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I teach secondary school science, Chemistry being my specialism. I have developed and used my resources in my own lessons, usually in response to a specific need or a gap in provision. I like resources that are multifaceted in the way they are used, if possible, so that they can be easily adapted to the needs of different classes, without necessarily having to alter them. I share my most frequently and successfully used here.

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I teach secondary school science, Chemistry being my specialism. I have developed and used my resources in my own lessons, usually in response to a specific need or a gap in provision. I like resources that are multifaceted in the way they are used, if possible, so that they can be easily adapted to the needs of different classes, without necessarily having to alter them. I share my most frequently and successfully used here.
Acid rain vs Greenhouse Effect
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Acid rain vs Greenhouse Effect

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The power point image sheet and the pollution boxes go together. This is a cut and stick activity to distinguish between acid rain and the greenhouse effect. The pollution 1 powerpoint is to show where the text boxes should go on the diagram , before they are stuck down.
Alloys text activity
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Alloys text activity

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The text is used with both levels of the worksheet. Both worksheets are gradated, but aimed at different abilty levels, the LAPS sheet for lower ability students.
Properties of groups.
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Properties of groups.

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The worksheets are to summarise the main properties and trends in properties of the elements in groups 1, 7 & 8. The text boxes activity sheets that go with them can be used for lower ability students as a cut and stick exercise, or a tick list to complete the worksheet.
GCSE Physics Formulae
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GCSE Physics Formulae

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Flashcards to help students to learn the formulae for GCSE physics. Can be used individually or for paired learning. Standard units are given on the other side to use and learn. Cards from a particular topic can be selected and displayed for students to choose the appropriate formula to apply to a particular problem. Higher tier formulae and those supplied on the sheet are also included, and some blanks to add your own. (AQA 1-9)
Formula triangle
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Formula triangle

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Print on A3 and laminate. To help students who struggle with rearranging formulae to do calculations. Use with a formula card and the relevant quantity and units card. Referring to the formula card, put the quantities that are multiplied on the bottom sections of the triangle and the other on the top. The quantity being asked for in any particular problem can be removed and leave the relevant formula arrangement to do the calculations. Activity can help students to learn how to create their own rearrangement triangle from learned formula. (AQA GCSE Physics 1-9)
Respiratory System Learning Game
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Respiratory System Learning Game

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KS3 Biology. Activity to learn the parts of the Respiratory system. Can be used in a variety of ways: Slide 1&2 as a cut and stick; slide 1 for students to label what they know and find out what they don't know - possble homework. Class learning or revision activity - print out onto A3 and laminate the first slide, print the second onto card and cut out. Students work in pairs or groups to place cards onto the diagrams. This method works well as a game in the style of Beetle Drive, where they are put under time pressure and then have to move round to take up where another group have left off. The answer slide can be put up to check, or printed out and given to other students to check to make sure the first group to finish has completed the activity correctly. Rewards, forfeits, music all add to the fun. Can be used individually - look, cover, place, check.
Digestive System LearningGame
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Digestive System LearningGame

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KS3 Biology. Activity to learn the parts of the Digestive system and their function. Can be used in a variety of ways: Slide 1&2 as a cut and stick; slide 1 for students to label what they know and find out what they don't know - possible homework. Class learning or revision activity - print out onto A3 and laminate the first slide, print the second onto card and cut out. Students work in pairs or groups to place cards onto the diagrams. This method works well as a game in the style of Beetle Drive, where they are put under time pressure and then have to move round to take up where another group have left off. The answer slide can be put up to check, or printed out and given to other students to check to make sure the first group to finish has completed the activity correctly. Rewards, forfeits, music all add to the fun. Can be used individually - look, cover, place, check.
Introduction to Hydrocarbons in Oil
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Introduction to Hydrocarbons in Oil

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Introductory lesson to crude oil. Differentiated starter to introduce the connection between the size of a hydrocarbon and its boiling point and Fractional Distillation of crude oil
Body Systems
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Body Systems

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Learn the different organs and their function in the digestive and respiratory sytems and explore the relationship between surface area and the size of the parts in order to understand and explain structure of alveoli in the lungs and villi in the intestine.
The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate
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The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rate

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Differentiated, multiple choice lesson to introduce the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction. Alternative activities can be used in subsequent lessons. Allows the focus to be on Reaction Rates or How Science Works, with options to tie activites to the AQA ISA framework for GCSE Chemistry.
Standard Units and Quantities
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Standard Units and Quantities

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GCSE Physics. Flashcards with the symbol on one side and standard units on the other to help students learn the standard units for differnet quantities. Use individually or for paired learning. Printing the cards out one sided will also provide a resource for straight forward matching activities, or playing pairs or snap - matching the units to the quantity. (AQA GCSE Physics 1-9)
Surface area and size of the particles or parts.
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Surface area and size of the particles or parts.

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A range of concrete activites for students to explore the relationship between the size of particles or parts and the total surface area. Concept is important in explaining the function of alveoli in the lungs, villi in the intestine, particle size in reaction rate and catalysis. The concept can be explored at differentiated levels from the basic idea to deriving a quantitative relationship, depending on age, ability and context. Additional activities are included to demonstrate the functionality of moisture and thinness of the walls in the alveoli.
Physics formulae and standard units.
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Physics formulae and standard units.

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Help students of all abilities to learn the formula needed for GCSE Physics and the relevant standard units; to work with rearranging the subject of the formula, for those who find algebra more challenging, by learning how to construct and then use a formula triangle.
SPLAT games
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SPLAT games

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Useful lists to drive home a general learning point with plenty of examples. An enjoyable, noisy category sort, if you like that sort of thing...which I do, with the right class!
States of Matter and Change of State.
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States of Matter and Change of State.

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Summary worksheets on the keywords describing change of state and the properties of and particle descriptions of solids, liquids and gases. The States of Matter worksheets are for different abilities and the keyword fill may be used as a preparatory sheet for students to find the keywords, or simply as an annotation sheet used in conjunction with the presentation. The wordbank cards have the meanings as well as the words and these or the flashcards may be used in conjunction with the keyword fill sheet for students to place the words before writing them down. The flashcards can be used in class for peer learning and checked with a quick quiz. Although intended for lower ability students, the longer "States of Matter cut and stick" worksheet can be useful in general on a Friday afternoon. "States of Matter - match" is intended for middle ability students and "States of matter" for higher ability.