Hero image

Biolojolly's Shop

Average Rating4.10
(based on 8 reviews)

I have been teaching Biology for 22 years. I've always made my own resources. Many of my resources are aimed at the Biology component of AQA Trilogy.

128Uploads

35k+Views

7k+Downloads

I have been teaching Biology for 22 years. I've always made my own resources. Many of my resources are aimed at the Biology component of AQA Trilogy.
Infection and Response 3 - Mindmap AQA Biology GCSE
jtranahjtranah

Infection and Response 3 - Mindmap AQA Biology GCSE

(0)
This is my mindmap of the AQA Biology GCSE specification Section 3 Infection and Response. I did it for myself when the new spec. 9-1 levels came out. It was my way of identifying how this spec. was structured. It can also be used for the Biology section of Trilogy, although the numbers may not match, the headings will. If a section is in higher tier only it is labelled with (H) and if it is only on the Biology and not the Trilogy it is labelled with (B). Although I did this primarily for myself, some of my colleagues are also using them and when I left my folder open on the desk I found students asking me for copies. I do not claim that they would suit everyone but if you have that sort of need for a complete overview, in a non-linear format, it might suit you. I have some students using it as a tick list, others highlighting the sections they want to cover for revision. I have even offered it at the start of a topic to certain students. Some would be frightened off by it, so you have to be selective. Each mindmap also contains the keywords and their definitions that now need to be learned in the relevant section. There is also a free resource that is a summary of the whole Biology specification.
Diseases caused by fungi lesson
jtranahjtranah

Diseases caused by fungi lesson

(0)
Written for AQA Trilogy GCSE. Focuses on athletes foot and rose black spot. Although the AQA specification only mentions rose black spot. ( I felt that it was important to know that fungal diseases occurred in humans as well as plants.) Slide 2 is a learning framework for the lesson. Slides 3-6 provide visual aid whilst you explain about the variety of fungal structures. Slide 7 gives extra information about rose black spot as I didn’t feel that the text book we use gave enough detail. Slide 8 answer all questions for each disease. (Red questions aimed at LAPS, green questions aimed at MAPS and purple at HAPS.) Slide 9 is an extra task that could be done as a homework.
Photosynthesis - Using Inverse Square Law (updated)
jtranahjtranah

Photosynthesis - Using Inverse Square Law (updated)

(0)
Written for GCSE AQA Trilogy Biology paper 1 Higher. Useful in a mixed ability class for the students who will be doing higher paper. All information is on the work sheet so higher students should be able to work through this on their own or with little teacher input. Need to have completed work on photosynthesis and limiting factors. Mark scheme included. (Worked example updated to include units.)
Human population growth - plot graph of U.N. data and answer questions
jtranahjtranah

Human population growth - plot graph of U.N. data and answer questions

(0)
This is a graph drawing task with irregular time intervals. I find it best to do this at the start of a lesson on Human population growth. This leads on to discussions about waste management and pollution. If you ‘google’ world population you get a counter showing changing population in ‘real’ time. I have this running on my screen throughout the lesson. Note down number at the start and end of lesson to get a feel for the scale of this.
Microbes growing on agar plates - hand washing activity
jtranahjtranah

Microbes growing on agar plates - hand washing activity

(0)
Lesson presentation on the need for handwashing. Slide 2 is a learning framework. Slides 3-4 are for you to print off for yourself. I’ve just copied and pasted the text that accompanies the video clips that are hyperlinked on those slides. Slide 5 shows how to set up agar plates to grow microbes. Use permanent markers to label the bottom of the agar plate. Add name to the rim of the lid then keep lid on with 2 small pieces of tape. DO NOT SEAL. When microbes grown you will be able to see through the lid (or base) without opening it. DO NOT OPEN CONTAMINATED PLATES. When plates have been observed in a second lesson, use slide 6 to draw microbial growth and conclusions. Label diagrams identifying differences between bacterial colonies and fungal growth. COLLECT PLATES AND GIVE TO TECHNICIAN TO AUTOCLAVE.
Pick-a-pair science literacy starter/plenary
jtranahjtranah

