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The biggest barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science? The language. Simple fact - pupils need to learn more subject-specific words at KS3 Science than are needed when taking GCSE French. The majority of these resources are aimed at familiarising pupils with the arcane lexicon of Science using engaging word games.

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The biggest barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science? The language. Simple fact - pupils need to learn more subject-specific words at KS3 Science than are needed when taking GCSE French. The majority of these resources are aimed at familiarising pupils with the arcane lexicon of Science using engaging word games.
Ideas for word games

Ideas for word games

Myriad ideas for involving pupils with language and vocabulary of science, that should lead to an improvement in literacy skills and increase engagement with learning.
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Ideas for Playing Tag Games & friends

Ideas for Playing Tag Games & friends

Tag games is a superb way of encouraging pupils to write a list of 15–20 key words that you will be using in a specify topics; there is then a plethora of enjoyable games that encourage learners to become familiar with the spellings and meanings.
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Earth in Space - games and puzzles

Earth in Space - games and puzzles

A tag game is used to introduce 25 of the most common words used to describe the night sky; then there s a selection of 16 different constructs and puzzles that will encourage learners to become familiar with the arcane lexicon.
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Organs of the human body

Organs of the human body

A collection of resources and ideas for engaging pupils with the organs of the human body, and the function of each. Included in the collection is a coloured diagram of the body, diagrams of the body that are suitable for photocopying, a wordsearch, two tiled picture frames, trionimoes(triangular dominoes) and a flashcard sheet!! If you enjoyed these games, then have a look at www.williamsgames.org .
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Word lists for use at KS3 Science (Word format)

Word lists for use at KS3 Science (Word format)

100 words per list for the common topics in KS3 Science - atoms,elements, acids, electricity, energy, astronomy, cells, digestion, ecology, electricity, fit, forces, heating, inheritance, magnetism, metals, particles, reactivity, reproduction, respiration, rock cycle, weathering, variation and investigations.
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Ideas for word games

Ideas for word games

Myriad ideas for involving pupils with language and vocabulary of science, that should lead to an improvement in literacy skills and increase engagement with learning.
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Demonstrating day & night

Demonstrating day & night

A kinesthetic game for demonstrating that although the sunlight will always hit one face of the Earth, the rotation of the Earth will give the appearance of sun rise and sun set.
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Posters of 20 keywords per unit

Posters of 20 keywords per unit

This comprehensive collection of posters, each of which gives 20 Key Words, includes cells, reproduction, ecology, microbes, respiration, digestion, atoms, acids, chemicals, metals, rocks, reactivity, energy, circuits, forces, sound, light, heating, magnetism, space, pressure . . . .!!
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Earth in Space - games and puzzles

Earth in Space - games and puzzles

A tag game is used to introduce 25 of the most common words used to describe the night sky; then there s a selection of 16 different constructs and puzzles that will encourage learners to become familiar with the arcane lexicon.
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Animal reproduction

Animal reproduction

Activities that introduce, then reinforce, a couple of dozen of the key words that are relevant to sexual reproduction in animals.
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Chemical symbol dominoes

Chemical symbol dominoes

A game that is suitable for the last week of term for years 8 or 9, reinforcing the translation between chemical name and symbol. The pupils cut out / rearrange / stick down / colour in - and learn at the same time.
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Water cycle file

Water cycle file

A 39 page pdf that includes diagrams of the water cycle (coloured and photocopiable), word searches, and cutout-and-match activities that encourage learners to master the 50 or so words relevant to the water cycle.
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Progress in Science -  biomes

Progress in Science - biomes

Individual sheets are given for ten different biomes, each sheet asks he pupils to research the climate, and the way that animals and plants are adapted to the environment; finishing with using changes to the biome as evidence of climate change
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Trionimoes for biology

Trionimoes for biology

Cutout activities that reinforce the ideas and definitions in cells, classification, ecological relationships, fit & healthy, food & digestion, microbes & disease, plants & photosynthesis, reproduction, respiration and variation. Each sheet is suitable for homework or group work.
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Learning the structure of the atom

Learning the structure of the atom

An activity in two halves - first a way for pupils to learn the basic structure of the atom in an enjoyable 20 minute activity; second, nine different types of cut-out and match puzzles that will familiarise pupils with the relevant words.
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DIY gametes to show chromosome recombinations

DIY gametes to show chromosome recombinations

A paper exercise that pupils can use to show how genes (on individual chromosomes) can be sorted and resorted during reproduction - the idea of dominant and recessive alleles, including sex chromosome, then follows naturally
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Rock cycle diagram & games

Rock cycle diagram & games

A file of diagrams showing the rock cycle, a word search with clues, and several paper-based games that help pupils become familiar with a couple of dozen of the relevant vocabulary.
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Loop frames for chemistry

Loop frames for chemistry

A set of engaging puzzles covering Chemical reactions, Compounds, Element shorthand, Environmental chemistry, Metals & compounds, Reactivity, Rocks é weathering, Solutions. Each puzzle is suitable for individual homework or for a group-activity in class.
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Imaginative literary tasks

Imaginative literary tasks

Instructions for five different tasks that could be reports / group work / video; hints are given to students as to methods for engaging with each project and improving the presentation.
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Progress in Science - astronomy

Progress in Science - astronomy

Encourage your pupils to see that Science is a work in progress; at least 35 scientists, spread over three continents and three millennia have lead to our current knowledge, and everyone of them was a character! Each scientist has a sheet that asks for information about their family and society before introducing their discoveries.
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Progress in Science - making thermometers

Progress in Science - making thermometers

A two-part project (could be used independently); first is a tag game that maps over a dozen scientists onto a two millennia timeline in order to show that measuring temperature is a work in progress. Second is stimulus material that encourages pupils to learn more about four of the most famous scientists, their lives, the society in which they lived and other inventions they developed.
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