Cells and Diffusion Keywords Literacy Lesson (SEN / Foundation)

Cells and Diffusion Keywords Literacy Lesson (SEN / Foundation)

Objective: To better understand and use keywords in the cells and diffusion topic. Who is it for: Scientists who have poor literacy, recall and spelling skills. Differentiation opportunities: Use the Spiderman Glossary for struggling scientists. What is in the resource? - Spiderman themed glossary comic - Dominoes activity matching key words with definitions - Activity circle with 6 activities. To use this I put students in groups of 3, each student choosing 2 of the activities. Alternatively you could use this as a "hot potato" activity by giving students a set time (3 minutes) to start the task and then they have to pass their work on to the person on their left. They will then continue where the previous student left off etc. - Giant Wordsearch and hidden message - Kinasthetic activity where students have to unjumble a sentence relating the topic. Wherever possible I have included the answers.
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2018 Plants - Germination and Fertilisation Activity

2018 Plants - Germination and Fertilisation Activity

Show students the presentation that explains each step of the fertilisation and germination process. Students are given the images sheet and asked to include a narration/description/explanation for each image. There is a help sheet included for those who struggle. Students can present this in a number of ways, storyboard, leaflet etc. however I prefer them to do it on a foldable as shown in the photograph. See the link to show you how to make the foldable.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7UZ6Iv8b_Y
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2018 - Greenhouse Gases Group Activity Literacy (New Spec)

2018 - Greenhouse Gases Group Activity Literacy (New Spec)

This resource is suited to either foundation or higher students and focuses on recall and application of knowledge. All information on the cards relate directly to AQA spec. The resource consists of 4 resource cards (double sided) 8 question sheets (best if copied onto A3) A grade 1 - 5 worksheet A grade 6 - 9 worksheet How to run the activity:- Put students into 8 mixed achievement groups. Issue each group with a different coloured felt tip. Group selects a scribe. Each group is given the set of cards (Card 2 is the most challenging). The students are given 5 minutes to read and recall their information. Put the 8 x A3 questions around the room and allocate a group to each. Students have 30 seconds to answer the question WITHOUT USING THEIR CARDS. Students rotate to the next sheet of paper with a different question (using their same coloured pen) and are going to add to the existing answer on the paper. Rotate groups until they are back at their original question. Groups then use their cards to check and add to the answers and feedback a consolidated answer to the group. As a final consolidation exercise students can work individually to complete the differentiated Y-diagram activities.
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2018 Cables and Plugs Lesson, Activity, Notes, Presentation and Feedback Sheet

2018 Cables and Plugs Lesson, Activity, Notes, Presentation and Feedback Sheet

Objectives: Say what a plug casing is made of and to identify the colours and positions of wires in a plug. Describe the function of each of the wires. Explain the safety features associated with mains electricity Suitable for upper foundation and higher. Included are:- A complete presentation including starter and plenary An activity Comprehensive notes Feedback Marking Sheet with Tasks.
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2018 Alternating Current Presentation, worksheet, feedback sheet

2018 Alternating Current Presentation, worksheet, feedback sheet

Objectives: Understand the difference between alternating and direct current. Describe the role of the live wire and neutral wire in the mains electrical supply. How to read oscilloscope traces. How to use an oscilloscope. Suitable for higher or foundation. This is a complete lesson and includes: -Starter (on presentation) Complete presentation that clear explains and links to the objectives Plenary (on presentation) A worksheet that focuses on the objectives A feedback sheet that includes WWW and EBI as well as text to help them answer the feedback questions. I use this in conjunction with a demonstration of the oscilloscope and signal generator, although it is not essential as the presentation is very detailed.
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QCA Science SOW & Objectives KS1,2,3

QCA Science SOW & Objectives KS1,2,3

I found this document after a long search on the internet. It dates back to early 2000 and has the complete breakdown of topics, learning objectives, outcomes, possible activities and teaching notes. Published by the QCA.
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Simplified Text on Reproduction, Variation and Inheritance (foundation, SEN, EAL)

Simplified Text on Reproduction, Variation and Inheritance (foundation, SEN, EAL)

Simplified text for your SEN, EAL, or reluctant readers. Topics include: Sexual and Asexual Reproduction, DNA and Genome, Inheritance in Action Images for all of the pages you are purchasing are available in the preview. They print well in colour or black and white. It allows struggling scientists to access text with all the key information, but with a lower overall reading age. On average the text is suitable for those with a reading age of 11 years or greater (using Flesch-Kinkade). The diagrams are clear and uncluttered. Content is focused on key points. Each resource is approx 2 A4 pages.
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Force Mass Acceleration Differeniated Activity

