OCR A2 Biology Module 5 (New specification). All answers to exam practice questions included in presentation.
***Video links are included in the notes section now (if the embedded video does not work)***
- lesson objectives
- engaging starter- reviewing 'fight or flight' response & introducing hormonal control of heart rate
- embedded video to review AS knowledge of electrical control of the heart
- concept map about chemoreceptors & baroreceptors; exam practice questions (print & enlarge to A3) for students to fill in
- OCR past exam paper question & answer included
- maths skills in Biology exam practice questions & answers included.
OCR Biology A PAG 11: Investigating the effect of temperature on heart rate in Daphnia.
Links with A-level Biology topics: control of heart rate; homeostasis;features of an ectotherm.
Could be also used for teaching high ability KS3 or KS4 Biology students.
Powerpoint & planning sheet designed for an observation lesson.
Students have to design their own method using the equipment provided (this is listed in slide 9 in the powerpoint).
Planning sheet is differentiated into red/amber/green tasks to stretch & challenge students.
Answers for extension questions are included in the powerpoint.
Video links are included which show the Daphnia's heart beating & how to carefully handle the Daphnia.
Powerpoint which outlines the difference between mass and weight.
Powerpoint includes lesson objectives; starter; mass Vs weight definitions; video links; plenary.
Worksheet includes a results table for students to carry out simple calculations to apply their understanding.
Designed for a low ability year 7 group to introduce separation techniques (separating salt from water). Can be easily modified for a higher ability group.
Powerpoint includes: learning objectives; visual prompts of equipment that students (assigned 'equipment managers') need to collect; true/false quiz.
Instructions for method are included- designed for low ability students.
Exam questions & mark schemes for all 3 ecosystems.
Jigsaw group task: Each group has a different assigned ecosystem
(Masai Mara/Terai region/Peat bogs); concept maps to fill in for each ecosystem included in the powerpoint.
KS3 lesson based around students constructing different sized parachutes (using straws; string; tape; plastic bags) & testing how long they take to fall.
Powerpoint includes lesson objectives; variables for investigation; extension task.
Worksheet includes results table & tasks for students to complete.
Designed for a lesson observation, which was graded outstanding.
- Powerpoint which sets the scenario for students (classroom pet kidnapped; ransom note left behind; three suspects)
- Learning objective checklist- can be used as a starter/mini-plenary/plenary
- Evidence cards of the 'suspects'
- Method tick list
- Police report for students to fill in with their results
Chemistry KS3 lesson on Noble Gases.
Linked with Activate 2 Textbook C2 1.5
- extended written question on alkali metals to review prior learning
- mark scheme included for extended written 6 mark question
- task for students: identify properties of group 0 elements by plotting a graph of the relative atomic masses & describing trends observed.
- stretch & challenge extension tasks (mark scheme included)
- Wordsearch plenary
Exam Practice questions from the ecology section on module 6; difference between intraspecific & interspecific competition; competitive exclusion principle; past paper exam questions for students to complete which are differentiated into green/amber/red (mark schemes included); plenary: word taboo.
Note: I print the green/amber/red questions in packs which students work together in groups to answer within a time limit. Then rotate questions with another group to correct/annotate before marking.
Designed for an observation lesson.
Powerpoint includes lesson objectives; starter; instructions for task on worksheet (included); success criteria for modelling activity; plenary.
Race game questions- print on different coloured paper & cut up. Assign each group a different colour so you can easily track the answers given to you.
Worksheet includes task from the main activity and success criteria for the modelling activity.
Powerpoint includes: settler; learning objectives; starter; method; introduction on how to write word equations for metals +acids; mini-plenary quiz; plenary.
Card sort- print & cut up. Students have to put the steps in the correct order.
Learning objective checklist- can be used to check students' progress during the lesson.
Powerpoint includes: starter; lesson objectives; key definitions; autograph activity; graph skills (graph is not related to mixtures & solutions but incorporated as a follow on from a homework task I gave to my students); plenary million pound sweet drop live game.
Introduction to biomolecules (module 2) with an independent learning tasks on researching the definitions of ionic bonds, covalent bonds, hydrogen bonds, ions (anions & cations) monomers and polymers. ; practical activities investigating the properties of water; plenary: multiple choice quiz
Students have to design a boat using plasticine, which will float & carry marbles.
Could make this into a competition between groups- which boat can hold the most amount of marbles without sinking.
Powerpoint includes: lesson objectives; starter; forces review task with success criteria.
Worksheet for students to complete after their investigation.
Designed for a low ability year 7 group. Can be easily adapted for a high ability group.
Context for the lesson to engage low ability group: which biscuit is the best for dunking in tea? Students have to investigate which biscuit is slowest to dissolve.
Powerpoint includes lesson objectives, scenario for investigation; plenary.
Worksheet includes instructions, results table; extension task.
Designed for an observation lesson which was graded outstanding.
Powerpoint includes starter; lesson objectives; video link (hyperlinked on slide 2--> click on 'LO1'); questions; 'respiration race game'; creative writing task with success criteria; support sheet for lower ability students; plenary.
Respiration race questions- print out on different coloured paper & cut up. Assign each group one colour to make it easier for you to track who has answered the questions.
Learning objective checklist can be used as a starter/mini plenary/plenary activity to check progress.
Designed for a KS3 year 7 group.
Powerpoint introduces the definition of density & includes visual prompts for the students that are collecting equipment for investigation about density.
Method sheet included with step by step instructions, results table & fill in the blanks activity.
New specification OCR Biology A. Linked with Oxford Press Year 2 Biology A Textbook.
Powerpoint lesson includes: practical activities investigating reflex actions; exam practice questions & answers; mark scheme.