Worksheets designed for Year 8 Scheme of learning, Low-mid ability students; Approximately 2 hours of lesson time.
Scaffold for students to complete an entire investigation into the effectiveness of different brands of antacid tablets using acid and universal indicator to show change in pH.
1. List of apparatus with space to explain why each piece is used.
2. Space for a method and control variables.
3. Results table for students to record start and end pH, change in pH and time taken for change.
4. Separate worksheet with pre-plotted axes for students to plot bar charts of their results.
5. Conclusion and Evaluation is structured using sentence starters to guide students to use data from their investigation.
Scaffolded worksheet for students to summarise knowledge of collision theory, record results from rate experiment, write a conclusion and have this peer assessed.
Worksheet goes alongside reaction between sodium thiocyanate and Hydrochloric acid as per the RSC classic chemistry experiment found at
Some safety considerations are given on the worksheet for students to be aware of but please thoroughly risk assess before carrying out this practical with a class.
Worksheet to go alongside a practical to investigate the reaction between metals and acids. Designed for year 8 students, differentiated throughout to stretch the most able.
Worksheet is scaffolded so that students can:
1. Risk assess their practical including control measures and an evaluation of how well risks were managed.
2. Identify and explain control variables.
3. Record observations.
4. Use results to order metals according to reactivity.
5. Write word and symbol equations for reactions between metals and acids.
Worksheets for Y7 energy topic - Gravitational and Elastic Potential Energy
Worksheet 1, GPE, gets students thinking about the energy changes that occur when a bouncy ball is dropped.
Worksheet 2, Bouncy balls investigation, is scaffolded so students can carry out their own investigation into drop height and bounce height. Differentiated conclusion with numeracy extension for most able.
Worksheet designed for Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR)
Scaffolded worksheet for students to consolidate knowledge of different types of weed control, bioaccumulation and factors that must be considered before choosing a type of weed control.
Works well as a summary activity after practical work, as revision or homework.
Designed for new Year 7 curriculum to go alongside demonstrations of lung dissection and using the bell jar and balloons model to represent the breathing system.
Worksheet give students opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and could be used alongside a text book for more independent work.
Scaffolded worksheet for students to independently research atomic structure and isotopes.
Initially designed for OCR Gateway Additional Science - C4.
Use alongside a text book or ICT equipment.
1. Describe the structure of the atom.
2. Calculate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons from the atomic number and mass number of an element.
Revision sheet for Environmental and Land Based Science GCSE (OCR) for unit B682 - Animal Care. Provided as PDF and MS word format that can be edited.
A good tool for independent revision, can be used with or without notes. I have found this works well to highlight gaps in knowledge, with students using 2 coloured pens to show areas they had to look up the answer to.
Revision mind map covers the following areas:
- Food Stuffs
- Digestive Systems
- Animal Diet
- Animal Housing
- Castration and Spaying
Worksheet for Environmental and Land Based Science GCSE (OCR), provided in PDF and MS word formats.
Could be used as an independent research task, or as a summary activity following practical work with fertilisers so that students have notes in preparation for exams.
Worksheet for Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR) unit B682 - Plant care.
Worksheet for students to record observations of a flower dissection and discuss the characteristics of pollination for wind and insect pollinated plants. A good summary activity following practical work or as an independent research task.
Worksheet for unit B682 of Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR) Scaffolded using specification for this GCSE.
Works well as a summary activity, homework or independent research task so that students have a record of knowledge that may have been gained through hands on learning. Also works well as a revision activity.
Worksheet for Environmental and Land Based Science (OCR) unit B682 - Plant care, but could also be used for Biology GCSE
Worksheet for students to record roles of different parts of a seed and the factors involved in germination. A good summary activity following practical work or as an independent research task.
Revision resource for topic 4.1 Atomic Structure and the Periodic table for AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016), designed using the specification.
Students could complete with their notes, a text book or ICT equipment. Works well as a homework or in class using 2 colours of pen to show areas that they already know and didn't need to look up the answer for and another for areas they had to research. Best printed A3 size.
Research task structured for students to use text books or ICT to research the role of pollinators and colony collapse disorder (CCD). Designed for a Year 7 Scheme of Learning. (1-2 lessons depending on ability of students.)
Task 1: Students use ICT or books to independently research the questions and statements on the worksheet; encouraging students only to collect key information. It is worth setting a time limit.
Task 2: Design an information leaflet, using the information collected in the research task and the success criteria on the worksheet. There is then space for this to be peer assessed and students can make improvements accordingly.