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I am an experienced Teacher of Science at KS3,4 and 5 covering Biology, physics and Chemistry. In my corner of TES you will find a range of resources for Secondary Science Teaching including revision mats, lesson plans and Youtube Videos that can be embedded in your own lessons. Many of the resources are offered free Check out https://www.youtube.com/@testtubescience for all my videos

I am an experienced Teacher of Science at KS3,4 and 5 covering Biology, physics and Chemistry. In my corner of TES you will find a range of resources for Secondary Science Teaching including revision mats, lesson plans and Youtube Videos that can be embedded in your own lessons. Many of the resources are offered free Check out https://www.youtube.com/@testtubescience for all my videos
Digestion and Respiration Revision Mat and Lesson Y8 B1 and B2
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Digestion and Respiration Revision Mat and Lesson Y8 B1 and B2

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A fully functional revision mat (recommended print on A3) and associated lesson powerpoint, in colour, to cover the major elements of Modules B1 and B2 of the KS3 y8 syllabus. Includes revision on BMI, Food Groups and Food Tests, Intestines, The Respiratory System, Blood Composition and Respiration. Lesson breaks down the revision mat to ensure even pace throughout the class and supports both Low Ability and High Ability strudents. Also includes games for starter and plenary sections. I deal for a pre-test revision or a reminder lesson for KS4 students9 Higher and foundation sets)
Year 7 B1 Cells Topic Revision Mat Plus supporting Resources
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Year 7 B1 Cells Topic Revision Mat Plus supporting Resources

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A revision mat based full lesson on Year 7B1 Topic (Cells) including a dyxlexia friendly accompanying powerpoint plus resources for print in multiple formats. It also allows for editing of the resources should you need or wish to add school specific content. By purchasing this pack you have author permission to adapt to your personal in school requirements. This lesson is specifically designed to be a revision lesson on the 7B1 topic of cells and assumes that the content has been previously taught Includes the ability to assess: Signs on life Cells Organelles and their functions Specialised cells Scaling The powerpoint allows staged teacher guidance through the lesson and includes stretch and challenge elements for High ability students. Also includes a structured Starter and a related plenary game to increase embedding of the scientific language used. Would also be suitable as a refresher lesson for lower ability Foundation stage students at GCSE Y10 and 11
Reactivity of Metals and Atomic Structure Revision Lesson with Mat
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Reactivity of Metals and Atomic Structure Revision Lesson with Mat

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This Resource includes a revision mat for Topics 9C1 and 2 “Reactivity of Metals” and “The Atom” (including the formation of Ions). There is also an accompanying powerpoint presentation that can be used to guide the revision lesson if you wish. I find that this helps facilitate the learning in a more synchronised way, and support can be given more easily should there be a number of people misunderstanding a single section. This Mat and ppt has been used on more than one occasion with great success
Christmas Quiz for KS3 KS4 and KS5
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Christmas Quiz for KS3 KS4 and KS5

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A 5 Round Christmas quiz in SEN friendly format with 5 Fun rounds for use with years 7 to 13, although good Years 5 and 6 may also find it fun! Very Current Rounds include: Identify the Famous Chris Round General Knowledge Round Music (No Sound Required) Round All About Christmas Round Science Round Quiz could be used for an entire 1 hour period to make a fun end of year activity OR used across 2 or 3 Plenary sessions as reward! Formatted in ComicSans with a very light yellow background as suggested by SEN authorities for easy reading and differentiation Set out to be used with as many teas as you want, or even as a solo task.
Revision Lesson and Mat for Inheritance and Selection
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Revision Lesson and Mat for Inheritance and Selection

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This package contains a Revision Mat and an accompanying powerpoint to fill a lesson. The powerpoint includes a quick starter and a short quiz before guiding the class through the Revision Mat area by area to ensure each student gets full support. It also includes a short literacy plenary that can be used or omitted dependent upon time Suitable for KS3 classes, specifically Year 8 and Year 9, and can be used for Foundation classes in KS4 to support GCSE Biology learning
Y7 Revision Mat & Powerpoint on Reproduction
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Y7 Revision Mat & Powerpoint on Reproduction

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This Resource includes a PowerPoint presentation that follows a completely formatted Revision Mat that can be printed out and given to each member of the class. It will guide the Key Stage 3 Group (normally year 7) through the Revision Mat in a controlled and supportive way ensuring pace is continued throughout the lesson. it includes a Where’s Wally Bell Task and a plenary related to contraception. This lesson re-introduces and supports the principles of: Human Reproduction and anatomy Contraception Sperm and egg production Puberty and changes Plant Reproduction and the structure of a flower Menstruation Anatomy inside the womb/uterus Completely formatted and ready to use out of the box. Offered in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint for easy editing and customisation.
Space revision mat ppt & resources KS3
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Space revision mat ppt & resources KS3

