New GCSE lesson on contraception for the AQA syllabus. Differentiated throughout and homework set at the end of the lesson (also included). Used a photocopy of the text book for them to get the information for the different contraception methods.
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.
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.
Collection of activities focusing on the calculations involved in the new GCSE Chemistry Paper 1 (AQA syllabus). Each topic is explained with examples and provides questions to attempt (answers also in the presentation). This could be used as revision or each subtopic slide used when planning individual lessons.
Calculating atomic mass
RFM and % mass
Conservation of mass
Concentration of solutions
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.
Identify greenhouse gases
Explain how the greenhouse effect occurs
Discuss the causes and effects of global warming
New GCSE lesson on kidney dialysis, looking at the pros and cons of treatments and how dialysis works. Interesting segment about a person in Japan living without any kidneys (link to website in the notes).
Describe the treatments for kidney failure
Explain how dialysis works
Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options
New GCSE lesson on the reflex arc and also includes the required practical with differentiated questions based on the practical. Required practical student sheet included.
Investigate the human reaction time
Explain how a reflex arc works
Evaluate the practical
New GCSE lesson on cracking, explaining how the process works and why we do it for the AQA syllabus
Describe the differences between alkanes and alkenes
Explain what the process of cracking is and why we use it
New GCSE lesson introducing homeostasis and the organs involved. Starts looking at the nervous system and synapses too. Differentiated throughout.
Describe what homeostasis is and why it is important
Describe how a synapse works
Explain how the nervous system works
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.
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 lesson on hydrocarbons and introducing alkanes to the students. When looking at the different properties of the different length hydrocarbon chains the practical demo I did was to show them 'short chain' alkanes and 'long chain' alkanes and compare the two. The students then wrote down the results a table which is shown in the lesson.
Describe what crude oil is and where it has come from
Draw out and identify alkanes using molecular and displayed formulae
Explain the properties of different chain length alkanes
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.
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 lesson on Life Cycle Assessments for the AQA syllabus. Looking at writing LCAs for paper vs plastic bags and touching on a little recycling.
Describe how LCAs are used
Explain the drawbacks of LCAs
Analyse how recycling can affect the environment
Directed towards KS3 but could be used with low ability KS4 lesson on balancing equations and naming compounds.
Identify the ion charges of each group
Construct formula through their ion charges
Work out formulas for compounds
KS3 lesson on friction. Differentiated throughout and combined with the practical dragging blocks over different surfaces.
Describe what friction is and how it occurs
Identify uses for friction
Explain why friction can be useful or a problem
Lesson looking at the life cycle of a star. Could be used with many different year groups. I printed out a blank version of slide 17 for the students to fill out as I went through the stages during the lesson.
Describe the life cycle of our star
Explain how heavy elements are formed
Explain why different stars can go through different stages in their lifetimes
Lesson on radioactive decay, looking at alpha, beta and gamma decay. Differentiated sheets included
Identify each type of radioactive decay
Describe the properties of each radioactive decay
Compare the differences between alpha and beta decay