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Miss Laffey Science

Secondary Science teacher specialising in Chemistry and Physics. Currently teaching AQA GCSE specifications and KS3 AQA Curriculum.

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Secondary Science teacher specialising in Chemistry and Physics. Currently teaching AQA GCSE specifications and KS3 AQA Curriculum.
Periodic Table KS3 SOW
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Periodic Table KS3 SOW

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Full 7 lesson Periodic Table SOW. Aimed at a low ability Y8 set. All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Introduction to the periodic table Lesson 2 - History of the periodic table Lesson 3 - Groups and periods Lesson 4 - Metals and non-metals Lesson 5 - Group 1 Lesson 6 - Group 7 Lesson 7 - Group 0 Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
Acids and Alkalis KS3 SOW
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Acids and Alkalis KS3 SOW

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Full 10 lesson Acids and Alkalis SOW. Aimed at a mixed ability Y7 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Acids and Alkalis intro Lesson 2 - Indicators and pH Lesson 3 - Red cabbage indicator Lesson 4 - Other natural indicators Lesson 5 - Neutralisation practical Lesson 6 - Neutralisation theory Lesson 7 - Writing chemical equations Lesson 8 - pH spies (main activity idea from another TES user) Lesson 9 - Acids and Alkalis reviews Optional additional lesson - pH graph skills Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
Separating Mixtures KS3 SOW
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Separating Mixtures KS3 SOW

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Seven lesson topic covering separating mixtures (part of the Matter SOW from the new AQA Mastery style curriculum). Mainly aimed at Y7 level. Lesson 1 - Basic separating techniques Lesson 2 - Filtration (Third World Water Challenge) Lesson 3 - Solutions Lesson 4 - Solubility Lesson 5 - Distillation Lesson 6 - Chromatography (Who Shot Mr Burns) Lesson 7 - Separating mixtures assessment and review (Desert Island Challenge) Includes RAG document to use throughout and mini-assessment in the final lesson. Parts of resources taken from other lessons, some of which were found on TES.
Reproduction KS3 SOW
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Reproduction KS3 SOW

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Full 12 lesson Reproduction SOW. Aimed at a mixed ability Y7 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Reproductive systems (human) Lesson 2 - Sexual and asexual reproduction Lesson 3 - Fertilisation and implantation Lesson 4 - Development of a foetus Lesson 5 - Adolescence/Puberty Lesson 6 - Menstrual cycle Lesson 7 - Flower reproductive systems Lesson 8 - Pollination Lesson 9 - Fertilisation and germination (2 lessons, one must be 4 days after the first) Lesson 10 - Seed dispersal Lesson 11 - Reproduction review Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
The Earth and its Resources KS3 SOW
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The Earth and its Resources KS3 SOW

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Full 7 lesson Earth and Resources SOW. Aimed at a low ability Y8 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Earth and its atmosphere Lesson 2 - Sedimentary rocks Lesson 3 - Igneous and metamorphic Lesson 4 - The Rock Cycle (two alternative lesson provided - one involving modelling through the "Choc cycle" - dependent on ability to use food within the lab/practical capabilities of the class) Lesson 5 - The carbon cycle Lesson 6 - Climate change Lesson 7 - Recycling Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
End of KS3 Earth project
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End of KS3 Earth project

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This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.
End of Term Science Related Quiz
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End of Term Science Related Quiz

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Round 1: Name that scientist Round 2: Dingbats Round 3: Science general knowledge Round 4: Name that film Round 5: Science related music Round 6: World flags Round 7: Logos
The eye (with dissection)
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The eye (with dissection)

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High ability Unit 3 Physics (AQA) eye lesson. Including dissection activity to retrieve the lens with differentiated worksheets provided for this. 6 mark QWC question, with helpsheets,
House insulation project
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House insulation project

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Mini-project that aims to consolidate knowledge from P.1.1.1 to P1.1.4 (convection, conduction, heat transfer, heating and insulation). Students to design and make their own model of an insulated house. Can get students to bring their own materials or provide them (e.g. cardboard boxes, tinfoil etc.) Takes 2 to 3 lessons. Winner decided by setting up a thermometer in the house and using a heat source, a light bulb that gives off a lot of heat works best, and then seeing which house reaches the highest internal temperature.
Sound KS3 SOW
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Sound KS3 SOW

