KS3 Science Revision and Self Assessment Booklets (Y7,8 and 9)

KS3 Science Revision and Self Assessment Booklets (Y7,8 and 9)

I made these booklets to guide my KS3 Science class through revising for their upcoming Progress Tests. There is one booklet for each Year group with the objectives drawn from the Cambridge KS3 Science curriculum. I have tried to make the objectives as succinct as possible and phrased them in the form of 'I can' statements. The booklets contain links to videos, interactive websites and simulations. I teach a multi-graded class (Year 7,8 and 9) so found these booklets particularly useful in helping stronger students to revise independently while I worked more closely with weaker students. For each topic, students must complete 1-2 tasks then rate themselves for each objective as red, amber or green. I suggested they use this to help establish what they need to go back and study further.
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The Movement of People Globally (1750-1901): Full Unit Power Point with embedded activities:

The Movement of People Globally (1750-1901): Full Unit Power Point with embedded activities:

5 week History Unit: Takes KS3 students through learning about the Movement of People throughout 1750-1901 and the major factors behind this movement (Industrial Revolution, Prison Colonies, Slavery) It is highly interactive and has a number of embedded videos, links to audio stories and written sources. Spread throughout the Unit are 10 tasks. Students must complete all 10 tasks (+ a final, creative project) and hand in as evidence of learning. Can be used for assessment purposes Students can work through Power point independently as a class or homework task throughout the term. My class really enjoyed it and learned a lot!
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Electrostatic Force and Static Electricity

Electrostatic Force and Static Electricity

This is a collection of resources to guide students through a unit on Electrostatic Charge and Static Electricity (4-6 lessons) Topics covered: -Revision of contact and non contact Forces -What is electrical charge? -How is static electricity generated? -Lightning and thunder KS3 Science Curriculum Links: -9Pm1 Describe electrostatics and the concept of charge (Cambridge) -Topics on The Atom, Electrical Charge and Static Electricity (CAPS) There is one power point, 2 worksheets and a practical activity instruction page (Making salt and pepper dance) included . 3 formative assessment tasks are also included in the Power Point as well as links to interactive simulations and embedded videos. Worksheets included are VERY straightforward. They were designed to assess basic understanding of concepts and to ensure students did not have to spend much time writing during the lesson.
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Electrostatic Force and Static Electricity

Electrostatic Force and Static Electricity

This is a collection of resources to guide students through a unit on Electrostatic Charge and Static Electricity (4-6 lessons) Topics covered: -Revision of contact and non contact Forces -What is electrical charge? -How is static electricity generated? -Lightning and thunder KS3 Science Curriculum Links: -9Pm1 Describe electrostatics and the concept of charge (Cambridge) -Topics on The Atom, Electrical Charge and Static Electricity (CAPS) There is one power point, 2 worksheets and a practical activity instruction page (Making salt and pepper dance) included . 3 formative assessment tasks are also included in the Power Point as well as links to interactive simulations and embedded videos. Worksheets included are VERY straightforward. They were designed to assess basic understanding of concepts and to ensure students did not have to spend much time writing during the lesson.
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Weather and Climate Project

Weather and Climate Project

This is a half term project designed to run simultaneously with a unit on Weather and Climate. Students have to collect data from a school weather station (or alternative) as well as track and make notes of major weather events in their local environment and happening in the news. After a 5 week data collection period, there is a series of straightforward tasks that need to be completed. The task was designed to be used in Krabi, Thailand but can be adapted for any location with minimal effort.
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Ecosystems Powerpoint (+ Extended Task)

Ecosystems Powerpoint (+ Extended Task)

This is a Power Point explaining what an ecosystem is and examining the components of an ecosystem. I also developed a fun, formative assessment task for students to do following the lesson. It really got students thinking like ecologists and they had lots of fun! Developed for Y9 but can easily be adapted for older or younger students
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Think like a Paleobiologist! Human Evolution and the importance of Australopithecus sediba

Think like a Paleobiologist! Human Evolution and the importance of Australopithecus sediba

This is a great activity to aid students in thinking like paleobiologists. It involves investigating human history through looking at where Australopithecus sediba fits into the human family tree. Mark Scheme included. The task has two parts Part A: Investigating and comparing two biomes in terms of organism adaptations Part B: Constructing a Timeline of hominin history Investigating and designing a poster explaining the importance of Australopithecus sediba in human evolution (Online article resources included) Originally designed for a South African Grade 12 class but ca be used with any secondary phase, with the right assistance and scaffolding.
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The Movement of People Globally (1750-1901): Full Unit Power Point with embedded activities:

The Movement of People Globally (1750-1901): Full Unit Power Point with embedded activities:

