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The author has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and has worked in wide range of schools with very diverse student groups. He holds an MSc in “Education and Technology in Science”. This lessons and scheme of work have been successfully trialed and refined in the classroom environment.

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The author has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and has worked in wide range of schools with very diverse student groups. He holds an MSc in “Education and Technology in Science”. This lessons and scheme of work have been successfully trialed and refined in the classroom environment.
A revision lesson for the Year 7 Light topic  using a mind-mapping template.
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A revision lesson for the Year 7 Light topic using a mind-mapping template.

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This lesson is differentiated to cater to a less academic audience than the original texts were intended. The Activate 1 book has a reading age of 11-12 years, however, many year 7 students have a reading age below their chronological age and this Presentation was written with those students in mind. The Author has over 20 years’ experience of working in a range of Schools and was awarded a Master’s Degree in 2008 in “Education and technology in Science” by Bristol University. This lesson (and scheme of work) has been successfully trialed in a state Academy and has been used (and improved each time) over three different classes.
A Year 8 Stomata Practical to support the Biology B2 2.2 "leaves" lesson.
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A Year 8 Stomata Practical to support the Biology B2 2.2 "leaves" lesson.

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This resource contains an slide Practical lesson and an instruction worksheet. There is a theory lesson that precedes - which is also available from my shop. The Practical lesson contains an introductory two slides reviewing the classic 'transverse section through a leaf' diagram and the 'structure and location of the stomata' from the theory lesson. Slide 4 contains visual instructions on how to prepare the microscope slide. Slide 5 and 6 show how the stomata appear under a microscope to show what they are looking for. Slide 7 contains the instructions on how to produce good biological drawings. If you have any time left there is always the Keyword search or worksheet from the theory lesson to help your students consolidate their learning. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are lots more.
A digital version of the Year 8 C2 3.7 "Polymers" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 C2 3.7 "Polymers" lesson.

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This resource contains two lessons, a 6 slide theory lesson and a 9 slide practical lesson. Lesson 1 - The theory lesson contains an introductory two slides which are designed to form the basis of a discussion about the pro's and cons of polymers (plastics) as a material. Slides number 3, 4 and 5 contain links to You tube videos, each one is chosen to 'spark' a debate over our use of polymers. Slide 6 is a book-work reference if you lack the time to carry out the practical this lesson. Lesson 2 is a brilliant multi-stage practical from the RSC but translated as a presentation for the students to follow on the whiteboard. There is also a word document with instructions, resource list, health and safety and some of the more complex chemistry included. The practical is messy, brilliant fun and fairly complex and probably works best with higher ability groups but shows that it is possible to make coloured, biodegradable plastics from natural polymers. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are lots more.
Year 8 Physics  P2-2 Energy Scheme of work
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Year 8 Physics P2-2 Energy Scheme of work

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This bundle contains all eight lessons from this topic, three KAHOOT quizzes, two bespoke Keyword searches and two past exam question worksheets. At the end there is also a DIRT feedback lesson using real (anonymous) students scripts, showing the common errors and misconceptions found in this topic and how to avoid them. A complete digital Scheme of work.
A digital version of the Year 7 B1 2.6 "Muscles" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 7 B1 2.6 "Muscles" lesson.

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A digital version of the B1 2.6 Muscles lesson in the Year 7 Science Activate book 1. The lessons are differentiated to cater to a less academic audience than the original texts were intended. The Activate 1 book has a reading age of 11-12 years, however, many year 7 students have a reading age below their chronological age and these Power Points were written with those students in mind. This lesson includes a KAHOOT quiz as a plenary. Good for Science teachers who want a colourful engaging lesson written by a science teacher with 20 years experience. The slides are colour coded by topic, contain All/Most/Some differentiated learning objectives, the current date and with 28-32 point Ariel font to enhance legibility. Both the presentations and the hyperlinked KAHOOT quizzes are fully customisable to suit your particular audience. The Author has over 20 years’ experience of working in a range of Schools and was awarded a Master’s Degree in 2008 in “Education and technology in Science”. This lesson (and scheme of work) has been successfully trialed in an academy having been used (and improved) with three different classes. If there are any typos, inaccuracies or comments you would like to report – please contact me as all feedback is most welcome. Enjoy!
A digital version of the Year 9 P1.17 Red Shift lesson
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A digital version of the Year 9 P1.17 Red Shift lesson

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This resource contains a 10-slide theory lesson, a data analysis task and a key word search on Stellar Evolution. Slide number 1 is an introductory slide explaining the lessons learning objectives. Slide number 2 contains an interactive cartoon flash animation which demonstrates the Doppler Effect brilliantly. Slide 3 asks students to apply the Doppler Effect to light waves rather than sound waves. Slides 4 and 5 provide the answer to the previous question by explaining the concept of ‘red shift’ and ‘blue shift’. Slide 6 summarises the red shift/blue shift with a hyperlinked YouTube video. Slide 7 is a data analysis question for the students to use Hubble’s red shift data to compare the speed of galaxies with their distance away from us and draw a conclusion. Slide 8 is the book-work reference. Slide 9 is a prompt to hand out the keyword search to the students Slide 10 contains the image credits. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are a few more.
A digital version of the Year 9 P1.16 Theories about the Universe
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A digital version of the Year 9 P1.16 Theories about the Universe

