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A collection of Biology, Physics and Chemistry resources for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. I work as a mainstream Science teacher and all of these lessons have been succesfully delivered.

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A collection of Biology, Physics and Chemistry resources for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. I work as a mainstream Science teacher and all of these lessons have been succesfully delivered.
Heat Transfer 5  - Radiation
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Heat Transfer 5 - Radiation

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Lesson 5 in the Heat Transfer topic on Infra-red Radiation for KS3. Complete lesson. Contains numerous tasks, starters, reviews and practical. Differentiated lesson outcomes: All Define what Infrared Radiation is. Most Understand that all objects emit and absorb Infrared Radiation. Some Explain how different surfaces absorb and emit infrared radiation differently.
Infrared Radiation
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Infrared Radiation

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P1.1. Lesson on Infrared Radiation. Lesson Outcomes: E- Describe how all objects give out heat radiation C – Describe how objects both emit and absorb heat radiation A – Explain how rate of emission and absorption depend on the type of surface
Making Copper Sulphate powerpoint
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Making Copper Sulphate powerpoint

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Complete lesson. Lesson Outcomes: All – recall separation techniques Most –Demonstrate how to make copper sulfate Some – construct equations on how to make salts
Energy 4 - Saving Energy lesson
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Energy 4 - Saving Energy lesson

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Lesson 4 in the KS3 Energy topic - Saving Energy. Learning Outcomes: All: describe at least 3 ways of reducing our energy consumption Most: Explain why we need to reduce energy consumption Some: Use persuasive arguments to convince someone of the need to reduce energy consumption
Stopping the Spread - jho
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Stopping the Spread - jho

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Complete Lesson for KS3 on Stopping the Spread of disease. A planning and practical lesson with 2 practicals covered. Learning Outcomes: Describe some ways in which we stop microbes from causing diseases. Investigate the effectiveness of different ways of hand washing. Plan an investigation to see the effectiveness of different ways of hand washing.
Energy Transfer By Heating
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Energy Transfer By Heating

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Energy Transfer By Heating Learning Outcomes: E- Recognize that heat flows from high temperature to low temperature C – Be able to list factors that affect rate of heat transfer A* - Be able to explain that a cooling / heating curve shows rate depends on temperature difference Exam questions to finish ( not included in this presentation)
Energy 2 - Formation of Fossil Fuels lesson
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Energy 2 - Formation of Fossil Fuels lesson

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Lesson 2 in the KS3 Energy topic - Formation of fossil fuels. Includes starter activity linking to previous lesson. Also introduces the law of Conservation of Energy Learning Outcomes: All: Recognise that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Most: Give examples of energy transfers. Describe the process of forming fossil fuels Some: Explain the energy transfer in the formation of fossil fuels.
Energy 3 - Energy in Fuels lesson
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Energy 3 - Energy in Fuels lesson

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Lesson 3 in the KS3 energy topic - Energy in Fuels. Learning Outcomes: All: State the units of energy. Carry out a practical activity safely. Most: Identify independent and dependent variables. Collect data to work out which fuel is best. Some: Analyse data to make a valid scientific conclusion
Plate Tectonics lesson
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Plate Tectonics lesson

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Complete KS3 lesson on Plate Tectonics. Learning Outcomes: All: State that continents aren’t fixed in position. Most: Describe how the continents move. Some: Apply the idea of plate tectonics to explain why volcano’s and earthquakes only occur in certain places.
Heat Transfer lesson 4 - Changing State
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Heat Transfer lesson 4 - Changing State

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Lesson 4 in the Heat Transfer topic at Key Stage 3 - Changing State. Differentiated Learning Outcomes: All: Describe what happens to the temperature of a liquid while it is boiling. Describe what happens to the temperature while a liquid freezes. Most Carry out a practical to investigate the temperature of water through the changes of state. Some Explain the shape of a graph of temperature against time for a substance being heated or cooled.
Heat Transfer lessons 4-6 Bundle
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Heat Transfer lessons 4-6 Bundle

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Complete lessons 4-6 of the Heat Transfer topic for KS3. All three lessons contain great practicals. Lessons also suitable for KS4. All lessons have differentiated learning outomes. Lesson 1 - Radiation Lesson 2 - Changing State Lesson 3 - Protective Clothing.
Heat Transfer lesson 6 - Protective clothing
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Heat Transfer lesson 6 - Protective clothing

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Complete lesson number 6 in the Heat Transfer topic for KS3: Protective Clothing. Differentiated learning outcomes: All: Explain why protective clothing is needed using scientific reasoning. Most: Understand the important scientific properties of insulation. Some: Understand the important scientific properties of insulation.
Microbes 3 - Microbes in Action: Yeast
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Microbes 3 - Microbes in Action: Yeast

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Lesson 3 in the KS3 Microbes topic. A practical lesson investigating the effect of temperature on yeast. Differentiated learning Outcomes: All Complete an investigation with help into how temperature affects the speed dough rises. Most Complete the investigation with minimal help Some Complete the investigation and choose additional steps to improve the accuracy of the results.
Energy 7 - Bring me sunshine! - jho
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Energy 7 - Bring me sunshine! - jho

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Lesson 7 in the KS3 Energy topic. Differentiated learning outcomes: All: State where the energy stored in our food comes from originally. Most: Explain why we need to eat. Some: Justify why some people require more food than others.