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Pollination worksheet and lesson plan

Pollination worksheet and lesson plan

Hand-drawn diagram of an apple flower and fruit - showing how one turns into the other. Activities for your students to understand flower and fruit parts, action of pollination. Light lesson-structure ideas to introduce flowers, fruits, seed distribution and dormancy.
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Protein Synthesis Challenge

Protein Synthesis Challenge

Turn your classroom into a protein factory with this activity for working out codons, transcribing DNA, and translating RNA into a polypeptide sequence. Kinaesthetic yet detailed - extra information is available for higher level candidates (5' cap, poly-A tail) but will not hinder those who don't need as much information.
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Statistics activity: Statistical terms and Describing data

Statistics activity: Statistical terms and Describing data

An introduction to statistics for A-level biologists. Takes the student through terms and symbols used, then puts them through several instructions on Microsoft Excel. After this students should be able to describe their data (range, median, standard deviation, etc) but this does not extend to choosing an appropriate statistical test. Takes nearly two hours with plenty of talk around the subject and examples. I recommend you try the exercise beforehand.
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Biomes info sheet

Biomes info sheet

Single sheet handout summarising nine land and sea biomes for your A-level students in biology and geography. A good kickstart to student-led presentations.
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Pollination worksheet and lesson plan

Pollination worksheet and lesson plan

Hand-drawn diagram of an apple flower and fruit - showing how one turns into the other. Activities for your students to understand flower and fruit parts, action of pollination. Light lesson-structure ideas to introduce flowers, fruits, seed distribution and dormancy.
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Digestive system crib sheet

Digestive system crib sheet

Summary of the human digestive system for struggling students. I give this out when their own notes have failed. A valuable resource for someone seeking an overview.
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Protein Synthesis Challenge

Protein Synthesis Challenge

Turn your classroom into a protein factory with this activity for working out codons, transcribing DNA, and translating RNA into a polypeptide sequence. Kinaesthetic yet detailed - extra information is available for higher level candidates (5' cap, poly-A tail) but will not hinder those who don't need as much information.
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Latent heat and Specific Heat Capacity exercises

Latent heat and Specific Heat Capacity exercises

A description of Latent Heat with questions, a fun tone, and even a secret message. Specific Heat Capacity is referenced on the reverse and questions ask students to combine heating and vaporisation energies. Answers included.
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Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) debate. Bioethics.

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) debate. Bioethics.

Structure your pupil’s arguing muscles with this pre-researched debate on Genetically Modified Organisms. I collected common arguments for both sides so all you have to do is give one list to half your pupils and the other list to the other half. 30 minute class activity.
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Primer in HTML 5

Primer in HTML 5

Crib sheet for students making their first web page, with basic tags and instruction; leading to a discussion of CSS and the separation of style and content.
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Experiment Design, Scientific Method Primer

Experiment Design, Scientific Method Primer

Guide-sheet detailing how data is presented, how science is conducted, what an experiment write-up looks like; and discusses reliability, validity and accuracy. I use it for all sciences, usually after our first experiment of the year, so the student can consider specific answers to the prompting questions.
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Savanna Food Web Card Sort

Savanna Food Web Card Sort

Play Savanna Top Trumps with these cards to print and cut out. Lesson plan included - describes, using cards to realise species interaction; learning about food webs, chains and trophic levels.
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Rules for School Debating: Mace and BP

Rules for School Debating: Mace and BP

I put together rules crib sheets for students learning debating and entering competitions. I summarised rules for British Parliamentary and Mace. Hand the relevant type to your speakers and chair for a smooth-running debate.
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Statistics activity: Statistical terms and Describing data

Statistics activity: Statistical terms and Describing data

An introduction to statistics for A-level biologists. Takes the student through terms and symbols used, then puts them through several instructions on Microsoft Excel. After this students should be able to describe their data (range, median, standard deviation, etc) but this does not extend to choosing an appropriate statistical test. Takes nearly two hours with plenty of talk around the subject and examples. I recommend you try the exercise beforehand.
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What the Organelle?

What the Organelle?

Simple cell ultrastructure quiz, with descriptions of organelles and spaces to write their names. Good for revision.
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History of Microbiology Research Task

History of Microbiology Research Task

Structured note-sheet for your students to research major figures in the history of microbiology. I use this for extension in the Edexcel International GCSE Biology as it crosses over with Edexcel International GCSE History unit B2: Changes in Medicine. A further task for quick students is to construct a timeline on the back.
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Immune Response: A Mummers Play

Immune Response: A Mummers Play

Silly play to end your lesson on immunity for GCSE. Get three of your students to act out this performance of an antibody marking a pathogen for destruction by a phagocyte.
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Up Goer Five Challenge

Up Goer Five Challenge

Whole-subject revision task for biology, can be adapted for any subject. Points to the excellent Up-Goer Five Text Editor by Theo Sanderson.
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