A selection of Christmas themed Science lessons, including designing and testing hand warmers for Santa and turning pennies into gold. Most of these resources are my own, some ideas and resources have been borrowed from others. However, I have pooled resources to make a bank of Christmas themed science lessons, so science can be taught right up until the end of term.
A resource to go with the collapsing can demonstration. In the format of a storyboard, but it has been differentiated as; - Gap fill or, - Card sort or, - Complete the sentence or, - Draw the picture to match the words or, - Write the story to go wit the pictures
After teaching a lesson on the 7 food groups, students use food tests to conclude whether or not McDonald's provides a balanced diet. I buy a big Mac to test. Then watch a short clip on the Supersize documentary and analyse the symptoms of a high fat/high sugar diet; physical and mental. There is also opportunity to evaluate the food tests as methods of identifying nutritional content. I would recommend setting up the food tests as a circus of activities. I have two circuses on the go, so 8 stations. However, this would depend on your lab layout and your class.
Revision websites for Atomic Structure, with a review activity to enable pupils to select the most effective online resource for their own learning and independent revision.
An investigation to find out which fruit of vegetable juice has the most vitamin C. PowerPoint and resources are aimed at lower ability groups.
Elements and Electron configuration match up A match up activity for lower ability groups - match the element to its electron configuration. PP Answers provided to display to the class.
Provides pupils an opportunity to review the various GCSE revision websites available and conclude which is most suitable for them.
Students investigate how surface area affect rates of reaction, with rhubarb
A writing frame for students who have difficulty setting out an investigation, or keeping up with written work during an investigation. Investigation - Which food provides the most energy? Burning food to heat water
Students investigate how the amount of borax affects the viscosity of silly putty. Can be kept as a simple KS3 investigation, or linked to C1 AQA polymers.
Encourages pupils to consider the reliability of information, and not to just take headlines as fact. Many young people 'share' stories on Facebook and Twitter, without considering the source of information and the reliability of the research. After discussion, pupils design their own investigation to test if a claim is true.
A template/writing frame to use for teaching atomic structure, to support students with note taking.
Students watch 3 short videos (links at the end of the document) answering the questions on the first sheet as they watch. Then, they can use their notes and what they have watched to complete the grids on the second sheet. The word search can be used as a settling starter. This is aimed at students who struggle with Scientific concepts and lack concentration during revision.