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Over the last five years I have found the best way to stimulate learning is through engaging lessons. Lessons which apply scientific content to unusual, topical or popular scenarios. I currently have a range of premium and free resources to look through. I will continue to upload these resources as and when I can. Feel free to review, tweet or contact me regarding these resources or for ideas on current topics you are struggling to make engaging.

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Over the last five years I have found the best way to stimulate learning is through engaging lessons. Lessons which apply scientific content to unusual, topical or popular scenarios. I currently have a range of premium and free resources to look through. I will continue to upload these resources as and when I can. Feel free to review, tweet or contact me regarding these resources or for ideas on current topics you are struggling to make engaging.
Psychology Summer quiz
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Psychology Summer quiz

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A nice way to finish off the Year for Year 12 students. A range of topics including: Psychologists in the Sun (disguised psychologists in which students need to identify) Disney disorders (characters and their possible mental health issues) Localisation of the brain (match) Peer question round As well as traditional: Food and drink (multiple choice) Summer knowledge (multiple choice) Music round (resource was made in 2017!)
KS3 science revision: Using metacognition to improve exam skills
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KS3 science revision: Using metacognition to improve exam skills

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The slides contain a series of thought processes and frameworks so teachers can model out load their approach for students to use during comprehension and reading of scientific ideas. The lesson could be adapted for other topics. This lesson focuses on an end of Year test including: Acids and alkalis, homeostasis, energy stores and transfers, the particle model and reflection/refraction. Lesson content -Students complete a recap quiz. -Students complete a reading task in which they synthesis the data to title paragraphs and write one question. -Students get into groups and circulate around the room reading an exam question, completing an answer, and folding it over so the next group cannot see their answer. Once back at their stations they draft a final answer to share to the class based on the class responses. -Meta cognition slides and exam style practice.
Useful Alkalis: What antacid is the most effective?
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Useful Alkalis: What antacid is the most effective?

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Students are introduced to the gruesome effects of long term indigestion. Students use their previously learnt knowledge of pH indicators to design and carry out an experiment to test which indigestion tablet is most effective in reducing the acidity of stomach acid. Higher level students can begin to evaluate the method used to carry out the experiment as well as their conclusion in terms of validity.
Eating behaviour: Neural  mechanisms (Psychology AQA A)
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Eating behaviour: Neural mechanisms (Psychology AQA A)

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Students are given a picture of biological systems and asked to consider the range of factors the body regulates e.g. pH of blood, sugar levels, temperature etc Students are re-introduced to homoeostasis and negative feedback before completing a diagram related to the negative feedback loop of hunger and satiation. Students use the cat book edition 4 to consider evaluative points and complete A3 summary sheet
Concentration: GCSE Edexcel New Spec SC9
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Concentration: GCSE Edexcel New Spec SC9

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Students are introduced to the acid bath murderer of Crawley. After watching a quick clip students see the reaction between concentrated sulfuric acid (20ml) and sugar (50ml). Students use the PowerPoint slides to gain an understanding of concentration and practice a few calculations. Students follow a series of instructions to make a standard solution of calcium sulfate.
Pendulums: Transference of kinetic energy literacy task
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Pendulums: Transference of kinetic energy literacy task

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Students recap the GPE and KE calculations with a ball rolling down a hill. Students are introduced to the idea of energy transference in a pendulum and the conservation of energy. (if Your feeling brave) you can attach a 1kg weight to the projector and swing it away from your chin to demonstrate that energy cannot be created. Alternatively play the video... Students then write a six mark question and are given feedback to improve (with green pen if you wish).
OCD explanations and therapies revision
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OCD explanations and therapies revision

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Two PowerPoint slideshows that can be used to run through the theory and evaluative points of two difficult concepts from the psychopathology unit. Explanations of OCD Therapies and treatment of OCD
GCSE psychology skills: Stanford prison experiment
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GCSE psychology skills: Stanford prison experiment

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This resource contains two lessons used to begin the GCSE AQA course. Using the SPE as an example, the lessons cover the skills needed to describe and evaluate a study. Lesson 1: Focuses on reading academically. Students complete a comprehension task where meta-cognition skills are demonstrated by the teacher. Students watch a short video related to the SPE and write-up the main findings. Lesson 2: Introduces the value of evaluation. Students complete a range of tasks, including a living graph, in which students can practice verbalising the strengths and weaknesses of an experiment. This lesson follows the Psychology taster lesson.
Compounds and Molecules: Pain Relief!
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Compounds and Molecules: Pain Relief!

