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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
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Ideas for word games

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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.
Word lists for use at KS3 Science (Word format)
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Word lists for use at KS3 Science (Word format)

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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.
Progress in Science - making thermometers
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Progress in Science - making thermometers

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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.
Learning the structure of the atom
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Learning the structure of the atom

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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.
Posters of 20 keywords per unit
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Posters of 20 keywords per unit

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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 . . . .!!
Word models for chemical reactions (CGP pp47–49)
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Word models for chemical reactions (CGP pp47–49)

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Pupils become familiar with the spelling and meaning of two dozen key words using cut-out and match word to meaning models. There is a cornucopia of ten different word models,(with at least two of each type of model so as to encourage discussion.
Word models for metals (cgp pp39–40)
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Word models for metals (cgp pp39–40)

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Pupils become familiar with the spelling and meaning of two dozen key words relevant to metals by constructing cut-out and match word to meaning models. AN activity that is engaging and educational!There is a cornucopia of ten different word models,(with at least two of each type of model so as to encourage discussion.
Organs of the human body
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Organs of the human body

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Pupils lay down, talk, draw, cutout, run around, talk some more, use glue - and in doing so will learn the names, positions and functions of the organs of the human body. The teacher - they just lay out the materials, give a little guidance, and watch the students engage and learn.
Water cycle file
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Water cycle file

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The Water -cycle-games file is a 39 page pdf that includes diagrams of the water cycle (coloured and photocopiable), word searches, and cutout-and-match activities(making boxes, flowers, fortune-folding) that encourage learners to master the 50 relevant to the water cycle (a list of 50 words is included). The tag-game file is a physically fun game that encourages pupils to add labels to a diagram of the water cycle.
Circuits & Symbols - myriad games for introducing and using the vocabulary of electricity
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Circuits & Symbols - myriad games for introducing and using the vocabulary of electricity

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A plethora of different games that will engage students in learning the spelling and understanding the meaning of the vocabulary of electricity. Several match-word-to-meaning games, including 3D structures such as prisms or boxes, open ended games, such as diy wordsearch, and games for revision such as the tag games. Supplement your telling and using words, with the pupils enjoying finding the lexicon for themselves.
Imaginative literary tasks
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Imaginative literary tasks

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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.
Demonstrating day & night
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Demonstrating day & night

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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.
Word games for chemical reactions
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Word games for chemical reactions

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A tag game gives a fun introduction to 24 words that are key to describing chemical reactions; word walls provide reinforcement, and a loop games ensures that pupils are aware of the correct meanings.
Trionimoes for biology
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Trionimoes for biology

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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.
Loop frames for chemistry
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Loop frames for chemistry

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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.
Animal reproduction
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Animal reproduction

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Activities that introduce, then reinforce, a couple of dozen of the key words that are relevant to sexual reproduction in animals.
Progress in Science -  biomes
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Progress in Science - biomes

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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