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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

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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
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
Astronomy
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Astronomy

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KS3 lesson on different aspects of astronomy looking at: days, months, years and seasons.Differentiated throughout and a homework included at the end of the lesson Learning Objectives: Describe the terms: night, day, month and year Explain why the planet has seasons Compare days, months and years on other planets
New GCSE - Bond enthalpy
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New GCSE - Bond enthalpy

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New GCSE lesson on bond enthalpy for the AQA exam board Learning Objectives: Recall the energy changes in bond breaking and making Explain why reactions are exothermic or endothermic in terms of bond enthalpy Calculate the energy transfer in reactions using bond energies
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
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 - Rusting
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New GCSE - Rusting

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New GCSE lesson on rusting for the AQA syllabus. Previous lesson I had the students set up the practical (nails in different conditions) to be ready to look at in this lesson. Differentiated throughout and scaffolded exam question also provided for plenary or homework. Learning Objectives: Describe what rusting is and the factors that cause it to happen Explain how different methods can prevent rusting from occurring Justify why alloys are used
Investigation into heart rate and exercise
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Investigation into heart rate and exercise

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Used with year 7 and 8 to practice writing up investigations and looking at how exercise will affect the heart rate. Differentiated questioning throughout. Learning Objectives: Write out a method for investigating heart rate Draw a conclusion from a set of results Evaluate a method
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
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
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
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 - Chemistry paper 1 overview quiz
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New GCSE - Chemistry paper 1 overview quiz

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The quiz is a great revision resource to promote students’ confidence prior to sitting the exam. The activity is suitable for both year 10 and year 11. It can be used as a classroom activity or an extended day
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 - 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 - Classification
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New GCSE - Classification

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New GCSE lesson on classification for AQA syllabus. Learning Objectives: Describe what classification is Describe the binomial naming system Explain why classification has changed over the years
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