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I am an enthusiastic and experienced science teacher and tutor who is a strong believer in having organised, well-designed resources to support every lesson. When I started teaching from the Activate SOW I found myself spending too much time making resources. I have, therefore, now designed PowerPoint presentations and supporting materials to support the Activate SOW for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will eventually upload all materials to this shop.

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I am an enthusiastic and experienced science teacher and tutor who is a strong believer in having organised, well-designed resources to support every lesson. When I started teaching from the Activate SOW I found myself spending too much time making resources. I have, therefore, now designed PowerPoint presentations and supporting materials to support the Activate SOW for Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will eventually upload all materials to this shop.
Activate 1:  Physics Chapter 1 (Forces) Full Resource Set

Activate 1: Physics Chapter 1 (Forces) Full Resource Set

A complete set of resources for teaching the Activate 1 Forces topic. Includes PowerPoints (which include Learning Outcomes, new knowledge, and activities - for each lesson) and some worksheets. Please note that the Activate worksheets themselves are not included due to copyright. This set of resources is designed to support pupils who are aiming at developing and secure Learning Outcomes. I hope that these resources will make your life easier - please leave feedback so that I can continue to improve and refine them so that they are more useful for you.
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Activate 1:  P1: 1.5  Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Activate 1: P1: 1.5 Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

Complete lesson PowerPoint with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. Included are instructions for a Forces Circus (consisting of 4 work-stations: one with a toy car and ramp; one with a pendulum; one with a mass suspended from a spring; and one with a bowl of water and a Plasticine ‘boat’). A student practical worksheet as well as additional worksheets (please see end-note) are included in this resource. If preferred, the included Forces Circus instructions could easily be replaced with the Activate Forces Circus. This resource is designed for pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to identify balanced and unbalanced forces; most pupils should also be able to define equilibrium; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the difference between balanced and unbalanced forces. Supporting information can be found on pages 120 and 121 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook. Please note: Worksheet 1 is taken from the old ‘Exploring Science’ master sheets and is included free of charge as an additional resource.
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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:  1.4  Forces at a Distance

Activate 1: P1: 1.4 Forces at a Distance

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. A student worksheet is included to be used alongside the PPT. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate practical, Gravity Cups, and to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to state that gravity changes with distance; most pupils should also be able to describe the effects of a field; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the effect of gravitational forces on Earth and in space. Supporting information can be found on pages 118 and 119 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1: B1:  Fertilisation and Germination

Activate 1: B1: Fertilisation and Germination

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There are also links to video-clips by VEA - Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants - and David Attenborough's Private Life of Plants. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.7 Practical Sheet (Successful Seeds). A student table for the practical work is included in the resources supplied as well as worksheets for fertilisation and germination. 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 fertilisation in plants; most pupils should also be able to describe the process of fertilisation and how fruits and seeds are formed; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to make and record observations in a table, calculating the percentage of seeds germinated. Keywords include fertilisation, seed, fruit and germination.
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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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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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Activate 1:  B1:  3.3  Fertilisation and Implantation

Activate 1: B1: 3.3 Fertilisation and Implantation

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There is also a link to a 5 minute video with excellent graphics from Nucleus Medical Media. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.3 Activity Sheet (Fertilisation and Implantation). A student table is included to be used with the plenary slide. 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 the definition of gametes and what is meant by fertilisation; most pupils should also be able to describe the structure and function of the gametes; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the process of fertilisation. Keywords include gamete, fertilisation, cilia, ejaculation, embryo, and implantation.
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Activate 1:  B1:  2.6 Movement - Muscles

Activate 1: B1: 2.6 Movement - Muscles

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.6 Practical Sheet (Investigating Muscle Fatigue). A plenary 'fill the gap' pupil sheet is included which can be used in conjunction with the plenary slide. 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 antagonistic muscle groups; most pupils should also be able to state the function of the major muscle groups; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the function of the major muscle groups. Keywords include tendon and antagonistic muscles. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 36 and 37, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  B1:  3.1  Adolescence