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This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation and associated resources for a revision lesson on the Space topic for Key Stage 3, most commonly taught in year 8. It includes a Revision Mat, Word Search Starter, KeyWord bingo Break and a PowerPoint that will take the students through the revision mat in a controlled and supportive way. The Lesson supports key learning areas such as The Seasons Earths orbit around the Sun Relative distances between bodies in the solar system Planetary orbits Gravity Graph skills Resources are completely formatted and ready for use out of the box. Supplied in a .ppt file and Microsoft Word for easy editing and customisation as required.
Life Cycle of a Star - Life to Death Star Formation
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Life Cycle of a Star - Life to Death Star Formation

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This powerpoint resource is a full 1 hour lesson on star formation, from start to finish, including Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, Nebulae, white dwarves and Black holes, Red Giants and Main sequence stars. Explains in full the movement of a star from its formation through to its final incarnation as a white dwarf or Black hole. This is a very “talky” lesson, so the addition of a few exercises - dependant upon your student audience, could support it
Space Physics - Planets, Stars, Dwarf Planets & Definitions
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Space Physics - Planets, Stars, Dwarf Planets & Definitions

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In this complete lesson resource, there is an Hour lesson (Or 2 lessons if you wish to stretch and add extra activity), on the definition of planets, stars and dwarf Planets, as well as informative video links and exercises to help students understand the effect of a body’s mass on the weight of an object. Animated with stunning visuals
Christmas Quiz KS3 and 4 - 5 Mixed Rounds - Differentiated
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Christmas Quiz KS3 and 4 - 5 Mixed Rounds - Differentiated

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This is a fun Christmas Quiz that will allow all students to get involved. It includes 5 rounds of 8 questions including: ROUND 1 – CHRIS AT CHRISTMAS ROUND 2 – GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ROUND 3 – MUSIC ROUND 4 – ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS ROUND 5 – BLATANTLY SCIENCE PLEASE NOTE - THIS QUIZ WAS WRITTEN IN 2021 however there aren’t any questions that date it specifically so is still relevant now These rounds include picture questions, image recognition, quiz style questions across a number of genres, all the time keeping education in mind in a fun and differentiated way. Students with lower ability will know several of the answers taken from contemporary culture, film, literature, science and more. Provided in ppt format to allow projection in the classroom or laboratory AND to give you the chance to edit as you need to so as to suit your specific class I will be using this with 3 classes this year at the end of term!
Module B1 Cell Biology Revision Mat & ppt
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Module B1 Cell Biology Revision Mat & ppt

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Revision mat in both MSWord and PDF format PLUS guided powerpoint for best teacher support. Created in Dyslexia friendly format (ComisSans Font and buff background). Suitable to be used for a 1 hour lesson or set as a revision homework Suitable for Higher or Foundation GCSE levels covering: Diffusion, Osmosis and Active Transport Mitosis Cell Structure Prokaryotes vs Eukaryotes Microscopy and Microscopy calculations SA/Vol ratio STEM Cells Best suited for print in A3 but will work in A4 Created in colour, but printable in Black and White Includes fun starting task, extension questions for higher ability and topic related plenary game.
Year 11 Organic Chemistry Revision Lesson Including ppt and Mat
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Year 11 Organic Chemistry Revision Lesson Including ppt and Mat

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This lesson includes a Revision mat and a guided lesson using the mat. I have used this lesson to good affect with both foundation and triple classes as the lesson allows you to support learning section by section, ensuring understanding of the various topics within the Organic Chemistry section of the AQA syllabus. This content is also relevant to OCR and other courses
Y8 Chemistry 1&2 Revision Lesson w/Mat and accompanying powerpoint lesson resource
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Y8 Chemistry 1&2 Revision Lesson w/Mat and accompanying powerpoint lesson resource

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This is a full Revision lesson for Year 8 Chemistry topics 1 and 2 - Elements, Mixtures and Compounds - and Reactions and Equations. Includes a unique Revision mat (recommended to be printed in A3) plus a guided lesson ppt to take students through the mat in a structured way, to avoid them rushing ahead and allowing the greatest level of teacher support. It also includes a fun and competitive literacy based starter to engage the students, plus a quiz and a quickfire Plenary to consolidate facts and learning This has been used to great effect prior to end of topic tests for year 8 and also as a revision resource prior to expanding upon the year 9 Atomic Structure topic (Year 9 chemistry topic 1) It is targeted for KS3 but can even be used to refresh KS4 learners
Year 7 Introduction to Variation and Genetics
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Year 7 Introduction to Variation and Genetics

