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Experienced science teacher - 15 years of teaching. Commissioned resource author. Copy editor. Prefer active student-led activities and so tend to design accordingly. Save yourself heaps of planning time, for as little as £1.00. Funds generated from the sales of resource helps pay for the software and apps used to create my resources.
Development of the Periodic Table Activity Bundle
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Development of the Periodic Table Activity Bundle

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All answers included This resource contains editable documents that include: a simply worded 2 page text with all relevant information included and analysis activity in the form of a card sort/Venn diagram spot the mistake with correction activity differentiated comprehension activity based on the text provided Objective: To gain a deeper understanding of how the periodic table developed, why Newlands’ law of octaves was rejected and Mendeleev’s idea of periodic law accepted by the scientific community. Previous knowledge: Limited knowledge of the periodic table and and chemical symbols
QCA Science SOW & Objectives KS1,2,3
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QCA Science SOW & Objectives KS1,2,3

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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.
Endothermic and Exothermic Worksheets and Activities with Answers
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Endothermic and Exothermic Worksheets and Activities with Answers

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Objectives: To understand the conservation of energy To understand the meaning of endothermic and exothermic To give examples of endothermic and exothermic reactions To distinguish between exothermic and endothermic reactions. A range of activities are included in this resource. The information Gap activity is probably my favorite as it engages students and provides them with instant feedback. The resource includes: Information Gap, Questions and Answers, Matching Pairs, Cloze x2, Spelling x2 . Visit me here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/heelis
P5.2 Electricity Cables and Plugs (2018 Exam) - Literacy and Comprehension
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P5.2 Electricity Cables and Plugs (2018 Exam) - Literacy and Comprehension

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NEW SPECIFICATION FOR EXAMINATION IN 2018 Objective: To understand the function of the different wires in a plug, how a mains cable works, the importance of the earth wire, the difference between a three and two core cable. Included: Text, 2 Tarsia Puzzles of different sizes, answers to the Tarsia Suitable for both high and low achievers. Approximately a 40 minute activity. Lesson Ideas: Give students the text document and allow them time to read and highlight any words they do not understand. Put the students in groups of 2 or 3 and issue each group with 2 post-it notes. Students then cut and assemble the tarsia puzzle, matching the question and answer. If students are really struggling, they are allowed to write a single question on each of the post-it notes and then wait for the teacher to circulate and answer the questions. After the time is up, issue each group with the answers and have them complete their puzzles. This is a good starter activity for the following lesson, to re-inforce the ideas.
2018 Specific Heat Foldable
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2018 Specific Heat Foldable

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Additional free resources when purchased as part of a bundle. Objective : to understand and consolidate ideas related to specific heat capacity. Differentiated set of questions that can be shaped into a foldable. This resource is suitable for GCSE or high achieving KS3. I use it either on A3 paper As a groupwork activity for revision or consolidation, or, as an individual homework task.
KS3 Multiple Choice Assessment Bundle
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KS3 Multiple Choice Assessment Bundle

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Based on the new national curriculum, this pack has a selection of topic assessment and mark schemes. The format is designed to speed up marking and feedback. In order to harvest the data from these assessments into a spreadsheet, I use the free Quick Key app, but this is optional.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Text and Worksheet - wavelength, frequency and properties of EM Waves
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Electromagnetic Spectrum Text and Worksheet - wavelength, frequency and properties of EM Waves

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Activity Length: 40 minutes Suitable for GCSE students of all abilities. This is a 3 part resource. The first is a comic book style text that introduces EM waves as being transverse and as waves of different lengths and frequency (there is an explanation as to what these terms mean). The second part is a user friendly worksheet, again in a comic book style, where students can use textbooks, video or internet to discover the uses, dangers, advantages, disadvantages, frequency and wavelengths of the spectrum. My students enjoy using the comic-book style textbooks, in particular my reluctant readers and dyslexic students, however, there should always be an alternative source information around, like a text book, to ensure that they are exposed to text of all types. The third is a powerpoint file of the comic book if you should wish to present it rather than printing it. The activity will challenge the higher abilities as they will be expected to apply their knowledge in a compare and contrast activity, while also being expected to produce work that shows a deeper understanding. Keywords: transverse wave, electromagnetic spectrum, light, communication,
Mass and Weight differentiated activity
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Mass and Weight differentiated activity

