Aimed at a mixed ability year 7 class
Differentiated questions to see what students know already about the microscope
History of the microscope task – HA/LA version HA comprehension task about history, LA cut and stick to put in order
Show students parts on real microscope then cut and stick activity to label microscope parts – HA/LA version available as well as support sheets - go through answers
Extension: magnification calculations
Tweet something you have learnt today
Differentiated practice using the magnfication equation.
Bronze: very simple, simple put the numbers into the equation
silver: need for rearranging equation
gold: need for rearranging equation and converting between units, and measuring image size from image
Aimed at mixed ability year 9 class
Starter: discuss surface area practical from diffusion lesson
Main: Explain surface area: vol and practice how to work it out
research how different multi cellular animals are adapted
extension: kerboodle checkpoint follow up level 4/6/8
plenary: what have they learnt today
Summary powerpoint covering the P1 conservation and dissipation of energy topic from the AQA specification. (Kerboodle P1)
Contains a work booklet for students to use and make notes/do tasks/answer questions in whilst teacher runs through powerpoint.
Good for a summary/revision lesson.
All answers are on the powerpoint.
Elements, compounds and mixtures- Some resources are from other areas on TES
Targeted at year 8 mixed ability class.
Starter: 5 minutes timed activity, challenege to see how many words students can make from the periodic table
Main: Go over definitons of elements/compounds/mixtures.
Then use these definitons to identify which particle pictures are elements/compounds
Go over rules of particle diagrams, then a choice of higher or lower ability sheet.
Higher ability sheet: students need to draw particle diagrams
lower ability sheet: students need to identify the correct particle picture
Extension: Worksheet, including tasks such as identifying elements, a fill in the gaps activity, 6 mark practicce question to explain the difference between elements/compounds/mictures
Plenary: Break the code using the periodic tab;e
Aimed at mixed ability year 8 class
Starter: would you drink dirty water, how do you think you could clean it?
Main: SMSC link to how many people dont have clean water, fill in SMSC grid based on video
Explain simple distillaation and equiptment, label diagram of equiptment
Watch distillation demo
Bronze/ Gold task to explain distillation
Extension task available on powerpoint
Plenary: Exam question
Aimed at a lower ability class
Ions recap, what charge do elements have in different groups
Stretch question to think about how group 1 and 2 will interact with group 6 and 7
Go through the video and answer the questions, go through answers
Practice drawing ionic compounds Extension: explain the difference between KBr and K2O
Go through the answers which are on the slides
Exam question practice to move onto if have a chance
4 mark exam question – peer assess
Good to show the detail they need in their answers
For low ability students. targets level 4
Starter: differentiated stater based on prior learning of the topic
answers on following slide
Main: think pair share: where do we get waste water from
video: watch a video, try and pick out what the stages of treatment for waste water are
differentiated worksheets, to explain the process of waste water treatment
Extension: differentiated extension questions
Plenary: copy and complete two sentences
Aimed at low ability students, targets of level 4s
Starter: recap on stages of LCA
Main: link up key words to defintions for three R’s
Pictures on board of different items, what are they made of ? can they be recycled?
Discuss three R’s with students
using textbooks students then make an information sheet using the success criteria on the powerpoint
Plenary: 6 mark question about the the three r’s
Aimed at higher ability students
Starter: retrieval questions based on P1
Main: Mini review of parts of the wave.
Both wave period and wave speed equations shown with examples in the powerpoint.
Differentiated worksheet to consolidate wave equation, starting with faded practice, followed by lots of SLOP, and finally exam questions on the wave equation.
All answers are on the powerpoint
Plenary: Mini white board plenary
Aimed at mixed ability year 8 class
Starter: Add key terms to diagram, using key words for the lesson
Main: Define key words and explain solubility
Practical: see if different compounds are soluble or not
Then draw particle pictures of what happens when a substance is dissolving
Plenary: Tweet one thing students learnt today
Differentiated retrieval starter questions.
Go through answers
Add periodic table to key words, watch video about history of periodic table
Using differentiated sheets, create timeline of history of the periodic table
Label modern periodic table and answer questions
Carton elements – identify the carton character
Combining both B1.2 and B1.3 from the kerboodle topic
Starter: No goal starter, images of plant and animal cell and a microscope. students can add any information they already know. Images can be printed or a list of what they know can be wrote. To be referred to at the end of the topic, assess prior knowledge
Label plant and animal cell, differentiated version available, animated answers embedded in the powerpoint
Match structure and function of organelles
Show students bacterial cell, students draw and label their own, before filling in the comparison tick box to compare animal, plant and bacteria cells. Stretch task available
Explain key words prokaryotic and eukaryotic, then students complete the assessed questions showing understanding of differences between these cells. Self assess answer using mark scheme
Plenary grid, can be done individually or as teams. Covers key concepts from the lesson, answers on the following slide
Aimed at a mixed ability year 9 class
Worksheets are from TES
Answer starter questions
Go through state symbols, make a note of what each means
Explain the conservation of mass – need to write down the defintions
Stretch: why do some reactions appear to gain/lose mass
Go through steps on how to balance equations. Supporting worksheets to build up. Make sure there is an emphasis on what the ‘big’ and ‘little’ numbers mean. Do examples at each step, then get students to complete the rest
Extension sheet of harder equations to balance for students flying through
Plenary – make rules for balancing equations
Starter: Retrieval starter, based on prior knowledge about animal and plant cells
explaination of how to convert between common units used in biology
Differentiated task to convert between units
-explaination of how to use standard form
questions to practice on standard form
microscope questions to explain examples
differentiated magnfication worksheet
plenary grid with questions from this lesson and based on animal and plant cells. to be done individually or as a group