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No time to spare? Martin Blake supplies reasonably priced resources designed for science and supply teachers in the UK. Each lesson comes with everything you need to deliver, except, of course, you. I teach the lessons I write, so follow me for regular updates to my catalogue.

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No time to spare? Martin Blake supplies reasonably priced resources designed for science and supply teachers in the UK. Each lesson comes with everything you need to deliver, except, of course, you. I teach the lessons I write, so follow me for regular updates to my catalogue.
KS3 Science Literacy Homework Differentiated EAL SEN
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KS3 Science Literacy Homework Differentiated EAL SEN

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27 Differentiated worksheets, designed for EAL, SEN, and English Speaking students, for each of the following KS3 science topics: Cells States of Matter Electricity Sound Food and Energy Reproduction Rocks Acids and Alkalis Circulation and Respiration Recommendations: Can be used for homework, consolidation, cementing keywords, revision, starters, plenaries Please leave feedback :)
KS3 Physics -Relative Motion
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KS3 Physics -Relative Motion

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A powerpoint lesson on relative motion for KS3 Physics Learning Objectives: To describe what relative motion is To plot a distance time graph and use it to calculate the relative speeds of objects To calculate the relative motion of various objects Includes Starter Concept animations Explanations with examples Calculations of delta-v with graphs Supporting questions with answers Differentiated Plenary
Work Done GCSE Physics
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Work Done GCSE Physics

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A physics lesson on Work done and Gravitational Potential Energy with a supporting worksheet and answers. AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL Objectives: Be able to use and rearrange the equation for “Work Done” Be able to calculate Gravitational Potential Energy in a lifted object Be able to use the correct units The worksheet is differentiated with scaled questions and a challenge problem.
Biology Lesson Starters - Do Science Now - Ages 11 to 14
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Biology Lesson Starters - Do Science Now - Ages 11 to 14

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49 lesson openers for your powerpoint needs! A collection of DO NOW activities for biology lessons (age range 11 to 14, though it can work for some GCSE lessons too). A DO NOW is any activity that you have at the very beginning of class that helps you set the tone for that day. The powerpoint is fully linked to a menu and animated where appropriate. It's very much a download-and-use resource. There is a rationale slide and how to use/things to avoid slide as well. There are 49 different activities that can be used as starters (or plenaries if you like) covering biology topics below: Microscopy Cell Structure Cell Function Plants vs animal cells cellular diffusion unicellular organisms multicellular hierarchy skeletal functions muscles and skeletons muscular function balanced diet energy requirements unbalanced diet digestive system bacteria and digestion plants, carbs, and photosynthesis gas exchange breathing mechanisms exercise, asthma, and smoking stomata and gas exchange reproductive organs menstrual cycle fertilisation gestation to birth plant and flower structure pollination plant fertilization seeds and fruit photosynthesis photosynthetic organisms leaf adaptation recreational drugs substance misuse aerobic respiration anaerobic respiration fermentation aerobic vs anaerobic food webs insect pollinated crops bioaccumulation inheritance DNA Watson, Crick, Wilkins, Franklin Biodiversity Variation Natural Selection Extinction Gene Banks Generic DO NOW activity
Lesson Planning Sheet
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Lesson Planning Sheet

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Comes attached with QCA Science level descriptions. I found this very helpful when SLG insisted on levelled objectives and evidence of lesson structure, as I could quickly add a scheme of work and adjust it to suit my needs. It gradually swelled as the year went past. Now I only have to tinker my lessons! Hope it helps. Any suggestions, please leave a comment. I can take it *sob.
Speed and Velocity GCSE Physics
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Speed and Velocity GCSE Physics

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A lesson on speed and velocity for AQA EDEXCEL OCR specifications GCSE Physics. Lots of examples in the powerpoint and a worksheet for challenge, extra practice, or simply homework. I've also included an investigation planning sheet for testing height of ramp on toy cars. Objectives 1. To know the correct units to apply 2. To be able to calculate and rearrange s=d/t 3. To explain the difference between speed and velocity What you get for your buck: A supporting powerpoint A nice picture of a Saleen S7 twin turbo (lovely. Yellow, but lovely) A short history on what we consider fast (in ppt) Oodles of calculation examples and practice (in ppt) A nice interactive slide with moving blocks (you'll need a stopwatch) (in ppt) More calculations (in ppt) An explanation of speed versus velocity More calculations (in ppt) A scaled worksheet with the answers separate for homework, practice etc. You could differentiate by giving the students: A speed investigation proforma (they plan the test given the question - independent learning task) That should keep them busy for an hour ;) Have fun
Terminal Velocity GCSE Physics
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Terminal Velocity GCSE Physics

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A GCSE Physics lesson on terminal velocity with differentiated worksheets and practical activity (will need equipment) based on a class of 24 pupils in 4 groups. It's busy, mucky, and, like all good physics lessons, they've got to work stuff out. MUST: Identify forces on a falling object in a fluid SHOULD: Use force diagrams to show how force changes during a fall/describe changes COULD: Explain terminal velocity/in terms of resultant force/Interpret v/t graphs Powerpoint is to provide structure to the lesson and includes the plenary. I recommend embedding the online stopwatch. Starter – individual (Grade C) entry question based on previous lessons Task 1: Experiment – groups, roles in groups, (calculations v=d/t + mean) B- A grade Task 2: Group 4 – Aristotle worksheet (B grade) – less wordy task Group 3 – Galileo worksheet (B to A grade) – task includes acceleration calculations Group 2 & 1 – Newton worksheet (A grade) – focuses on graphs only Plenary  Exam question – individual, self-assess.
Chemistry Lesson Starters - DO SCIENCE NOW (11-14)
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Chemistry Lesson Starters - DO SCIENCE NOW (11-14)

