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

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

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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.
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.
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.
Food and fuels - complete lesson (KS3)
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Food and fuels - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full differentiated lesson based on the Activate 2 (P2.1) SOW but can be used for others. This lesson introduces the Joule and how to calculate kJ's. Energy in different food products are compared by the students with questions and a DART activity to check for understanding. The energy requirements of different activities are then compared prior to a discussion on the balance of energy. Students then take part in a 'beat the grid' challenge answering as many differentiated questions as they can within 10 minutes. A worksheet exercise then takes place to apply and reinforce knowledge based on the content of the lesson. The plenary is based on students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives. This lesson includes timers and animation to promote pace, and all answers are included in the slides to facilitate self/peer marking. This lesson also promotes the correct use of literacy and numeracy through the activities included.
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.
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.
Pressure in gases - complete lesson (KS3)
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Pressure in gases - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full differentiated lesson based on the activate 2 (P3.3) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson covers pressure in gases and the effects of volume and temperature. Student understanding is checked with a differentiated question grid challenge. Atmospheric pressure is introduced ahead on the 'crushing can' demonstration - very easy; a can, water, tongues and bunsen burner is required (youtube for demo). Students then reorder statements to explain their observations. The effect of altitude on gas pressure is then discussed with use of examples. The plenary is an 'articulate' activity where students make logical and scientific speeches making use of key words from the lesson. Those with the most key words used can be given a reward. This lesson includes all answers for self/peer assessment and no additional worksheets are required. The use of animation and the choice of topics to explain each theory were chosen with an emphasis on promoting a love of learning. Timers are included to promote pace.
Waves - complete lesson (KS3)
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Waves - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full 1h lesson covering the topic of waves. The lesson is based on the Activate 1 (P2.1) SOW but can be used for others. All activities are incorporated into the slides with no additional worksheets required. A slinky is required for a brief demonstration alongside white boards for AFL. Students are asked to perform a Mexican wave during the early stages of the lesson to visualise how energy (but not matter) is transferred within a wave. The plenary is based in students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives, this can be made fun by throwing a soft toy between students and asking them to read out their answers.
Evaporation and transpiration - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Evaporation and transpiration - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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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
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.
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.
Factors affecting enzyme action - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Factors affecting enzyme action - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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This lesson is tailored to the new AQA (B3.5) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson includes the effect of pH and temperature upon enzymes and uses video to relate extremophiles to the topic. Students must then plot a graph of data relating to pepsin activity and temperature and are scaffolded up to calculating the rate of reaction. Students can then explain their findings with the knowledge they have obtained within the lesson relating to denaturation etc. The plenary is based upon students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
Noble gases/group 0 elements - complete lesson (KS3)
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Noble gases/group 0 elements - complete lesson (KS3)

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Complete lesson with plan, support sheets. Fully differentiated and has timings for pace and PowerPoint animations to accommodate for Q/A during peer or self review of answers after each learning checkpoint. Exciting 'car race' plenary included with pre-made question/answer sheet.
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