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I am a highly qualified and experienced secondary school teacher with a passion for providing an inspirational, high-quality education to students aged 11-18. My resources provide useful visual support for teachers during lessons and activities to aid learning of scientific concepts.

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I am a highly qualified and experienced secondary school teacher with a passion for providing an inspirational, high-quality education to students aged 11-18. My resources provide useful visual support for teachers during lessons and activities to aid learning of scientific concepts.
Heat Transfers: Conduction, Convection, Radiation
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Heat Transfers: Conduction, Convection, Radiation

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This simple to use and engaging resource provides a useful framework for a lesson on conduction, convection and radiation. Depending on how much time is available to you, I like to demonstrate conduction through particles by inviting my students to stand next to each other, shoulder to shoulder, vibrating slowly. I then “transfer energy” to one of the students, invting them to vibrate faster, knocking the students (particles) on either side of them, transferring the energy on. To help demonstrate convection, I use the potassium permanganate practical. I usually allow the students to carry out a practical on radiation during the following lesson.
Heat Energy and Temperature
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Heat Energy and Temperature

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This creative, fun and easy-to-use resource helps explain the difference between heat energy and temperature. It includes questions for students to answer and a link to a useful video on the topic.
OCR Biology A 2.1.5 Biological membranes
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OCR Biology A 2.1.5 Biological membranes

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PowerPoints, worksheets and model answer sheets covering OCR Biology A 2.1.5 Biological membranes (e) (i) the movement of water across membranes by osmosis and the effects that solutions of different water potential can have on plant and animal cells (ii) practical investigations into the effects of solutions of different water potential on plant and animal cells.
Plant Responses: Investigating Tropisms
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Plant Responses: Investigating Tropisms

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This high quality and easy-to-use resource on ‘plant responses to the environment’ is specifically designed for students studying OCR A-Level Biology. It includes information about the practical investigations carried out into the effect of plant hormones on growth, the action of auxin, and apical dominance. Students should begin by watching my video tutorial on this topic, which is freely available via my YouTube channel: BiologyWithNewhouse. I have included a link to the video tutorial in the activity sheet. Students should then use information from the video tutorial and the PowerPoint slides to help them complete the activity sheet. This can be done entirely independently, as a flip-learning exercise, or with teacher support.
Mutations
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Mutations

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This resource begins with a useful visual to introduce the topic of mutations and initiate discussion on point mutations. Students are then invited to watch two videos (links provided) before researching and answering a series of questions about mutations. I usually allow 20 minutes for the students to answer the questions on the worksheet, before going through the answers as a class (using the PowerPoint slides). If there is time, I then explain how mutations in bacteria enable them to become resistant to antibiotics.
Pure and Impure
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Pure and Impure

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This resource explains the difference between pure and impure substances, challenges students to compare graphs of pure and impure substances, and explains what is happening at a particle level during heating. Students then complete a simple practical where they measure the temperature of a substance as they heat it and then use a graph of their results to conclude whether or not the substance was pure or impure.
Animal Responses - Mammalian Nervous System and The Brain
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Animal Responses - Mammalian Nervous System and The Brain

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This high quality and easy-to-use resource on ‘animal responses’ is specifically designed for students studying OCR A-Level Biology. It includes information about the organisation of the mammalian nervous system, the structure of the human brain and the function of its parts. Students should begin by watching my video tutorials on this topic, which are freely available via my YouTube channel: BiologyWithNewhouse. I have included a link to the video tutorials in the activity sheet. Students should then use information from the video tutorials and the PowerPoint slides to help them complete the activity sheet. This can be done entirely independently, as a flip-learning exercise, or with teacher support.
Chromatography
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Chromatography

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This resource introduces the three types of chromatography: paper chromatography, thin-layer chromatography, and gas chromatography. It compares the stationary phases (does not move) and mobile phases (does move) of these three types of chromatography. It also explains how to calculate Rf values and how colourless substances can be located on a thin-layer or paper chromatogram.
Colours of Light
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Colours of Light

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This resource provides an incredibly useful visual aid for the topic of ‘colours of light’. It covers everything from refraction and dispersion, to colour filters and explanations for why objects appear differently in different colours of light.
Negative Feedback
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Negative Feedback

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This resource introduces negative feedback in the context of the endocrine system, using the example of thyroxine and the thyroid gland.
The Structure and Function of the Kidneys
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The Structure and Function of the Kidneys

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This resources covers the structure and function of the kidney. It includes information about ultrafiltration and selective reabsorption, a series of activities for students to complete, useful diagrams and links to animations on the topic. It also covers how the volume of urine produced is controlled through negative feedback.
The Water Cycle
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The Water Cycle

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This resource introduces the water cycle, the key terms relating to the water cycle, and how polluted water effects the water cycle. The resource includes activities for the students to complete, for example students describe the journey of a water molecule from a river high in the mountains, through the atmosphere and eventually back to the starting point. The resource also includes an experiment that students could complete to investigating the effect of pollution (acid rain) on seed germination.
Mitosis and Meiosis
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Mitosis and Meiosis

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This resource provides a useful visual aid for introducing and comparing the processes of meiosis and mitosis. The resource includes links to videos on the topic, questions for students to answer, and a true false quiz. One of the tasks instructs students to create a video, poster, or model on mitosis or meiosis. This activity could either be completed during lessons or as a homework.
Gene Technology and Biotechnology
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Gene Technology and Biotechnology

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This resource provides useful images and links to videos to help stimulate discussion on genetic modification and CRISPR. It also includes a list of questions for students to answer on the topic of genetic engineering and biotechnology.
Darwin, Wallace and the theory of evolution
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Darwin, Wallace and the theory of evolution

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This resource introduces the Darwin and Wallace, their research and the theory of evolution. Included within the resource are a few links to videos that I find useful for introducing the theory and also opens discussion on the relationship between the two scientists. It invites students to consider whether Darwin cheated Wallace out of his rightful place in history, a question that often leads to great class discussions.
Genotypes, Phenotypes, Dominant and Recessive
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Genotypes, Phenotypes, Dominant and Recessive

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This lesson introduces the key terms for the genetics topic, including: genotype, phenotype, dominant, recessive, homozygous and heterozygous. It provides a useful visual aid for introducing these key terms and includes a short quiz to test student understanding.