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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.
Series and parallel circuits - complete lesson (KS3)
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Series and parallel circuits - complete lesson (KS3)

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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.
Extinction - complete lesson (KS3)
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Extinction - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full differentiated lesson with everything you need. Lesson is tailored to activate SOW and pitched to a year 8 group. Powerpoint animations and timers support Q/A during peer mediated correction and promote pace throughout the lesson. Differentiated question grid included alongside stretch activities targeted towards more able.
Developing drugs- complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Developing drugs- complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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.
Metals and non-metals - complete lesson (KS3)
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Metals and non-metals - complete lesson (KS3)

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Full differentiated lesson with everything you need. Based on activate SOW and pitched to a year 8 group. Timers and powerpoint animations included to promote pace and Q/A during peer or self mediated correction. Exciting 'car race' plenary included with ready made questions. Class wide AFL supported through simple show me 'red, green or yellow card' exercise.
Inheritance - complete lesson (KS3)
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Inheritance - complete lesson (KS3)

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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.
Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)
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Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)

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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.
Solubility - complete lesson (KS3)
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Solubility - complete lesson (KS3)

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A complete lesson on the topic of solubility, based upon activate 2 SOW. The lesson includes a simple practical where students assess how temperature effects the solubility of salt within water. Ranked questions and stretch activities support differentiation, support sheets guide students through the practical, timers promote pace and powerpoint animation facilitates Q/A during review of each learning checkpoint.
Evaporation and distillation - complete lesson (KS3)
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Evaporation and distillation - complete lesson (KS3)

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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.
Viral infections - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Viral infections - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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.
Solutions - complete lesson (KS3)
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Solutions - complete lesson (KS3)

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A complete, differentiated lesson for the topic of solutions. Additional green, yellow and red planner cards are needed for one of the AFL activities. The lesson is based on the Activate SOW and planned for a year 8 class. Could be used for other SOW’s and year groups depending on ability. Timers are included to promote pace and the answers for each learning checkpoint are incorporated into the slides through animation. A ‘car race’ plenary is included with preprepared questions and answers.
Groups and periods - complete lesson (KS3)
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Groups and periods - complete lesson (KS3)

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Full d lesson with everything you need, based on activate SOW and pitched to a year 8 group. Powerpoint animations included to facilitate self or peer mediated correction, timers included to promote pace. Whiteboard activity for class wide AFL and articulate activity included to promote literacy. Reflective plenary included.
Transport systems in plants - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Transport systems in plants - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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.
Energy transfer (radiation) - complete lesson (KS3)
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Energy transfer (radiation) - complete lesson (KS3)

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A complete, differentiated lesson based on the Activate 2 (P2.5 ) SOW but can be used for others. This lesson covers the key aspects of infrared radiation, thermal imaging and the use of foil blankets etc. Student understanding is checked with a differentiated question grid challenge (answers included) prior to a simple practical. For the practical hot water bottles with different covers, different coloured cups ice or heat packs can be used. Students will use a thermometer to record the temperature of each object and then judge how much infrared radiation is given off using the back of their hands. An alternative simple prac is included where students monitor the temperature of black and silver cans containing hot water. This is followed by 'stretch questions' associated with the practical and a plenary designed to encourage self reflection within students in regards to their progress against the learning objectives.
Circuits and current - complete lesson (KS3)
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Circuits and current - complete lesson (KS3)

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A lesson based on the Activate 2 (P1.2) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson involves an introduction to circuit symbols, current, measuring current and cells/batteries. Students then model current in a circuit using rope. There is then a simple practical where students measure current within simple circuits; battery packs, connection leads, ammeters, bulbs, motors, buzzers and switches are required. This is followed by a differentiated question grid challenge where students answer as many questions as they can within 10 minutes. The plenary is based on student reflection against the learning objectives. Students can be asked to read out their answers during the plenary, and this can be 'pop corned' on by throwing around a soft toy.
Alcohol and other carcinogens - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Alcohol and other carcinogens - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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

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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.
Uses of electromagnets - complete lesson (KS3)
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Uses of electromagnets - complete lesson (KS3)

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A complete lesson based on the Activate 2 (P1.8) SOW but can be used for others. Students are introduced to the uses of electromagnets with examples, video is used to incite their interest further. An introduction to motors is included (a demonstration is useful here). Students then take part in an information hunt to apply and reinforce their learning - answers included. Using Ipads students then conduct independent research on recycling and electromagnets, producing a leaflet which can be judged by peers. Students then take part in a Kahoot quiz on the topic of electromagnets (free log in and Ipads required). The plenary consists of students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives, a soft toy can be thrown around to elect who reads out their answer. HW sheet and info hunt taken from TES. This can be a very fun and engaging lesson in a well managed class! If you like this resource please visit my shop for other superior lesson: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/matt_nick1in
The heart and blood vessels (revision) - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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The heart and blood vessels (revision) - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A complete, differentiated revision lesson based on the new AQA B4 SOW. The lesson revisits the blood cells, blood vessels, heart structure, coronary heart disease and statins and stents. The worksheet activity is taken from another author on TES. If you like this resource please visit my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/matt_nick1in
Plant tissues and organs - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Plant tissues and organs - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A full differentiated lesson based on the new AQA B4.6 SOW. The lesson covers general plant tissues, xylem and phloem, plant organs and plant organ systems. A differentiated question grid is then used to apply student knowledge and conduct AFL (answers included). Students then observe leaf sections using microscopes, identify plant tissues/organs and draw sketch. Stretch questions are included for the more able (answers included). The plenary is based upon students reflecting on their progress against the learning objectives. If you like this resource please visit my shop for others: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/matt_nick1in