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This resource contains a 13-slide theory lesson. Slide number 1 is an introductory slide explaining the lessons learning objectives. Slide number 2, 3 and 4 try to explain something which is really beyond our comprehension. Slide 5 introduces Edwin Hubble whose work on the expanding Universe fist gave rise to the Big Bang theory. Slide 6 introduces Sir Fred Hoyle who interpreted Hubble’s work differently to give us an alternative theory – the Steady State Theory. Slide 7 summarises the competing theories. Slide 8 and 9 look at the CMB evidence that supports the Big Bang Theory. Slide 10 summarises the competing theories and the evidence to suggest that the Big Bang is our current preferred theory. Slide 11 is the book-work reference. Slide 12 contains the image credits. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are a few more.
A digital version of the Year 9 P1 1.14 Alien Life lesson
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A digital version of the Year 9 P1 1.14 Alien Life lesson

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This resource contains a 7-slide theory lesson Slide number 1 is an introductory slide explaining the lessons learning objectives. Slides number 2 makes a distinction between alien life forms and intelligent alien life Slide number 3 explains the concept of the Goldilocks planet where water may be found in a liquid state – a probable prerequisite for life. Slide 4 looks at the recent discovery of “Trappist 1” solar system with its multiple Goldilocks planets and contains a hyperlink to the NASA press release video on You tube. Slide 5 looks at our attempts to send robot landers to other planets and looks at the example of a tiny robot Lander called Phoenix to Mars to look for evidence of life. Slide 6 looks at the SETI program which analyses Radio waves to look for signals from intelligent alien life. Slide 7 is the book-work reference. Slide 8 contains the image credits. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are a few more.
A digital version of the Year 8 Chemistry C2 3.4 "Extracting Metals" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 Chemistry C2 3.4 "Extracting Metals" lesson.

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This resource contains two lessons, a 5 slide theory lesson and a 5 slide practical lesson. Lesson 1 - The theory lesson contains an introductory two slides which are designed to form the basis of a discussion about human civilisation and how we have progressed from stone tools to Bronze tools to Iron age tools and how this progress follows the Reactivity series due to the fact that the more reactive a metal is, the harder it is to extract from its Ore. Slide number 4 uses the Flintstones to demonstrate the Chemistry of the reduction of Iron Oxide by Carbon and gives the theoretical underpinning to the practical. Slide 5 is a book-work reference if you lack the time to carry out the practical this lesson. Lesson 2 revisits both the understanding of what an 'Ore' is and the theory of how Iron oxide can be reduced by a more reactive element such as Carbon. Slides 3 and 4 show how to set up the practical apparatus along with safety instructions (NB this can get messy and Iron oxide will stain clothes!). The lesson ends with Slide 5 - a Cloze conclusion whereby students can prove that they have made Iron by collecting the fragments using a magnet. (NB. wait for the reaction mixture to cool down to avoid burns and the plastic covering the bar magnet melting). If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are many more.
A digital version of the Year 8  C2 3.3 "Metals and Water"  lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 C2 3.3 "Metals and Water" lesson.

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These two lessons compare and contrast the reactions of different metals with water. Lesson 1 - the Metals and water practical is a 5 slide presentation which introduces the idea of metals reacting with water. The lesson looks at the position of metals in the reactivity series to help predict if a metal will react with water. The last three slides are to show the students how to react magnesium with steam with images of how to set up the apparatus, safety information and a You Tube link to instructions (1min 19 seconds long) on slide number 3. The lesson ends with book-work references to reinforce learning after the students have cleared away. Lesson 2 is the classic Alkali metals in water. This 5 slide presentation is to support a teacher demonstration to show how vigorously the alkali metals react with water, again showing how their position in the Reactivity Series tells you how they are likely to react. Slide number four contains a You Tube link to the famous Brainiac demonstration of Caesium and Rubidium in water. If you like this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are many more.
A multimedia version of the Year 8 B2 2.5 "Aerobic Respiration" lesson.
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A multimedia version of the Year 8 B2 2.5 "Aerobic Respiration" lesson.

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This resource contains an 10 slide theory lesson (with a KAHOOT plenary) and a Keyword-search. The theory lesson contains an introductory three slides which clearly explain the common misconception - that respiration and breathing are synonymous. Slide 4 compares the respiration equation to the photosynthesis equation (from B2 2.1) Slide 5 is a single diagram showing the cellular organelles and, in particular, the mitochondria - the site of respiration. Slide 6 looks in detail at the structure of a mitochondria - supported by a hyperlinked YouTube video clip. Slide 7 is a diagram summarising the learning objectives. Slide 8 contains the new Keywords that students need to know and these are revisited in the accompanying Keyword search. Slide 9 is the book-work reference. Slide 10 contains the hyperlink to a 16 question KAHOOT quiz on aerobic respiration- to assess what your students have learnt. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are quite a few more.
A digital version of the Year 8  P2 2.4 "Energy Transfer- Particles" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 P2 2.4 "Energy Transfer- Particles" lesson.