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Full 6 lesson Sound SOW. Aimed at a low ability Y8 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Wave properties Lesson 2 - Sound Lesson 3 - Loudness and pitch (was split over two lessons for low ability class) Lesson 4 - Detecting sound Lesson 5 - Echoes and ultrasound Lesson 6 - Sound review and assessment Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
Cells KS3 SOW
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Cells KS3 SOW

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Full 10 lesson Cells SOW. Aimed at a mixed ability Y7 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Introduction to cells Lesson 2 - Introduction to light microscopes Lesson 3 - Preparing cell slides Lesson 4 - Function of organelle Lesson 5 - Single celled organisms Lesson 6 - Specialised cells Lesson 7 - Cells to organisms Lesson 8 - Plants organs Lesson 9 - Movement of substances Lesson 10 - Cells review lesson Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
KS3 - Breathing and Respiration SOW
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KS3 - Breathing and Respiration SOW

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SOW made for a low ability Y8 set. Lesson 1 - The Respiratory system Lesson 2 - Respiration Lesson 3 - Breathing and how this happens Lesson 4 - Gas exchange and lung dissection I take no credit for the pictures used on the first part of the lung dissection worksheet, I have adapted them from this excellent resource: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/lung-dissection-guidance-sheet-6343723 . Lesson 5 - Effects of exercise Majority of resources are my own, some may be adapted and built upon, to suit my classes, from resources I have collected over time (see lesson 4).
Forces KS3 SOW
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Forces KS3 SOW

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Full 9 lesson Forces SOW. Aimed at a mixed ability Y7 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Introduction to forces Lesson 2 - Squashing and stretching Lesson 3 + 4 - Hooke's Law investigation Lesson 5 - Drag and friction Lesson 6 - Forces at a distance Lesson 7 - Balanced and unbalanced Lesson 8 - F = ma Lesson 9 - Forces review Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated.
Particle Model KS3 SOW
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Particle Model KS3 SOW

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Seven lesson topic covering the particle model (part of the Matter SOW from the new AQA Mastery style curriculum). Mainly aimed at Y7. Lesson 1 - Particle model introduction Lesson 2 - States of matter Lesson 3 - Melting and freezing Lesson 4 - Boiling and evaporation Lesson 5 - Condensation and sublimation Lesson 6 - Gas pressure and diffusion Lesson 7 - Particle model assessment and review Includes RAG document to use throughout and mini-assessment in the final lesson. Parts of resources taken from other lessons, some of which were found on TES.
Voltage and Resistance KS3 SOW
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Voltage and Resistance KS3 SOW

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Six lesson topic covering voltage and resistance (part of the Electromagnets SOW from the new AQA Mastery style curriculum). Mainly aimed at Y7. Lesson 1 - Voltage Lesson 2 - Resistance Lesson 3 - Voltage in series circuits Lesson 4 - Voltage in parallel circuits Lesson 5 - Resistance in series circuits Lesson 6 - Resistance in parallel circuits Includes RAG document to use throughout and mini-assessment in the final lesson. Parts of resources taken from other lessons, some of which were found on TES.
Elements, Mixtures and Compounds KS3 SOW
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Elements, Mixtures and Compounds KS3 SOW

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Full 7 lesson Elements, Mixtures and Compounds SOW. Aimed at a low ability Y8 set. Worksheets marked STR or SUP are differentiated (stretch and support). All lessons planned in 6-part lesson format. Lesson 1 - Atoms Lesson 2 - Elements Lesson 3 - Mixtures Lesson 4 - Compounds Lesson 5 - Chemical formulae Lesson 6 - Writing equations Lesson 7 - EMC Review Most resources my own though some resources may be adapted from other sources, including Activate and TES. Feedback appreciated. NOTE: Compounds Tarsia includes the compound "Arsole / C4H5As" - you may choose to not include that triangle!
End of KS3 Organisms project
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End of KS3 Organisms project

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This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.
End of KS3 Photosynthesis project
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End of KS3 Photosynthesis project

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This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.
End of KS3 Forces project
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End of KS3 Forces project

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This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.
End of KS3 Energy project
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End of KS3 Energy project

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This project was designed as part of a Y9 SOW. The idea is that the project should take 4 - 6 lessons and will ensure that students recall and understand the basics needed to access GCSE. This is part of a series of 10 projects (all of which can be found in my shop) to cover all KS3 content before beginning GCSE.