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Resources for STEM subjects highlighting transferable skills and concepts.
Forces and STEM low cost  and high impact  rocket challenge for Secondary school and high School.
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Forces and STEM low cost and high impact rocket challenge for Secondary school and high School.

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PDF/ Team work, literacy, Engineering, Science and Technology. Make the rocket, change the design, test, measure, talk, think and have fun. Use as part of the Forces unit at KS4 ( iGCSE, AQA and OCR) to investigate resultant forces, air resistance and momentum. For KS5 use to investigate projectile motion and contextualize the equations of motion. Use the activity to nurture team roles: leadership and dependability. Promote talk to learn, engage boys and introduce girls to STEM careers.
GCSE Chemistry Key terms for AQA trilogy:4.1 ad 4.2
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GCSE Chemistry Key terms for AQA trilogy:4.1 ad 4.2

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7 glossaries to match 4.1.1,4.1.2,4.1.3,4.2.1,4.2.2,4.2.3 and 4.2.4 topics in the New GCSE Chemistry SOW for AQA. Print and cut them, and hand them to students at the start of each section to support them with the literacy of these topics. Key terms for spelling, definition and example sentences using the key term. Support Literacy in Science and whole school literacy. A short plenary or summary lesson starter based on traffic lights is included.
KS3 level 3_4  Energy transformations and sankey diagrams
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KS3 level 3_4 Energy transformations and sankey diagrams

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Use this resource with a circus of energy; various electrical or mechanical appliances. Students identify the energy transformations using key terms. For challenge students can design their own sankey of an appliance of their choice, on graph paper and make questions up for other students.
New year!  Laboratory rules and a Health and safety awareness lesson, high impact +Foundation ws.
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New year! Laboratory rules and a Health and safety awareness lesson, high impact +Foundation ws.

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The basic Science laboratory safety rules mainly apply to Chemistry practical work, but they are universal and must be stuck in students' exercise books at the start of the year, for reference. The PPP is looking to diagnose students' ideas, myths or sound knowledge of safety. The groups of questions, UK/New GCSE level: 2,4,6 (B old GCSE ), 8 +( A* Old GCSE) will help the teacher and students identify the inconsistencies in their knowledge and understanding, and through pair work and whole class discussions of the answers, students will be 'talking the talk ' of health and safety,and learning to risk assess. Ideal for paired work. Slides with teacher notes and levels have been hidden so that you allow student to choose the set of questions that they believe they can answer, print them out and display them around the lab. Thus encouraging all students to have a go independent of the ability category they believe themselves to be in. This is an ideal and rigorous introductory lesson for KS3 and KS4 with differentiation . It will help NQTs understand the process formulating scaffolded and differentiated question.
A2 Physics Circular Motion games: loop questions and Bingo
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A2 Physics Circular Motion games: loop questions and Bingo

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A2 Further mechanics; Circular Motion topic. Use the resources as starter activities or plenaries to reinforce the essential definitions ( Assessment Objective 1) for this topic. You might wish to purchase the Circular motion presentation for students' independent learning too. Download these resources, print them on card, laminate and enjoy their impact on your students' motivation and learning. Add a little fun and competitiveness at the start of lessons for years to come.
'AS' Linear motion graphs starter activity or a revision and consolidation lesson activity
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'AS' Linear motion graphs starter activity or a revision and consolidation lesson activity

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10 MC unusually phrased questions that require students to compare two types of graph: d-t,v-t and a-t graph. Challenge students to reflect on their understanding of these graphs. As a starter activity allow 10 minutes for individual students to answer the 10 questions. As and AFL activity this delivers peer assessment when you ask students to check and discuss each other's answers. As a 'talk to learn' strategy allow students 5-10 minutes to argue for or against their answer. Detect general misconceptions or identify students with fundamental problems in this unit and plan an intervention lesson, or work with them while other students work on exam practise questions. Buy 'AS motion challenge' resource for additional differentiation. Raise your T+L impact in your class for £2.
GCSE Waves  Glossary: key words, definitions and example sentences to support literacy.
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GCSE Waves Glossary: key words, definitions and example sentences to support literacy.

