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Gibbons' Guides To Science

Welcome to the Gibbon's Guides to Science! As an experienced teacher of GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 2 and 3 in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, I've got a lot of resources I've developed over the years. These are a few of them! If you like what you're seeing, leave me a review.

Welcome to the Gibbon's Guides to Science! As an experienced teacher of GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 2 and 3 in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, I've got a lot of resources I've developed over the years. These are a few of them! If you like what you're seeing, leave me a review.
Beating The Six Mark Question

Beating The Six Mark Question

The toughest task on any GCSE Science paper is the dreaded Six Mark Question. This presentation breaks down one of these fiendish beasts and gives you some tips and tricks to help your students get as many marks as humanly possible. By which I mean six marks, obviously. Target Audience: GCSE Science Teachers working at either KS4 or Level 2.
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Measuring Astronomical Distances

Measuring Astronomical Distances

Welcome to the Gibbon’s Guides to Science! As an experienced teacher of GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 2 and 3, I’ve got a lot of resources I’ve developed over the years. This is one of them. Make sure you’ve got internet access for this one, since this PowerPoint for BTEC Levels 2 and 3 Applied Science (with a little tinkering) needs to be able to access Kahoot for your starter and Youtube for one of the main activities. Ideally your learners will need to have access to internet-enabled devices so they can research and take part in the Kahoot quiz. Estimated lesson time: 2 hours. Suggested expansion - Learners present their posters/Powerpoints, with peer feedback given next lesson.
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Specialised Cells Worksheet

Specialised Cells Worksheet

Target audience: KS3 students in Year 7, working on Unit 7a (Cells), Year 9 students revising for SATs and BTEC L2 students studying Biology units. Learning Objective: Describe and explain how cells are specialized. Instructions: Fill in the gaps in the Cloze procedure and draw diagrams where needed.
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Identify The Controls and Variables

Identify The Controls and Variables

A set of worksheets that will help KS3 and KS4 students understand and be able to use independent, dependent and control variables in planning an investigation, as well as various other things in and around the planning area. The questions use examples based on characters from The Simpsons and an experiment testing Hooke's Law.
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Beating The Six Mark Question

Beating The Six Mark Question

The toughest task on any GCSE Science paper is the dreaded Six Mark Question. This presentation breaks down one of these fiendish beasts and gives you some tips and tricks to help your students get as many marks as humanly possible. By which I mean six marks, obviously. Target Audience: GCSE Science Teachers working at either KS4 or Level 2.
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Creating a Results Table

Creating a Results Table

A step-by-step guide (with photos!) showing, taking your students through the method for drawing a results table that will ensure they get all the marks available for drawing the table. Not only that, but it will allow them to keep the results from their practical organised, reliable and repeatable. Mostly designed for use with GCSE ISAs, but it can be used at any stage where a results table needs to be drawn.
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Terminal Velocity

Terminal Velocity

A Cloze procedure worksheet about terminal velocity, as part of a set of lessons about forces and motion. It's differentiated three ways and would be best suited for a plenary for either KS3 or KS4.
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Analysing Data from A Practical

Analysing Data from A Practical

Another in the series of Gibbon's Guides, this time looking at analysing data from a practical. The resource pack (which is made up of a PowerPoint presentation and a worksheet that can be customised) is aimed at both Key Stages 3 and 4 and could easily be used as part of a preparation for ISA-style investigations.
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A Guide To Study Skills

A Guide To Study Skills

Formatted as a booklet, ready to be printed out and stapled, this study skills guide was put together to help anyone facing exams. These skills are the ones you need to learn for effective revision, so this guide is entirely cross-curricular and can be used for any subject.
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Cell Information Search

Cell Information Search

Based on the Cells topic from the Yr7 Science scheme, it can also be used for Core Science GCSE and GCSE Biology. The activity covers basic cell biology, and can be used as either a starter activity or a plenary.
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Modelling Chemical Reactions

