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Biology teacher Providing resources for A-level and GCSE
Skeletal muscle contraction
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Skeletal muscle contraction

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sliding filament theory of skeletal muscle contraction Ppt describes with visual aids the various parts of the myofibril and how they interact to contract the muscle following an action potential.
ATP
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ATP

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Powerpoint covering the topic of ATP and Energy
Required Practical 1 - Enzyme action
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Required Practical 1 - Enzyme action

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PPT designed to accompany required practical 1 of the practical endorsement for the new AQA A-level spec. Includes the purpose of a lab-book and how this should be set out. Also includes a method for the affect of temperature on the rate of reaction of trypsin. Guides students through each step of risk assessment, results analysis, conclusion and evaluation. Also includes extension activity to boost maths skills by calculating the temperature coefficient.
New AQA GCSE Topic 5 - The brain
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New AQA GCSE Topic 5 - The brain

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Powerpoint covers the areas of the brain and what they do. It also covers how we investigate the brain using MRI scans. Worksheet on the brain structure and function included. Worksheet on using MRI scans included.
Genetic Screening mystery box
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Genetic Screening mystery box

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PPT and Lesson plan. Students are given a mystery box which symbolises their genetic information. They then complete research on the implications and ethics of genetic screening to decide whether they should open the box.
Cells, Tissues and Organs.
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Cells, Tissues and Organs.

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Ppt on organisation of cells tissues and organs aimed at high ability year 7s, Also covers organ transplants and the ethics involved. Opinions could be used to generate a mini-debate and get students to decide where they stand using an opinion line.
Hormonal control
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Hormonal control

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A series of 5 lessons designed to match the new AQA specification topic of hormonal control. Lesson 1 - explores the hormones controlling human fertility Lesson 2 - contraceptives. Students research the various different contraceptive methods, how they work and their pros and cons lesson 3 - controlling fertility - how knowledge of hormones can be used in IVF, fertility treatment and the contraceptive pill. Lesson 4 - Hormonal control in plants - looks at tropisms and auxin. Lesson 5 - Explores how the nervous system and endocrine system interact with each other. Covers negative and positive feedback as well as the action of thyroxine and adrenaline. Also cover the plant hormone gibberellin and its uses.
Practical Methodology
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Practical Methodology

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Series of 7 lessons designed for a high ability year 8 group (but useable at GSCE) Students go through the whole process of an investigation. Includes 1) Definition of Variables 2)Designing Tables 3) drawing graphs 4) risk assessment 5) writing a Hypothesis 6) writing a method 7) Analysis of results and conclusions 8) evaluating results 9) definition of HSW keywords.
Required Practical 12 - how water chemistry affects the diversity of water invertebrates
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Required Practical 12 - how water chemistry affects the diversity of water invertebrates

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In order to complete required practical 12 we took our students out on a field trip. They had to investigate the population of water invertebrates at 4 locations, a canal, a brook man made ponds and a hoverfly lagoon. They then took measurements of 5 different aspects of the water chemistry; turbidity, ammonia, nitrates, phosphorus and oxygen. Students write up a full report in which they carry out statistical analysis (chi squared and Simpson's diversity index) Resource includes ppt on eutrophication, a plan of action for the field trip, data recording sheet, methods for the water chemistry tests, invertebrate identification charts and a help sheet showing what the students needed to include in their report. Students were asked to give a presentation to report their findings to the rest of the class.
Communicable disease - New AQA GCSE
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Communicable disease - New AQA GCSE

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LOs All – state what an infectious disease is Most – give examples of microorganisms that cause disease Some – Explain how pathogens can make you feel ill. Includes 6 mark practise exam question and mark scheme
Viral disease - New AQA GSCE
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Viral disease - New AQA GSCE

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los -Describe the structure of a virus Explain how viruses replicate Give examples of diseases caused by viruses and their action on the body. includes transmission of viruses cut and stick and Practise graph style question.