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I have been a science teacher for 10+ years and I love making and sharing my resources.

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I have been a science teacher for 10+ years and I love making and sharing my resources.
Trends in Group 0/Noble Gases

Trends in Group 0/Noble Gases

A lesson that takes the students on a journey through the Noble Gases. Students have to spot trends and patterns from data and write conclusions. Fully differentiated with three levels of challenge. Exit pass to finish. Designed to match AQA Trilogy Combined Science and AQA Chemistry specifications.
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A-Level Biology Year 1 and Year 2

A-Level Biology Year 1 and Year 2

A growing bundle on A-Level Biology Year 1 and Year 2. Features checklists from the first two topics and powerpoints on water, ATP, inorganic ions, types of selection and transporting oxygen. Bundle saves you 20% on the individual prices. This is a growing bundle and won't be this price for long!
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Trends in Group 0/Noble Gases

Trends in Group 0/Noble Gases

A lesson that takes the students on a journey through the Noble Gases. Students have to spot trends and patterns from data and write conclusions. Fully differentiated with three levels of challenge. Exit pass to finish. Designed to match AQA Trilogy Combined Science and AQA Chemistry specifications.
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AQA A-Level Biology: Year 1 - Topic 3 Overview Sheet

AQA A-Level Biology: Year 1 - Topic 3 Overview Sheet

An editable and PDF version of an objective checklist and keyword list for the new AQA Biology Year 1 Topic 3. RAG column for when first covered, column for date revised and RAG for after revision. Allows students to monitor their progress and immediately see where they need to focus for revision. Keyword list also has space for definitions to be written down next to the word. Could also be then used for RAGing the understanding of the keywords. Objectives are adapted from the AQA A-Level Biology specification.
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Elements and the Periodic Table

Elements and the Periodic Table

Lesson 1 of the Y7 unit Atoms, Elements and Compounds. Aimed at a higher level Y7 group. Grades are in the new 1-9 format. A variety of activities to introduce year 7 to elements and the periodic table. Group work, competitions and a short homework activity are included. Worksheets adapted from various resources on the TES. Collective memory Worksheet Cartoon Periodic Elements Triptico resource share link in included in the slide notes if you would like an interactive version and you have a Triptico account. Please review my resources and check out all my other lesson plans.
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New AQA AS Biology - Types of Selection

New AQA AS Biology - Types of Selection

A PowerPoint, handout and selection of exam questions to match the new 7401 and 7402 specification for AQA Biology: 3.4.4 - Genetic Diversity and Adaptation. It is timed for a 50-minute lesson. Handout used alongside presentation to form notes and aid Q&A. Exam questions for assessment at end of lesson. Examiners report included.
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AQA A-Level Biology: Year 2 - Topic 6 Overview Sheet

AQA A-Level Biology: Year 2 - Topic 6 Overview Sheet

An editable and PDF version of an objective checklist and keyword list for the new AQA Biology Year 2 Topic 6. RAG column for when first covered, column for date revised and RAG for after revision. Allows students to monitor their progress and immediately see where they need to focus for revision. Keyword list also has space for definitions to be written down next to the word. Could also be then used for RAGing the understanding of the keywords. Objectives are adapted from the AQA A-Level Biology specification.
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AQA A-Level Biology: Year 1 - Topic 4 Overview Sheet

AQA A-Level Biology: Year 1 - Topic 4 Overview Sheet

An editable and PDF version of an objective checklist and keyword list for the new AQA Biology Year 1 Topic 4. RAG column for when first covered, column for date revised and RAG for after revision. Allows students to monitor their progress and immediately see where they need to focus for revision. Keyword list also has space for definitions to be written down next to the word. Could also be then used for RAGing the understanding of the keywords. Objectives are adapted from the AQA A-Level Biology specification.
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Human Impact on Organism Distribution

Human Impact on Organism Distribution

A whole lesson looking at the human impact on the distribution of bees. Features: - An engaging and fun starter - full instructions in the notes section - Differentiated activities designed to provoke thinking and reasoning skills - Extension activities using relevant news articles - Graded objectives matching the new 1-9 system - Colourful presentation with copyright infringement free images throughout - Suitable for a 50 minute lesson
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Investigative Science Skills - Bouncing Ball Challenge

Investigative Science Skills - Bouncing Ball Challenge

A colourful and engaging 50 minute investigative science lesson. Based on the technical challenge from the hit TV baking show, students are given a brief method and a success criteria - to find the exact height needed to drop a ball in order for it to bounce 32cm. They have to use the equipment, set it up, get results, plot a graph and extrapolate the answer before filling in an evaluation. This resource features: - Three levels of challenge with further differentiation potential using the hint cards - Colourful slides with copyright infringement free images - Common targets on a slide using the dot marking system (resource can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/dot-marking-regain-your-life-11165485)
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AQA A-Level Biology Checklists and Keywords

