Year 9 Biology Transition Skills Unit - 8 fully resourced lessons

Year 9 Biology Transition Skills Unit - 8 fully resourced lessons

This scheme of work is designed to prepare students for the new science GCSE courses (first exams 2018). It will bridge the gap between key stages 3 and 4 by introducing some of the fundamental concepts in the biology course. The emphasis is on developing numeracy, literacy and practical skills through engaging activities rather than focusing on content which they will learn at GCSE. There are eight lessons, although each one includes a practical activity and can be taught over two lessons. The topics are: 1. Size and scale 2. Surface area and volume 3. Diffusion 4. Respiration 5. Food energy 6. Nervous system 8. Natural Selection The resources include - a scheme of work outlining each lesson and practical activity - PowerPoint presentations for each lesson - editable worksheets to support student learning - technician requirements
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Science in the Olympics - Lesson 1: 100m sprint

Science in the Olympics - Lesson 1: 100m sprint

This is the first lesson of a unit to mark the 2012 Olympics. Each lesson focusses on an olympic event and links it to scientific concepts. I will upload as I write them! Lesson 1 is the 100m sprint and reaction times. The practical requires computers (ideally laptops - one per group) but can be done as a whole class activity with the IWB. One worksheet is to accompany the practical, the other is a homework activity on graphs and data analysis.
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Protein synthesis and the genetic code

Protein synthesis and the genetic code

A worksheet for A level biology which summarises the processes of transcription, post-transcription modification, translation and the nature of the genetic code. Examples are given for the students to illustrate the role of the coding strand, template strand, mRNA and tRNA. Answers are provided on a separate sheet.
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Year 9 Biology Transition Skills Unit - 8 fully resourced lessons

Year 9 Biology Transition Skills Unit - 8 fully resourced lessons

This scheme of work is designed to prepare students for the new science GCSE courses (first exams 2018). It will bridge the gap between key stages 3 and 4 by introducing some of the fundamental concepts in the biology course. The emphasis is on developing numeracy, literacy and practical skills through engaging activities rather than focusing on content which they will learn at GCSE. There are eight lessons, although each one includes a practical activity and can be taught over two lessons. The topics are: 1. Size and scale 2. Surface area and volume 3. Diffusion 4. Respiration 5. Food energy 6. Nervous system 8. Natural Selection The resources include - a scheme of work outlining each lesson and practical activity - PowerPoint presentations for each lesson - editable worksheets to support student learning - technician requirements
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Mitosis minibook

Mitosis minibook

This makes a nice little 8 page book which summarises mitosis for GCSE. Students should complete the sheet first before folding. Students should fold and cut along the dotted line Follow the instructions in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21qi9ZcQVto
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Euglena - Plant or Animal?

Euglena - Plant or Animal?

This activity develops argumentation skills. It is also a good summary of the differences between plant and animal cells and an introduction to classification.
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