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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.
Energy and the environment - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Energy and the environment - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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

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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.
Principles of homeostasis - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Principles of homeostasis - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A full differentiated lesson covering the principles of homoeostasis - this lesson is based upon the AQA (B10.1) scheme of work but could be used for others. Stretch activities and support sheets included to support the learning of high and low abilities. Support sheets are literacy and numeracy based for learning checkpoints 1 and 2 respectively. Timers are included to promote pace, and power point animations facilitate Q/A during the review of each learning checkpoint. Class wide AFL can be conducted through a simple ‘hands up’ to indicate mark. The plenary activity is based on student reflection against the learning objectives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Succession - complete lesson (A2)
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Succession - complete lesson (A2)

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A complete lesson based on the OCR-A SOW but can be used for others. The lesson covers primary and secondary succession, climax communities and the prevention/deflection of climax communities. These sections are punctuated by past paper questions for students to apply their learning and for you to conduct AFL. Answers are included in the slides to allow for self/peer correction. The plenary is based on the students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives.
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.
Energy transfer in ecosystems - complete lesson (A2)
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Energy transfer in ecosystems - complete lesson (A2)

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A full lesson on the topic of energy transfer in ecosystems. The lesson is based on the OCR-A SOW but can be used for others. The lesson recaps on trophic levels and moves onto energy transfer in ecosystems, biomass pyramids, calculating energy transfer and biomass transfer and discusses the impact of human activities on energy transfer. Past paper questions are used for AFL. The plenary is based on reflective writing, students gauge their progress towards the lessons learning objectives, and how they can improve. Additional 'back up' questions are included for more able students.
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.
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.
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.
Antibiotics and pain killers - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Antibiotics and pain killers - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A complete lesson based on the new AQA (B6.2) SOW. The lesson is well animated and is particularly accommodating to visual learners. The lesson covers painkillers to treat symptoms, disinfectants and antiseptics for outer surfaces, and antibiotics for bacterial infections. Student learning is applied through a differentiated question grid challenge. Antibiotics and their ineffectiveness against viruses is discussed alongside the generation of antibiotic resistance. The images of MRSA infections can be removed as these can be too much for some students - mine love them. There is then a PP question to complete ahead of the plenary which is based upon students reflecting upon their progress against the LOs. Answers to all questions/writing tasks are included through animation and timers are incorporated to promote pace.
DNA and genetics revision A2
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DNA and genetics revision A2

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A revision lesson tailored to the OCR-A specification, covering the following topics: DNA structure DNA replication Translation and the interrelation of organelles Epistasis Hardy-Weinberg
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
Nervous system revision - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Nervous system revision - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A full lesson based on the new AQA (B10) SOW but can be used for others. Students complete a revision broadsheet (taken from another TES author) and then apply themselves to PP questions (answers included). Text books can be used for support. Hope it saves some people time. If you like this resource please visit my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/matt_nick1in