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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.
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.
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 of the worksheet. To mark, if you then click anywhere on that slide (except the images) so that the pointer remains as an arrow, the answers will be revealed. Lower ability students really enjoy completing this worksheet. You can even have milk bottles to demonstrate how the pitch changes when they are filled to different levels with water.
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.
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.
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.
Boardgame template with quiz question cards
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Boardgame template with quiz question cards

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I designed this boardgame to assess pupils understanding at the end of the unit. Print out the boardgame template in colour and enlarge it onto A3 paper. Print the questions onto the back of the cartoon cards. You will need to buy dice and counters. When someone lands on a question mark, the person to the right picks up a card and reads out the question. If the pupil answers correctly, he/she can move the number of spaces given on the card.