Force Mass Acceleration Differeniated Activity

A resource for my mixed ability groups with a focus on challenge and independence. Students select the questions they would like to answer - each has a point value, higher points are more difficult questions. Answers attached
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The Ear and Hearing - Sound

The Ear and Hearing - Sound

A complete lesson and extra activities. Objectives: Describe how the ear works Recall the parts of the ear and their functions. Your pack includes a presentation, tarsia puzzle, cut and paste jigsaw, worksheet.
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How Sound Travels - (waves) - SOLO Taxonomy

How Sound Travels - (waves) - SOLO Taxonomy

This resource is suitable for KS3 or foundation GCSE. Outcomes: - Describe how sound travels - Explain the link between particles and sound moving through a medium and which medium sound can move the easiest through - Use their knowledge to predict where and when sound waves will not travel Key words: energy, vibrations, particles, medium, solid, liquid, gas, sound waves, squash, compress Lesson Plan Outline Starter Teams get 2 minutes thinking time to brainstorm what they know about sound – write one main idea on their whiteboards. Use a Rubens Tube, speaker and beads, or tuning fork in water to explore ideas and questions. Main: First hand experience to build concepts Small circus of experiments Students use a ruler on desk or an elastic band to explore how sound travel Students put ear to desk and knock to experience how sound travels Explain: Teacher input to formalise concept or extend - Sound is made through vibrating air particles/pressure changes - Particles in air, liquid and gas can all transfer sound, but particles travel quickest through solids Elaborate: Demonstrate Learning Students use resources to complete their hotmap and write up their description. Extend: Apply to unfamiliar concepts Via Hotmap Evaluate (AfL): Pupil reflection (self or peer) Self assess using learning log
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Differentiated Waves definition activity, transverse and longitudinal

Differentiated Waves definition activity, transverse and longitudinal

Objective: To recall and understand key terms Running Time: 30 minutes The activity consists of 2 sheets one for standard/higher demand and the other for lower demand. Students match key words with definitions or for higher tier, students write their own definitions. This can be stretched by asking students to link the concepts.
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Differentiated Reproduction and Inheritance - Foundation - Summary, EBI or Revision Activity

Differentiated Reproduction and Inheritance - Foundation - Summary, EBI or Revision Activity

Suitable for foundation students. Objectives: To revisit/revise/summarise the reproduction and inheritance topic. Running Time: 30 minutes What do you get: - A double sided A4 Knowledge Organiser, with keyword definitions, key point summaries, diagrams. - A worksheet with 15 questions that vary in difficulty from grade 3 - grade 5 (see image) - A help sheet for those who are really struggling. - An answer sheet for peer assessment. A basic lesson guide: Do it now/starter: - Read Knowledge Organiser to remind students of key points Main: - Students complete the worksheet - differentiate by giving the knowledge organisers to some and knowledge organisers and help sheets to others - higher achievers in the class shouldn't need either. Peer Assess using the mark scheme. Plenary: - multiple choice assessment (this will inform future planning) I would suggest using Quick Key App to scan the answer sheets and get instant feedback (https://get.quickkeyapp.com). Its free, quick and saves time marking (I've included the link above).
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Differentiated Body Systems Levels of Organisation  lesson - cells, tissue, organs (2018 Resource)

Differentiated Body Systems Levels of Organisation lesson - cells, tissue, organs (2018 Resource)

This resource is most suited to KS3 biologist or as a KS4 lesson for struggling scientists. The presentation has all of the information necessary for students, however a 2 page student text is available with all of the information on (and some extra for those you want to stretch) There are a range of activities to choose from depending on your groups. These include: - A set of notes in dyslexic font and comic sans. - A ready-to-complete graphic organiser to help students describe and give examples of levels of organisations (text books or the notes above are suitable aids). - A multiple choice question bank (11 questions) and answer sheet. - A cloze word search for your struggling scientists with an answer sheet. I have included a photograph of some of the resources.
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Photosynthesis Card Sort, Questions, Foundation

Photosynthesis Card Sort, Questions, Foundation

A range of resource to use with year 10 foundation groups. Focused on the photosynthesis aspect of Bioenergetics, it is particularly useful to go over the key concepts of the topic. This works well in groups for the card sort activity, or as an independent learning task when using the question activity. It is also a good revision resource with over 20 flash cards. Answers are provided.
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