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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.
Boat Wars - Pirates of the Carribean theme!
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Boat Wars - Pirates of the Carribean theme!

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Pupils love this lesson. The task is for them to design and make a boat out of tin foil and sellotape, then compete against each other to find out how much mass their boat will hold before sinking. To make it more engaing I've based it around a Pirates of the Carribean theme. The worksheet makes sure they evaluate their own design and the winning one.
Forces acting on speed
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Forces acting on speed

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Use the Powerpoint to teach students how forces affect speed. If you have an interactive whiteboard, pupils can add the forces and arrows onto the images on the Powerpoint. The video clips are from animation factory. The worksheet assesses pupils understanding.
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