Covers AQA new specification GCSE Biology.
Structure & function of Xylem and Phloem
Factors affecting transpiration
Practical investigation (examining xylem and phloem under a microscope) HSW.
Pupils complete activity mat (print in A3) in groups, sharing the information sheets around (print sheets in A3).
All the different types of nutrients
Sources of the nutrients
Has objective criteria, also has extension questions on the information sheets if some pupils finish earlier than others.
Pupils act as doctors and have to diagnose what the patient needs to do to become healthy again. Pupils discuss all four case studies in groups, one of each group then presents their diagnosis to the rest of the class (facilitates discussion).
Advantages and Disadvantages of using ceramics
How some ceramics are formed
Properties of Polymers
Pupils complete placemat activity where they have to fill in the various bits of information. Contains checks for pupils to show progress via self-assessment.
A composite worksheet, where pupils have to design their own base-layer/composite.
Good for KS3 and KS4.
Good for KS3
Fuels and non-fuels (card-sort)
Uses of fuels
Combustion and Incomplete combustion
Fire triangle and safety
Use with the information sheets, pupils complete it independently & teacher facilitates.
Pupils label features of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, can split the class in half and use A3-sized diagrams, first team to label the components wins.
Pupils then use the Venn diagram template to label the features, can also enhance this by reviews comparing the features of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells e.g.
The origin of eukaryotes:
a reappraisal - (Duve, 2007)
Suitable for AS/A-level Biology
Two different worksheets that can be used when teaching cell division, the first is a summary sheet which pupils complete and the second is an independent learning sheet with questions that pupils answer. Can use one or both of the resources.
Suitable for KS4 and KS5
Various activities for teaching drugs in PSHE.
1. Starter > True/false
2. Addiction perspective worksheet > Pupils complete worksheet and have a class discussion about addiction and the impact/consequences of drug use
3. Drugs fill in table > Fill in table with information on different drugs (information sheets attached as PPT - print in A3).
Covers various aspects of health and fitness.
Structure and function of the Heart
Good for KS3 and KS4. Works well if pupils are provided with an interactive resource e.g. Laptops to access Bitesize. Best used in A3.