style questions on what pupils have learnt this lesson, they can answer these at the back of their books for an extra challenge. A mark scheme is provided for pupils to assess and correct their work once it is complete. The plenary task is for pupils to summarise what they have learnt this lesson as three facts, three key words and a question to test their peers. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA Biology GCSE (2016) The brain HT

NEW AQA Biology GCSE (2016) The brain HT

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Homeostasis' SoW and specifically for the higher tier. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience The lesson begins with an overview of the function of the four main lobes of the brain, pupils will be given cards of information which they need to use to complete a table on these functions. Pupils will then be introduced to further structures which they are required to know the functions of: medulla, cerebellum, hypothalamus and cerebral cortex. Pupils will need to use posters to complete a worksheet where they label a diagram of the brain and outline the roles of each of these structures. Following this is a card sort where pupils can assess their understanding of what they have just learnt. The next part of the lesson focuses on how scientists and doctors have gained evidence for the structure and function of the brain. Firstly students will watch a video and answers questions on Phineas Gage, which can be self-assessed once complete. This will then go on to describe the role of electrical brain stimulation and MRI scans in providing knowledge about the brain. This is assessed with a copy and complete summary sentence task and finally the plenary is a 6-mark exam question. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE Biology (2016) - Principles of Homeostasis

NEW AQA Trilogy GCSE Biology (2016) - Principles of Homeostasis

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Homeostasis' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a definition of homeostasis and pupils will then need to discuss in pairs the conditions that they think need to be controlled by the body. This leads on to revealing these factors and looking specifically at the way in which water can be lost and gained by the body. Pupils the complete a couple of questions on the topic. Next is a focus on temperature control in the body, pupils need to consider what might happen if the temperature rises too high or falls too low and come up with ideas about how this might affect the body. Having already covered enzymes hopefully they might have some clue about what might happen. You can reveal the answer and pupils then need to complete a small worksheet to summarise these ideas. Next pupils are challenged to think about what parts of our body control our reactions, pupils are asked to complete a challenge which gets them thinking about coordination and they will then write down any organs they think were involved with this process. The nervous and endocrine system are then introduced, pupils will need to copy and complete summary sentences to describe the main structures and functions of these two systems in controlling the body. Pupils will then complete an exam question on the differences between nervous and endocrine control, the mark scheme is provided for pupils to mark their work. Finally pupils look at the role of negative feedback in the body and how this works with the example of temperature control. Pupils will need to sketch a simple graph into their books and use labels provided to demonstrate how this process occurs. Again, the finished diagram is included so pupils can assess their own work. A plenary activity is to complete an exit card listing key words, facts and to pose a question about the work covered in the lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution by natural selection

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution by natural selection

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a focus on mutations and how they contribute towards genetic variation within a population. Pupils can tag read some information provided in the board and then answer questions in their books, this work can be self-assessed against the mark scheme provided. The next activity involves pupils watching a video about natural selection, using the video they will need to answer questions which again can be self-assessed using the success criteria provided. Pupils will then be shown a slide which demonstrates, with the example of giraffes, how natural selection can ensue within a population of organisms over time. Pupils will then be given a cartoon strip to show how natural selection occurs, they can draw diagrams of any organism they wish to choose and will need to fill in the blanks for the captions below each stage in the process. This work can be self-assessed one complete. The next task pupils need to complete is a card sort describing the steps involved with how head lice become resistant to head lice shampoos, pupils can discuss in pairs to complete this task. Once complete the answers will be revealed, for higher ability pupils they can draw this as a flow diagram in their books as an extension. The final activity is a past-paper question, pupils can complete this in their books. For higher ability pupils you could demand silence and ask for it to be completed at the back of their books as a revision activity, for lower ability pupils you may allow discussion with a partner. The plenary activity involves pupils being provided with the answers to 5 questions, pupils need to think of 5 questions which may link to these answers. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Treating diabetes

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Treating diabetes

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Homeostasis' SoW. For more lessons designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This lesson begins with a quick recap from the previous lesson on the cause and control of diabetes, pupils will need to copy and complete sentences in their books, which can then be self-assessed. Next pupils are given detailed posters of information on the treatments available to patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pupils will need to read through these posters in pairs/on a table and answer the questions on the PowerPoint slide. Once finished, pupils can self-assess their work using the answers provided. Pupils will now focus on the advantages and disadvantages of different medical cures for type 1 diabetes. In pairs they will be given a set of cards informing them of new advances in treatments available to patients with type 1 diabetes and they will need to create a summary table to weight up the pro's and con's of each treatment. The final activity is an exam question on what pupils have learnt so far that lesson, this is accompanied with a mark scheme which pupils can use to mark their work. The plenary activity is an anagram challenge, pupils need to unscramble the letters to spell a key word from the lesson. All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Microscopy Homework

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Microscopy Homework

This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Cells’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Specialised Cells Homework

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Specialised Cells Homework

This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Cells’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Anaerobic Respiration Homework

NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Anaerobic Respiration Homework

This task is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the ‘Bioenergetics’ SoW. For more resources designed to meet specification points for the NEW AQA Trilogy specifications for Biology, Chemistry and Physics please see my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SWiftScience This activity contains a set of differentiated questions worth 20 marks in total, it also includes additional extra challenge tasks for higher ability students to complete. This worksheet could be used as a homework or as an extension or revision activity in class. I have included a comprehensive mark scheme for teacher or self-assessment of the work, there are also details of grade boundaries which I use to RAG pupils work against their target grades, a full explanation of how I do this is included. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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