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I am a science teacher, specialising in biology and psychology and I have recently retrained in physics. I also teach STEAM- through literacy and art in science. Science, biology and psychology tutor in Oxfordshire and online.

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I am a science teacher, specialising in biology and psychology and I have recently retrained in physics. I also teach STEAM- through literacy and art in science. Science, biology and psychology tutor in Oxfordshire and online.
KS3 microbe and disease- defence systems
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KS3 microbe and disease- defence systems

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Full lesson on the defence systems in the body to protect against infection. includes the first line of defence (physical barriers), second line of defence (phagocytosis) and the third line of defence (antibodies). All activities and links are within the PPT.
Slime- STEM/ STEAM set of lessons
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Slime- STEM/ STEAM set of lessons

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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
Scientific investigation skills with tea and biscuits
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Scientific investigation skills with tea and biscuits

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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.
KS3 Types of microbe
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KS3 Types of microbe

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A full lesson on types of microbes including practical details for growing petri dishes of microbes- order clean agar plates, cotton swabs, disinfectant, cellotape and permanent markers.
Year 9 Genetics full set of 12 lessons
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Year 9 Genetics full set of 12 lessons

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Full set of lessons on a year 9 KS3 genetics topic. All resources, activities, video links and instructions within the PowerPoint. Lesson order: DNA structure- sweets and structure DNA, chromosomes and genes DNA extraction Story of DNA Variation-genetic variation in a population- genetic difference prac Mendel Darwin Natural selection- picking up seeds, m&ms, newspaper and black paper. Extinction and endangered animals- research an extinct and endangered animal. Why do things become extinct or endangered. Conservation programs and preserving biodiversity Yellowstone’s wolves- Search online for ‘How wolves change rivers’. Show the video and ask students to take notes. In groups, students should draw a diagram of the relationships of the different organisms. Beavers Survival- animal behaviour (Earthworms/ woodlice)
Literacy in science booklet
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Literacy in science booklet

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An advice booklet on improving the teaching and provision of literacy in science lessons. To be used to support teachers. Can be adapted for other subjects.
Investigation skills
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Investigation skills

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A lesson/ set of resources for scientific investigation skills- how to plan an experiment, draw a results table, draw a graph/ identify anomalies and conclude/ evaluate. Slides can be adapted to suit any practical. I have some investigation Powerpoints ready made if you would like them check out my page (indigestion, slime, pendulum etc)
KS3 ecology animal behaviour
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KS3 ecology animal behaviour

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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