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Transforming biology teachers into classroom leaders using resources to develop excitement, continued engagement, critical thinking and challenging unconscious bias in science
AS AQA Statistical Test Lesson
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AS AQA Statistical Test Lesson

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses on all three statistical test: Student t-test Correlation coefficient test Chi-squared test lesson will explore the following learning outcomes: Describe when and why you would use each test Be able to work out the degrees of freedom Understand what the p value means Conclude significance of the test based on the results The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the AQA A-level Biology specification math skills which states that students should be able to select and use statistical test.
NEW AQA AS 10.4 Investigating Diversity
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NEW AQA AS 10.4 Investigating Diversity

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses comparing genetic diversity within or between species using DNA base sequence, mRNA and amino acid sequence. The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the 3.4.7 of the AQA A-level Biology specification which states that students should be able interpret data relating to similarities and difference in the base sequence of DNA or amino acid sequence of proteins to suggest relationships between different organism within a species or between species. Throughout this lesson students will gain a greater appreciation of the gene technology that are used to investigate genetic diversity such as difference in observable characteristics, DNA hybridisation or direct investigation of DNA sequence. Due to the detail of this lesson, it is estimated that this will take about 1 hours of A-level teaching time to deliver
NEW AQA AS 10.3 Species Diversity and human activities
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NEW AQA AS 10.3 Species Diversity and human activities

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses on influences human activities such as farming and agricultural practices impact species diversity. The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the 3.4.6 of the AQA A-level Biology specification which states how farming techniques reduce biodiversity and describe the balance between conversation and farming. Due to the detail of this lesson, it is estimated that this will take about 1 hours of A-level teaching time to deliver This lesson is included with interactive starter, exam questions, summary questions
Biology AQA Essay Writing
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Biology AQA Essay Writing

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A level essays can be hard !! Essay writing presentation is equipped many activities to help A-level students in biology start writing essays. This lesson focuses on the “importance… style of essay questions” Includes various activities for students to complete to help in writing a synoptic essay. Focuses on the PEEL paragraph structure and also includes an essay question for students practice essay writing
NEW AQA AS 10.1 Species and taxonomy
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NEW AQA AS 10.1 Species and taxonomy

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses on introducing concepts of species, types of classification systems and taxonomy. The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the 3.4.5 of the AQA A-level Biology specification which states that students should be able to state what a species is, phylogenetic classification, recall different taxonomic systems. Due to the detail of this lesson, it is estimated that this will take about 1.5 hours of A-level teaching time to deliver This lesson is included with starter questions, recap question about natural selection, exam questions and multiple choice plenary quiz
NEW AQA AS 10.5 Quantitative Investigations of variation
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NEW AQA AS 10.5 Quantitative Investigations of variation

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses different quantitative Investigations of variation within a species. The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the 3.4.7 of the AQA A-level Biology specification which states that student should be able to understand how to collect data from random samples, calculating a mean value from collected data and standard deviation as well as interpreting mean values and their standard deviations Due to the detail of this lesson, it is estimated that this will take about 1 hours of A-level teaching time to deliver This lesson is included with exam questions, practise questions, range of discussion and interactive activities
A level Biology Essay Package
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A level Biology Essay Package

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Making Essay Writing easy ! Equipped with: Essential tips on planning and writing an synoptic essay Various activities to helps students structure their writing Worksheets on determining topics Worksheet on how to assess and mark essays for teacher and student use
B5.7 - HIV AQA Lesson
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B5.7 - HIV AQA Lesson

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This lesson plan allows A level biology students to explore the HIV. Students will be able to describe the structure of HIV, explain how it replicates, treatment and controls of HIV and AIDS This lesson is packed with various activities: Address misconceptions about HIV and AIDS using a starter game HIV learning stations- students gather information about the various learning objectives Practice Application questions to stretch students understanding Relevant past exam questions- Students will be able to apply their knowledge This lesson is a SAMPLER Answer sheet provided; good to project on the board when going through the sheet with your students. Estimated time: Should take approximately two lessons (1 hour each lesson)
17.1-17.4 Inherited Change Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses
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17.1-17.4 Inherited Change Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses

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This lesson includes the first four lesson in Chapter 17 - Inherited Change. This package includes the following: Four hour long lessons suitable for Y13 students Recall Questions to consolidate AS knowledge Various scaffolded starters to differentiate and challenge students Learning objectives: Understanding genetic terms, label and create monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, predict and interpret results of genetic cross, express the results in a ratio Exam practice questions and plenary activties
NEW AQA AS 10.2 Species Diversity within a community
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NEW AQA AS 10.2 Species Diversity within a community

