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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.
Teaching the visible parts of the human body
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Teaching the visible parts of the human body

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A 40 page file of games that introduce young learners to the spelling and position of 24 external parts of the body eg head, arms . . There are 13 different games, each of which has at least two versions so pupils interact.
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.
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 . . . .!!
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.
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
Chemistry word games
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Chemistry word games

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Engaging word games and cut-out models ensure that every pupil will become familiar with the basic ideas and lexicon of chemistry
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.