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This resource contains an 8 slide theory lesson and a Keyword-search. The theory lesson contains an introductory four slides giving examples of Convection in air currents, central heating radiators and ovens. Slide 5 gives an example of Convection in water - boiling. All the convection slides are under the sub-heading "heat energy piggybacks on particles" to help reinforce the concept of convection regardless of the liquid or gaseous medium. Slide 6 gives an example of conduction and makes the link with metals (as good conductors of thermal energy). The conduction slide has the sub-heading "heat energy is contagious" to help reinforce the concept of thermal energy moving through a solid. Slide 7 is an excellent visual summary of heat transfers. Slide 8 is a book-work reference. Slide 9 is a reminder/extension to the supporting Keyword search (based on the language around this topic). If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are lots more.
A digital version of the Year 8 Activate lesson B2-2.1 Photosynthesis
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A digital version of the Year 8 Activate lesson B2-2.1 Photosynthesis

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This resource contains a 7 slide theory lesson and a Keyword-search. The theory lesson contains an introductory three slides which are designed to form the basis of a discussion about how plants use sunlight energy to join together Carbon Dioxide molecules to make sugar (glucose). Slides number 4 summarises photosynthesis as an equation. Slide 5 introduces the xylem and stomata as the transport routes of the photosynthesis reactants into the leaf. Slide 6 introduces Chlorophyll as the sunlight energy trapping pigment. Slide 7 is a book-work reference. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there are plenty more.
A digital version of the Year 8 Biology B2 3.4 "Continuous and Discontinuous  variation" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 Biology B2 3.4 "Continuous and Discontinuous variation" lesson.

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This lesson was written for middle/top sets. The lesson is designed to provoke discussion and thought about Continuous and Discontinuous variation in humans. The main focus is on two small practicals that demonstrate both Continuous and Discontinuous traits but also the resultant Continuous (line) and Discontinuous (bar) graphs drawn from the data. This is a deliberate attempt to help students understand when it is appropriate to draw a line graph and when to draw a bar graph. The tongue rolling practical is fast, fun and interesting. The "measuring pupils height" practical requires meter rulers but a blank results table on slide 7 can be used to project onto the whiteboard ready for the students data, The narrative is loose and visual so the lesson can follow the students questions but the slide sequence ensures that the learning objectives will be covered. At the end, if you have time, there are 'book-work' references (to consolidate the learning). An excellent resource for Science teachers who want a colourful engaging lesson written by a science teacher with over 20 years’ experience of working in a range of Schools and was awarded a Master’s Degree in 2008 in “Education and technology in Science” by Bristol University. This lesson (and the scheme of work it is part of) has been successfully trialed in a state Academy and has been used (and improved each time) over three different classes.
A digital version of the Year 8 Biology B2 3.6 "Natural Selection" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 Biology B2 3.6 "Natural Selection" lesson.

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This lesson was written for middle/top sets. The lesson is designed to provoke discussion and thought about the process of Natural Selection . The lesson is constructed around 3 YOU TUBE videos. The first is the classic story of the Peppered Moth (12mins). The second video introduces Natural Selection in the context of Evolution (9 mins) The third video is a TEDed film chosen to demonstrate how Natural Selection is still ongoing and, in the context of antibiotic resistance, poses a very real problem for humanity to address (5 mins) The narrative is deliberately loose so the lesson can follow the students questions/discussions but the sequencing ensures that the learning objectives will be covered. At the end, if you have time, there are 'book-work' references (to consolidate the learning). An excellent resource for Science teachers who want an exciting, discussion-based thought provoking and engaging lesson written by a science teacher with over 20 years’ experience. This lesson (and scheme of work) has been successfully trialed in a state Academy and has been used (and improved each time) over three different classes.
A digital version of the Year 7 Physics P1 3.5 "Colour" lesson from Activate Science book 1.
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A digital version of the Year 7 Physics P1 3.5 "Colour" lesson from Activate Science book 1.

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This lesson is differentiated to cater to a less academic audience than the original texts were intended. The Activate 1 book has a reading age of 11-12 years, however, many year 7 students have a reading age below their chronological age and this Presentation was written with those students in mind. This single lesson includes a KAHOOT plenary. An excellent resource for Science teachers who want a colourful engaging lesson written by an experienced science teacher. The slides are colour coded by topic, contain All/Most/Some differentiated learning objectives, the current date and with 28-32 point Ariel font to enhance legibility. The Author has over 20 years’ experience of working in a range of Schools and was awarded a Master’s Degree in 2008 in “Education and technology in Science” by Bristol University. This lesson (and scheme of work) has been successfully trialed in a state Academy and has been used (and improved each time) over three different classes. If there are any typos, inaccuracies or comments you would like to report – please contact me as all feedback is most welcome.