Displacement reactions - complete lesson (KS4)

Displacement reactions - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA (C5.2) SOW but could be used for others. This lesson has been prepared for a low to mid range ability. Displacement reactions are introduced through the starter and a short talk, students are prompted to take note of key text highlighted in red. There is then a short scaffolded activity where students must predict whether or not a reaction will occur by referring to the reactivity series. There is then a teacher led demonstration of such reactions, during which students must complete a table handout. Following a review of observations students are taught about carbon and hydrogens position within series during a short talk. Students then apply themselves to questions based on the content of the lesson. The plenary involves students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives. All answers are included through animation facilitating self/peer correction during questioning. Timers are included to promote pace. Instruction for the lab demonstration are also included.
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The reactivity series - complete lesson (KS4)

The reactivity series - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA C5.1 SOW but can be used for others. The lesson starts off covering 7 key properties of metals, students are guided to categorise certain properties to metals or non-metals as you work through the slides. Oxidation/reduction in metal ores is then discussed ahead of the meaning and relevance of the reactivity series during a short talk, during which students are prompted to take notes of key points. A demonstration is then conducted where metals are reacted with water and then dilute acid (instructions included). During this demonstration students must determine the order of the reactivity series. The students will then independently attempt questions based on the demonstration they have observed. As a final plenary students will reflect on their progress against the learning objectives. All answers are included in the slides, with animation to facilitate questioning during self/peer correction. Timers are included to promote pace.
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Viral infections - complete lesson (KS4)

Viral infections - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA B5.4 SOW but could be used for others. The lesson covers measles, HIV and tobacco mosaic virus. Students complete a table and various tasks as you progress through the slides focusing on the spread of each disease, the treatment and symptoms. A differentiated question grid is used to apply learning/conduct AFL (answers included). The plenary is based on students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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Energy and temperature - complete lesson (KS3)

Energy and temperature - complete lesson (KS3)

This is a full lesson based on the Activate 2 (P2.3) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson covers thermometers, differentiating between energy and temperature, particle diagrams and thermal energy, and the transfer of energy. Student understanding is assessed with a differentiated question grid challenge. There is then a simple practical activity where students observe and record what occurs when solids, liquids and gases are heated in warm water - gas syringes, petroleum jelly, ice, test tubes, thermometers and beakers are required. Students then complete 5 questions projected on the board which relate to the practical activity. The plenary is based upon students reflecting on their progress against the learning objectives.
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Developing drugs- complete lesson (KS4)

Developing drugs- complete lesson (KS4)

A full differentiated lesson based on the new AQA (B6.4) SOW. The lesson covers the features of a 'good drug', preclinical trials, clinical trials, double blind trials, and publishing results. The concept of 'placebo' is discussed at several stages. Learning is applied/assessed at 4 stages, a match up activity, differentiated question grid, past paper question and plenary quiz. All the answers are included through animation and timers are used to promote pace. There is also an opportunity for class debate during the summary of answers at the differentiated question grid stage.
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Series and parallel circuits - complete lesson (KS3)

Series and parallel circuits - complete lesson (KS3)

A lesson based on the Activate 2 (P1.4) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson includes an introduction to series and parallel circuits, and explains their differences in terms of current and potential difference. A whiteboard quiz then follows (AFL) prior to a practical exercise. For the practical exercise simple circuit components are required; battery packs, voltmeters, ammeters, connection wires, bulbs and switches. Additional 'stretch' questions are included in the instance that the students progress speedily through the practical, with the answers incorporated into the slides. The plenary is based around student reflection on their progress against the learning objectives. Students can be elected to read out answers and this can be 'pop corned' on between peers.
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Making digestion efficient - complete lesson (KS4)

Making digestion efficient - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA (B3.7) SOW. This lesson covers the importance of temperature and pH on enzyme activity with given examples. Student understanding is checked with past paper exam questions. The lesson then outlines how the body regulates pH within digestion, and students are again directed to past paper questions. This is repeated for the regulation of surface area (emulsification). All answers are incorporated into the slides allowing for peer assessment. The plenary is based on students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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Human defence responses - complete lesson (KS4)

Human defence responses - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA (B5.7) SOW. The lesson covers the skin, nose and trachea/bronchi as the first line of defence. A differentiated question grid is used to apply knowledge and to conduct AFL (answers included). The lesson then moves onto the white blood cells and their role in phagocytosis, antibody and antitoxin production. Students then apply their knowledge to a PP question (answers included). The plenary is based on students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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Helping the heart - complete lesson (KS4)

Helping the heart - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA B4.4 SOW. The lesson covers issues with heart valves and pacemakers as well as the rectification of each. There is then a 17 mark past paper question for students to apply and consolidate their learning (answers included). Student notes and textbooks can be used for support. Artificial and donor hearts are then discussed over 3 slides. The students then complete independent research on 5 key points relating to heart transplantation, this can be done as a poster, leaflet or students can give brief paragraphs for each point. Ipads or access to a computer is required for this task. The plenary is based on the students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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The chemistry of food - complete lesson (KS4)

The chemistry of food - complete lesson (KS4)

This lesson is based on the new AQA (B3.3) SOW and includes the required practical. Students first complete a table on proteins, carbohydrates and lipids as you work through the slides. There is then a review of this information through Q/A (answers incorporated into the slides). Students then move onto the practical, with stretch questions included for those who finish early. The plenary is based on students reflecting on their progress towards the learning objectives.
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Inheritance and variation - complete lesson A2

