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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.
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.
Science Fair Scheme of Work
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Science Fair Scheme of Work

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A full KS3 scheme of work that contains six fully resourced lessons to allow your department to complete a Science Fair project. As a school we conducted this period for a two week cycle after half term to allow students to; produce an idea, write a hypothesis, plan a method, conduct an experiment of their choice and make their project. Class winners were chosen and then allowed to present their work in the hall for the rest of the school to see. This is the third year we have completed our science fair at my school. This year we had four entries that won prizes at the big bang fair regional competition. One of which was chosen as the Young scientist of the year regional winner and will be presenting their project nationally later next year. This pack contains: Assembly PowerPoint: To present to the whole school introducing the fair. Lesson 1: Producing an idea Lesson 2: Forming a Method Lesson 3: Pilot experiment Lesson 4: Experimental time Lesson 5: Conclusion and evaluation (making project) Lesson 6: Choosing a winner Lesson plans, resources and example project winners also included. I hope, if you are willing for a bit of chaos, that you see the same enthusiasm and creativity in your students as I have. good luck!
Diffusion Experiment Part 2: Trouble in Surfer's Paradise
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Diffusion Experiment Part 2: Trouble in Surfer's Paradise

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After the results that 'sharks can smell blood from further distances in warmer oceans' tourist numbers to Australia's famous landmark 'Surfer's Paradise' has been low. Students evaluate their conclusion from last lessons experiment to ensure their findings reflect the truth. Students consider strengths and limitations of their method and begin to discuss ways to modify the method to further improve the strength of their results.
Evaluating indicators assessment
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Evaluating indicators assessment

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Students use their knowledge from the unit to compare a range of pH indicators in terms of effectiveness in identifying a range of pH in everyday household products. Students compare red cabbage indicator (prepared in a previous lesson), litmus paper, universal indicator solution and pH probes to decide which one is the most accurate and easy to use. Students have an opportunity to write an evaluation that can be levelled as part of an assessment.
Psychology paper 1 revision powerpoint  AQA
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Psychology paper 1 revision powerpoint AQA

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This bundle includes two revision powerpoints for each of the four topics in Paper 1. They are arranged in a similar style to an exam essay and can be used in teacher lead revision sessions or for independent revision. Each slide show includes A01 theory, research evidence and A03 evaluation points. Relevent exam questions, research method reminder questions and student tasks are integrated throughout.
GCSE Psychology  Perception Visual Cues and Constancies
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GCSE Psychology Perception Visual Cues and Constancies

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Certainly one of my favourite units from the GCSE course! In this lesson students are introduced to the concept of moncular (linear perspective, occlusion, relative size, and height in plane) and binocular cues (retinal disparity and convergence. These are covered in two lessons (I taught it as a double). Students are introduced to the concepts via gifs, diagrams and tasks. Students watch a range of videos and complete exam style questions. Although the lessons work well without the AQA Psychology textbook (Spikey red haired chap), its addition supplements the lesson well.
Perception Gibson's Direct Theory of Perception
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Perception Gibson's Direct Theory of Perception

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Students are introduced to the odd thought of experiment of whether a baby would walk off a cliff or would be able to perceive a large fall. Students then asked how they would investigate… quickly you will introduce Gibson & Gibson’s Cliff edge experiment! This resource includes two lessons The first lesson introduces students to the main concepts of the theory. In the second lesson students are given a summary of the theoy and asked to write questions that would allow other students to find the answers from the sheet (Found at the end of the PowerPoint). Students are then introduced to three evaluation PEC points and asked to complete a table. An extension is included involving a series of exam quesitons.
Granny's sweet tea: What factors affect solubility?
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Granny's sweet tea: What factors affect solubility?

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The remaining teeth of Granny W are pretty darn sweet! Can students help her decide on how to make the sweest tea possible using their understanding of solubility from the Five S's treasure hunt lesson? (I hope they can). After using a model of rice and peas to demonstrate solvents, solutes, solution and saturation students are introduced to the scenario. Students are split into six groups and given information packs related to one of three experiments (two groups for each experiment). Students will have an A3 poster style planning sheet to plan and complete an experiment to test whether: -Water has a saturation point? -Temperature of the solvent affects solubility of the solute? -Surface area of the sugar affects solubility? Students complete their posters and share their findings to the class.
Half life: What killed Alexander  Litvenenko?
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Half life: What killed Alexander Litvenenko?

