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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.

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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.
Photosynthesis - Using Inverse Square Law (updated)
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Photosynthesis - Using Inverse Square Law (updated)

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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.)
Inheritance, Variation and Evolution 6 - Mindmap AQA Biology GCSE
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Inheritance, Variation and Evolution 6 - Mindmap AQA Biology GCSE

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This is my mindmap of the AQA Biology GCSE specification Section 6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution. 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
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Diseases caused by fungi lesson

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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 - Artificial conditions in a greenhouse
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Photosynthesis - Artificial conditions in a greenhouse

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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.
Gas tests
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Gas tests

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Print onto a sheet of 4 labels. Stick inside cover of exercise books. Alternatively print onto paper, cut and glue.
Cells DART differentiated worksheets
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Cells DART differentiated worksheets

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(Directed Activity Relating to Text) Would suit anyone studying cells. Could be used to assess prior knowledge at the start of a topic on cells with older students or as a plenary activity to assess learning at the end of a cells topic. I have given you an answer sheet for yourself (in case you couldn’t find all 20 errors). Two differentiated worksheets. The one with red words (errors) is the less demanding sheet. On the other one you have to find the errors first before you can correct them. Best not to give different sheets to students sitting next to each other.
Microbes growing on agar plates - hand washing activity
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Microbes growing on agar plates - hand washing activity

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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.
Reflex arc & ruler drop practical lesson
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Reflex arc & ruler drop practical lesson

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This is preparation for the Reaction time required practical in AQA GCSE Trilogy. Slide 2 is a learning framework for the lesson. Slide 3 provides the key words for the lesson. Can simply be a visual aid to introduce the vocabulary. I tend to print this slide off for individuals in the class who would benefit from their own copy and for TAs. More able students use this as a basis for a mind map to make links between key words. Slide 4 is a picture diagram of a reflex arc. Slide 5 shows a simplified version of previous slide with questions to answer. Differentiate by number of examples given in Q4. Slide 6 is a fill in the gaps cloze. Slide 7 inserts the answers to slide 6. Slide 8 shows a synapse. Slide 9 gives details of each neurone. Slide 10 is a literacy activity. Slide 11 - instructions for a simple ruler drop test. This is a short practical so that students understand what to do for the Required practical next lesson. Slide 12 - Plenary Two sheets supplied one has the diagrams and the other has the questions and cloze. I include these simply because I find them useful for particular students with my mixed ability classes. If I know a particular student makes a meal of using glue, I will print directly onto labels for them. I keep a supply of 4 labels to a page for this purpose.
Observation in Science - Stand alone lesson (Yr6 Transition Day)
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Observation in Science - Stand alone lesson (Yr6 Transition Day)

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This is a chemistry lesson on chemical reactions.The Excel spreadsheet contains a student worksheet, technician’s notes and full teacher’s notes all on separate sheets within the spreadsheet. The powerpoint has 3 slides. Slide 1 is a learning framework for the lesson. Slide 2 is a visual aid for the starter. ( Any ‘naughty kids in a lab’ type worksheet you may have could be used here if you prefer.) Slide 3 is a group of words that you can leave on screen whilst the practical is being done so that students have spellings of words they might need to complete their worksheet.
Coronary heart disease lesson
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Coronary heart disease lesson

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Aimed at AQA Trilogy GCSE. Slide 1 in a learning framework for the lesson. Slide 2 is a literacy slide which begins to make links between key words. Slide 3 gives possible treatments available. Slides 4-6 give visual aids to 3 of the treatments . Slide 7 has differentiated questions. (Red LAPS, green MAPS, purple HAPS) Word doc also has slides 4-6 for students. 2 copies of each on an A4 sheet.
Particles - dilutions worksheet (x2)
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Particles - dilutions worksheet (x2)

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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.
12 dimple tray
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12 dimple tray

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Useful for keeping track of which chemicals you have put in a dimple tray. Have a supply to hand. Also good for drawing what was seen down a microscope for a series of slides.