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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.
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 handout that is 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 tea
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Interactive cells quiz
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Interactive cells quiz

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students note down the answers on paper first. When you are ready to mark, students volunteer to come up to the interactive whiteboard and double click over the label. They will hear an audio response. You can tell by the response whether the answer is
Structure of the lungs
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Structure of the lungs

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The Powerpoint is a quiz. Students 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 Nervous System - Christopher Reeve and paralys
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The Nervous System - Christopher Reeve and paralys

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I designed this storyboard for independent learning. Pupils work in pairs to interpret each image and write their answers on post-it-notes for each box. Pupils use the labels and images to learn in detail the path of a nerve impulse. The worksheet assesses their understanding by applyng it to Christopher Reeve and his paralysis. I have included markschemes so pupils can self assess and correct their work.
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.