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Experienced science teacher - 12 years of teaching. 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.
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,
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.
Forces Yr 7 Less.4 - Balanced & Unbalanced forces
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Forces Yr 7 Less.4 - Balanced & Unbalanced forces

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Ready to go lesson. There is no practical in this lesson. Differentiated by outcome. L3 – I can understand simple force diagrams and say which way the object will move. L4 – I can correctly draw a force diagram and say whether the force is balanced or unbalanced. L5 – I can work out the resultant force on an object and draw force diagrams. L6 – I can work out the resultant forces of complex forces working on an object.
Fully differentiated Catalysts lesson
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Fully differentiated Catalysts lesson

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Use the presentation and the lesson plan as an overview. 3 different worksheets (best printed as booklets) for different groups (struggling scientists are the lower ability groups). Lesson starts off with the most fabulous colour changing catalytic reaction showing that catalysts do not change or get used up in the reaction. I found it best to print these in small booklet form.
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
P13.5 X-Rays in Medicine (2018 Exam)
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P13.5 X-Rays in Medicine (2018 Exam)

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APOLOGIES FOR MISSING FILE - THIS HAS NOW BEEN UPDATED Objective: To understand what x-rays are used for, the dangers and safety precautions related to medical x-rays and how x-rays work. Clock activity is suitable for all abilities and can be used in a variety of ways: - “hot potato”, seat students in pairs and issue the clock questions, in their pairs students choose a question and are given 2 minutes to find and write and answer. The sheets are all rotated and students choose another question to answer on the next sheet. Sheets are rotated 12 times and students end up with their original sheet in front of them. Go through the answers and students correct where appropriate. - give students information on x-rays (printed webpages, textbooks etc), and working in pairs complete the activity. Webquest activity is suitable for higher achievers. Students are required to complete a set of notes on a graphic organiser and then using only those notes, write a newspaper report. Both of these activities lend well to peer assessment and paired work.
Biology Crossword for KS4 starters
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Biology Crossword for KS4 starters

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A crossword that focuses on some of the biology terms encountered at KS3. Answers included. To save on this resource buy it as part of a bundle for £2.50 https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-2018-biology-cells-and-introduction-bundle-11359079
Isotopes and Atoms differentated lesson
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Isotopes and Atoms differentated lesson

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Fully differentiated lesson on Atoms and Isotopes. Includes lesson plan, keywords, workbook and starter sheet. This lesson was judged Good with Outstanding features in a 2013 lesson observation and I've used it ever since. The A grade activity looks at the link between alchemy and isotopes and challenges students to apply their knowledge in an interesting and unusual scenario.
Differentiated Body Systems Levels of Organisation  lesson - cells, tissue, organs (2018 Resource)
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Differentiated Body Systems Levels of Organisation lesson - cells, tissue, organs (2018 Resource)

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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.
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
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.
National Grid Card Sort ideal for SEN or low ability groups
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National Grid Card Sort ideal for SEN or low ability groups

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This activity reinforces some of the key terminology and parts and functions of the National Grid that students will have encountered during this lesson. I have designed this so that it can be accessible to those with literacy difficulties by putting in plain student speak where possible. I have also included the answers so that students can peer or self assess. Some of the terminology includes: step-up transformer, current, substation, pylon
SEN Energy transfers puzzle and tasks 2018 spec
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SEN Energy transfers puzzle and tasks 2018 spec

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Suitable for SEN students and those struggling scientist. This resource is made up of a puzzle and questions relating to Energy Transfers. There is also a task asking students to design a rollercoaster taking into account the energy transfers needed to make it more thrilling.
Force Mass Acceleration Differeniated Activity
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Force Mass Acceleration Differeniated Activity

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PLEASE VISIT MY MY SHOP FOR LOTS OF FREE AND SIMILARLY PRICED RESOURCES https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/heelis 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
KS3 Keyword Bookmarks -  Motion, Electricity, Energy Resources, Planets - Literacy Aid
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KS3 Keyword Bookmarks - Motion, Electricity, Energy Resources, Planets - Literacy Aid

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Suitable for all students in particular, SEN, EAL/ESL, Dyslexic and struggling spellers. Each bookmark consists of at least 30 key words related to the topic, some with additional guidance and tips. There is also an SEN/EAL equivalent with the phonetic equivalent next to it. Simply print these out double sided and cut out. Then have students glue them in on the TOP, LEFT HAND PAGE of their exercise book, this means that the bookmark will be accessible throughout the the life of their exercise book - photographs of how to do this are included.
Doppler Effect "Survivor" Activity GCSE Physics
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Doppler Effect "Survivor" Activity GCSE Physics

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Students find themselves stranded on a tropical island and have to answer questions relating to Sound Waves and the Doppler Effect in order to get food, water, shelter and fuel from the local tribe. Designed to stretch and challenge but accessible to all abilities, fully differentiated. Suitable for GCSE Physics course. Doppler Effect, Frequency, Sound Waves, pitch, amplitude,