New GCSE - Contraception

New GCSE - Contraception

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.
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New GCSE - Reproductive Hormones

New GCSE - Reproductive Hormones

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.
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New GCSE - Heart

New GCSE - Heart

New GCSE lesson on the heart for the AQA syllabus. Differentiated questions throughout.
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New GCSE biology required practical revision sheets

New GCSE biology required practical revision sheets

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.
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New GCSE - Chemistry Paper 1  Calculations

New GCSE - Chemistry Paper 1 Calculations

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. Content: Calculating atomic mass RFM and % mass Atom economy RF values Conservation of mass Concentration of solutions Titration reaction Reacting masses Bond enthalpies
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New GCSE - Greenhouse effect

New GCSE - Greenhouse effect

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
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New GCSE - Dialysis

New GCSE - Dialysis

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). Learning Objectives: Describe the treatments for kidney failure Explain how dialysis works Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options
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New GCSE - Reflex Arc

New GCSE - Reflex Arc

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. Learning Objectives: Investigate the human reaction time Explain how a reflex arc works Evaluate the practical
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New GCSE - Cracking

New GCSE - Cracking

New GCSE lesson on cracking, explaining how the process works and why we do it for the AQA syllabus Learning Objectives: Describe the differences between alkanes and alkenes Explain what the process of cracking is and why we use it
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New GCSE - Homeostasis

New GCSE - Homeostasis

New GCSE lesson introducing homeostasis and the organs involved. Starts looking at the nervous system and synapses too. Differentiated throughout. Learning Objectives: Describe what homeostasis is and why it is important Describe how a synapse works Explain how the nervous system works
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New GCSE  - Fractional Distillation

New GCSE - Fractional Distillation

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
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New GCSE - Hydrocarbons

New GCSE - Hydrocarbons

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. Learning Objectives: 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
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New GCSE - Brain and Eyes

New GCSE - Brain and Eyes

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
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New GCSE - Life Cycle Assessments

New GCSE - Life Cycle Assessments

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. Learning Objectives: Describe how LCAs are used Explain the drawbacks of LCAs Analyse how recycling can affect the environment
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Balancing Equations

Balancing Equations

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
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Energy in Food

Energy in Food

Lesson looking at the energy contained in different types of food. Links with the experiment of burning different foods and measuring temperature rise.
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Friction

Friction

KS3 lesson on friction. Differentiated throughout and combined with the practical dragging blocks over different surfaces. Learning Objectives: Describe what friction is and how it occurs Identify uses for friction Explain why friction can be useful or a problem
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New GCSE - Periodic Table

New GCSE - Periodic Table

New GCSE lessons on the periodic table. Looking at the evolution of the periodic table and the properties of group 1, 7 and 0.
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Life cycle of a star

Life cycle of a star

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. Learning Objectives: 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
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Science Quiz

Science Quiz

Quiz on a range of science topics. Rounds on: general knowledge, true or false facts, binomial name match up, music (with hints to science), 'endangered or not' and 'where in the body is...'.
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Radioactive decay

Radioactive decay

Lesson on radioactive decay, looking at alpha, beta and gamma decay. Differentiated sheets included Learning Objectives: Identify each type of radioactive decay Describe the properties of each radioactive decay Compare the differences between alpha and beta decay
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