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PLEASE VISIT MY SHOP TO DOWNLOAD OVER 100 FREE RESOURCES OR TO PURCHASE FROM MY BARGAIN STORE https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/heelis This is suitable for struggling scientists at ks4 or KS3 at any level. Following the Specification of the new curriculum as at 2017, the lesson objectives are as follows: To understand the relationship between mass and weight, that mass is a property of an object and how to calculate weight using the equation W=mxg. The resource has a short introduction to mass and weight and has 2 activity sheets, one for low achievers and another for higher. I have included the .jpg files of each in case you wanted to put them in any other formats.
B13.1 Sexual and Asexual Reproduction  SEN / Literacy / Lower foundation (NEW SPEC)
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B13.1 Sexual and Asexual Reproduction SEN / Literacy / Lower foundation (NEW SPEC)

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DESIGNED FOR NEW SPECIFICATION FOR FIRST EXAMINATION IN 2018 Suitable for lower foundation students and those with literacy issues. Lesson Objectives: To understand the differences between sexual and asexual reproduction and the advantages and disadvantages of both types of reproduction. The lesson consists of: - Textbook pages x 2 - designed for reading age of 12 upwards (using Flesch-Kincade reading scale) - Pick and Mix activity - students choose the questions they want to answer, all differentiated by point value. (I usually give different bands of students different point values to work to depending on previous achievement. - Independent "test-style" worksheet - Powerpoint presentation with a starter and metacognition plenary. Lesson Outline: - Starter, draw an label an animal cell - Main 1, Teacher Input through presentation and students complete the pick and mix task using the text to help them. -Main 2 - Assess via independent work sheet - Plenary - Metacognition activity
Reflection Of light investigation - Supported Guidance Card SEN
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Reflection Of light investigation - Supported Guidance Card SEN

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A clear and logical support sheet designed to help struggling scientists and those on the autistic spectrum to secure their understanding on how to carry out reflection investigation. I usually just have a set laminated and ready for my students to use. When students have access to the support sheet they feel more confident in being able to complete the work and can work at their own pace. It also promotes their independence as they can achieve more having clear, concise access to the instructions. Numbered statements and diagrams help students to follow the sequence without having to rely on short term memory. Diagram 1 shows where to position the normal line and mirror. Diagram 2 shows how to position the ray-box or light source and to mark the incident and reflect beams with crosses. Diagram 3 shows how to draw the rays, including direction of arrows and having rays touching both the eye and the light source.
Discovering Forces and drawing force arrows - Cartoon Text and Activities
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Discovering Forces and drawing force arrows - Cartoon Text and Activities

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Suitable for KS3 and SEN GCSE students. Learning Targets - to name some forces, draw suitable forces arrows, describe types of forces There are three parts to the resource, - a comic strip explaining what forces are and how to draw force arrows - a newspaper template for students to complete, with instructions - a comic strip type activity to demonstrate that they are able to draw force arrows, name forces and describe them. This type of resource presents information in a more student-friendly manner than textbooks, so very suitable for the reluctant reader.
Distance Time Graphs Comic Strip and Activity
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Distance Time Graphs Comic Strip and Activity

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This resource includes 3 activities. Activity 1 Students analyse a distance time graph section by section. Activity 2 Students are asked to draw and analyse distance time graphs related to Polar Bear journeys. Activity 3 Jeopardy! Students write questions related to D-T graphs for given answers Highly engaging, in particular for reluctant readers!
Cells and Diffusion Keywords Literacy Lesson (SEN / Foundation)
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Cells and Diffusion Keywords Literacy Lesson (SEN / Foundation)

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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.
Multiple Choice Assessment - KS3 Energy
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Multiple Choice Assessment - KS3 Energy

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Who is it for? This is an assessment based upon the new national curriculum on energy suitable for KS3 but could also be used at KS4 for a pre-topic assessment. What is included? This resource is a carefully designed, 25 question multiple choice quiz, that assesses depth and breadth of knowledge. There are two ways to use the resource. Firstly, it can be manually marked within a couple of minutes, by students. Secondly, it can be marked using the free Quick Key App for android and IOS. Data is collected within seconds using the teacher's mobile phone or tablet, and results visible immediately as well as consolidated in an Excel Spreadsheet. The data in this form is exceptionally useful, teachers are able to assess progress in a matter of minutes, and address misconceptions immediately. I've been using this app for a very long time and can't recommend it highly enough. Feedback tasks can be generated in either little report forms or as a whole class spread sheet that can be RAG rated by outcome. See the video tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0XcUHc09Qc Info on the app can be found here: https://get.quickkeyapp.com/teachers/ Feedback Tasks related to this assessment will be available by 14 November and can be found at my shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/heelis
Evaluating a model of diffusion differentiated
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Evaluating a model of diffusion differentiated

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Suitable for KS3 and KS4 Using photographs of models of diffusion students use their knowledge of the particle model to evaluate. The SEN activity guides students through in more detail and has only one model to evaluate.