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Students are introduced to Alexander Litvenenko and his "alleged" murder. Students are introduced to the idea of a half-life and how that rate can be used to calculate how long material has been decaying and analyzing material composition. Practical experiment: students use M&M sweets to draw a half life curve. by dropping M&M's and eating the sweets that land 'M' up (following lab safety of course) and plotting their findings. Repeating until they have none left. Students complete a worksheet to workout which material killed Alexander Litvenenko.
Separating a Mixture: Iron, sand and salt
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Separating a Mixture: Iron, sand and salt

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Students are introduced to the "horrific", yet incredibly improbable event of three lorries each containing sand, iron fillings and salt colliding. Their loads have been perfectly mixed and need separating... Students will work in groups to decide on how they might use their allocated equipment to separate these substances. Using content from the "ocean-clean up lesson", and "sieving for gold" lesson students will extract the iron fillings with magnets, use filtration to remove the sand filtrate and evaporation to remove the salt from the water.
Cosmetic Surgery: Would You Have Plastic Surgery?
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Cosmetic Surgery: Would You Have Plastic Surgery?

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As part of the last week of term I let my Year 8 and 9's choose what they learn about. This one came up... It was very successful! -Students list as many types of surgery they know from their own knowledge before being introduced to a range of surgical techniques. -Students complete a diamond nine activity to introduce the idea that often patients undergo surgery for a range of different reasons and can often be very beneficial to their well being and quality of life. -Students discuss odd examples of cosmetic surgery that seem "abnormal" to us -Poster swap activity discussing techniques, cost, and risks -Student choose from a range of animated videos to finish of the lesson related to the techniques above.
Psychology Christmas Quiz
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Psychology Christmas Quiz

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students organise themselves into teams and write two questions using the three topics they have learnt so far (gender, eating behaviour and aggression) to use in the peer question round. Each team takes it in turns to choose a round. 1_ Peer question 2) Christmas knowledge 3) Ding dong slurp slurp (remembering studies to names) 4) Give us some figgy pudding (Christmas related eating behaviour questions) 5) Christmas music round 6) Christmas food and drink 7) 12.00 days of christmas (12 days of christmas and research method questions) 8) Santa and his elves (Psychology explanations round) 9) TV and movies 10) Bearded psychologists (Psychologists disguised with festive beards) Merry christmas!
Outline and Evaluate the Multi Store Memory Model (16 marks)
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Outline and Evaluate the Multi Store Memory Model (16 marks)

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Students use a multi-store car park a model to demonstrate their understanding of outlining the model. Students are reminded of what skills can be demonstrated in outline and evaluate questions. A quick summary of supporting and refuting evidence as well as some of the key limitations of the model. Students use the summary essay sheet to write a model answer in class.
Describing a Psychological Study: The Stanford Prison Experiment
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Describing a Psychological Study: The Stanford Prison Experiment

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This is a GCSE introduction (AQA) to Psyhcology. However, the tasks could be adapted to A-level depending on ability. The lesson is centred around introducing skills linked to the A01 skills from the specification. The lesson is centred around the GCSE framework attached. -Students are introduced to an image in which they nave to annotate with questions. -Students complete a reading/comprehension task to extract and synthesis the most important aspects regarding the procedure and results. -Students watch a video clip to aid with a discussion regarding the results of the study. -students construct a conclusion and discuss how the findings relate to real life.
Environmental chemistry (KS3)
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Environmental chemistry (KS3)

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Each lesson includes a ‘blast from the past quiz’, a range of activities and an AFL task that relates to their progress. A range of lessons are designed to relate to the future AQA syllabus as well as allowing students to apply a unit of work to novel and interesting applications e.g. Following Dr Who to the early Earth’s atmosphere, choosing an alternative fuel for a new Elon musk prototype car and narrating a climate change trailer for Leonardo Decaprio. It wa sa lot of fun teaching for what can be a very dry subject!
GCSE Psychology Introductory lessons
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GCSE Psychology Introductory lessons

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This bundle contains four lessons to kick-start your GCSE psyhcology course. The bundle contains two taster lessons focusing on the definition of psychology and an introduction to the many approaches psychology offers. The second half of the bundle uses the stanford prison experiment to introduce and practice A01 and A02 skills. The lessons are fully resourced with PowerPoints, information sheets, video clips, recap starter questions and exam style questions.
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.
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.
Thermal Conduction: Gordon Ramsey's Spoon
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Thermal Conduction: Gordon Ramsey's Spoon

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Using a classic conduction experiment to investigate which material will prevent Gordon Ramsey burning himself in the future. Students produce a conclusion and an evaluation of their findings.