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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.
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.
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.
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.
Polymers - complete lesson (KS3)
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Polymers - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full, differentiated lesson on the topic of polymers. The lesson is based on the activate 2 SOW and so is pitched to a year 8 group. The main lesson activity involves students acting as 'designers' selecting choosing polymers for specific jobs based on their properties. All answers are included into the slides through animation and timers are included to promote pace. Stretch activities and support sheets facilitate progress for both less and more able.
Group 1 elements - complete lesson (KS3)
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Group 1 elements - complete lesson (KS3)

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Full differentiated lesson with everything you need for group 1 metals. Based on activate SOW and pitched to year 8 group - can be used for other years/SOW. Opportunity to demonstrate group 1 reactivity but video included in case otherwise. Class wide AFL through red, yellow and green card show me. Data activity included for independent learning with support sheets for less able.
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.
Cell differentiation - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)
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Cell differentiation - complete lesson (GCSE 1-9)

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A full, differentiated lesson based on the topic of cell differentiation (AQA). This lesson introduces stem cells, discusses differentiation in plant and animal cells as well as cloning. Answers to each learning checkpoint are included into the slides through animation and timers are used to promote pace. The differentiated question grid activity can be deployed as a competition. The plenary is based on students answering reflective questions in reference to the LO’s.
Metal displacement reactions - complete lesson (KS3)
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Metal displacement reactions - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full differentiated lesson on the topic of metal displacement reactions. The content is based on the activate 2 SOW and is therefore tailored to a year 8 group. The lesson includes the practical, support sheets and stretch activities for high ability students. The plenary is conducted using whiteboards; students write out the equations they have studied during the practical - they are scaffolded up to this. All answers are included into the slides through animation, timers are included to promote pace.
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.
Drag forces and friction - complete lesson (KS3)
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Drag forces and friction - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full, differentiated lesson on the topic of drag forces and friction. The lesson is based on the activate 1 SOW and so is pitched to a year 7 group. The lesson includes a think pair and share, DART activity, simple practical activity (requiring different surfaces and a newtonmeters), differentiated question grid challenge and a reflective plenary. All answers are incorporated into the slides via animation and timers are included to promote pace.
Electromagnets - complete lesson (KS3)
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Electromagnets - complete lesson (KS3)

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This lesson is based on the Activate 2 (P1.7) SOW but can be used for others. The lesson includes the making of electromagnets, increasing the strength of electromagnets and differentiates between permanent and electromagnets. A practical demonstration and a fun think pair and share session are included to maintain student focus. Students attempt a focus mark question based on the content of the lesson and peer assess - this can be used for focus marking. The plenary involves students reflecting upon their progress against the learning objectives, and how they can improve. No additional worksheets required, answers incorporated into the slides for written activities.
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.
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.
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.
Bacteria and enzymes in digestion - complete lesson (KS3)
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Bacteria and enzymes in digestion - complete lesson (KS3)

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A full differentiated lesson based on the Activate 2 SOW. Answers to all tasks included. Simple GCSE question included as a 'super stretch'. Research activity taken from another TES author. If you like this resource please visit my shop for more: 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
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