Pick-a-pair science literacy starter/plenary

(0)
Pairs of science words that students might confuse, in meaning and/or spelling. Pick a specific slide to use in a lesson or pick one at random to fill a few spare minutes at the start or end of a lesson.
Digestive system card sort (x2)
jtranahjtranah

Digestive system card sort (x2)

(0)
Differentiated card sorts. Sheet 1 has less text than sheet 2. Could be KS3 and KS4 or less and more able. I use them as starter activities. Print on card and cut up, put in small zip bags. Could be used as a starter to assess prior knowledge or as a plenary to assess learning in the lesson.
Standard form and orders of magnitude lesson
jtranahjtranah

Standard form and orders of magnitude lesson

(1)
Numeracy lesson to support the maths needed for science, particularly cell biology. A5 ws are the same as slide 10 in the presentation. Answer sheet also supplied. I have done a slide on ‘Orders of Magnitude’ separately so that it can easily be slipped in as an extra linked activity or it could be done as a starter for another lesson. Do with AQA Trilogy in mind.
Gas tests
jtranahjtranah

Gas tests

(2)
Print onto a sheet of 4 labels. Stick inside cover of exercise books. Alternatively print onto paper, cut and glue.
Particles - dilutions worksheet (x2)
jtranahjtranah

Particles - dilutions worksheet (x2)

(0)
I wrote this worksheet for a KS3 Chemistry lesson on particles. It is a standard dilutions practical. I wanted to see if my students could follow written instructions without any demonstration. We had done several lessons on particles, so they had enough science in order to be able to explain what was happening. You need a concentrated solution of potassium permanganate for this experiment rather than crystals. Explain what you are doing with it and your lab. tech. should be able to supply an appropriate quantity and concentration. The final dilution should be barely observable. Remember that each group only needs 1ml so the total amount for a class will only be in one small beaker. You need to do your own risk assessment but remember eye protection must be worn. Tip: you will find it easier to control if students use 1ml pipettes instead of the standard 3ml. Another tip: keep the concentrated solution with you at the front with one pipette. If each group sends a student to you with an empty test tube you can ensure that it is measured accurately. They then take theirs back to their bench and add 9ml water to it for their first dilution.
Abiotic factors lesson
jtranahjtranah

Abiotic factors lesson

(0)
Presentation to introduce abiotic factors Slides 1-9. Slide 10 has a video hyperlink to show woodlice in choice chambers. (Alternatively you could do this as apractical yourself.) Slide 11 shows the set up from the video and slide 12 gives the results from the video clip. Slides 11-12 are also supplied as a worksheet; 2 A5 copies on one A4 sheet. Students should calculate the mean for each condition from the results . Slide 13 works through the calculation answers then in the last slide 14 students have to decide which abiotic factor, light or moisture is most important to the woodlice. Written with AQA Trilogy in mind.
Starters or plenaries
jtranahjtranah

Starters or plenaries

3 Resources
I spent one summer holiday doing these. I started with science specific words that I knew caused confusion. Then I continued with other words. I tend to use these to fill in five minutes during form time. e.g. Use each of these words correctly in a sentence. Students often like to come up with the silliest or the most original ideas for using each word.
Sampling - Pitfall traps and Quadrats lesson
jtranahjtranah

Sampling - Pitfall traps and Quadrats lesson

(0)
Ecology sampling lesson includes exam style questions and answers. Slide 2 is a learning framework Slide 3 contains key words for the lesson LAPS use as a spelling sheet HAPS use as basis for a mindmap Slides 4-11 Sampling invertebrates in a pitfall trap Slides 12-21 Sampling plants using a quadrat Pitfall trap ws is slides 9&11 Quadrat question ws is slides 16-19
Respiration - differentiated worksheets
jtranahjtranah

Respiration - differentiated worksheets

(0)
Each worksheet results in the same answers (sheet supplied). Gaps sheet is for the MAPS/HAPS as no missing words given. Options sheet includes 2 alternative answers to choose from for most spaces so more suitable for LAPS
Endocrine system diagrams
jtranahjtranah

Endocrine system diagrams

(0)
Activity to identify names of endocrine glands. Word doc. has 2 copies of slide 2 of the powerpoint. Makes for easier printing for A5 copies to stick in exercise books. Full instructions on slide 1.