Inheritance and variation - complete lesson A2

A full lesson based on the OCR-A SOW but could be used for others. This lesson was delivered to an A2 class but the content is quite simple making it suitable for AS alike. This lesson covers genetic and environmental factors within inheritance, using chlorosis in plants and body mass in animals as examples for the latter. The role of sexual reproduction in genetic variation is then studied, alongside homozygous and heterozygous inheritance and continuous/discontinuous variation. A range of activities (including 2 past paper questions) are used to apply knowledge/check for understanding at certain stages within the lesson. Timers are included to promote pace and all answers are included via animation. Self/peer marking follows each activity.
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Regulating gene expression - complete lesson (A2)

Regulating gene expression - complete lesson (A2)

This lesson is tailored to the new OCR-A SOW. Please note this is a follow on lesson to a free resource which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gene-expression-lac-operon-complete-lesson-a2-11780445 This lesson expands on the above to cover introns, exons and mRNA editing, cAMP is post transnational regulation of gene expression, body plans (Hox genes), and apoptosis and mitosis in the regulation of body plans. All answers incorporated into the slides or attached in included mark scheme, animation is included to facilitate self correction/questioning and timers are included to promote pace.
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Regulating gene expression (mutation) - complete lesson A2

Regulating gene expression (mutation) - complete lesson A2

This lesson is based on the OCR-A SOW and pitched to an A2 class. This is a continuation of a lesson which can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/regulating-gene-expression-complete-lesson-a2-11790684 The free resource that precedes this can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/gene-expression-lac-operon-complete-lesson-a2-11780445 This particular lesson expands on the previous two to cover the response of genes to stimuli, the types of genetic mutation and neutral, beneficial and harmful mutations. All answers are incorperated into the slides or attached in the included mark scheme.
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Boiling - complete lesson (KS3)

Boiling - complete lesson (KS3)

A full differentiated lesson based on the topic of Boiling. The lesson is based upon the Activate 1 (C1.4) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson includes a differentiated worksheet and activity and a practical exercise involving the growing of copper sulfate crystals. The plenary is based on student reflection on their progress against the learning objectives.
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The world of the microscope - complete lesson (KS4)

The world of the microscope - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA B1.1 SOW. The lesson covers converting units, light microscopes, electron microscopes, calculating magnification/image size, and magnification vs. resolution. Answers to written activities are incorporated into the slides. A practical activity is included where students observe cheek cells and calculate their size - commercial slides can be used to save time or alternatively students can prepare their own. In the case of the latter, this content could fill two 1h lessons.
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Bacterial infections - complete lesson (KS4)

Bacterial infections - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson based on the new AQA (B5.5) SOW. The lesson covers salmonella food poisoning, gonorrhoea, and bacterial diseases in plants. Student understanding is checked at various stages with answers included via animation. The two main activities include a differentiated question grid challenge and a PP question (answers also included). Images and video are used to incite student interest. The plenary is based upon students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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Charging up (static) - complete lesson (KS3)

Charging up (static) - complete lesson (KS3)

A complete, differentiated lesson on static, with content based on the Activate 2 (P1.1) SOW. The lesson involves an introduction to charge, atoms and subatomic particles. Students are then demonstrated static electricity using balloons and a Van de Graff generator. The students can be included into to this demonstration to make things fun, if it is not possible to use this equipment then a video is included within the slides. Class wide AFL is conducted through the use of planner (red, green and yellow) cards. Students are then taught the concepts of lightening and electric fields prior to a differentiated 'beat the grid challenge', where students answer as many ranked questions as they can in 10 minutes. The plenary is based upon self refection against the learning objectives. Students can be elected to read out answers through throwing a soft toy between peers. No additional worksheets or resources required.
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Energy and the environment - complete lesson (KS4)

Energy and the environment - complete lesson (KS4)

A full differentiated lesson based on the new AQA (P3.4) SOW. The lesson covers issues with fossil fuels, the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy and outlines the Chernobyl disaster (mainly to incite interest). A differentiated question grid is used to apply learning and to conduct AFL (answers included). The lesson then covers the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy resources prior to a GCSE PP question (answers included) facilitating further application of knowledge and AFL. The plenary involves students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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Control of blood glucose - complete lesson (A2)

Control of blood glucose - complete lesson (A2)

A full differentiated lesson based on the OCR-A SOW and delivered to an A2 class. The lesson covers eating and exercise and their effects on blood glucose, the pancreas, islet of Langerhans and the effects of insulin and glucagon. Student understanding is assessed by a differentiated question grid challenge (answers included). The lesson then progresses to cover negative feedback, and the depolarisation of beta cells with a simple reorder task for AFL afterwards (answers included). A PP question is included for further application of knowledge/AFL (answers included). The plenary is based on student reflection upon their progress against the learning objectives. Timers are included to promote pace.
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Evaporation and distillation - complete lesson (KS3)

Evaporation and distillation - complete lesson (KS3)

A full differentiated lesson on the topic of evaporation and distillation. This lesson is based on the activate 2 SOW and pitched to a year 8 group. Support sheets and stretch activities facilitate the progress of more and less able throughout the lesson. This slide set can work with, or without a demonstration of distillation equipment. Answers to learning checkpoints are incorporated into the slide set via power point animation and the inclusion of timers promotes pace.
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Anaerobic respiration - complete lesson (KS4)

Anaerobic respiration - complete lesson (KS4)

Full differentiated lesson with everything you need. Support sheets included for less able and stretch activities for more able. Main activity is a data analysis task with graph plotting. Timers included to promote pace and animations for Q/A sessions with self or peer correction of answers.
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