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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.

Forces and STEM low cost and high impact rocket challenge for Secondary school and high School.

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.
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KS3 level 3_4  Energy transformations and sankey diagrams

KS3 level 3_4 Energy transformations and sankey diagrams

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.
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GCSE Chemistry Key terms for AQA trilogy:4.1 ad 4.2

GCSE Chemistry Key terms for AQA trilogy:4.1 ad 4.2

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.
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'AS' Linear motion graphs starter activity or a revision and consolidation lesson activity

'AS' Linear motion graphs starter activity or a revision and consolidation lesson activity

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.
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Circular Motion and centripetal forces/ further Mechanics

Circular Motion and centripetal forces/ further Mechanics

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.
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A2 Physics Circular Motion games: loop questions and Bingo

A2 Physics Circular Motion games: loop questions and Bingo

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.
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Cell division by mitosis AQA Biology New 8461

Cell division by mitosis AQA Biology New 8461

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.
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GCSE Chemistry Glossary for The periodic table and atoms, bonding and Carbon allotropes.

GCSE Chemistry Glossary for The periodic table and atoms, bonding and Carbon allotropes.

Literacy support in 7 sections to support student's literacy in the 7 subunits: Bonding, structure and the properties of matter, Atomic structure and periodic table. Contains key terms, definitions and example sentence to show students how to use the key term. Print them ready for the introduction of each topic. Ask students to glue them to their exercise book to help them with the specific terms in these units of work.
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GCSE Forces game for a fun plenary.

GCSE Forces game for a fun plenary.

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.
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GCSE Waves  Glossary: key words, definitions and example sentences to support literacy.

GCSE Waves Glossary: key words, definitions and example sentences to support literacy.

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.
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GCSE Physics Matter and Heat

GCSE Physics Matter and Heat

2017-19 AQA GCSE Physics Matter/Heat. Use these tables for students to keep a record of their progress in the Electricity units. The students can fill in the right-hand side column with a traffic light colour scheme to show their level of confidence in a sub-unit. For the teacher, this data can help formulate individual feedback or plan revision interventions. Bloom's taxonomy is systematically used to help students develop the skills for answering exams style questions and competently communicate their subject knowledge.
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Literacy

Literacy

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

UK GCSE courses, personal progress tracker

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.
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AQA New GCSE Force and Motion

AQA New GCSE Force and Motion

10 minute activity to support quality of written communication level 4 to 6+. Ask students to describe the pair of contact forces and their effect in every slide. Students work on mini white boards with dry wipe pens, and share their written definitions , teacher picks the top 3 definitions to be read aloud ( promotes self assessment/ high impact feedback). You will also find a dominoes game with a variety of forces statement to use as a plenary or a revision activity and 2 engagement activities to use at the start of the lesson . High impact learning strategy! Promotes talk to learn, peer and self assessment. What price do you put on your time? Save them for other groups or to support revision in 2018.
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Heat Capacity, Physics required practical KS4, NC Energy changes in a system involving heating

Heat Capacity, Physics required practical KS4, NC Energy changes in a system involving heating

This (2 lesson) required practical has an assessment grid, spaces for student reflection after each section, and a detailed list of command phrases to help all students attain their predicted level. The first part helps developing students attainment with a tick list for equipment. The method section is written at a SMOG level 5/6( KS4 consolidated literacy students cope well with SMOG level 12 -15text). Data analysis techniques are supported with formulae. Print in A5 or A4 white or pale Yellow ( for vision impaired or dyslexia needs) and glue to a dedicated Required practical exercise book. Make assessment efficient by signing an attainment box and plan lesson time for collective reflection of common errors or misconceptions. The resource fully supports Teacher Assistant interventions.
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Assess understanding and application of motion graphs.

Assess understanding and application of motion graphs.

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
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AQA Forces 4.5 Key terms for all subsections, literacy support

AQA Forces 4.5 Key terms for all subsections, literacy support

Print these tables with the key terms for each and every section of the AQA Physics 4.5 Scheme of work. Each table can support your teaching and learning in each topic; ask students to glue them to their exercise book for reference. Key terms, definitions , examples of the key term used in a sentence. Support and promote literacy in Physics to help students make progress to GCSE level 7 and 8 in their understanding and communication skills. 3 hrs of work or £2?. Improve your work life balance!
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Frame high impact questions

Frame high impact questions

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.
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