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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:  B1:  3.4  Development of a foetus
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Activate 1: B1: 3.4 Development of a foetus

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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 3.4 Activity Sheet (Development and Birth). A gestation worksheet is included as a consolidation task with the plenary taking the form of a True/False quiz. 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 gestation and how long pregnancy lasts; most pupils should also be able to describe what happens during gestation; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe what happens during birth. Keywords include gestation, foetus, placenta, umbilical cord, and fluid sac. Supporting information can be found on pages 46 and 47 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science textbook.
Activate 1; Working Scientifically Topic Resources
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Activate 1; Working Scientifically Topic Resources

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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!
Christmas Chemistry Colouring Activity - Proton Pix.
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Christmas Chemistry Colouring Activity - Proton Pix.

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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.
Activate 1:  B1:  2.4  Skeleton
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Activate 1: B1: 2.4 Skeleton

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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.
Activate 1:  B1:  2.6 Movement - Muscles
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Activate 1: B1: 2.6 Movement - Muscles

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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.
Activate 1:  B1:  3.1  Adolescence
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Activate 1: B1: 3.1 Adolescence

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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.
Activate 1:  B1:  2.5  Movement - Joints
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Activate 1: B1: 2.5 Movement - Joints

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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.
Simplifying Expressions Xmas Colouring Worksheet
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Simplifying Expressions Xmas Colouring Worksheet

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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!
Activate 1:  C1:  2.4  Chemical Formulae
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Activate 1: C1: 2.4 Chemical Formulae

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. A Pre-starter looping PPT is provided to play as students enter the room to initiate discussion. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate C1, 2.4 Activity Sheet -What does a chemical formula tell us? Included in the presentation is a slide introducing the methane bubbles demonstration together with a video link. A student worksheet is also included. 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 elements in a compound; most pupils should also be able to write the chemical names for some simple compounds; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to write and interpret chemical formulae. Keywords for this lesson are 'chemical formula' . Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 82 and 83, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1: B1 : 2.1  Levels of Organisation
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Activate 1: B1 : 2.1 Levels of Organisation

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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.
Activate 1: P1: 4.2B  How the Solar System Formed
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Activate 1: P1: 4.2B How the Solar System Formed

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to extend the previous lesson, The Solar System, which includes the formation of the Solar System. Use this lesson, when you have time, to inspire your pupils as well as to extend their understanding and knowledge. Included are video links to 'Planets Orbit the Sun', and the National Geographic video, 'Birth of the Solar System'. A student worksheet is included as well as an answer-sheet. 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 is a theory about how the Solar System formed; most pupils should also be able to describe how we can test this theory; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain how the planets provide evidence for the theory. Keywords include gravity, scientists, observations, evidence, and theory. A fun lesson which will get your pupils talking!
KS3 Summer Science Fun Quiz (with blind Robot challenge!)
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KS3 Summer Science Fun Quiz (with blind Robot challenge!)

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A fun end-of-term lesson which needs no planning and only a little preparation. A PowerPoint presentation includes 3 rounds of questions on Biology, Chemistry and Physics with an extra 'Winner takes all' round - the Blind Robot Challenge. A student instruction sheet is included with the resource (which should be printed before-hand). This activity is great fun and students love it but since some students are blindfolded it does need to be thought-out and clearly explained. Answers are included at the end of each round on the slideshow. Enjoy! This resource is designed with Year 7 pupils in mind.
Activate 1:  P1:  4.2  The Solar System
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Activate 1: P1: 4.2 The Solar System

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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 Solar System to Scale although it is possible to build a scale model rather than use the printed sheets. Included is a link to the video 'Powers of Ten' (Eames Office LLC) and 'To Scale: The Solar System' by filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh (showing the model Solar System made in the desert - fantastic!). 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 some patterns, and name some planets, in the Solar System; most pupils should also be able to describe how objects in the Solar System are arranged; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to identify patterns in the spacing and diameters of the planets. Keywords include ellipse, asteroid, Mercury, Venus, Mars, terrestrial, gas giant, dwarf planet, gravity. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 150 and 151, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1: P1:  4.3  The Earth
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Activate 1: P1: 4.3 The Earth

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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 (please note that the worksheet for this 20 minute activity is NOT included with this resource due to copyright restrictions). 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.
Activate 1: P2.2  Sound and Energy Transfer
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Activate 1: P2.2 Sound and Energy Transfer

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Complete lesson PowerPoint with learning outcomes, new knowledge and fun activities detailed on the slides. Starter and activity worksheets are included, one of which includes an alternative to the Activate Activity, ‘The Speed of Sound’. There are links to video clips of ‘Sound through a medium - Flickering Candles’; ‘How to figure out how far away lightning is’; and the well-known Felix Baumgartner’s Supersonic Freefall. This resource is designed for pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to name materials that sound can travel through; most pupils should also be able to describe how sound is produced and how it travels; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to explain why the speed of sound is different in different media. Supporting information can be found on pages 126 and 127 of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1: B1:  Fertilisation and Germination
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Activate 1: B1: Fertilisation and Germination

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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.
Activate 1:  C1:  2.1  Elements
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Activate 1: C1: 2.1 Elements

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The resource is designed to be used with an alternate (parallel) activity to the Activate C1, 2.1 Activity Sheet - The Elements. A pupil 'Elements' sheet is included with the resource to be printed out before the lesson. This can be used as an ICT opportunity or textbooks can be substituted, if necessary. The lesson is ready to go and is designed to support pupils aiming for developing and secure outcomes. All pupils should be able to match the term “element” to its definition; most pupils should also be able to state examples of elements; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to recall the chemical symbols of six elements. Keywords include element, Periodic table, and chemical symbol'. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 76 and 77, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
2018 Science Discoveries Quiz
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2018 Science Discoveries Quiz

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Christmas is nearly here - and here is an early Christmas present for all you hard-working science teachers! I have put together a multiple choice quiz round based on science discoveries made during the past year, or planned for the near future. It should be suitable for all secondary pupils from 11 to 18 years as a starter - or at the end of a lesson. If you like it, why not check back for my full lesson Christmas quiz/activity PowerPoint? Merry Christmas to all!!
Activate 1:  B1: 2.3  Breathing
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Activate 1: B1: 2.3 Breathing

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slides. The lesson includes the balloon-in-a-bell-jar demonstration as a model for breathing. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.3 Access Sheet(Measuring the volume of the lungs) although necessary resources and results table are included on the slides. 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 happens to the ribcage during inhaling and exhaling; most pupils should also be able to state what each part of the bell jar model represents; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe the processes of inhaling and exhaling. Keywords include contract, diaphragm, lung volume and asthma. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 30 and 31, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.
Activate 1: B1: 2.2 Gas Exchange
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Activate 1: B1: 2.2 Gas Exchange

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Complete lesson PPT with learning outcomes, new knowledge and activities detailed on the slide. The lesson includes a demonstration, in which air is bubbled through limewater, followed by a mini-practical where students bubble exhaled air into limewater, through a straw. The resource is designed to be used with the Activate B1 2.2 Activity Sheet(The Composition of Inhaled and Exhaled Air) with the Activate B1 2.2 Support Sheet providing a graph grid for pupils to plot data (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 parts of the gas exchange system; most pupils should also be able to describe the structure of the gas exchange system; whilst some pupils should, in addition, be able to describe how the parts of the gas exchange system are adapted to their function. Keywords include gas exchange, lungs, ribcage, respiratory system, trachea, alveolus, inhale, and exhale. Further information and pupil activities can be found on pages 28 and 29, of the blue Activate 1 KS3 Science Textbook.