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses on different types of diversity, Simpson’s Index of Diversity math skills. The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the 3.4.6 of the AQA A-level Biology specification which states that students should be able to calculate the index of diversity using the formula, understand the difference of species richness and abundance as measure of biodiversity. Due to the detail of this lesson, it is estimated that this will take about 1 hours of A-level teaching time to deliver This lesson is included with keyword match up, worked example of index of diversity calculations, exam questions, maths skills worksheet to complete
NEW AQA AS CHAPTER 10 LESSON BUNDLE
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NEW AQA AS CHAPTER 10 LESSON BUNDLE

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Includes all 5 lessons packed with exam questions, practice questions, interactive starter questions and plenary activities for the entire Chapter of NEW AQA Chapter 10 Biodiversity
Biology  Essay Planning AQA
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Biology Essay Planning AQA

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A level essays can be hard !! Essay planning presentation is equipped with important tips on creating a structured plan for an essay and timing tips. Presentation outlines examiner’s marking expectations, two worked examples, and essential tips ( 16:3:3:1 rule) Includes: Powerpoint presentation with essay tips Breadth of Knowledge reference sheet (outlines all the major topics in each section ) + ANSWERS External reading article Great for use during lesson or independent student study Enjoy ! Open doors to the possibilities
AQA 3.8 Cell cycle AS Biology
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AQA 3.8 Cell cycle AS Biology

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This lesson plan allows A level biology students to explore the cell cycle and its link with the development of cancer. Students will be able to describe the different stages of the cell cycle and its link to cancer. This lesson is packed with various activities: Annotated diagram of the cell cycle- Students will outline the steps involved in the cell cycle Explore the various treatments of cancer - including a video Relevant past exam questions- Students will be able to apply their knowledge Answer sheet provided; good to project on the board when going through the sheet with your students.
AQA A-level:  Cell Structure Chapter 3 Revision
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AQA A-level: Cell Structure Chapter 3 Revision

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Great revision resource for AS Biology on Cell Structure Included: Multiple choice questions Exam Questions Microscope images Maths skills on mitotic index, eyepiece graticule, magnification Practice math and practical skill questions
L5. Antibodies and monoclonal antibodies
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L5. Antibodies and monoclonal antibodies

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This lesson is based on AQA A-level biology specification, looking at the topic of antibodies and monoclonal antibodies. In this lesson students will describe the structure of antibodies and how it relates to its highly specific function. Students will explain the process of monoclonal antibodies and its uses in medicine for diagnostic testing. Worksheets will also allows students to discuss the ethical concerns around the use of monoclonal antibodies. This lesson looks at various applications of monoclonal antibodies, specifically looking at pregnancy test and the ELISA test which will provide great foundation for the topic L7. HIV. Engagement is important, so the lesson begins with a fun starter game called hot seat, this game test students’ knowledge of keywords by applying their prior knowledge as well team building to derive to the correct answer. This lesson includes the following: Interactive and team building starter game Worksheets for antibody diagram, ethics of monoclonal antibodies Exam questions Answers are included for worksheets and mark schemes Estimated lesson time: 2 hours of A-level teaching
L2. Phagocytosis
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L2. Phagocytosis

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This lesson is fully resourced to help students understand the role of phagocytosis in a non-specific immune response. Students will be able to describe events of phagocytosis which will help them explain the importance of an antigen presenting cell for specific immunity (look for L3. T-lymphocyte and cell meditated immunity) Students will start the lesson with an interactive and enjoyable starter game to help the teacher gauge students’ prior knowledge. This starter is intended to be a great starter at the beginning of a chapter/unit to further probe students’ foreknowledge. This lesson includes: Choice student led activity – Students can either annotate a labelled diagram of phagocytosis or create a comic strip to outline the events in phagocytosis Past exam questions to assess students understanding Estimated time: Should take 1 hour of teaching time for A-level students
NEW OCR B.3.3.3 Maintaining water balance
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NEW OCR B.3.3.3 Maintaining water balance

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses introducing the kidneys and its importance in maintaining water balance in the body. *this is separate biology topic * Students should be able to describe the different sources of water loss and gains, understand the foundations of how urine is produced, explain how the body may produce vary concentrations and amount of urine depending on given situations Due to the detail of this lesson, it is estimated that this will take about 45 minutes - 1 hour of GCSE teaching time to deliver
AQA Cell Recognition and Immune System Revision Lesson
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AQA Cell Recognition and Immune System Revision Lesson

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Great resource for revision on Chapter 5 Cell recognition and Immune System Includes; Quick revision games to boost student engagement Multiple choices Exam questions and answers Practice questions with answers Practice exam questions worksheet