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Resources packages created by Helen de Wet, a South African teacher with over 35 years experience in classroom, online distance education, and television teaching.

Resources packages created by Helen de Wet, a South African teacher with over 35 years experience in classroom, online distance education, and television teaching.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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A worksheet that covers: theatrical style, costume design, dramatic conventions, plot development, original interpretation, critical comparison of epic theatre and realism. Worksheet and memo included.
Moving like an animal
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Moving like an animal

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A very simple movement exercise that can serve as a warm up for young students and a movement class in itself for tiny learners. Includes a powerpoint and rubric.
Science Skills
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Science Skills

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A handy reference and explanation table with the most important science process skills needed for a biology student.
Bacteria: Detrimental and Beneficial
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Bacteria: Detrimental and Beneficial

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TWO practical investigations that explore the concepts of detrimental and beneficial bacteria. Task one is a research task and task two is a simple hands-on practical task that can be done in the kitchen if no lab is available! Suitable for students beginning to understand human constructs in science, such as bacteria being ‘detrimental’ or ‘beneficial’. Challenges the notion that ‘germs are bad’. Includes student checklist and rubrics/memos.
What is science?
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What is science?

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A guided worksheet that introduces students to what science is, in a very simple manner. Students work through some introductory ideas and then grow their own breadmould. They then figure out ways to do original researching, investigating one of the variables for growth of breadmould. This comprehensive package could take a full week of lessons to complete. Includes the guided worksheet, memo, teacher notes, student self-assessment.
Colour
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Colour

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A FOUR item resource package: Multiple choice questions that test knowledge of colour theory at an elementary level Practical egg art: research egg art in different cultures and then decorate own egg Crossword puzzle about colour A practical introduction to African Ndebele art Includes all worksheets and full memos and rubrics.
2D and 3D art
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2D and 3D art

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A FOUR ITEM resource package A multiple choice diagnostic test A 2-D story in a box activity A 3-D art in a box activity Turning a 2-D artwork into a 3-D interpretation using Picasso’s Guernica Developmental tasks include worksheets and rubric
Kidney Functioning
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Kidney Functioning

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A THREE item resource package focusing on kidney functioning. This package contains a range of multiple choice items and two data response questions. There are diagrams to analyse and a question that focuses on understanding kidney dialysis and kidney transplants. This is an excellent examination preparation package.
Humans changing the environment
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Humans changing the environment

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A simple task to probe student understanding of cause and consequence in terms of how humans affect the environment. This task can be used to develop critical thinking skills. Includes worksheet and memo.
Feelings
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Feelings

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A FOUR item resource package focusing on developing awareness of feelings and communicating feelings through movement, art, performance and writing. Uses a variety of texts as starting points. A mime activity Poetry, visual art and performance Song and dance Written exercise Includes worksheets and full memos/rubrics
Genetics and Evolution Resource package
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Genetics and Evolution Resource package

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A FIVE item resource package suitable for grade 11 and 12 students. This package of resources focuses on Genetics and Evolution. It includes higher order testing items and is an excellent exam practice package. All memos and rubrics are included.
Thinking skills
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Thinking skills

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A diagnostic assessment. Have your students developed thinking skills in the context of scientific literacy? This short test will help you and your students understand where they are in terms of thinking skills necessary for critical thinking in biology. An in-depth explanatory memo is included.
Bedtime Bedbugs
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Bedtime Bedbugs

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An integrated poetry and performance item! A fun creative arts resource that includes movement, speech and writing tasks, along with some biology, history! Includes worksheet, animated powerpoint and memo.
Name Day
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Name Day

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A 3 item resource package. Learners discover about Name Days and then plan a celebration for their own Name Day. Art Music Dance Includes worksheets and rubrics.
Plant hormones
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Plant hormones

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A TWO item resource package that explores plant hormones. Includes higher order questions; suitable for exam practice. Auxins: Data response and graph interpretation Phototropism: Data response and drawing of a graph Memos and rubrics included.
Exploring a light bulb
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Exploring a light bulb

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A worksheet guided activity that explores the light bulb and introduces an energy saving bulb. Drawing skills are developed. Includes worksheet and memo.
Monday's Child...traditional vs modern rhymes
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Monday's Child...traditional vs modern rhymes

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We all know the traditional rhyme “Monday’s Child is fair of face…” but what if the rhyme had have been written by…a WOLF?! A fun written and art activity where learners work with a modern take on a traditional rhyme and devise their own written work and artwork to complement it.
Reflexes
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Reflexes

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A THREE item resource package which includes multiple choice items data response practical activity Explores the reflex arc and the biological importance of reflexes. Suitable as exam practice.
Writing scientific reports
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Writing scientific reports

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An assessment tool designed as a worksheet to use once the scientific method and steps in a scientific investigation have been taught. Includes memo.
Study Skills and Examination Excellence
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Study Skills and Examination Excellence

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The is a Homework Helper aimed at Life Sciences/Biology students! Tips for studying towards a final examination, as well as examination tips are included. There is an in-depth glossary of exam ‘command’ words which help students understand what is being asked of them in a Life Sciences/Biology examination.