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45 CHEMISTRY lesson openers for your powerpoint needs! A collection of DO NOW activities for chemistry lessons (age range 11 to 14, though it can work for some GCSE lessons too), all on one powerpoint! A DO NOW is any activity that you have at the very beginning of class that helps you set the tone for that day. The powerpoint is fully linked to a menu and animated where appropriate. It's very much a download-and-use resource. There is a rationale slide and how to use/things to avoid slide as well. There are 45 different activities that can be used as starters (or plenaries if you like) covering chemistry topics below: States of matter Changes of State Dalton and the Atom Atoms, Elements, & Compounds Chemical Symbols Conservation of Mass Pure Substances Mixtures Diffusion Filtration Evaporation Distillation Chromatography Identifying Pure Substances chemical Reactions Chemical Equations Combustion Thermal Decomposition Oxidation Displacement Energy changes Exothermics Endothermics Physical Properties Chemical Properties Mendeleev Periods & Groups Metals & Non-metals The pH of Metals & Oxides Reactivity Series Carbon Extraction Ceramics Polymers Composites Earth Composition Earth Structure Igneous Rock Sedimentary Rock Metamorphic Rock Rock Cycle Recycling The Carbon Cycle Atmospheric Composition CO2 Climate Change Generic Choice Starter
AS Physics OCR A Forces in Action
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AS Physics OCR A Forces in Action

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8 pretty, fully animated powerpoints with detailed notes, examples, and practice questions tied to the OCR A specification covering Forces in Action from Module 3.
KS4 Chemistry - Oxidation and Reduction
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KS4 Chemistry - Oxidation and Reduction

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A powerpoint lesson on oxidation and reduction for KS4 Chemistry students Includes Definitions and explanations OILRIG Questions and Answers Displacement Reaction Practical Guide using dropping tiles Ionic half equations Exam questions
KS3 Physics - Atmospheric Pressure
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KS3 Physics - Atmospheric Pressure

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A powerpoint lesson on Atmospheric Pressure for KS3 Physics Students Learning Objectives: Explain why pressure decreases the higher the altitude Understand how a barometer works Explain why boiling point decreases the higher the altitude Includes: A starter Explanations AFL activities Simple practical Plenary - the story of the Thief and the Mountain Execution
CP6 Radiation Summary Lesson
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CP6 Radiation Summary Lesson

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A lesson with lots of board tasks to prepare students for either an end of unit test or revision for the final exams. Each set of tasks attempts to tackle a small number of the Edexcel 9-1 specification statements for radioactivity. Useful to spot gaps, and also to fill them in. I found the lesson went extremely fast. All the tasks are timed appropriately with a disappearing clock.
Halloween Quiz and Boardgame - Biology Edition
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Halloween Quiz and Boardgame - Biology Edition

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Thrill your students with a fun and weird quiz of 5 sets of 10 questions. There is a printable boardgame you can choose to use to support the quiz, and each question has a spooky, terrifying, or downright silly setting to engage. The topics are: Hell in a cell - cell biology Scared to death - nervous and endocrine systems Eerie evolution - adaptation and evolution Diabolical disease - microbes and health Predatory plants - plant reproduction and transport Have fun, please comment, and don't forget - triffids aren't real.
OCR Chemistry A - AS Acids and Bases
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OCR Chemistry A - AS Acids and Bases

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Used for a successful interview lesson (1hr). Learning Objectives: Know names and formulae of common acids and alkalis Explain qualitatively what weak and strong acids are Predict the outcomes of neutralisation reactions, including writing balanced symbol equations Includes: differentiation extension activities exam questions answers for everything (which is always nice)
KS3 Physics - Convection
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KS3 Physics - Convection

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A powerpoint lesson on convection. Objectives: To define heat transfer by convection To describe an example of convection To explain why convection happens Includes: Starter Potassium Permanganate Demo Definition Examples Gap exercise Application with Convection heater True or False
AQA Biology GCSE Artificial Blood
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AQA Biology GCSE Artificial Blood

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Matches spec ref: 4.2 Organisation (4.2.2.4) and old spec B3 This is part 2. See Artificial organs lesson for part 1. Dave is back and he's in trouble. Learning Objectives: Know what artificial blood is Know some of the advantages and disadvantages of types of artificial blood Know what a stent is, how it works, and its purpose. Save Dave. Again. Students continue to play the role of emergency doctor and think about artificial blood and how stents work.
KS3 Being a Scientist
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KS3 Being a Scientist

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A simple lesson which helps students think about science in the past, present and the future. It helps them determine which of the three "umbrella" disciplines (Bio, Chem, Phys) and allows them the choice of activities. I used this as an end of term filler lesson and it worked well with year 7 & 8 (especially the fact or fiction activity) To note: The past is everything they currently study, the present is the fact or fiction activity at the end. The future is a posed question in the plenary, as we don't know what the future of scientific discovery is, though it may prompt some nice discussion.