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This powerpoint is a simple introduction to the concept of Variation for use with Year 7 groups, although it could be used for Year 8 also. You could even take some parts of this to present to year 9, especially lower level groups. This free resource has been used a number of times with my Year 7s and 8s to great effect and has allowed me to scaffold up to other genetic concepts fairly easily. It includes a number of examples of variation including the peppered moth, the Dodo and a more complex antibiotic related example for more able students. Presented on primarily a blue background to assist dyslexic students Please do rate the resource and I hope it helps you
How To Do Variables and Graphs 2 LESSONS - Year 7
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How To Do Variables and Graphs 2 LESSONS - Year 7

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2 Entire Lessons structured and scaffolded to support Year 7 students with variables and how they translate to graph drawing - Both Line and Bar Graphs It is staged to take the students through rules for drawing graphs, differentiating between line graphs and Bar graphs, how to draw axes, and then develops to adding data and creating a completed graph First lesson specifically targets LINE GRAPHS although it doe talk about when a graph would be a line graph instead of a bar graph. Second Lesson focuses on Bar Graphs Both lessons have a starter task for entry based around curriculum recall and a plenary to bring the skills learned together. It is written in a dyslexia friendly font, and has easy visual background to ensure clarity for many SEND students.
Revision Lesson and Mat 9B1&2 Inheritance/Selection & Health/Fitness
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Revision Lesson and Mat 9B1&2 Inheritance/Selection & Health/Fitness

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A full lesson including entertaining starter and plenary game covering revision for the Year 9 Biology topics 1 and 2 (AQA). This KS3 Y9 Lesson also includes a revision mat and a guided lesson to take the class through the sections together, ensuring understanding. There is also additional learning of joints and bones. There is also a separate powerpoint with just the revision mat so you can use this for editing to make the lesson more suitable for your needs. This is a very Student Led lesson that has been used successfully in Year 9 and would be suitable for year 10/11 revision if appropriate, especially with Foundation stage classes.
Year 10 Atomic Structure Revision Lesson plus Periodic table
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Year 10 Atomic Structure Revision Lesson plus Periodic table

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This upload offers a structured revision lesson using a guided revision mat on the C1 GCSE AQA module - Specifically Atomic Structure and the Periodic table It includes 2 powerpoint files. 1 is the revision may which I recommend is printed out on A3, and a guided lesson ppt which will allow you to push the class section by section to gain maximum learning I have used this mat to great affect personally and it is well received by the students
Revision Lesson Year 7 Physics 1&2 Energy and Electricity Mat and Resources
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Revision Lesson Year 7 Physics 1&2 Energy and Electricity Mat and Resources

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Revision mat PLUS lesson with guiding powerpoint and resources for Year 7 Physics Modules 1 & 2 Energy and Electricity. Also good for revision of these two topics at GCSE, especially foundation students although also relevant for higher. This revision mat is designed to fill a 1 hour lesson as a revision tool for Year 7 in the Energy and Electricity topics in the KS3 curriculum. The pack includes a revision mat in both pdf and ppt format, so you can format as required for your own use, plus a full lesson, including Starter and Plenary to guide the class through the mat together to ensure uptake and understanding across the group. The presentation is in a SEND friendly format with Comic Sans font and off white background Promotes collaborative work and recall of all the topic content. Suitable for LA to HA students
REVISION BOOKLET The Environment  Y8 Module 4
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REVISION BOOKLET The Environment Y8 Module 4

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Revision Booklet specifically for End of topic Revision for module: 8B4 - The Environment This booklets is an 8 page booklet designed to be printed in A5 booklet format with the front page for name etc and the back page for notes allowing it to be stuck into a workbook. Uses puzzles such as word searches, anagrams and crosswords to focus on key words PLUS some longer answer exercises to improve responses to higher mark questions Can easily be completed within a single 1 hour revision lesson with a starter or be given as a homework. Provided in both Word and PDF formats for ease of editing and printing
Revision Booklet Y9 Environmental Chemistry + Reactions (Modules 9C3&4)
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Revision Booklet Y9 Environmental Chemistry + Reactions (Modules 9C3&4)

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Revision booklet to cover the content of Modules: 9C3 - Environmental Chemistry 9C4 - Chemical Reactions Contains an 8 page booklet designed to be printed in A5 booklet format with a front cover for name and date etc plus a notes back cover allowing for sticking into workbooks on completion. Contains fun exercises like Word Searches, Anagrams and Crosswords for key word support PLUS longer answer questions to practice the higher mark parts of exam papers Perfect for revision sessions prior to end of topic tests Can be completed with a 1 hour revision lesson with a starter, or be set as homework