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Success in Science

Science has been and always will be a passion of mine. As a successful science teacher and faculty leader it is my duty to make science accessible and fun for all, increasing prosperity and success within the science industry at a time where we need it most. These resources are aimed at changing the standard pedagogical approach to teaching and put a new and 21st Century touch to delivering science lessons.

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Science has been and always will be a passion of mine. As a successful science teacher and faculty leader it is my duty to make science accessible and fun for all, increasing prosperity and success within the science industry at a time where we need it most. These resources are aimed at changing the standard pedagogical approach to teaching and put a new and 21st Century touch to delivering science lessons.
Enzyme Annotation Worksheet
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Enzyme Annotation Worksheet

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This fantastic worksheet focuses on the enzyme-substrate complex. Containing illustrations of the stages involved it is the pupils task to complete the annotations of this diagram by filling in the missing gaps.
Variation
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Variation

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This is a great lesson to introduce variation between organisms. There are practicals involving no equipment inside as well as a circus activity that looks at variation between plants and animals.
Gestation & Birth
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Gestation & Birth

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This lesson includes interactive and inclusive tasks and activities that tackle the topic of gestation and birth.
The Alimentary Canal (Digestive System)
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The Alimentary Canal (Digestive System)

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This resource is created from the Edexcel International GCSE 2009 in Science (Double Award) (4SC0) and Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 Certificate in Science (KSC0) and focuses on the topic of the alimentary canal. The presentation starts by outlining the basic purpose of the alimentary canal. Students are then handed a worksheet which I created myself to match this course and lesson specifically. During the subsequent slides, pupils are down write down the individual structures of the alimentary canal as well as get down a very clear and concise description and function of this structure. This resource also talks about absorption in the small intestine in slightly more detail by talking about the process of digestive enzymes breaking down large molecules into smaller ones. The processes of ingestion, digestion, absorption, assimilation and egestion are visited so pupils get a large scale idea of what is going on. The activity for resource gets pupils into groups of 4-5 whereby they must create a large scale version of the alimentary canal on backing paper/poster paper. They can use as many resources as they wish (paper, paints, card, pen, pencil, oil pastels, newspaper) to create this large diagram. They are expected to include all of the labels as well as annotations. Perfect for wall displays when finished. You can also find my 'alimentary canal - fundamentals' resource works well to summarize this resource. level descriptors are shown throughout to constantly and consistently challenge pupils.
Magnification Workbook
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Magnification Workbook

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This excellent resource covers SI units of measurements, magnification, resolution, and calculating magnification from images. Questions have been taken from a range of papers and questions reworded. Pupils are to work through the booklet from the start for a thorough understanding of this topic. the attached power point contains the answers. All answers are illustrated and explained clearly.
Biology - Air Pollution (Acid Rain) Fundamentals
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Biology - Air Pollution (Acid Rain) Fundamentals

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This resource outlines the stages by which acid rain is created. Images (that they are able to colour in) outline how we produce and add carbon dioxide/monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide to the atmosphere. With subsequent images showing acid rain falling and then the environmental effects this can have. Excellent resource to summarize the process of non-metal oxidation and ramifications
Transpiration
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Transpiration

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This is an outstanding resource created from the Edexcel International GCSE 2009 in Science (Double Award) (4SC0) and Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 Certificate in Science (KSC0). This resource draws in visual presentation slides whilst maintaining its informational content. An observation of the lesson from the University of Hertfordshire deemed this lesson as outstanding. The hook/starter draws upon the pupils inquisitiveness to learn by showing them an image of wet cloths hanging on a washing line. Pupils are asked to discuss under what conditions would these clothes dry quicker than normal. The level descriptors/outcomes will then be discussed with the class which they can refer back to through out the period of the lesson to monitor their own progress. This lesson is hands on immediately as pupils should be able to prepare a stick of celery (with leaves) and rest this in a beak of blue dye. This can be placed at the side of the lab to return to later. Secondly, the pupils will then prepare a section of plant which includes a root system as well as leaves (spider plant) and place this in a boiling tube. The roots will be covered with water and then a small layer of oil should be placed on top of this. Therefore the only pathway for the water is through the plant. These plants will be placed in 4 conditions: in direct sunlight, the shade, under a heat lamp, and in front of a fan. Pupils are then handed the attached worksheet which has been adapted from an a-level resource. The presentation and the handout go hand in hand. The sections of the worksheet are number 1 to 12. These sections tell the story of transpiration through many different mini-activities, mini-plenary's, practice exam questions, practicals and demonstrations. The sections focus on the root system including root hair cells, the function and structure of the xylem, the structure and function of the leaves, concluding with the factors that effect transpiration. The lesson is concluded by collecting in the data from the plants in the 4 different conditions. Plants should have bee weighed on a balance before, and the after the period of time. A noticeable difference in mass should be detectable between different conditions.
Alleles
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Alleles

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This resource is created from the new 2016 Edexcel 5 year SoW focusing on the topic of alleles. This fun and engaging lessons gets pupils learning the fundamental concepts behind genes and alleles whilst instilling a fun and engaging lesson. The starter activity (which is easily printable from the presentation) gets pupils concluding and reiterating the concept of complementary bases for a certain DNA sequence but also works well in tying in to the subsequent slides. A fun humorous video on the topic of heredity is then shown to class where they can either sit back, enjoy and absorb the information or this is a good opportunity for independent note taking. The subsequent information aims to break this topic down into easy, understandable and comprehensible chunks. Genes are reintroduced with the idea of them being cookery books (chromosomes) and they contain recipes (genes) for a 3 course dinner (characteristics). Before further explanation, pupils are to collect a tally from the various eye colors of their peers in the classroom. The differences in these are colors are then explained by explaining how alleles control this. The idea of homozygous, heterozygous, dominant and recessive alleles as well as genetic diagrams are tied in here to connect all the dots around this topic. This can be a tricky concept to get a pupils head around so very visual illustrations are shown throughout. A fun activity of 'longer arms or longer feet' can then be used to determine the difference in these two characteristics and whether they are linked and controlled by our genes/alleles. Level descriptors are shown constantly and consistently throughout to challenge pupils.
Transfers in Food Chains & Webs
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Transfers in Food Chains & Webs

