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Resources from a Head of Science Teacher and SLE for about 7 years and another Head of Science of 6 years
Metal Ores and Mining
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Metal Ores and Mining

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KS3 lesson used to teach about metal ores and extracting them from the ground. Learning Objectives: Describe why metals are found as ores Explain the impact of extracting these ores from the ground Analyse the impact on humans of extracting ores from the ground
Gravity
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Gravity

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KS3 lesson on gravity and the differences in the effect of gravity on different planets. Homework task included at the end of the lesson. Print off the last 8 slides to put around the room when calculating the weight on different planets. Learning Objectives: Describe the difference between mass and weight Explain why gravity is not the same on different planets
New GCSE - The periodic table
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New GCSE - The periodic table

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The lesson is a quick overview of all relevant content. The resource involves activities which will test understanding. The lesson is suitable for year 10 and year 11 lesson objectives To identify key groups in the periodic table To discuss the development of the atomic model To discuss the development of the periodic table
New GCSE - Natural Selection
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New GCSE - Natural Selection

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New GCSE lesson on natural selection for the AQA syllabus. Includes exam questions related to the content. Learning Objectives: Describe what is natural selection Explain how natural selection can create new species Suggest how evolution occurs
New GCSE - Brain and Eyes
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New GCSE - Brain and Eyes

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New GCSE lesson on the parts and functions of the brain and eyes for the AQA syllabus. Also focuses (no pun intended) on how the eye works, myopia and hyperopia. Differentiated questions throughout. Learning Objectives: Describe the structure of the brain and the function of its’ parts Relate the different parts of the eye to its’ function Compare and evaluate the solutions of myopia and hyperopia
New GCSE biology required practical revision sheets
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New GCSE biology required practical revision sheets

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These sheets are to help students revise the required practicals that they need to know now for the new GCSE specifications. They could be used with Year 10 or 11. Each sheet has differentiated questions. They could be used in lessons, for homework or in extended days for Year 11 students.
New GCSE - Variation
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New GCSE - Variation

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New GCSE lesson on variation for the AQA syllabus Learning Objectives: Describe the different types of variation Explain why identical twins are not exactly the same Suggest ways in which variation can be investigated
Science Skills Task on Graphs
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Science Skills Task on Graphs

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One of a series of 'maths in science' activities. They are differentiated and include a DIRT activity for students to reflect and improve from the first set of questions.
New GCSE - Thermoregulation
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New GCSE - Thermoregulation

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New GCSE lesson from the homeostasis topic looking at the regulation of body temperature for the AQA syllabus Learning Objectives: Describe what our body does in thermoregulation Explain why our body makes the changes it does in thermoregulation Compare the features of ecotherms and endotherms
Blast Furnace
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Blast Furnace

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Lesson looking at the blast furnace and using displacement to extract the iron. Includes the experiment using a matchstick to extract iron (instructions in the lesson). Has a fantastic (in my opinion) plenary using Lego characters to answer questions. The students collect different strips of paper with different questions and Lego parts to construct a Lego character, the students loved it! DIfferentiated questions throughout. Learning Objectives: Describe the process of extracting iron Describe how carbon is used in a blast furnace to remove metal from its ore Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the process
Balancing Equations
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Balancing Equations

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Directed towards KS3 but could be used with low ability KS4 lesson on balancing equations and naming compounds. Learning Objectives: Identify the ion charges of each group Construct formula through their ion charges Work out formulas for compounds Balance equations
New GCSE - Greenhouse effect
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New GCSE - Greenhouse effect

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New GCSE lesson on the greenhouse effect for the new AQA syllabus. Practise at a 6 mark question. All exam questions included with mark schemes. Learning Objectives: Identify greenhouse gases Explain how the greenhouse effect occurs Discuss the causes and effects of global warming
New GCSE chemistry required practical revision sheets
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New GCSE chemistry required practical revision sheets

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These sheets are to help students revise the required practicals that they need to know now for the new GCSE specifications. It contains all the Chemistry required practicals for both combined and triple. They could be used with Year 10 or 11. Each sheet has differentiated questions. They could be used in lessons, for homework or in extended days for Year 11 students.
New GCSE - Biology paper 1 maths skills
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New GCSE - Biology paper 1 maths skills

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This resource covers key maths skills for Biology paper 1. This resource is suitable for both combined and separate science. The activity works well in the classroom, as a homework or during extended days. It is suitable for year 10 and year 11
New GCSE - Asexual and Sexual Reproduction
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New GCSE - Asexual and Sexual Reproduction

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New GCSE lesson on asexual and sexual reproduction for the AQA syllabus. Also includes recap on Paper 1 content looking at mitosis and the cell cycle. Learning Objectives: Describe what asexual and sexual reproduction is Explain the process of mitosis Compare sexual and asexual reproduction
New GCSE  - Fractional Distillation
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New GCSE - Fractional Distillation

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New GCSE lesson on fractional distillation and the fractions that are separated off. Before this lesson the class were given HW to research uses of the particular fractions, but you can alter the PowerPoint to introduce the information in the lesson. Worksheet included. Learning Objectives: Describe the fractions that are produced in fractional distillation Explain the process of fractional distillation Evaluate why fractions are used in relation to their properties
New GCSE - Chemistry practical planning
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New GCSE - Chemistry practical planning

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This activity assists students in planning selected Chemistry required practicals. Each practical has an overview with an equipment list as well as a student work sheet with cues. Suitable for use with years 9-11.
New GCSE - Physics Paper 1 Calculations
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New GCSE - Physics Paper 1 Calculations

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These sheets are to help students practice using the equations from the physics paper 1 in the new GCSE specifications. They could be used with Year 10 or 11. They could be used in lessons, for homework or in extended days for Year 11 students.
New GCSE - Reproductive Hormones
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New GCSE - Reproductive Hormones

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New GCSE lesson on reproductive hormones for the AQA syllabus. Looking at puberty changes in boys and girls and the menstrual cycle. Involves drawing out the different hormones in the menstrual cycle and how they change and affect each other in the cycle. Differentiated questions on the activities. Learning Objectives: Explain the function of testosterone and oestrogen Explain the relationship between the hormones in the menstrual cycle Suggest ways in which the menstrual cycle can be altered