Activate 1:  P1: 1.3  Drag Forces and Friction

Activate 1: P1: 1.3 Drag Forces and Friction

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate practical, Investigating Friction, and to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to describe how drag forces and friction arise; most pupils should also be able to plan, and carry out, an experiment to investigate friction (choosing suitable equipment); whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain why drag forces and friction arise. Supporting information can be found on page 116 and 117 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Super Christmas Resource Pack

Super Christmas Resource Pack

Everything you need for those end-of term Christmas lessons:- three quizzes - one aimed at Year 8 Science, one covering new science discovered during 2017, and one unashamedly just about Santa Claus! Also included in this bundle is a chemistry activity for consolidating student understanding of the number of protons in different elements, not to mention a number of picture templates. Although titled 'Maths templates' they could be amended to cover different ideas in science. A bargain bundle!
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'Just Colour' Christmas-themed Maths Templates

'Just Colour' Christmas-themed Maths Templates

A set of five Christmas-themed picture templates ready for you to customise to your classes requirements. Do they need to practise simplifying algebraic expressions, working with negative numbers, basic operators, BIDMAS, or anything else? All you need to add is a key and brief instructions to make this resource work for your classes. I hope this is useful!!
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"There Really is a Santa Claus" Xmas Quiz

"There Really is a Santa Claus" Xmas Quiz

A light-hearted, fun-filled Xmas quiz - just the thing for form time or as part of a lesson in the week before Christmas. This PowerPoint presentation includes two rounds of questions - one True/False and one multiple choice. There is an added challenge to find the number Santas included on most slides, as well as a video link to 'Is Santa Claus real - A scientific analysis' from PBS Studios.
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Activate 1:  P1 1.2 Squashing and Stretching

Activate 1: P1 1.2 Squashing and Stretching

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. This is the second lesson on the 'Forces' topic. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate practical sheet, Investigating Elastic, and to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state an example of a force deforming an object and recognise a support force; most pupils should also be able to describe how forces deform objects; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain how solid surfaces provide a support force. Supporting information can be found on page 114 and 115 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Simplifying Expressions Xmas Colouring Worksheet

Simplifying Expressions Xmas Colouring Worksheet

An ideal activity to include in one of your end-of-term maths lessons! A Christmas colouring worksheet where students simplify the algebraic expressions, and then match their answer to the key to find the colour for each section. Aimed at Year 7 KS3 but also suitable for Year 6 KS2, students who need practice simplifying algebraic expressions, and anyone who likes colouring!
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Christmas 2017 New Science Quiz

Christmas 2017 New Science Quiz

Just the thing for those last lessons before Christmas! This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation with 3 quiz rounds, including picture matching to event, and multiple choice questions - all about new science discoveries in 2017. It concludes with a Code-maker Challenge round in which pupils work in pairs to write a message to an alien space-craft (just sighted entering the Solar System). They then have to translate their message into Morse code and transmit it to two other students who 'receive' and translate the message back into English. Pupil score sheets and a copy of the Morse code alphabet are included in this resource. A class set of torches will need to be ordered for the lesson in order to complete Round 4. Have fun!
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Activate 1:   P1:  Chaper 4  'Space' Topic Resources

Activate 1: P1: Chaper 4 'Space' Topic Resources

Full resources for the Activate 1 Space topic. Includes PPT presentations and activity resources for P1: 4.1 The Night Sky; P1: 4.2 The Solar System P1: 4.3 The Earth P1: 4.4 The Moon Please note that 2 additional lessons are included which can be used as separate lessons, time permitting. These cover the formation of the Solar System and Eclipses. These topics have been squashed in with P4.2 and P4.4, respectively. In my opinion, there is insufficient time to teach all the material in these 2 sections. I hope that you find this gives you the flexibility - you can either merge the lessons or teach as provided.
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Christmas Chemistry Colouring Activity - Proton Pix.

Christmas Chemistry Colouring Activity - Proton Pix.

Just the thing for the end of term - a Christmas-themed activity! Students work out the colour code by looking up the proton number of each element symbol shown in the picture (using the Periodic Table). They then either use that number on its own, or add or subtract proton numbers, to give the colour code. There is a key below the picture that allows the colour code to be converted to a colour. Ideal for familiarising students with elements on the Periodic Table, with a bit of seasonal fun thrown in. Aimed at key stage 3 but might also be enjoyed by some older students. PDF (larger image) and Word document versions included.
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Activate 1:  P1: 4.4  The Moon - Phases

