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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 digital version of the Year 7 B1 2.5 "Movement: Joints" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 7 B1 2.5 "Movement: Joints" lesson.

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A digital version of the B1 2.5 Movement - Joints lesson in the Year 7 Science Activate book. 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 lesson includes both a word-search starter and a KAHOOT quiz as a plenary. Good 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. 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” by Bristol University. 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. Many thanks!
A Year 7 Multimedia version of the B1 1.4 Movement of Substances lesson from Activate book 1.
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A Year 7 Multimedia version of the B1 1.4 Movement of Substances lesson from Activate book 1.

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This resource includes is a 7 slide theory lesson and includes a 10 Question KAHOOT plenary activity. An excellent resource for Science teachers who want a fully resourced, engaging lesson written by an experienced science teacher. 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.
Year 7 Activate 1 Chemistry  C1.3  Chemical Reactions Scheme of work.
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Year 7 Activate 1 Chemistry C1.3 Chemical Reactions Scheme of work.

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This bundle contains all six lessons from this topic, two KAHOOT quizzes, two bespoke word searches and two practicals (complete with labelled diagrams, blank results table and safety information). At the end there is also a revision lesson and a DIRT feedback lesson (based on real students scripts) showing the common errors and how to avoid them. A complete digital Scheme of work.
A multimedia version of the Year 8 B2 2.8 "Food Web disruption" lesson.
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A multimedia version of the Year 8 B2 2.8 "Food Web disruption" lesson.

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This resource contains:- 1) A 8 slide theory lesson. 2) A Keyword search of the new vocabulary. The theory lesson contains an introductory four slides illustrating how pesticides move up a food chain, becoming more concentrated as they move up the trophic levels (bio-accumulation/bio-magnification) Slide 6 and 7 takes the theory and looks at a real life example - the widespread use of DDT and the impact on raptor populations in the UK and USA. This slide has a YouTube link with a short 3 minute video about the effect of DDT on the Bald Eagle population in the USA. Slide 8 is the book-work reference for students to take notes from the text book. If you liked this lesson, please don't forget to review it and feel free to browse my shop where there many more.
Year 7 Activate 1 Physics 1.3 "Light" Scheme of work.
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Year 7 Activate 1 Physics 1.3 "Light" Scheme of work.

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This bundle contains all five lessons from this topic, one KAHOOT quizz, two bespoke word searches and two practicals (complete with labelled diagrams) At the end there is also a revision lesson based on mind-mapping the whole topic. A complete digital Scheme of work.
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 B2 3,7 "Extinction" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 B2 3,7 "Extinction" 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 Extinction. The first part of the lesson introduces the concept of 'Extinction - dead as a Dodo'. The second part looks at the 4 main causes of extinction. The third part looks at the evidence for extinction- the fossil record and includes a mini practical looking at fossils and using their features/adaptations to understand their historic niche, 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). A thoroughly researched 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 C1 3.1 "Chemical Reactions" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 7 C1 3.1 "Chemical Reactions" lesson.

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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 word-search starter and a KAHOOT quiz as a 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. Many thanks!
A digital version of the Year 7 Physics P1 3.3 "Refraction" lesson from Activate Science book 1.
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A digital version of the Year 7 Physics P1 3.3 "Refraction" 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. 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. Many thanks!
A digital revision and DIRT feedback lesson for the Year 7 C1 3 "Chemical Reactions" topic.
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A digital revision and DIRT feedback lesson for the Year 7 C1 3 "Chemical Reactions" topic.

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This download contains 2 presentations to end the topic. A revision lesson based around designing a mind-map of the complete topic, including key concepts, words and diagrams. A Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT) lesson which uses real scanned examples of (anonymous) students work to show best practice and common mistakes. This is one of the most powerful tools that I have ever used to improve student grades.
A digital version of the Year 8 Biology B2 3.5 "Inheritance" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 Biology B2 3.5 "Inheritance" lesson.

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This two-part lesson was written for middle/top sets. These lessons are are designed to provoke discussion and thought about the discovery and mechanism of DNA. The first lesson is some basic history, theory and discussion about DNA. The presentation includes three YOU TUBE links - each one explaining, with increasing complexity, how DNA actually works. 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 learning. The second lesson contains a step-by-step method, resources and safety instructions for students to extract (and observe) DNA from Kiwi fruit. This is a brilliant and memorable, multi-step practical which always engages and enthralls students. An excellent resource for Science teachers written by a science teacher with over 20 years’ experience of working in a range of Schools. 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  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 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 P2 2.7 "Energy and Power" lesson.
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A digital version of the Year 8 P2 2.7 "Energy and Power" lesson.

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This resource contains a very basic 7 slide theory lesson. This theory lesson contains an introductory four slides which define Physics concepts such as WORK and POWER, their units and their relationship with Energy. Slide 5 displays the relationship mathematically as an equation. Slide 6 is a book-work reference to practice using this equation. Slide 7 is a worksheet containing real exam questions to reinforce familiarity with the equation. 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 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.