5 week History Unit: Takes KS3 students through learning about the Movement of People throughout 1750-1901 and the major factors behind this movement (Industrial Revolution, Prison Colonies, Slavery) It is highly interactive and has a number of embedded videos, links to audio stories and written sources. Spread throughout the Unit are 10 tasks. Students must complete all 10 tasks (+ a final, creative project) and hand in as evidence of learning. Can be used for assessment purposes Students can work through Power point independently as a class or homework task throughout the term. My class really enjoyed it and learned a lot!
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KS3 Science Revision and Self Assessment Booklets (Y7,8 and 9)

KS3 Science Revision and Self Assessment Booklets (Y7,8 and 9)

I made these booklets to guide my KS3 Science class through revising for their upcoming Progress Tests. There is one booklet for each Year group with the objectives drawn from the Cambridge KS3 Science curriculum. I have tried to make the objectives as succinct as possible and phrased them in the form of 'I can' statements. The booklets contain links to videos, interactive websites and simulations. I teach a multi-graded class (Year 7,8 and 9) so found these booklets particularly useful in helping stronger students to revise independently while I worked more closely with weaker students. For each topic, students must complete 1-2 tasks then rate themselves for each objective as red, amber or green. I suggested they use this to help establish what they need to go back and study further.
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Guide to Completing IGCSE Environmental Management Project

Guide to Completing IGCSE Environmental Management Project

This resource was created to guide my Environmental Management GCSE students through completing their final coursework project. It includes: 1) Overview of project sections and expectations 2) Step by Step guide to completing the project 3) Marking criteria 4) A 'practise topic' to have a go at completing a project on a smaller scale. Acknowledgements: Objectives and Assessment Criteria all drawn from the Cambridge IGCSE Environmental Management (0680) Syllabus
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Bone and Bone Fractures

Bone and Bone Fractures

Power Point about the properties of bone and why it is such a special material Activity involves students examing fractures, identifying the bones and suggesting plausible causes of bone fractures
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Task: Designing a 1 week meal plan for a nutritional client

Task: Designing a 1 week meal plan for a nutritional client

Task involves students choosing and providing a 'client' with a one week meal plan tailored to match their lifestyle. Task links to IGCSE Biology Topic 7.1: Diet. Students should use what they have learned about macro and micro nutrients and how these can be put together in different ratios in a dietary plan to support specific lifestyles
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Changes of State Simple Worksheet

Changes of State Simple Worksheet

A very simple, visual worksheet summarising the terminology used to describe changes of state. Students are asked to fill in 'heated' or 'cooled' to describe what has happened to a material to make it change state. Works well as a summary note for KS2 or early KS3
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Type 1 Diabetes Information for Teachers

Type 1 Diabetes Information for Teachers

This is full guide to Type 1 diabetes that the organisation I belong to (YWD) produced specially for teachers. Very useful if you have a diabetic in your class or just want to find out more! I also included a Power point presentation I put together a while ago about Type 1 diabetes (I am a type 1 diabetic and active in advocacy)
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The Impact of soil on Agriculture (Design a Farm)

The Impact of soil on Agriculture (Design a Farm)

Task was developed for my IGCSE Environmental Management Class. Students must imagine that they are farmers applying for a bank loan to purchase a piece of land - must justify why the piece of land is perfect for intended use based on geology and geomorphology of the landscape. Perfect for practical application of knowledge about the impact of soil on agriculture and how this can be manipulated. Cross curricular links with English and as students must use appropriate conventions for a formal letter. Students are also encouraged to include detailed plans/sketches of intended farm.
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Let's get the (Political) Party started!

Let's get the (Political) Party started!

This is a Power Point Presentation which explains what a Political Party is and how political parties appeal to voters with different strategies. It includes a task where students split into groups to form their own political parties - complete with name, slogan, symbol, manifesto and campaign poster/advert I used this at the end of term with my students and it was a great, meaningful time filler. The students had lots of fun but also came up with some great ideas!
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Pig Heart Dissection Instructions (+ included worksheet)

Pig Heart Dissection Instructions (+ included worksheet)

Based on the KS3 Year 8 Human Heart topic, this resource guides students through the dissection of a pig's heart. I have also created a worksheet to recap heart external and internal structure that is included. I did this lesson about mid-way through our topic on the heart and it really helped students to grasp the theoretical content.
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Guide to Completing a Science Investigation

Guide to Completing a Science Investigation

I developed this for my Year 9 group when I realised they had never completed an independent science investigation before! It is based on the process for creating a project for the South African Science Expo. However, it can be used in any circumstances where children are planning an investigation and need some guidance. It really helped my Year 9's and I have even given it to my GCSE students
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