Activate 1: P1: 4.4 The Moon - Phases

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used to teach the Moon Phases part of the Activate topic 4.4. It gives students the opportunity to consolidate previous Solar System concepts, through a timed Tarsia puzzle, and to fully understand what the phases are and how they are caused. (Eclipses are dealt with in the following lesson.) The slides include links to a video-clip demonstration by the National Science Teachers Association; a link to a Moon phases animation by Neil Creek; activity worksheets; a Moon facts search; a 'Guess the Phase' activity; a Plenary task with an extension question; and a homework task. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state why we see the Moon from the Earth and be able to draw a diagram to show the different phases of the Moon; most pupils should also be able to describe the phases of the Moon; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain why we see the phases of the Moon. Keywords include phases of the Moon, new, crescent, first quarter, gibbous, third quarter. Supporting information can be found on page 154 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1: P1:  4.3  The Earth

Activate 1: P1: 4.3 The Earth

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate Activity Sheet - The Seasons. Links are included to the following video-clips: Bill Nye the Science Guy - The Seasons; and Polar Day - the Sun never sets (From BBC's documentary "Planet Earth) . The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state what is meant by the Earth’s axis; most pupils should also be able to describe what causes night and day; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain the motion of the Sun, stars, and Moon across the sky, and why seasonal changes happen. Keywords include axis, day, night, year, season, and constellation. Further information can be found on pages 152 and 153, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  P1.1  Introduction to Forces

Activate 1: P1.1 Introduction to Forces

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. This is the first lesson on the 'Forces' topic. A pupil task sheet and plenary task sheet are included. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate practical sheet, Measuring Forces, and to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to identify some forces acting on objects and identify an interaction pair; most pupils should also be able to explain what forces do; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe what is meant by an interaction pair. Supporting information can be found on page 112 and 113 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Exact Value Trig. Quiz

Exact Value Trig. Quiz

This PowerPoint presentation was designed to give GCSE maths students the chance to practice their knowledge of exact values for trig. ratios (up to 90 degrees). My students have found it useful and quite fun as well! This could be used as a starter, plenary, or as a short activity within a lesson.
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Activate 1:  P1: 4.4b Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Activate 1: P1: 4.4b Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used to teach the Solar and Lunar Eclipses part of the Activate topic 4.4. The slides include links to Wonder of the Solar System video-clips narrated by Brian Cox, including the solar eclipse at Varanasi; there is also a hyperlink to an MP4 file (included) showing the total solar eclipse at Palu, Indonesia on March 9, 2016. A pre-starter loop PowerPoint on eclipse myths is included to be played as students enter the room. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state that there are both Solar and Lunar eclipses; most pupils should also be able to describe what a total eclipse is; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain why total eclipses happen. Keywords include umbra, total solar eclipse, penumbra, partial solar eclipse, and lunar eclipse. Supporting information can be found on page 155 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  Working Scientifically 1.4  Analysing Data

Activate 1: Working Scientifically 1.4 Analysing Data

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. This is the fourth lesson in the 'Working Scientifically' section. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate activity sheet, Analysing Data. It is targeted at pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state what is meant by a line of best fit; most pupils should also be able to list what should be included in a conclusion; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to find a pattern in data using a graph or a chart. Keywords include analyse, line of best fit, and conclusion. Supporting information and Summary Questions can be found on pages 8 and 9 of the blue Activate 1, KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  Working Scientifically 1.5 Evaluating Data

Activate 1: Working Scientifically 1.5 Evaluating Data

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. This is the fifth lesson in the 'Working Scientifically' section. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate activity sheet, Evaluating Data. It is targeted at pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state how to evaluate data; most pupils should also be able to describe the stages in evaluating data; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to suggest ways of improving a practical investigation. Keywords include evaluate, confidence, random error, and systematic error. Supporting information and Summary Questions can be found on pages 10 and 11 of the blue Activate 1, KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1; Working Scientifically Topic Resources

Activate 1; Working Scientifically Topic Resources

PowerPoints which are designed in line with the Activate scheme of work, to be used with the Activate practical and activity sheets. Each PowerPoint includes LOs for the lesson, new learning, activity guidance to go with the Activate practical/activity sheets, tasks and a plenary. Includes WS1-5: Asking Scientific Questions, Planning Investigations, Recording Data, Analysing Data, and Evaluating Data. Don't worry about your resources - just teach!
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Activate 1:  Working Scientifically  1.3  Recording Data

Activate 1: Working Scientifically 1.3 Recording Data

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. This is the third lesson in the 'Working Scientifically' section. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate practical sheet, Collecting & Presenting Data, and for pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state an example of how data can be recorded; most pupils should also be able to add data to a graph or chart; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe how to make and record observations and measurements. Keywords include outlier, mean, line graph, pie chart, and bar chart. Supporting information and Summary Questions can be found on pages 6 and 7 of the blue Activate 1, KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1: C1: 1.4  Boiling

Activate 1: C1: 1.4 Boiling

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate C1, 1.4 Activity sheet -Heating Water. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to recognise that different substances boil at different temperatures; most pupils should also be able to describe boiling as a change of state; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to use the particle model to explain boiling. Keywords include 'conserve, boiling, and boiling point. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 66 and 67, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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