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The resources included here are designed to be stimulating, challenging and adequately differentiated. Time is precious to a teacher, and these 'oven ready lessons' include everything you need at a cost effective price. The resources included are perfect for subject specialists and non-specialists alike, and are produced through a modern/professional use of PowerPoint which utilises graphics, animation and timers (etc.) to promote maximum progress during lessons.

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The resources included here are designed to be stimulating, challenging and adequately differentiated. Time is precious to a teacher, and these 'oven ready lessons' include everything you need at a cost effective price. The resources included are perfect for subject specialists and non-specialists alike, and are produced through a modern/professional use of PowerPoint which utilises graphics, animation and timers (etc.) to promote maximum progress during lessons.
Meiosis - Complete lesson (AS/A2)

Meiosis - Complete lesson (AS/A2)

A full lesson based on the OCR-A SOW but can be used for others. The lesson covers meiosis in sexual reproduction and the stages of meiosis 1 and 2. Students are directed to take note of key sections using red font. Students then apply their knowledge to a card sort activity which can be glued to A3 paper to create a revision resource on meiosis. The lesson then progresses to cover ‘cross over’ and ‘independent assortment’ ahead of PP questions and a final reflective plenary. All answers are included into the slides for each activity allowing for self/peer correction. Timers are included to promote pace.
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Viral infections - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Viral infections - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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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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Reflex actions - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Reflex actions - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

A full lesson based on the new AQA (B10.3) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson recaps the types of neurones, covers synapse and then the reflex arc. A range of activities are included alongside a worksheet which consolidates learning across B10. All answers are included through animation to facilitate self/peer marking and timers are included to promote pace. The plenary is based on student reflection upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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Making digestion efficient - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Making digestion efficient - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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Inheritance - complete lesson (KS3)

Inheritance - complete lesson (KS3)

Complete lesson on inheritance tailored towards the activate scheme. This lesson was used for year 8 but could be used for high ability year 7. All resources included. Animations and timers facilitate green pen 'correction' and keep pace.
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Developing drugs- complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Developing drugs- complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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Helping the heart - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Helping the heart - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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 (GCSE 1-9)

The chemistry of food - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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Human defence responses - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Human defence responses - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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Transport systems in plants - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Transport systems in plants - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

A full differentiated lesson based on the new AQA SOW (B4.7). The lesson covers xylem and phloem and the importance of transport in plants. There is then a differentiated question grid and a past paper question to apply learning/conduct AFL. All answers are included to facilitate self/peer marking. There is then a simple practical (over 2 days) where students observe xylem tissue using coloured water and celery. The plenary is based upon the students reflecting on their progress against the learning objectives.
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Evaporation and transpiration - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Evaporation and transpiration - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

A full differentiated lesson based on the new AQA B4.8 SOW. The lesson covers the stomata, diffusion of gases, guard cells and transpiration. Student knowledge is applied to a differentiated question grid with a opportunity to ‘stretch’ towards a PP GCSE question - rewards are useful here! Students then take part in a simple practical where they use nail varnish, tape and microscopes to observe and count the stomata on a leaf, comparing the topside to the bottom side. A video is included to show how this is done but a demonstration is useful here. There is then a review of ‘what the students should of found’ followed by a plenary which encourages students to reflect on their progress against the learning objectives. All answers incorporated into the slides to facilitate self/peer marking and correction
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Alcohol and other carcinogens - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Alcohol and other carcinogens - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

A full differentiated lesson based on the new AQA (B7.5) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson covers what alcohol is, how it is absorbed and how it effects the brain and liver. A data exercise, graphic images, news articles and celebrities are used to incite and maintain student interest whilst promoting relevance. A differentiated question grid is then used to apply learning/conduct AFL. The lesson then progresses to cover alcohol and pregnancy (giving capacity for debate through think pair and share), fetal alcohol syndrome and other carcinogens. The Chernobyl disaster is used to promote interest further. The plenary is based on students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives. A final plenary PP question is included as a backup, revising key topics from B7. All answers are included in the slides and timers are used to promote pace.
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Smoking and the risk of disease - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Smoking and the risk of disease - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

A full, differentiated lesson based on the new AQA B7.3 SOW but could be used for others. This lesson covers the chemicals found in cigarettes, nicotine, carbon monoxide, smoking during pregnancy and carcinogens. A differentiated question grid and a PP question is then used to apply learning and to conduct AFL. The effects of smoking and cardiovascular disease are then discussed followed by a final PP question ahead of a reflective plenary. All answers to written activities are included into the slides, and timers are used to promote pace. This lesson uses video, animation and news articles to incite interest throughout, making it particularly useful for visual learners.
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Neutralisation and pH - Complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Neutralisation and pH - Complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

A full, differentiated lesson based on the new AQA SOW (C5.7). A starter where students categorise items as acidic, alkaline or neutral is used to determine preconceived knowledge. Following this the pH range, acids, bases, and alkalis are discussed making use of examples. Students are prompted to take notes at key points using red font and a pen symbol. The release of H+ and OH- ions is also discussed ahead of methods in determining the pH of solutions. Knowledge is then applied to a differentiated question grid followed by peer/self-marking. A practical exercise (tailored to (C5.7) is then conducted where students prepare a pH curve by systematically adding acid to an alkaline solution using a burette, and monitoring the pH using a probe. Note, pipettes and universal indicator can be used as simple alternatives respectively. Stretch questions are included for the more able. The plenary is based on students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives. All answers are incorporated into the slides facilitating self/peer marking and timers are included to promote pace.
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Catalysts and enzymes - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Catalysts and enzymes - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

This lesson is based on the new AQA (B3.4) SOW but could be used for others. The lesson teaches the principles of catalysts and enzymes, and the role of enzymes in metabolism through lecture and video. Students then apply their learning to differentiated questions based on the content of the lesson. A practical is then included where students investigate the effect of different catalysts (potato puree and manganese (IV) oxide) on the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Stretch questions are included for those who finish early. The plenary is based on the students reflecting on their progress against the learning objectives. All answers to written work are incorporated into the slides via animation.
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The reactivity series - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

The reactivity series - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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Displacement reactions - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

Displacement reactions - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)

Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)

A full lesson on the topic of muscles. The lesson is based on the Activate 1 SOW (B2.6) but can be used for others. The lesson includes a competitive game based on the recall of information and a whiteboard quiz. The plenary is based on student reflection on their progress against the learning objectives. PowerPoint animations and timers are included to facilitate self/peer mediated correction and to promote pace respectively.
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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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