LO: Assess the reliability of science articles in the news.
Identify reliable sources as trustworthy.
Explain why these are reliable.
Evaluate and compare a range of sources.
This is an excellent resource which can be used to start a new topic or when starting with a new class. It includes:
Worksheet for low ability
A detailed interactive PowerPoint which can last one or two lessons. All key info on every slide.
Describe how sedimentary rocks are formed.
Predict and explain some properties of sedimentary rocks.
Do now activity with ICT extension
Spot the rock activity for links to the other types of rocks. Can be used to check prior learning.
Answers provided on the slide and notes given for clues.
Slides to explain the processes of weathering, transportation, deposition, compaction and cementation.
Comic strip activity to show the formation of sedimentary rocks.
Practical instructions - Chocolate rocks which is simple and models sedimentary/metamorphic rocks.
ICT research activity which includes QR codes.
Exam style question. Includes key words to help lower ability. Also includes mark scheme for self/peer assessment.
11-14 aged range.
These tactics cards (5) encourage independent and active learning through exploring different styles of play.
Each team gets a tactics card. The captain will read card and share the aim with the team before the game starts. After the game there is opportunity for evaluation. Can then be given new card for next match.
The next lesson, students could create their own cards using mini white boards.
Aimed at Y7 students. Can be used when teaching about electricity.
Explain some safety precautions to follow when using electricity
Describe the job of a fuse.
Explain how a fuse works.
Do now activity.
Range of tasks.
Interactive activities using ICT.
Plenary task and topic word search.
This lesson is designed for GCSE (Edexcel spec).
End Point: How do we calculate the speed of a wave?
Recall/use the equation relating wave speed, frequency and wavelength.
Recall/use the equation relating wave speed, distance and time.
Describe how to measure the velocity of sound in air.
Describe how to measure the velocity of waves on the surface of water.
This simple lesson gives students lots of practice calculating wave speeds using two different methods. I would follow this lesson with the required practical ‘Investigating waves’.
Aimed at Edexcel GCSE spec.
End Point: How can we describe waves?
Describe waves using the terms frequency, wavelength, amplitude, period and velocity.
Describe the differences between longitudinal and transverse waves.
Give examples of transverse and longitudinal waves.
Interactive Powerpoint with a range of activities including key notes, application to questions, exam style question and model answer, plenary task.
This lesson is aimed at Y8/9 Biology transition to GCSE.
State the main parts of the nervous system.
Describe how the nervous system works.
Describe how hormones affect the body.
This lesson includes:
Do now activity
Worked example - easy for students to follow.
A simple practical (with template on 1st slide of PowerPoint).
This pack contains two lessons:
Lesson 1: Intro to Sound
State how sound travels.
Describe some uses of sound.
Explain why they are used.
Lesson 2: Recognising sound waves
State what an oscilloscope is
Identify a range of sound waves
Includes the following resources:
Key words word search
Ghost buster worksheet
This is aimed at y8/9 transition to GCSE Biology.
State what a pandemic is.
Describe how a virus may spread.
Explain how pandemics can be controlled.
This lesson includes:
Do now activity
Video links to real case of Ebola.
Ebola factsheet to help students to design leaflet.