Activate 1: B1: 3.1 Adolescence

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There is also a link to the video-clip, Teen Facts - Growing Pains. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.1 Activity Sheet (Changes during Adolescence) and B1 3.1 Activity Sheet 2 (Statement Cards) which together make up the activity. 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 adolescence and puberty are; most pupils should also be able to state changes to the bodies of boys and girls during puberty; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the main changes which take place during puberty. Keywords include adolescence, puberty, and hormones. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 40 and 41, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  B1:  2.5  Movement - Joints

Activate 1: B1: 2.5 Movement - Joints

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.5 Practical Sheet (Forces for Lifting). The Activate B1 2.5 Support Sheet, which includes a results table and a graph grid with pre-labelled axes, can also be used in conjunction with this PPT where needed. 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 where joints are found in the body; most pupils should also be able to state how a muscle exerts force during movement; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the role of the joints. Keywords include biomechanics, joint, cartilage, ligament, and Newtons. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 34 and 35, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  B1:  3.2  Reproductive Systems

Activate 1: B1: 3.2 Reproductive Systems

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. There is also a link to the BBC Bitesize video-clip, Fertilisation, narrated by David Attenborough. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.2 Activity Sheet (Male and Female Reproductive Systems), B1 3.2 Teacher and Technician Notes, and pages 42 & 43 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook. A student table is included to be used with the plenary slide. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to name the main structures of the male and female reproductive systems; most pupils should also be able to state a function of the main structures of these reproductive systems; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the main structures in the male and female reproductive systems. Keywords include sperm cell, testes, scrotum, semen, egg cell, ovary, oviduct, and uterus.
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Activate 1:  B1:  2.4  Skeleton

Activate 1: B1: 2.4 Skeleton

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The lesson includes a link to an interactive resource, 'Name the main parts of the human skeleton'. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.4 Activity Sheet (Build your own skeleton) and the Activate B1 2.4 Activity Sheet (Build your own skeleton) template. A pre-drawn Table of Functions is included to support students where needed. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to name the main parts of the human skeleton; most pupils should also be able to list the functions of the skeletal system; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the structure of the skeleton. Keywords include bone, skeleton, support, protect, and bone marrow. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 32 and 33, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1: B1 : 2.1  Levels of Organisation

Activate 1: B1 : 2.1 Levels of Organisation

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slide. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.1 Information Sheet(Organ Systems) and the Activate B1 2.1 Activity Sheet (Organising a Body). 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 a tissue, an organ and an organ system; most pupils should also be able to list the organs found in a given organ system and state the function of the system; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain the hierarchy of organisation in a multicellular organism. Keywords include multicellular organism, tissue, organ, organ system. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 26 and 27 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  B1:  1.2  Plant and Animal Cells

Activate 1: B1: 1.2 Plant and Animal Cells

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slide. Also included is a Component-Function Matching Activity. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 1.2 Practical Sheet (Making an onion slide) and the Activate B1 1.2Teacher/Technician notes. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to identify one similarity and one difference between a plant and an animal cell, and match some components of cells to their functions; most pupils should be able to describe the similarities and differences between plant and animal cells; whilst some pupils should be able to describe the functions of the components of a cell. Keywords include nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondria, respiration. cell wall, vacuole, and chloroplast. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 16 and 17 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
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Activate 1:  B1:  3.5  The Menstrual Cycle

Activate 1: B1: 3.5 The Menstrual Cycle

Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 3.5 Activity Sheet (Timeline of the Menstrual Cycle). A set of student statements are included to be used with the plenary activity, Menstrual Cycle in a Minute. 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 a simple definition, and the main stages, of the menstrual cycle; most pupils should also be able to describe the main stages of the menstrual cycle; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to present the menstrual cycle as a timeline. Keywords include period, menstrual cycle, and ovulation. Supporting and further information and activities can be found on pages 48 and 49 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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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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'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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