This is a presentation that goes over the following:
Kelvin Scale and how to convert between scales
Concept of Absolute Zero
Factors that Affect Gas Pressure
Embedded Youtube videos to explain the concepts as well, ignore if you do not require.
This is a complete activity for a virtual simulation or practical for the limiting factors of Photosynthesis.
I made this because I personally don’t like setting up this experiment for the students, so I found some online resources.
Each page has a different activity.
the graphs of the limiting factors, you can teach this to the students or they can get the info from text or online.
some background of limiting factors and about experimental designs into practicals to test their effect on rate of photosynthesis
Experimental Design, can you answer questions about experimental design. Feel free to change the questions to suit your students.
Exam style question, answers are attached on the last page for the teacher.
Virtual Experiment number 1: http://www.reading.ac.uk/virtualexperiments/ves/preloader-photosynthesis-full.html
Virtual Experiment number 2: https://www.newpathonline.com/api_player/enus_54_6206/h7sIbz/index.html
answers and links again for the teacher.
Obviously, only print page 1-6 for students.
**FLASH DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE AFTER DEC 2020. **
Using the virtual lab simulation from Class Zone, this is a worksheet with a rubric attached that goes through step by step the process of plant transpiration and the use of a Potometer.
Ideal for IB DP Biology, section 9.1, but I have attached the PDF and Word document so that you can edit as needed.
The rubric is one that we have used as a department that can be adjusted as needed. Simply omit a column or two in each aspect of the lab design or execution.
This will save you the hassle with students working online or whenever the hands on practical for plant transpiration is not feasable.
The link for the actual lab simulation will bring up a US State selection option, just pick a random one and it should work, I have stuck with Florida or NY and it should work.
This is flash based, so it will most likely stop working in Dec 2020.
Link for Virtual Lab
When given the selection for which simulation, it is called PLANT TRANSPIRATION.
Also there are some other fantastic online resources from McDougall Littell.
This is a booklet of only information for the topics of Plant Transport including Xylem Transport, Phloem Transport, Transpiration and Translocation.
Information is from A Level Coursebook, IB Course Companion and images from Bioninja.
It’s copy pasted from the above books, as the students did not have the textbooks. It really helped to supplement a bare bones lesson on Plant Transport. To fully understand the details the students should read the information attached.
Power point presentation about In Vitro Fertilization.
The process, in detail about hormones, implantation, etc.
Ethical implications are discussed
Worksheet to go along with the Power Point
Links to amazing Fertilization video: https://youtu.be/_5OvgQW6FG4
Ted Ed IVF Video: https://youtu.be/P27waC05Hdk
Videos are very very informative about the topic
Good for A Level, GCSE, or IB DP
Control of Menstrual Cycle
I put this presentation together for Distance Learning, so the students are able to understand the topic of Menstrual Cycle
There are embedded videos in the PPT file itself, there are animations that also very clearly explain the basics and the details of the menstrual cycle
Some formative assessments built in, ie. matching, True False, and a sample exam question at the end with answers
Appropriate for GCSE, iGCSE, A Level, IB
Students learn about Gel Electrophoresis and DNA Profiling to solve a case of who stole the mountain bike.
Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab Worksheet
Video Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Style Question (14 marks)
Students follow instructions in worksheet to complete a virtual simulation about how Gel Electrophoresis and find out who stole the bike.
Students watch a video and answer 5 Multiple Choice Questions (can be HW)
Exam Style Question and Mark Scheme
Suitable for IB or Cambridge A Level
A Presentation about the topic of Saltatory Conduction and** The Refractory Period**
Good to use after the students know about the Action Potential, Membrane Potential and the Nerve Impulse. This would be used before a lesson on the synapse.
Features many gifs that are relevant to the topic.
Good for A Level and IB Biology SL and HL
Obviously some images do not need to be discussed in great detail, or they can be, depending on your student’s abilities.
Link to youtube video in the title page:
Transcription, Gene Expression, Regulation of Gene Expression, Gene Structure, Nucleosomes, Lac Operon
Booklet of information, with very good images and info. Compiled from IB and CIE A Level
Multiple Choice questions from 6 videos, linked to QR codes. With answers.
3 structured exam questions with mark schemes.
Front page of booklet lists learning objectives from our specific curriculum, adjust as necessary.
Converting the document to PDF and print as Booklet was one way to save paper. Printing as PDF gives better layouts imo.
Worksheet and Activity based on the virtual lab found here: https://www.classzone.com/books/hs/ca/sc/bio_07/virtual_labs/virtualLabs.html
I created the worksheet with background information from the lab, background info from Nature. The students do a simulation to measure and collect data and observations about different hominoid skulls.
It is a case study where the students are a paleontologist that has found an unknown skull sample and must determine what species it belongs to. All written work is done in the worksheet in the spaces provided. (the students work cannot be saved in the simulation)
Then the students can solve an exam style problem, mark scheme attached.
Suitable for Human Evolution, Evidence for Evolution, Anthropogenesis
Attached is also a Natural Geographic 3 min video to introduce the different lineages and species.
**FLASH DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE AFTER DEC 2020. *
and the attached worksheet students can work at their own pace to:
Learn to take pulse and blood pressure in a human subject and gather data for a fitness index
Measure the effect of temperature on the heart rate of a small invertebrate, Daphnia magna
Cellular Respiration booklet I compiled to give a logical sequence for the teaching of this topic.
Contains activities, fill in the blanks to be used during direct instruction. I wanted to guide my students with what is the important information. I wanted to give only 1 resource and this is it.
It is great for showing progress in a unit, or a lesson.
Specific LOs and specifications are listed for our bespoke curriculum, adjust as necessary.
Great for: IB, A LEVEL, AP
What is NADH and hydrogen carriers?
On the front page I make reference to a mcgraw hill animation which I recommend highly.
I use mcgraw hill animations a lot during my teaching of this topic, in class I show the following videos and we dissect them during the lectures/lessons/direct instruction.
This is the video I make reference to on the front page (I have linked it as well)
Best video of all the processes together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J4LXs-oDCU&t=2s
I show this video at the beginning of the unit, in the middle and at the end and students can track their progress of understanding the once difficult topics and words
34 Written Questions about the overall process of Photosynthesis, Light Dependent, Light Independent Reactions
No pictures, only written questions that require a 1-2 word answer.
Used primarily to get students to remember the vast vocabulary for the topic.
Questions should be basic enough to cover IB and A Level concepts and understandings.
Comes with answers
Can be HW, class assessment, revision