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For £2 this resource covers all the key terms in the Trilogy and Physics Waves topics of the AQA GCSE Physics course: 4.6.1 ( 3 subsections), 4.6.2 ( 2 subsections) and 4.6.3. ( 3hrs). Each sub-glossary is in a single detachable section. Cut them , photocopy them in A5 and ask students to glue them to their exercise books. Alternatively copy them on A5, in colour and display around the class room and the corridors adjacent to the classroom , and the School's magazine literacy section. Includes key terms (over 50) , definitions and a sentences to exemplify the use of the key term. The examples will help students understand the context in which the key term can be used. The examples are level 5-6 literacy to support boys whom struggle with vocabulary and complex sentence construction. You can use this comprehensive resource to plan Science literacy quizzes and other engaging activities: 'new word' discussion, 'Key term spotter', 'dictionary champion', 'Science literacy' bingo etc. Used as the platform for higher Teaching and Learning resources to optimise the impact of your teaching.
Circular Motion and centripetal forces/ further Mechanics
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Circular Motion and centripetal forces/ further Mechanics

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OCR and AQA Further Mechanics A level work, for exams in June 2018. Please refer to the 2015 Specifications. This unit of work covers A2 circular motion, it is suitable for 1.5 to 2 hours teaching, but must be supported by teacher demonstrations and Practical work ( please refer to the exam board's list of practicals). The explanations and solutions of the vertical circle and the engineering context of this topic have not been covered, to leave room for the teacher to drive it in his/her direction of choice. AFL in the form of Multiple choice questions is included. Please up load this resource to your VLE to support your students. Find additional support in IOP and refer to your Exam board specifications for past paper practise.
GCSE Forces game for a fun plenary.
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GCSE Forces game for a fun plenary.

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Model the game, and let the class have fun. Walk around identifying inconsistencies and problems in student understanding or communicating. Engaging activity with an element of competition. Provides a fun way of peer and self assessment. Everyone is involved. High impact.
Cell division by mitosis AQA Biology New 8461
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Cell division by mitosis AQA Biology New 8461

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Cell division by mitosis AQA Biology New 8461, this is a resource to support level 4 to level 6 in Biology , trilogy of separate science. There is a short AFL , that can suit up to level 7 , by outcome. Student resources included. The resource is linked to the Specification for AQA Biology 8461 ( page 22). Thank you for your comments and highlighting improvements.
AS Physics equations of motion , linear motion under uniform acceleration self study
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AS Physics equations of motion , linear motion under uniform acceleration self study

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This worksheet is rigorous in its use of AS scientific terms and conventions, and it is a step by step description of Newton's second Law of motion to derive the four most useful equations of motion. The students is shown how their knowledge and understanding improves and expands from Physics GCSE 'C' grade to AS/ Maths Mechanics 1 'A' grade, through the use of exam style questions. The Mark scheme gives a step by step commentary on the methods and final answer conventions, to help the student understand the pitfall in problem solving e.g carelessness with units and decimal place presentation. The work could be set as a 2 hour independent study to support AS Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration and or Maths Mechanics 1 Dynamics. This worksheet will allow the teacher to see differentiation in the class and understand AS student's needs, thus targeting feedback and assistance efficiently. Change the way you teach and improve the impact of your experience and knowledge on your students progress for £3.
Literacy
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Literacy

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Highlighting the importance of subject specific literacy in Teaching and Learning.
UK GCSE courses, personal progress tracker
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UK GCSE courses, personal progress tracker

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Ask students to glue the sheet to their exercise book, for a quick and visual report on progress and a list of tasks or skills where improvement is necessary to make further progress.
New School year! High impact Science Laboratory safety rules, foundation alternative: ws/lesson plan
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New School year! High impact Science Laboratory safety rules, foundation alternative: ws/lesson plan

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The basic Science laboratory safety rules mainly apply to Chemistry practical work, but they are universal and must be stuck in students' exercise books at the start of the year, for reference. The PPP is looking to diagnose students, ideas, myths or sound knowledge of safety. The groups of questions UK/ GCSE level: 2,4,6 (B old GCSE ), 8+ ( A* Old GCSE) will help the teacher and students identify the inconsistencies in their knowledge and understanding, and through pair work and whole class discussions of the answers, students will be 'talking the talk ' of health and safety,and learning to risk assess. Ideal for pair work. Slides with teacher notes and levels have been hidden so that you allow student to choose the set of questions that they believe they can answer, print them out and display them around the lab. Thus encouraging all students to have a go independent of the ability category they believe themselves to be in. This is an ideal and rigorous introductory lesson for KS3 and KS4 with differentiation . It will help NQTs understand the process formulating scaffolded and differentiated question.
Physics High School moments and the condition of equilibrium tasks and assessment.
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Physics High School moments and the condition of equilibrium tasks and assessment.

