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Questioner. Complexity. Futures. Ed Rebel. Learning junkie. #edchatNZ founder. Rethinking Education. Teacher. E-learning. Learning design. Sustainability. Maths, science and biology teacher. Professional learning facilitator. E-learning specialist. Learning junkie and all-round nerd.
Introduction to quadrats and sampling
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Introduction to quadrats and sampling

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Differentiated worksheet to introduce students to sampling with a quadrat. This can lead on to more detailed sampling or dicussion of habitats and environments, food webs KW: quadrat, sampling, percentage cover, organism, species, environment, habitat, food webs
Superhero inheritance
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Superhero inheritance

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Set of 32 superhero cards with their genotypes so that your class can predict superhero baby traits. Great way to demonstrate inheritance, alleles, homozygous, heterozygous, punnet squares etc.
Lion King foodwebs
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Lion King foodwebs

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Lion king foodweb activity. Kids love when you play them some of the movie first (from you tube). Also requires students to use key words omnivore, herbivore, producer, consumer, etc.
Music Instrument Design Challenge
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Music Instrument Design Challenge

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This task is a **mini project **that requires students to apply their knowledge of sound to create a musical instrument. Students are asked to: Summarise key ideas about how instruments produce sound Describe the difference between wind/string instruments Create an instrument using scrap materials around the home Identify the notes that their instrument produces Refine and adjust their instrument to play particular notes Play a song with their instrument The resource is ideal for students working at different levels as the task gradually increases in difficulty. Teachers may choose to differentiate by providing access to only parts of this assessment based on student ability levels. The resource also includes links to additional supporting resources. This resources is well suited to set for students during home isolation, cross-curricular contexts, and project based learning contexts. Key skills students will practice in this task include: summarising, communicating scientific ideas, applying physics concepts in practice, thinking critically and creatively, problem solving.
KS3 Maths Order of Operations Activity: The Matrix
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KS3 Maths Order of Operations Activity: The Matrix

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Colourful powerpoint to revise/teach BEDMAS/BIDMAS/BODMAS using the Matrix movie. Would work well with a few youtube video clips to interest students - especially Neo dodgint the bullets... Has theory notes, problems to solve, starter, main and plenary.
KS3 Maths: Multiples Prime & Perfect Numbers
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KS3 Maths: Multiples Prime & Perfect Numbers

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Superhero Factors Activity ppt: Use Optimus Prime Number, Penelope Perfect number, Multiple man and Fraction Woman to revise prime numbers, perfect numbers and multiples and factors. Bright colourful pop art presentation.
Genetics Cranium
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Genetics Cranium

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Revise key genetics and variation concepts by playing Cranium! This resource provides instructions and resource materials for revising key vocabulary and simple concepts. Vocabulary and concepts include Mutation Phenotypes and genotypes Meiosis Natural, artificial and sexual selections Genes, alleles, chromosomes
Rock cycle starter
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Rock cycle starter

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Easy rock cycle starter which assess prior knowledge and works well to settle low literacy classes.
Classification Stater
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Classification Stater

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Easy classification starter that requires no explanation. Especially good for very low literacty classes. Allows some assessment of prior knowledge. KW. Classification Compare Adaptation Evolution
Concepts in light review
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Concepts in light review

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This worksheet asks students to use their knowledge about various concepts about light to draw a series of images rather than write about them. Key words: refraction, mirror, prism, reflection,
Niche, Habitat and Environment aka. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Niche, Habitat and Environment aka. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Access the resource grid: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1z9ZHreEcrd7ivQeyqUDRRzC37OnB-0wWROcS3vAlve0/edit?usp=sharing Explore and make sense of habits, environment and niche with the help of magical creatures expert Newt Scamander. The resource provides: A range of activities at different levels of difficulty Student choice A range of learning modes A fun context A self assessment rubric
Chocolate fossils
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Chocolate fossils

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Instructions for chocolate fossils. Cut the cards out and arrange them in the right order to find the instructions to make chocolate fossils. Then make your own chocolate fossil (Can be done for a whole class under 10 quid). Includes key words about fossilisation and can lead to discussion about why not all animals who die form complete fossils. KW: fossil sediment mineral rock
Hogwash - the scientific validity game
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Hogwash - the scientific validity game

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How might we help our students to think more scientific? How can we help student understand scientific validity? Hogwash is an here to help! Students get points for selecting the most valid method for a provided hypothesis. Each hypothesis is based on real scientists’ work or a published scientific paper. Articles were found based on biology and ecology topics that students were interested in. Student reviews “It helped me see what a good method looks like and the type of words that are used.” “It helps to learn the appropriate language to use in these sorts of scientific works and how to measure how valid/reliable a method is.” Why play this game? It’s fun! Develop knowledge of scientific techniques. Promote discussion between students about scientific ideas including: * Discuss ethical issue in science * Discuss reliability and validity Develop scientific literacy. Introduce students to current scientific work. Provide different levels of challenge with the same resource. Improve scientific investigation skills.
Acids and Bases in Martian soil ... and aliens?!
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Acids and Bases in Martian soil ... and aliens?!

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This resources applies learning about acids and bases in a fun way, while building critical thinking skills. The task supports students to: Revise understandings about acids and bases. Record, organise and draw conclusions from data. Features of this task Differentiated Rubrics provided Practical is easily resourced Supports development of critical thinking Cognitive progression to ensure all students are challenged Includes practical instructions Caters for a range of curiculum levels Students are provided with a range of ‘Martian’ soil samples. They test the samples and analyse the results to draw conclusions about whether alien life would be possible given the soil conditions. This task could be used and adapted for a range of contexts including: Microbiology eg. extremophiles Biological adaptations Acids and bases Earth and space science
Algebra of Art
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Algebra of Art

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Learning Objective: Deconstruct artworks by using algebra This lesson helps students make sense of how the world can be represented with equations. By combing art and algebra, to learning areas that students commonly hold as opposites, students are able to gain a much better appreciation of the role that algebra plays in making sense of the world. Features of this lesson: - Differentiation - Cross-curricular links - E-learning
Habitats and Environments
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Habitats and Environments

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Differentiated worksheet to help students learn the difference between environments and habitats. KW: habitat environment organism
Sky Scraper Measurement
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Sky Scraper Measurement

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Calculate the dimensions of some of the world's most extreme sky scrapers by using standard measurement forumalae