AQA A-Level Biology Checklists and Keywords

A growing bundle of checklists and keywords for years 1 and 2 A-Level Biology saving 20% off individual prices. Students can RAG their learning after each topic and then after revision. Keywords have space for a definition which can then also be RAGged during revision time.
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Planet Earth - Earth Structure

Planet Earth - Earth Structure

Lesson one of the year 8 unit - Planet Earth. Suitable for low-mid range year 8 group. Grades are 1-9. Presentation takes students through the structure of the Earth through various activities. I have adapted the worksheet from this one. I use Triptico for some of my activities. I highly recommend this resource - lots of fun little activities. If you do have an account, feel free to message me with your username and I shall add you to my shared group so you can have the activities too.
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A-Level Biology: Water, ATP and Inorganic Ions

A-Level Biology: Water, ATP and Inorganic Ions

A 100-minute lesson on AQA Biology Year 1 - Water, ATP and Inorganic Ions. Features: - Diagrams of ATP and the reactions involved - Video links to checked and quality-assured videos - Full objectives linked to the AQA Biology specification - Information cards on water and inorganic ions - Essay question on the properties of water to assess student progress - Colourful slides and easy to read fonts Good independent learning opportunities, a variety of tasks and an easy to use, print and go presentation.
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Resistance of a Wire Practical Lesson

Resistance of a Wire Practical Lesson

A fully-resourced, 50-minute practical lesson on resistance and wire length. This resource includes: - A colourful and engaging presentation - Covers practical instructions, circuit diagrams, how to calculate resistance, risk assessments - Objectives with GCSE 9-1 grades - Worksheets with 4 levels of differentiation - Copyright infringement free images This lesson is suitable for high ability KS3 and all levels of KS4.
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Science Classroom Displays - Planning Investigations

Science Classroom Displays - Planning Investigations

A colourful and informative display on how to plan investigations. Essential for KS3 and helpful for KS4. This attractive display includes the following: - Investigative keywords and definitions - Common apparatus with pictures and names - this is suitable for not only display but also for making into small, A6 cards and putting on a ring to help students choose equipment for investigation. - Up-to-date hazard symbols and meanings - A labelled picture of a Bunsen Burner - A walk-through of how to plan an investigation - what is needed in each section This display has received many compliments and is found invaluable by my Year 7 and 8 groups. Lettering sets from http://www.instantdisplay.co.uk/alphabetsets.htm
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Variation - Surveying and Theory

Variation - Surveying and Theory

A colourful, engaging and fully differentiated resource for 11-14 year old Variation. Includes to following: - A colourful and engaging PowerPoint presentation - Objectives graded in accordance with 9-1 GCSE - Three levels of challenge - Engaging and colourful starter - Carefully chosen exam questions for assessment at end or at home - Quick check activities to assess your student's understanding before progressing - Copyright infringement free images Ready to just print and go.
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Transcription and Translation Building Blocks Activity

Transcription and Translation Building Blocks Activity

A colourful, engaging and stimulating resource to teach post-16 transcription and translation. To my year 12 biology students, this was "the best lesson ever" and really helped them understanded transcription and translation. Features: - 16 different student worksheets practising converting DNA to mRNA and identifying amino acids each codon codes for - Block collecting grid for the end of the activity - Print and laminate set of 'blocks' if no building blocks available - Differentiation possibilities - some sheets and start codons, others have repeat codons to make it easier/more challenging. - Crib sheets for both parts of the activity - Full teacher pack featuring pictures of the finished polypeptides, mRNA sequences and the amino acids coded for. This has been trialled twice and all errors to the best of my knowledge removed but if you find one, instead of leaving negative feedback, send me an email and I shall get it sorted ASAP. Best blocks to use are a basic Lego box with some Wilko's Blox added in to bulk up the numbers. Alternatively, there is loads of Lego on eBay at a very reasonable price .
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Science Classroom Displays

Science Classroom Displays

A set of four Science classroom displays. These are interactive, colourful displays that will make any classroom look bright and fun to be in. Especially with open evenings around the corner - get your classroom looking top-notch right now! Special offer - buy this bundle and save 28% off the combined total!
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A-Level Biology Year 1 and Year 2

A-Level Biology Year 1 and Year 2

A growing bundle on A-Level Biology Year 1 and Year 2. Features checklists from the first two topics and powerpoints on water, ATP, inorganic ions, types of selection and transporting oxygen. Bundle saves you 20% on the individual prices. This is a growing bundle and won't be this price for long!
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