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Bloom's taxonomy terms are used to help students make progress. From a simple practical task in question 2, that allows student to experience the concept of equilibrium to question 8 that challenges students to investigate equilibrium with moments calculations. You are free to walk around the classroom offering advice, formative feedback, and asking challenging questions. High impact.
Quantitative Chemistry Balancing chemical formula, AQA 4.3.1
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Quantitative Chemistry Balancing chemical formula, AQA 4.3.1

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Law of conservation of mass and recommended youtube videos that have the correct content for AQA and OCR GCSE Chemistry and engaging presentation for 21st century kids. RSC supporting practical and additional information to set up an engaging demo. Tips to support mathematical skill transfer between chemistry, physics and Practical work (ISA),differentiated work and feedback. Assessment plenary or quick homework , with teacher's answers. For a small cost!!! reduce your summer planning time,re-use for revision and adapt for intervention work.
Assess understanding and application of motion graphs.
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Assess understanding and application of motion graphs.

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10 MC unusually phrased questions that require students to compare two types of graph: d-t,v-t and a-t graph. Challenge students to reflect on their understanding of these graphs. As a starter activity allow 10 minutes for individual students to answer the 10 questions. As and Assessment for learning (AFL) activity this delivers peer assessment when you ask students to check and discuss each other's answers. As a 'talk to learn' strategy allow students 5-10 minutes to argue for or against their answer. Detect general misconceptions or identify students with fundamental problems in this unit and plan an intervention lesson, or work with them while other students work on exam practise questions. Buy 'AS motion challenge' resource for additional differentiation. Raise your Teaching impact in your class for $3
High School equations of motion under uniform acceleration
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High School equations of motion under uniform acceleration

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his worksheet is rigorous in its use of scientific terms and conventions, and it is a step by step description of Newton's second Law of motion to derive the four most useful equations of motion. The students is shown how their knowledge and understanding improves and expands from Physics Lower high school 'C' grade to Physics 01 or Maths Mechanics 01 'A' grade, through the use of exam style questions. The Mark scheme gives a step by step commentary on the methods and final answer conventions, to help the student understand the pitfall in problem solving e.g carelessness with units and decimal place presentation. The work could be set as a 2 hour independent study to support learning of ' Motion in a straight line with constant acceleration' and or Maths Mechanics 1 Dynamics. This worksheet will allow the teacher to see differentiation in the class and understand student's needs, thus targeting feedback and assistance efficiently. Change the way you teach and improve the impact of your experience and knowledge on your student's progress for $4.
Biology AQA  B1 and 4.7.2.1 plan 3 lessons in 10 min, AFL included.
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Biology AQA B1 and 4.7.2.1 plan 3 lessons in 10 min, AFL included.

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3 lessons tied together by starters that assess progress and introduce key vocabulary. Practical work and sing posts for AO1 and AO2 . Engaging pictures that work with mixed ability groups. Just add 2 min of teacher talk per slide, to put your style into the lesson, and let students record, explore, discuss and self evaluate . Minimum photocopying and maximum impact.
Frame high impact questions
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Frame high impact questions

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The framework will help you to construct rich questions. Question_answer strategies have many teaching and learning roles to play in the classroom; To support effective feedback questioning should move away from the factual regurgitation of knowledge or simple observations in favor of question that progressively demand higher levels of thinking . A good question that support learning is one that is open, requires the learner to link or apply ideas, and gives the learner an opportunity to practise the language of science that he/she has picked up from practical work, research or didactic lessons. Good questions ans good learning is supported by rigorous presentation of key terms.