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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.
Organs of the human body
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Organs of the human body

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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 .
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.
Earth in Space - games and puzzles
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Earth in Space - games and puzzles

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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.
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.
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 . . . .!!
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.
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.
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.
DIY gametes to show chromosome recombinations
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DIY gametes to show chromosome recombinations

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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
Blood, breathing and respiration
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Blood, breathing and respiration

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Myriad word games are used to familiarise pupils with the important pupils with the idea and words of respiration, and the need for breathing and blood to support this reaction in the cells.
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.
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.
Progress in Science - discovery of photosynthesis
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Progress in Science - discovery of photosynthesis

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A two-part activity, the first part is a tag game in which fifteen of the scientists who developed the idea of photosynthesis are placed on a four-century timeline starting at 1640, together with their major discovery. The second part gives pupils guidance in discovering more about four of these scientists (one from each of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries - yes discoveries about photosynthesis are still being made).
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
Rock cycle diagram & games
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Rock cycle diagram & games

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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.
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.