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This is an outstanding lesson that immerses the students into the world of trophic levels in food chains and food webs. A variety of differentiated activities are included.
Complete 21st Century Science OCR B2 - Keeping Healthy
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Complete 21st Century Science OCR B2 - Keeping Healthy

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This powepoint contains the entire content for the B2 module. Perfect for revision sessions as the powerpoint is very visual and concise. Each slide contains leveled outcomes so that all students can constantly and consistently target and challenge themselves.
Rates of Reaction
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Rates of Reaction

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This is an outstanding resource that is created based on the Edexcel International GCSE 2009 in Science (Double Award) (4SC0) and Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 Certificate in Science (KSC0) and focuses of the topic of endothermic and exothermic reactions. The hook is aimed the challenge the mathematical aspects of science. Two shapes which have exactly the same volume are shown on the board however the surface area are different. Pupils are given side sizes and asked to determine whats the difference. The level descriptors are shown and discussed with the class. These will be displayed consistently throughout the lesson for pupils to refer back to as a gauge of their own progress. A recap of previous lessons (Acids and metals, solubility) is covered as this flows very nicely into the content of the lesson. Pupils asked to consider how all these chemical reactions take place. The idea of collisions is covered and a demonstration of burning paper puts this concept into perspective for pupils. Animations of these collisions are also provided in the presentation for further clarity. Activation energy is illustrated using real like examples. The 4 factors that need to be covered for effecting rate of reaction are broken down into a 4 phase practical activity. A table will be provided for pupils to fill out during the subsequent practicals. Phase 1: Concentration. Pupils are told how concentration effects rate of reaction. This is illustrated by a whole class kinaesthetic activity. A acid demonstration is also shown to show scientific perspective. Phase 2: Temperature. Pupils told how temperature effects rate of reaction. Pupils to oxidise magnesium over a Bunsen flame. Phase 3: Catalysts. Pupils told how the presence of catalysts effect rate of reaction. Pupils to create miniature versions of elephants toothpaste. Phase 4: Surface Area. Pupils told how surface area effects rate of reaction. Pupils to react different size marble chips with acid. Activity: Facts, reasons, models. Worksheet to describe the different ates of reaction. Plenary: Fill the gaps
Atomic Structure
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Atomic Structure

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This lesson covers the basics of atoms. The presentation kicks off with an easy and visual video clip of the atomic structure where students can make independent notes. The subsequent slides uses snap shots from the video to further break down the structure of the atom into more bite size chunks. Subatomic particles, how to find out electron and neutron number, as well as a guide to the periodic table is also included. The power point is very visual, containing level descriptors so that pupils can constantly and consistently challenge themselves. The attached worksheet gets pupils to collate their information from the lesson into one very visual and easy to follow template.
Plants - Photosynthesis, Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport
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Plants - Photosynthesis, Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport

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Based on the Edexcel International GCSE 2009 in Science (Double Award) (4SC0) and Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 Certificate in Science (KSC0) this resource covers how plants are adapated to photosynthesis as well as looking the processes of Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport. Illustrations of a cell membrane are shown, individually showing the processes of diffusion, osmosis and active transport. Written descriptions of these processes are provided with certain words missing, students are to fill these in. Beneath these illustrations are arrows indicating how the rate of these 3 processes are increased - a very concise and easy to follow diagrammatic representation of the processes. Pupils are to fill the gaps for this also. The topic of photosynthesis follows where the chemical equation for this is presented and the pupils have to fill in what they believe the chemical symbols to be (the simple word equation). Beneath this are three graphs illustrating how photosynthesis can be affecting in 3 ways, pupils are to describe the trend seen in the graphs, The structure of a cell leaf is subsequently shown where by the students have to label the leaf structures as well as write the special adaptation of that specific cell. Perfect for revision, individual, group, or whole class teacher led activities.
The Effect of Temperature & pH on Enzymes
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The Effect of Temperature & pH on Enzymes

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This outstanding resource covers the topic enzymes and how they are affected by changes in their environment, specifically temperature and pH. This is a perfect consolidation worksheet used for revision or homework and even in class. It contains fill the gap activities as well as asks pupils to draw and interpret graphs. Illustrations included make this worksheet user friendly.
Year 7 Physics Literacy Mat
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Year 7 Physics Literacy Mat

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This resource is created from the new Edexcel 5 year SoW and covers the entire topic of year 7 physics. The idea behind this resource is that it can be printed and laminated and pupils can use it as a place mat. The literacy mat covers the topics of: - Energy Stores - Energy Transfers -Fuels - Renewable & non-renewable resources - Series & Parallel Circuits - Circuit Symbols - Using Electricity - Forces - Springs - Pressure - Moving Sounds - Detecting Sounds - Comparing Waves By covering the entire units key concepts this should increase the proportion of independent study whist reducing the repetition of similar questions. Despite being based on the Edexcel SoW, this resource is usable and transferable across all exam boards.