Scientific investigation skills with tea and biscuits

Scientific investigation skills with tea and biscuits

A series of lessons aimed to develop scientific investigation skills in KS3 students, would be good for year 7/8 or lower ability year 9 or for revision for higher ability year 9. Lesson scheme as follows: 1-3. intro investigation skills and compression strength of biscuits-planning, doing and analysing (3 lessons) 4.which biscuit has the most energy and/or 4.dunkability of biscuits (which biscuit can be left in the longest without breaking/ absorbing the most liquid without breaking 5. density of chocolate bars floating and sinking 6. making tea method writing 7. tea investigations-shape, stirring or temperature of water.
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KS3 ecology animal behaviour

KS3 ecology animal behaviour

A whole lesson on animal behaviour covering imitation, imprinting, reflex, conditioning and instinct. Two investigations- woodlice and observing animals Lots of video links for examples
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Science extended writing- plant defences

Science extended writing- plant defences

A task aimed at developing extended writing in science. Based on old GCSE 6 mark style questions. Writing frames and markscheme are within the powerpoint. "Describe and explain how some of the adaptations of plant leaves protect them from herbivores."
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KS3 ecology_competition

KS3 ecology_competition

Whole lesson on ecology covering competition in animals, looking at competition for food, mates and territory. Lots of video links for examples.
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Science extended writing- selective breeding

Science extended writing- selective breeding

A task aimed at developing extended writing in science, looking at selective breeding. Based on old 6 mark GCSE questions. Writing frames and markscheme are within the powerpoint. "Describe the reasons for and against using selective breeding"
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Science extended writing task- electricity and magnetism

Science extended writing task- electricity and magnetism

A task aimed at developing extended writing in science. Based on 6 mark GCSE style questions. Activities, links, writing frames and markscheme are within the powerpoint. "Using ideas about electricity and magnetism, describe and explain how this circuit causes the bell to ring."
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Slime- STEM/ STEAM set of lessons

Slime- STEM/ STEAM set of lessons

A powerpoint of a sequence of lessons on slime (either using borax based or cornflour based slime). Would take approximately 2-3 lessons -planning -practical -graph and evaluation
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Science extended writing- metals and displacement

Science extended writing- metals and displacement

A task aimed at developing extended writing in science, based on the old "displacement disco" style assessment task, but turned into a 6 mark style GCSE question. Activities, markscheme and writing frames are within the powerpoint. "Describe what would you would observe when zinc reacts with each of the following solutions. Use the reactivity series to justify your decisions."
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KS3 current electricity series of lessons

KS3 current electricity series of lessons

A series of lessons for a unit about electricity for KS3, covers: 1. circuit drawing 2. current 3. voltage 4. series and parallel circuits 5. models of electricity 6. evaluating models in science 7. dangers of electricty
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KS3 separating mixtures whole unit of lessons

KS3 separating mixtures whole unit of lessons

Whole unit of work on separating mixtures, lesson order: SLG revision, What are mixtures Different kinds of mixtures Solutions- does it dissolve? What affects the speed something dissolves? Separating mixtures- overview of separation techniques Evaporation- rock salt prac Copper sulphate practical Chromatography Distillation
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Year 12 psychology attachment lessons

Year 12 psychology attachment lessons

A series of lessons for the attachment unit for year 1 psychology alevel. Activities, videos and resources are within the powerpoint Lesson order: Intro to attachment Caregiver-infant interaction Schaffer Animal studies Learning theory Bowlby Strange situation Cultural variations in attachment Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation Romanian orphanage studies Influence of early attachments on later relationships
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KS3 plant reproduction set of lessons

KS3 plant reproduction set of lessons

A set of lessons on plant reproduction for a high ability group of year 8s, but can easily be adapted for students of different abilities. the lessons contain links to relevant videos and activities. General lesson order: Flower structure and dissection Asexual reproduction Making cuttings Sexual reproduction in plants pollination., fertilisation and pollen tubes Seed dispersal and spinners practical
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