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Students are introduced to the pain reliever 'Entonox' a gas made from molecules comprised of nitrogen and oxygen. Students have ten minutes to build a moli-model and read an information sheet related to a compound of nitrogen and oxygen to see if it would be suitable for pain relief. Once students have completed three models they come to a conclusion of which gas would be most suitable: nitrogen monoxide, dinitrogen monoxide or nitrogen dioxide. Higher level students can be introduced to coefficients and subscripted numbers in relation to symbol formulae.
Interpreting change of states: plotting graphs
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Interpreting change of states: plotting graphs

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Students use their results from a previous experiment of melting an ice cube to plot an annotated line graph. Documents are pitched towards a first term Year 7 class. Scaffolded work can be removed and higher differentiated sheet can be used for higher ability KS3 classes who can already plot line graphs independently. Students consolidate their understanding of melting points by applying it to unusual examples such as gallium metal.
GCSE Psychology taster and introduction lesson
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GCSE Psychology taster and introduction lesson

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All resources were used for a 2hr GCSE taster session. Taster 1: Students are introduced to psychology through the discussion of gifs to form a definition. Students are introduced to the course and complete a diamond 9 activity designed to get students discussing their justification for their thought processes. Taster 2: students focus on how psychologists investigate topics using different theories. students investigate the research question “What causes evil behaviour?” After discussing how ‘evil’ could be operationalised (e.g. aggression, selfish acts that lead to harm, lack of empathy), students complete a rotation task in which they are introduced to a number of theories (including milgram, conditioning, social learning, and brain scanning). The off specification topics can be used to enthuse students regarding the new subject.
GCSE Psychology (AQA) Memory: Complete SoW (20 lessons)
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GCSE Psychology (AQA) Memory: Complete SoW (20 lessons)

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This pack contains a complete SoW of 20 lessons. -Each lesson contains recap quizzes, model answers, and can be used to teach the unit effectively. -The SoW contains a range of revision card homeworks, 3 DIRT lessons,an end of unit test and exam reflection lesson. -Lessons contain a range of exam practice, graph skills and application questions to help improve student’s exam skills. -Students have the opportunity to recontruct: Godden and Baddley’s context dependency study, War of the Ghosts, Baddeley’s encoding study, Murdock’s Primacy and recency effect, Loftus and Palmer’s False memory experiment and many more to help evaluate their reliability and effectiveness.
What is Psychology GCSE Introductin
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What is Psychology GCSE Introductin

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This is an introductory lesson to psychology for GCSE. -Students are given Progress sheets and DIRT templates for their exercise books. -Students complete a THINK-PAIR-SHARE after looking at a series of psychology themed GIFs. -Students complete a discussion task designed to help introduce areas in which psychology investigate using the scientific method. Students use a verbal framework to share their ideas to the class. -Student finish the lesson constructing a diamond nine in their book. This is the first lesson of five of a GCSE introduction unit to psychology.
insulation: Keeping Iron man warm...
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insulation: Keeping Iron man warm...

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Student's use simple pieces of equipment to choose a suitable material to pad the inside of Iron man&'s armor. Students then evaluate their choice. This can be completed over two lessons to allow adequate planning time.
Sedimentary rock formation: Making fossils!
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Sedimentary rock formation: Making fossils!

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Students are introduced to some evidence related to a winged dinosaur. Using this evidence to provoke questions students are introduced to the formation of sedimentary rocks and how this type of rock can occasionally lead to the formation of fossils. Students produce their own fossils using Plaster of Paris and evaluate their model.
Seawater clean-up: Using Evaporation to separate salt from Water
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Seawater clean-up: Using Evaporation to separate salt from Water

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Students are asked to think about all of the chemicals and substances inside the oceans of the Earth. After probably getting a few answers like "fish" students should move onto ideas such as salt, sand, and pollutants. Students recap the idea of filtration to remove insoluble "garbage islands" from the sea and are then introduced to the idea of evaporation to remove the salt. The use of producing fresh water from brine as well as salt is discussed. After completing a class risk assessment, students complete a practical experiment. Evaporating salt from "seawater" in an evaporating dish. Students write their conclusion and then improve using expert language.
Classifying States of Matter Circus
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Classifying States of Matter Circus

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Students have the opportunity to explore six unusual materials that will stretch and question their prior understanding in relation to solids, liquids and gases. 1) Borax slime 2) Water in a vacuum 3) Is toothpaste a solid? 4) Syphoning water 5) Is Ooblek a liquid? 6) Changing states of cream Students use the lesson to answer an extended question
Change of States: modelling particles
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Change of States: modelling particles

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KS3 introduction to changes of state. Through a range of kinaesthetic activities (such as describe-draw-show tasks and role plays) students are helped through an explanation of each process which leads to one state of matter changing to another.