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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.
Pre release article 2022 SNAB Biology Preparation
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Pre release article 2022 SNAB Biology Preparation

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Three invaluable resources. Double sided sheet of key biological terms from the course and their definitions which relate to the article. I have predicted questions and written a markscheme for each question. I have identified the sentence in the article and the paragraph this content relates to. A set of past exam questions and markschemes covering the topics which are covered in the article.
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.
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.
What is electricity?
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What is electricity?

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A complete lesson. The Powerpoint inlcudes an animation to teach the role of the cell/battery, bulb and electrons. There is a literacy activity which focuses on the use of key terms and students self assess against a model answer. Students also recall circuit componenents from KS2. All worksheets are
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.
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.
Measuring current
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Measuring current

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This is a complete lesson. The PowerPoint contains teaching slides, question slides, activities and markschemes for self assessment. There is a ‘Know it Show it’ slide to introduce objectives and outcomes. The lesson is planned around Rosenshine’s Principles of Practice. The lesson includes recall activities and focuses on the use of key scientific terms to promote literacy. The activities use co-operative learning strategies to engage all students in your lesson. Any worksheets
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.
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!
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.
Engaging plenary quiz
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Engaging plenary quiz

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The aim of this quiz was 'fun'. I made it to engage and motivate lower ability sets. I have used it as a plenary to assess progress at the end of the topic in Year 7 and as a starter to Year 9.
Pressure theory and calculations made fun!
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Pressure theory and calculations made fun!

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I produced this resource so that I could make my lesson on pressure more interesting. My aim was to link it to everyday situations. Pupils are challenged to explain how the shape of objects affects the pressure they exert.
Respiration Storyboard -  pupils do the work!
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Respiration Storyboard - pupils do the work!

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An independent learning acitivity where you are free to visit and question groups. Pupils interpret the images in each box and write their ideas on post-it-notes. They learn to use labels and images and are able to discuss ideas. I have made the story accessible to all abilities. I have included a variety of worksheets which pupils can complete once they have learned the process of respiration.