Modelling Chemical Reactions

Welcome to the Gibbon’s Guides to Science! As an experienced teacher of KS3, GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 2 and 3, I’ve got a lot of resources I’ve developed over the years. This is one of them. It’s a worksheet to help your learners get the idea of how to write down what happens in a chemical reaction. It also, at the end, hints at the idea of balancing equations and conservation of matter (so that’s the gifted and talented kids sorted!).
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Saving Energy

Saving Energy

A worksheet about payback time and ways to save energy at home. Ideal for KS3 sections about heating and cooling, GCSE Physics and BTEC L2, Unit 1. It can be used as a lead-in to calculating U-values and energy efficiency.
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P10 - Big Bang Booklet

P10 - Big Bang Booklet

If you’re struggling to get your learners through the Pass section in Unit 3 of BTEC Level 1/2 Applied Science, you should find this Cloze Procedure very useful. When combined with the right video clips and teaching, it will give them an understanding of what “The Big Bang” is, when it happened and what other evidence we have that it did actually happen. Also useful for: KS3 Space topic, GCSE Physics. Aimed at: Lower ability learners
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Measuring Astronomical Distances

Measuring Astronomical Distances

Welcome to the Gibbon’s Guides to Science! As an experienced teacher of GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 2 and 3, I’ve got a lot of resources I’ve developed over the years. This is one of them. Make sure you’ve got internet access for this one, since this PowerPoint for BTEC Levels 2 and 3 Applied Science (with a little tinkering) needs to be able to access Kahoot for your starter and Youtube for one of the main activities. Ideally your learners will need to have access to internet-enabled devices so they can research and take part in the Kahoot quiz. Estimated lesson time: 2 hours. Suggested expansion - Learners present their posters/Powerpoints, with peer feedback given next lesson.
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Exam Technique - A Gibbon's Guide

Exam Technique - A Gibbon's Guide

A Gibbon's Guide To Exam Technique is a PowerPoint presentation showing your students how to get the very best out of their time sitting an exam. It covers what to do in the lead up, the night before, the morning of and during the exam itself. Target Audience: Teachers or Lecturers with Exam Groups - especially those who have never tackled a "big" exam before.
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Production and Uses of Polymers

Production and Uses of Polymers

Based on the AQA GCSE Science Chemistry section on Useful Products from Oil. It also applies to Unit 5 of the BTEC L1/2 Applied Science Unit 5 (for those of you teaching the Certificate or Extended Certificate). This is a presentation that covers how to produce polymers from monomers and the uses of those polymers, aimed at students working at the higher level. There’s even a worksheet to go along with it. Basically, you’ve got pretty much an entire lesson covered with this one.
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A Question Of Balance - A Gibbon's Guide To Balancing Chemical Equations

A Question Of Balance - A Gibbon's Guide To Balancing Chemical Equations

This is one for classes with students who struggle to balance equations. As such, it's aimed more at those entered for the Higher paper at GCSE (be that Science or Chemistry). Since it's one of the essentials of Chemistry, it's on AQA, Edexcel and OCR at least. It's suitable for either whole class or smaller groups, as long as you have access to either a projector or an interactive whiteboard.
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BTEC Level 1/2 Certificate in Applied Science Unit 3, Assignment A workbook

BTEC Level 1/2 Certificate in Applied Science Unit 3, Assignment A workbook

Welcome to the Gibbon’s Guides to Science! As an experienced teacher of GCSE, A-Level and BTEC Levels 2 and 3, I’ve got a lot of resources I’ve developed over the years. This is one of them. It’s a workbook designed to contain all the information and work needed to get your students to the Pass level at BTEC Level 1/2 in Applied Science. Since these worksheets only cover the Pass tasks, obviously the learners will have to do the Merit and Distinction work themselves, but this resource will help them get there more quickly. It’s also laid out in order of tasks, so it makes it easy for you to mark (which is more than half the battle).
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