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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

Transforming biology teachers into classroom leaders using resources to develop excitement, continued engagement, critical thinking and challenging unconscious bias in science
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
L4. Humoral Immunity (AQA A-level Biology)
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L4. Humoral Immunity (AQA A-level Biology)

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This is a fully resourced lesson plan that allows A level biology students to explore the humoral immune response. Students will be able to describe the different roles of B-lymphocytes to form antibodies and memory cells. This lesson is packed with various activities: Annotated diagram of clonal selection - Students will outline the steps involved in clonal selection of B cells Card sort activity – Students in groups or independently can organise the image cards and descriptors to describe the process of humoral immunity Annotated graph- To discuss the difference between primary and secondary immune response Relevant past exam questions- Students will be able to apply their knowledge This lesson would lead well in comparing the different specific immune response as well as sets the foundation for L5. Antibodies. Answer sheet provided; good to project on the board when going through the sheet with your students. Teaching time: This lesson can be delievered in 1 hour lesson
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)
L3. T-lymphocytes and cell-meditated immunity
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L3. T-lymphocytes and cell-meditated immunity

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This fully-resourced lesson focuses on the events of cell meditated immunity which specifically initiates the specific immune response. The detailed PowerPoint has been designed to cover the 3.2.4 of the AQA A-level Biology specification which states that students should be able to describe role of T-lymphocytes in response to foreign antigens. The lesson includes: Millionaire Pound Drop game - students will recall previous topics with a low stakes starter game (instruction included) Video and questions activity- to understand the concept of cell-meditated immunity Group/ pair activity - students will use information from the video to create a detailed diagram of the entire process of cell-meditated immunity Application questions- to challenge critical thinkers with real-life scenarios This lesson is estimated to take about 1 hour of A-level teaching time to deliver
B5.6 Vaccination AQA A-level
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B5.6 Vaccination AQA A-level

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This lesson plan allows A level biology students to explore role vaccinations have on the immune system and the society at large. Students will be able to describe the different types of immunity, the role of vaccinations in society to produce herd immunity. This lesson is packed with various activities: Exam skills on data analysis of vaccination graphs, and comprehension style exam questions Worksheets - for student led lessons on types of immunity & social impact of vaccinations on society 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
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
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 10.5 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
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
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
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
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
End of Year 7 Biology Revision
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End of Year 7 Biology Revision

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Great resource for End of Year revision in preparation for exams. Includes the following biology topics (cells, body systems and structure, and reproduction) according to Activate 1 Kerboodle textbooks. This resource is loaded with multiple choice and short answer questions as well as exam style questions from a range of difficulty to challenge all students
Year 7 Chemistry C1-4 Broadsheet with ANSWERS
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Year 7 Chemistry C1-4 Broadsheet with ANSWERS

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A3 Broadsheet. Great resource for Chemistry Revision for Year 7 students. Revision includes WITH ANSWERS C1- particles (particle model, change of state) C2- elements (compounds, elements, mixtures, chemical formula) C3 - reactions (thermal decomposition, exothermic, endothermic, word equations etc.) C4- Acids and Alkali (properties of acids and alkali, neutralisation reactions)
Year 13 Biology Essay Marking sheet AQA
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Year 13 Biology Essay Marking sheet AQA

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Make marking essays easy for Y13s! This marking sheet provides structured feedback to students on areas for improvement and linked suggestions to make progress. Success criteria is align with AQA essay marking criteria.
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
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