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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.
The role of the liver and bile
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The role of the liver and bile

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I produced this set of storboards so pupils can work in pairs and use the labels and images to intrepret the role of bile. It frees the teacher so you can visit groups and offer support. I used this with a middle ability Year 11 class and they understood and remembered the role of the liver very well. I suggest you tell the pupils to write their ideas on post-it-notes, one for each box and then motivate the pupils to remember the story and quiz each other. I have included the worksheet which the pupils should complete from memory.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.