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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 :)
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.
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
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.
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
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
Velocity KS3
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Velocity KS3

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A powerpoint presentation/lesson on velocity for KS3 students or low level KS4. Learning Objectives Recall the difference between scalers and vectors To describe the difference between speed and velocity To calculate velocity of a falling object Starter - speed calculation Definitions of scalar and vector with exercise Clear explanation of speed vs velocity Practical activity using falling paper cake cases Plenary questions All calculations are answered in the slides.
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
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.
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
KS3 Physics - Colours
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KS3 Physics - Colours

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A powerpoint lesson on coloured light for KS3 Physics Learning Objectives: Describe how primary colours mix to form secondary colours. Explain why objects have different colours when light shines on them. Describe the properties of materials and how light behaves with them. Includes: Starter Explanations AFL activities Practical with ray boxes Concept Questions Plenary
Longitudinal Waves KS3
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Longitudinal Waves KS3

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A lesson on longitudinal waves for KS3 students in physics. They learn about sound waves, longitudinal waves, and then apply to P and S waves in seismic activity. Comes with a plan, powerpoint and relevant worksheets. Learning Objectives Be able to describe a longitudinal wave Define the terms: rarefaction and compression and describe the properties of different types of waves. Describe and explain a model of a longitudinal wave
Physics - The Solar System
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Physics - The Solar System

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A collection of discussive lessons for high ability students on the topic of the solar system. Lots of detail in each powerpoint. Enjoy.
Acceleration and velocity time graphs GCSE Physics AQA
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Acceleration and velocity time graphs GCSE Physics AQA

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A nicely laid out and clear lesson on the acceleration equation and v/t graphs with worksheet support, practice calculations and answers for all questions on the powerpoint, with the lesson plan attached. Objectives: Foundation Be able to calculate acceleration when given the formula Be able to draw and interpret velocity time graphs Higher Calculate the acceleration of an object from the gradient of a velocity-time graph Calculate the distance an object travelled from a velocity-time graph What you get for your buck: A powerpoint with supporting worksheets: A starter question Explanation of acceleration as a vector and the equation, as well as rearrangement options Practice Calculations with answers (on worksheet and ppt) Challenge question for differentiation (on worksheet and ppt) How to interpret v/t graphs with examples of acceleration by gradient and distance Interpret v/t graph worksheet (answers on ppt) Plenary problem worksheet (answers on ppt) Take care and don't forget to review :)