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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.
GCSE Lesson 12 Cystic Fibrosis
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GCSE Lesson 12 Cystic Fibrosis

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The lesson begins with the reminder that genes give us our characteristics. Recall of cell, nucleus, genes and alleles using images. Explanation of alleles for a transmembrane protein and if these are faulty person has CF. Video clip link included to show students the severity of CF and impact it has on a sufferers life. Following slides recall the structure of the respiratory system and are animated to show ciliated cells and mucus accumulating. Students then complete a worksheet of recall questions. The following slides are used to teach the inheritance of CF with genetic diagrams including Punnett squares. Students then complete worksheets of diagrams and self assess their answers. All answers are included.
Pre release article Preparation SNAB Edexcel 2023
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Pre release article Preparation SNAB Edexcel 2023

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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.
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.
Measuring Voltage
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Measuring Voltage

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This resources was created using the Principles of Practice to ensure good implementation of the lesson. There is recall of series and parallel circuits and recall of the use of an ammeter. This lesson assumes current has been taught in th previous lesson. The starter is a worksheet where students calculate current. Answers are in the Ppt for self assessment. The voltmeter is introduced and its use explained by a model. Students then are asked to create specific circuits in series and parallel in order to investigate voltage. Clear instructions and worksheets are provided.
Lesson 9 Meiosis versus mitosis
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Lesson 9 Meiosis versus mitosis

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This lesson starts with recall of cells needed to make a baby then revisits the number of chromosomes in these cells. We question ‘how’ do these cells get made with a haploid number of chromosomes. We teach meiosis with a focus on the number of chromosomes. I have created animated slides with step by step questions that are posed which we answer as we teach the lesson. Students complete a set of recall questions and self assess their answers. All answers are included. They then complete a table comparing mitosis and meiosis. Students also self assess their answers. All worksheets and answers included.
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.
Lesson 5 Extracting DNA from Kiwi
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Lesson 5 Extracting DNA from Kiwi

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Students recall the parts of a plant cell. Answers animated to appear. Slide displaying equipment and slides describing the method to extract DNA from kiwi (same method for strawberry and onion). I have made animations to help students to recall why the fruit is crushed, why detergent is needed, why heat is needed and why ice cold ethanol is used. Once students complete the practical there is a slide of questions (which focus on GCSE content) for students to answer. Answer for self assessment are included on the next slide.
Lesson 4 DNA, chromosomes and genes
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Lesson 4 DNA, chromosomes and genes

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Students learn the connection between DNA, chromosomes and genes. There is an activity where students explain the connection. Mark scheme for self assessment included. Students learn the structure of DNA. Key terms are included on a slide which students link together to write an extended answer describing the structure of DNA. A mark scheme is included for students to self assess their answer. There is a co operative learning activity called Sage and Scribe and a slide with instructions on how to carry it out. All worksheets included.
GCSE Lesson 1 Using a microscope animal cells
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GCSE Lesson 1 Using a microscope animal cells

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Students recall the parts of a microscope and link key terms together to describe how to use it to view a specimen. Students self assess their extended description using a mark scheme. Students learn how to prepare a slide to view cheek cells. Students calculate total magnification and focus on the names of the lenses to use and their magnifications. All answers are 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.
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.
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.
A Powerpoint presentation that plays as a show.
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A Powerpoint presentation that plays as a show.

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I made this as an introduction to the Earth & Space topic with the aim of gaining pupils interest. 'Rule the World' by Take That should play in the background. The song matches the presenation perfectly. I have found that the pupils really enjoy watching it.
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.