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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.
Biology Lesson Starters - Do Science Now - Ages 11 to 14

Biology Lesson Starters - Do Science Now - Ages 11 to 14

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
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KS3 Science Literacy Homework Differentiated EAL SEN

KS3 Science Literacy Homework Differentiated EAL SEN

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 :)
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Chemistry Lesson Starters - DO SCIENCE NOW (11-14)

Chemistry Lesson Starters - DO SCIENCE NOW (11-14)

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
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Work Done GCSE Physics

Work Done GCSE Physics

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.
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KS3 Science Literacy Homework Differentiated EAL SEN

KS3 Science Literacy Homework Differentiated EAL SEN

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 :)
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Wave Interference KS3

Wave Interference KS3

A lesson on wave interference and application in everyday life for KS3 students or low-level KS4 students. Comes with a plan, a complete powerpoint, and the accompanying worksheet. Learning Objectives Suggest what happens when 2 waves combine. Apply the concept of interference in everyday life. Evaluate how to reduce interference in sound waves.
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Chemistry Lesson Starters - DO SCIENCE NOW (11-14)

Chemistry Lesson Starters - DO SCIENCE NOW (11-14)

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
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Ethics of Organ Transplants Edexcel B1

Ethics of Organ Transplants Edexcel B1

A lesson on ethics of organ transplantation. Objectives: 1. Understanding why organs are donated for transplant. 2. Considering the limitations of organ donation a) Prior health issues including alcoholism and obesity b) Supply of organs 3. Discussing and deciding whether a patient should receive a transplant. Includes: Lesson Plan Supporting powerpoint Activity where students judge patients for priority transplant based on information in the case. Includes extension task at back of pack.
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Measuring Resistance KS5

Measuring Resistance KS5

A lesson on measuring resistance and using appropriate equipment for KS5 Physics students Definitions starter Explanation of Ohm's Law and ohmic material They build and test the standard test circuit and then compare results against a multimeter.
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AS Physics 0CR A - Kirschoff's 1st Law and Mean Drift Velocity

AS Physics 0CR A - Kirschoff's 1st Law and Mean Drift Velocity

A Powerpoint presentation for AS Physics OCR A students. Includes notes and questions on: Kirschoff’s 1st Law Conservation of Charge Mean Drift Velocity I=nAve and relationships with v number density of charge carriers distinction between conductors, semiconductors and insulators in terms of n
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2015 to 2016 GCSE AQA Additional Science Revision Calendar

2015 to 2016 GCSE AQA Additional Science Revision Calendar

What you get for your money: A revision calendar from 1st Sept to July 2015 AQA Science A Core & Additional content statements in a numbered list for each unit. As the title suggests, a simple excel revision calendar for year 11 2015 to 2016 cohort. It includes all the AQA content statements and works on the basis that students study one statement from each discipline a night. It provides structure for students who simply don't know where to start, tells them what to revise and when. Useful from the beginning of the year, but if you're coming to it later, adjust the dates/statements to match the time left. AQA exam dates and holidays are marked on, and obviously can be changed to suit timeframe needs. ALSO, if the calendar isn't for you but you are looking for a complete microsoft friendly list of AQA specification content statements for core and additional science, then this is for you; just copy and paste. Best printed on A3 but will fit on A4 double sided, if you don't object to small font.
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Lesson Planning Sheet

Lesson Planning Sheet

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.
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CP6 Radiation Summary Lesson

CP6 Radiation Summary Lesson

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.
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Acceleration and velocity time graphs GCSE Physics AQA

Acceleration and velocity time graphs GCSE Physics AQA

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 :)
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Working Waves Revision Pack OCR G635

Working Waves Revision Pack OCR G635

For OCR Applied Science A-level - Working Waves External Assessment unit G635. In this pack is a large (very large) powerpoint covering each statement in the specification (one statement per slide generally). The optical fibre stuff gave me a headache so apologies if I'm missing anything. I've also included some exam questions interspersed with the relevant markschemes for revison purposes, taken from Exam papers 2011 to 2014.
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Terminal Velocity GCSE Physics

Terminal Velocity GCSE Physics

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.
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Velocity KS3

Velocity KS3

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.
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KS4 Chemistry - Oxidation and Reduction

KS4 Chemistry - Oxidation and Reduction

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
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GCSE Physics Motion Revision Lesson

GCSE Physics Motion Revision Lesson

Covers spec CP1 TO CP2.10 Physics Revision lesson for Motion Includes: Starter Specification statements Range of questions timed on each ppt slide. Answers included. While specific to edexcel, is transferable to OCR and AQA. Just edit the statements.
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Biology Lesson Starters - Do Science Now - Ages 11 to 14

Biology Lesson Starters - Do Science Now - Ages 11 to 14

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
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KS3 Being a Scientist

KS3 Being a Scientist

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.
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