2-3 engaging lessons that make learning the periodic table more accessible. Ideal for low to middle ability groups. Students begin with finding the location of elements in the periodic table using the grid references (print 2 slides per sheet to keep costs low and have couple of examples of elements to hand - Zinc, Copper, Carbon, Aluminium). Students then learn about the structure of atoms and link this to the layout of the periodic table. Students finish by drawing atoms and consolidating learning through a game of Atom Trumps.
Cross curricular activity involving English persuasive writing, comprehension, scientific investigation and data analysis skills. Students will debate the use of plastic packaging. Both sides of the argument are presented and the teacher can decide if they choose. Ideal for cross curricular (also citizenship and fund raising) or even a one off cover lesson. Requires printing of colour data sheets (3 A4 per group). Supporting PowerPoint with prompts. Lesson plan. All proceeds will go towards The War on Plastic fund:
Make a classification key using your favourite sweets (I suggest Liquorice Allsorts). Use the accompanying PowerPoint to highlight the importance of Classification Keys and introduce the concept of classifications. Also includes a worksheet for notes on the different kingdoms. Enjoy.
Nutrition lesson for Teachers or Health Professionals. Raise awareness about poor food choices through a nutrition survey and highlight healthy diet choices. Food labels and worksheet to teach' reading food labels'. Familiar food labels to supplement labels bought in and for use in ranking foods by nutritional qualities.
Introduce ionic and covalent bonding using the animated PowerPoint. Get students to explain what is happening at each stage. Worksheet challenges students to recall electron arrangements for atoms and identify products of reactions. Finally students identify the type of bond formed. As an extension, students could give their own examples. This lesson should follow an introduction to atomic structure.
Presentation identifying vector and scalar quantities including interactive vector search. Snakes and ladders activity for calculating distance travelled and displacement (ruler and dice required). Thanks for looking. TommyC - Making science accessible to all.
This booklet is designed to give students a focus for their work experience and helps them them to document the work experience process. Includes: Student code of conduct (student must sign prior to work), Target setting (example given that meets the expectation of employers), Diary (daily reflection), record of skills developed (how achieved and how to develop further), An explanation of the work placement process (for parents and employers). ***Add school logo and Print as a booklet***
Don't have enough time to do practical science anymore? Do your students say 'we never do practicals' or maybe you are preparing students for controlled assessments? These easy to resource and simple to deliver practical activities will encourage your learners to think scientifically. Topics link to rate of cooling, energy transfer, making solutions, super cooling and lab skills. Please adapt them as you wish.
A useful presentation and activity to plan career and education pathways. Students can visually map out the route needed to achieve their desired career. Students can test their outcome goal by checking that it is well formed and doesn't conflict with other areas in their life. Includes exemplar careers in STEM to support those who have no career choices.
Requires Microsoft PowerPoint. 150 Multiple choice questions from the new specification. If Macros are enabled when prompted at the start of the presentation, the powerpoint will mark itself and give feedback (topics of weakness and more specific question feedback). Could be used at the start and end of the year to measure progress. Students can print results on slide 52 and use the feedback for independent learning or homework. I hope this saves you lots of marking. I have included hard copies of the questions and answers in case the ICT lets you down or you want to use it for a cover lesson.
The presentation considers the adaptation of Villi to perform their role. Investigate how the structure of Villi make it effective at absorbing water and nutrients. The worksheet explores digestive enzymes and assesses the students understanding.
All the key components of unit 2 and unit 9 organized into a blank presentation. Students populate the slides with their research and notes and this then forms an interactive presentation to support their revision. Some prompts are given for more difficult topics. This can be used for cover or self guided learning. Computer access is required! Enjoy....
GCSE Maths revision PowerPoint activity (Core and foundation - some higher to stretch) may be teacher or self guided or even cover lesson. Most GSCE topics covered with example questions and answer reveal. Interactive format, dyslexia friendly screen / font. Students can recognise questions from pricture prompts.
Pin up the appliance information cards and give students the data grid. Students collect information from around the room to perform efficiency calculations. The Energy sources worksheet makes recording research into advantages and disadvantages of alternative energy sources quick and easy.
Instructions to make your own model of the lungs and student worksheet. Identify the key parts of the respiratory system (Students will confuse this with respiration so avoid using this word), Describe how the diaphragm is used for gas exchange and how gasses diffuse at the alveoli. Items needed for model lung: Clear plastic cup each (1 pint), Straws (preferably thick), Elastic bands and lots of standard balloons, screw driver.
Two activities that promote good interview technique, positive responses and body language. Activity 1: sitting in pairs, students ask the example interview questions to their partner. The partner responds, they flip the card over (print both sides) and reveal the true meaning of the interview question as well as the perfect response. Students compare their response to the suggested response. Activity 2: With students in pairs, sit one on the outside (interviewer) and one on the inside of the desk (interviewee). The interviewer asks the questions provided and takes notes. After 4-5 minutes call 'time' and the students on the inside move to the next interviewer. When students return to the first interviewer they swap and become the interviewer. Worksheet: Interview candidates give their worksheet to the interviewer and receive a score for their body language during the interview. These activities will last 2+ lessons depending on class size.