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Ionic Bonding Worksheet
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Ionic Bonding Worksheet

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Scaffolded worksheet used with Low-mid ability students when first teaching ionic bonding and dot and cross diagrams. Also includes short summary quiz.
ELBS - Weed Control Worksheet
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ELBS - Weed Control Worksheet

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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.
Crude Oil and Alkanes Worksheet
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Crude Oil and Alkanes Worksheet

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Worksheet for low ability students studying AQA GCSE Chemistry (teaching from 2016) covering key information on crude oil, hydrocarbons and alkanes. Scaffolded worksheet introduces new key words, with fill the gaps and short answer questions - this works well as a good summary activity following discussion about what students already know about crude oil and the introduction of key ideas. This activity also requires a molecular modelling kit to help students to visualise the alkane molecules (methane, ethane, propane and butane) and begin to recognise patterns in their names and formulae.
Interpreting Rate of reaction Graphs
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Interpreting Rate of reaction Graphs

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Worksheet designed for student being entered for higher exam to practice using rates graphs to describe a reaction, calculation of rate from gradient and the use of interpolation.
GPE and EPE investigation
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GPE and EPE investigation

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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.
Antacid Investigation
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Antacid Investigation

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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. Worksheet includes; 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.
Challenges Facing Pollinators - Colony Collapse Disorder
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Challenges Facing Pollinators - Colony Collapse Disorder

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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.
Chemistry 4.1 - Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Revision
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Chemistry 4.1 - Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Revision

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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.
Acids and Metal Carbonates
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Acids and Metal Carbonates

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Worksheet designed for Y8 scheme of learning, to go alongside experiment to investigate reaction between acids and calcium carbonate, and the effect of changing the size of the marble chips.
How temperature affects rate of reaction
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How temperature affects rate of reaction

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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 http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00000448/the-effect-of-temperature-on-reaction-rate?cmpid=CMP00000518 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.
Atomic Structure and Isotopes
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Atomic Structure and Isotopes

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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. Learning Objectives: 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.
4.3 - Quantitative Chemistry Revision Sheet
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4.3 - Quantitative Chemistry Revision Sheet

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Revision resource for topic 4.3 - Quantitative Chemistry 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. Answers included on answer sheet for numerical problems.
Nuclear Fission and Fusion
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Nuclear Fission and Fusion

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Scaffolded independent research worksheet designed for P4h - Fission and Fusion (OCR gateway), graded throughout. Students could complete tasks on worksheet using text books or ICT resources, or is also useful as a revision activity.
ELBS - Animal Care Revision
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ELBS - Animal Care Revision

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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 - Feeding - Digestion - Digestive Systems - Animal Diet - Breeding - Animal Housing - Castration and Spaying
ELBS - Different types of Fertiliser
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ELBS - Different types of Fertiliser

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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.
ELBS - Flowers and Pollination
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ELBS - Flowers and Pollination

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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.
Food tests
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Food tests

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Method cards for food tests: fats, protein, sugars and starch. Higher and lower worksheets for students to record the method for each test plus the outcome of carrying out each test.
ELBS - Animal Diet
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ELBS - Animal Diet

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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.
ELBS - Seeds and Germination
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ELBS - Seeds and Germination

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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.
Structure of the Earth
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Structure of the Earth

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Structure of the Earth construction and research task. (approx 3-4 hours of lesson time, less if construction is set for home work.) Task 1: Independent task: Worksheet to guide students through researching the structure of the Earth, using text books or ICT equipment. Originally designed for OCR Gateway science B and is graded using the specification. Double sided worksheet. Task 2: Modelling task: Students design and build their own model to demonstrate the structure of the Earth and continental drift theory. Double sided worksheet is structured so that students can: 1. Plan how they will construct their model, materials used and how it helps explain the science. 2. Self evaluate - guided with questions. 3. Peer evaluation following presentation of the model to another group -3 x What went well and 2 x Even Better if which students can then act on. 4. Reflection on what other groups models have taught them.