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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.
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.
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.
Reflection - complete lesson (KS3)
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Reflection - complete lesson (KS3)

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Full, differentiated lesson with everything you need for the topic of reflection. Tailored around the activate SOW and used within a year 7 class, can be applied to other SOW and year groups. Use of timers to promote pace and powerpoint animations to support Q/A during self/peer marking of answers.
Refraction - complete lesson (KS3)
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Refraction - complete lesson (KS3)

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Topic of refraction for KS3, tailored to activate SOW and pitched to a year 7 class. Can be used above or below this criteria depending on ability. Lesson is differentiated and includes timers/animations for pace and Q/A during self/peer marking.
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.
Energy and temperature - complete lesson (KS3)
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Energy and temperature - complete lesson (KS3)

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

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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.
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.
Metabolism and the liver - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Metabolism and the liver - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A full differentiated lesson on metabolism and the liver. Lesson is based on AQA SOW (B9.4) but can be used for others. Covers metabolism, basic structure of the liver, metabolic functions of the liver, removing lactic acid and deamination. Slides include timers to promote pace, and answers included via animation to facilitate self/peer correction during review of each learning checkpoint.
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.
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 human digestive system - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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The human digestive system - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A full lesson covering the topic of the digestive system. The lesson is tailored to the new AQA SOW (B3.2) but can be used for others. The lesson includes an information hunt (posters taken from TES), video, and a differentiated, competitive question grid challenge. The plenary is based around student reflection upon their progress towards the learning objectives. Students can be instructed to read out their answers during the plenary, and can elect peers through throwing around a soft toy. If you like this lesson please visit my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/matt_nick1in
Energy resources - complete lesson (KS3)
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Energy resources - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full lesson based on the Activate 2 (P2.6) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson covers fossil fuels, power plants and alternative energy sources using a range of activities. All answers are incorporated into the slides facilitating peer/self marking and timers are used to promote pace. The information hunt and the worksheet activity are taken from other TES authors. The plenary is an exciting 'car race quiz' where students are put into groups and compete the reach the finish line first, pre-prepared questions/answers included. I usually take the answer from the group to put their hand up first, those who answer incorrectly are frozen out until the next round. A reflective plenary is also included as a back up in case the lesson progresses faster than expected. If you like this resource please visit my shop for other 'oven ready' lessons: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/matt_nick1in