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I teach general science and biology to 11-18 year olds and my focus in developing my resources has been to use co-operative learning techniques to engage pupils.

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I teach general science and biology to 11-18 year olds and my focus in developing my resources has been to use co-operative learning techniques to engage pupils.
Naming compounds, counting atoms and elements
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Naming compounds, counting atoms and elements

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This activity was designed to teach and then thoroughly assess students understanding to identify elements in compounds, count the number of different elements and atoms and name the compounds. There are 3 powerpoints to use along with information cards and a detailed worksheet activity. This is excellent for KS3 and as revision in KS4.
A level genetic crosses
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A level genetic crosses

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This resource covers dominant and recessive, co dominance, incomplete dominance and sex linked disorders by providing a collection of worksheets for students to practice the crosses. You can teach it very quickly and thoroughly assess your students understanding.
Controlling blood glucose levels
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Controlling blood glucose levels

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This Powerpoint is to be used alongside the 'learning mat' and worksheet that I've also uploaded. Since the emphasis of lesson observations has shifted so that teachers are expected to plan lessons that enable students to learn independently of the teacher, I've planned this lesson to enable group work whereby students learn how glucose levels are controlled by interperting a storyboard. I hope you find it useful.
Fun way of introducing the Sound topic
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Fun way of introducing the Sound topic

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IMPORTANT - the second slide following the objectives if the fun part. Click on each image to hear a sound - the pointer will change to a hand. Students have to 'guess' what is making the sound and write down their responses in the first section of the worksheet. To mark, if you then click anywhere on that slide (except the images) so that the pointer remains as an arrow, the answers will be revealed. Lower ability students really enjoy completing this worksheet. You can even have milk bottles to demonstrate how the pitch changes when they are filled to different levels with water.
Structure of the lungs
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Structure of the lungs

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The Powerpoint is a quiz. Pupils use the interactive whiteboard and double tap on the answer. I have added sound effects to each label. You can tell from the effect which answer is correct. If you enjoy it I have included a similar one for 'Cells'. The worksheet is to assess understanding. It works well if pupils have access to highlighters. There isn't one correct answer - it depends on the explanation. Encourage more able students for find detailed links between the key words in order to explain the 'odd one out'. This activity is great for differentiation.
Punnet squares cystic fibrosis, polydactyl and gender
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Punnet squares cystic fibrosis, polydactyl and gender

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A complete lesson to assess the ability of your class to understand inheritance and complete punnett squares. Cystic fibrosis, polydactyl and gender are the three themes. I have included all worksheets and mark schemes are on the powerpoint. I have also included key terms for you to print out and display on the board.
Factors affecting enzyme reactions, substrate and temperature graphs
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Factors affecting enzyme reactions, substrate and temperature graphs

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This resources consists of 2 lessons worth of learning. It enables students to ‘see’ what is happening in enzyme reactions where substrate concentration is increased and then temperature is increased. Students will relate the graphs to what is happening at the enzyme level. There are lots of resources and activities in this pair of lessons. Enjoy!
Electronic structure of metal ions and non metal ions
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Electronic structure of metal ions and non metal ions

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This resource is to be used over two lessons. Pupils will learn how to draw metal and non metal ions in a carefully structured way, using co-operative learning techniques. All pupils will be engaged. I have included all of the worksheets I use including mark schemes. Homework task plus mark scheme is also included.
Summary of digestion task
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Summary of digestion task

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Use the powerpoint to describe the task to your class. Students complete the corresponding worksheet. Then display the mark scheme on the powerpoint and students either self assess or peer asses their work using the markscheme. They can then use another coloured pen to show their improvements/ what they missed out. I have included two types of co-operative learning quizzes for your to use as revision prior to the activity. Rally quiz. Give each pair a card. They ask a question each - like a rally. Answers are included on the card. For fan and pick, students work in groups of 4. Student 1 fans the set of cards, student 2 selects a card and passes it to number 3 who reads the question. Student 4 answers. If it is wrong, 3 coaches. The students rotate responsibilities clockwise until all questions have been answered.
QWC Questions for Biology GCSE including descriptors, markscheme and  1-9 level boundaries.
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QWC Questions for Biology GCSE including descriptors, markscheme and 1-9 level boundaries.

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Five QWC Questions for the new specification for Biology based on AQA higher exam questions. Each question has a sheet containing descriptors which inform students of the question and the content required in their extended answer. The second sheet is a detailed markscheme. It is written to make marking quicker whilst providing detailed feedback to students. The teacher can use a highlighter on the markscheme to identify where relevant points have been made and to show where marks have been awarded. There is a level boundary sheet that I have produced so that marks can be converted to the new 1-9 levels.
How do enzymes work?
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How do enzymes work?

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An engaging way for students to work in pairs to learn how enzymes work. I have included the rally quiz set of questions I use in class to assess learning following the activity, plus a summary sheet which can be set as homework at the end of the lesson.
Drawing metal and non metal ions
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Drawing metal and non metal ions

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Two worksheets which have been designed to thoroughly assess pupil’s understanding of how to place electrons in ions, work out the charge and show how an ion should be represented in a drawing.
Digestive system and enzyme function and graphs
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Digestive system and enzyme function and graphs

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This is a complete of set of 3-4 lessons enabling you to fully assess your pupil’s understanding of digestion. All activities are described in the powerpoints and there are lots of worksheets. Markschemes are included in the powerpoint itself. Enjoy!
Covalent bonding
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Covalent bonding

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This is two lessons worth of resources, enabling you to teach covalent bonding in a methodical manner which your pupils will enjoy. The lessons have been designed to engage pupils, based on co-operative learning strategies. I have included ALL of the resources you need from worksheets to diagrams and markschemes on the powerpoint itself. Enjoy!