BTEC NQF Applied Science Unit 3 Intro
An introductory lesson into the externally assessed unit 3 for the new BTEC NQF Applied Science. Lesson includes an activity on defining key terms, writing a hypothesis, risk assessments and identifying variables. I used this as an introduction into planning experiments and plan to reinforce the ideas of hypotheses, risk assessments etc. throughout the unit.
BTEC Applied Science Unit 1 Revision Mats
This file contains seven summary sheets which are perfect for revision for Unit 1 of the BTEC Applied Science 2016 specification. They can be used in class, as homework or as a revision resource. The topics covered are: Cells and cell specialisation Endothelial and Epithelial tissue Muscles Nerves
BTEC Applied Science Unit 5 Revision Mats
This file contains six summary sheets which are perfect for revision for Unit 5 of the BTEC Applied Science 2016 specification. They can be used in class, as homework or as a revision resource. The topics covered are: Heart Lungs Kidneys Transport across the membrane
BTEC NQF Unit 20 Biomedical Science Intro
This resource is about 3 hours worth of content. It includes an introduction to Unit 20: Biomedical Science on the NQF BTEC Level 3 Applied Science. I haven’t been able to find many lessons on the content needed for Learning aim B of the unit (histology and cytology) so I decided to upload mine. Content includes: introduction to unit structure and function of epithelial tissues recognising cancerous cells and tissues different types of screening (biopsy, aspirates) the process of microtomy ensuring quality standards The lesson contains mostly student-led activities, however the content is provided on slides if you do not have access to the Edexcel Salters Nuffield A Biology book, or the Biological Review article on ‘Preparing Microscope Slides’. I have added some ideas in the notes of certain slides.
Jelly cubes and diffusion practical
A great practical to use for the diffusion component of BTEC NQF Applied Science. Contains the method and results tables. Allows students to identify variables and hazards. Also suitable for A-level biology.
BTEC NQF Applied Science Unit 7 Intro
An introduction into the Unit where learners have a chance to define key terms, look at the strengths and weaknesses of methods of communicating scientific information and different target audiences (scientific community, general public pressure groups and political representatives). This lesson begins with section C of the unit, as I think article analysis will be easier if students have knowledge on science reporting first.
Cards that can be printed, laminated and used for a speed dating activity. Have students memorise their nutrient and meet with other students to find out information on other nutrients. Contains 12 cards (first 6 on macronutrients, last 6 on micronutrients). Specification: BTEC Applied Science - Unit 24 (Principles of Plant and Soil Science)
A lesson on the structure of arteries, capillaries and veins for AS Biology (Edexcel A). Includes diagrams to label, a summary table and exam questions.
A whole lesson for AS Biology (Edexcel Salters-Nuffield A). Includes activities for William Withering’s drug development and clinical trials. Students should read William Withering’s story from the AS textbook prior to the lesson or can research this online (lesson involves application of knowledge). Tasks are differentiated and all mark schemes includes in the PowerPoint.
Lymphatic disease patient profiles
This activity is aimed at BTEC Level 3 Applied Science students completing unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems, in preparation to complete Learning Aim B focused on the lymphatic system. This active learning task allows learners to decide the best treatment type for Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients, based on the stage of disease, age etc. The resource contains: 4 patient profiles Posters on treatments for Hodgkin’s lymphoma Worksheet where students can select 2 patients to focus on, and justify which treatment would be best
Classification of viruses
11 slides (part of a lesson) on the classification of viruses, aimed at BTEC Level 3 Applied Science - Unit 15 Microbiological techniques
A full lesson on cystic fibrosis, focusing on the regulation of water content in mucus of healthy lungs and lungs of a person with cystic fibrosis, as well as the effect of the disease on the respiratory, digestive and reproductive system. Exam questions and assessment techniques are included within the PowerPoint. Specification: Edexcel Biology A (Salters Nuffield)
Plant cell specialisation
A Key Stage 5 lesson on palisade mesophyll and root hair cells. Aimed at BTEC NQF Level 3 Applied Science students in preparation for Unit 1 (exam unit). Contains a taboo style starter on cell organelles a variety of student led activities (annotating diagrams, marking past student exam answers, an exam question, a comparison table)
This student-led lesson focuses on the structure and properties of water for A-level Biology. It includes a station activity where students fill out a table on properties of water, and exam questions with mark schemes to check knowledge.
Gametes and fertilisation
A full lesson on gametes and fertilisation (in flowering plants and mammals), aimed at Edexcel AS Biology A students. Covers structure of gametes, acrosome reaction, cortical reaction among others. Exam questions included.
A lesson for AS Biology (Edexcel A). Activities include unscrambling correct definitions, filling out a table on enzymes (as seen in the cover image), exam questions and annotating graphs on the factors affecting enzymes.
Skeletal System Functions
An activity aimed at BTEC NQF Applied Science students for Unit 8 (Physiology of Human Body Systems). Includes editable factsheets on the five functions required to be covered by learners for their assignment. I use these as stations which learners visit to fill out their worksheet which is also attached.
Global Warming Flipped Learning
This resource is aimed at A2 Biology students for the Edexcel Salters-Nuffield Biology A specification. Can be used for online learning/flipped learning. This PowerPoint booklet covers: Introduction to climate change Evidence for climate change How climate change affects organisms Methods of mitigating and slowing down climate change Some slides mention that students need to read specific pages of the Salters-Nuffield textbook, however this can be edited out if you do not have access to this, and students can research the information using the internet.
Tissues and organs
A key stage 5 lesson on Tissues and Organs. Originally designed for a BTEC Applied Science group with an interest in forensics. Includes activities for learners to complete. The lesson covers: muscle tissue epithelial tissue connective tissue nervous tissue organs
A lesson aimed at KS5 students - I have used it with both AS Biology and BTEC Applied Science learners. Includes the necessary diagrams and an exam question.