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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.
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 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.
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)
Origins of Psychology A Level Psychology summary notes AQA Paper 2
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Origins of Psychology A Level Psychology summary notes AQA Paper 2

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A powerpoint containing summary notes for a lesson/ tutoring session on the origins of psychology from AQA paper 2 It has been split into sections that include topic summary, key studies/ psychologists, summary questions, exam questions, video links and reference to the specification. I’ve been using this printed enlarged to A3 and as a helpful summary to lessons and as a framework to help structure tutoring and revision sessions. There will be similar summary notes for each unit in the AQA specification and I will make them available to purchase as a bundle.
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.
Year 9 Forces and Motion full sequence of lessons
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Year 9 Forces and Motion full sequence of lessons

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A PowerPoint for a year 9 forces and motion topic. The document contains all the resources, worksheets and activities for 7 topics. Some topics and investigations may require 2 or more lessons depending on the group. Lesson topics: speed- affect of height of a ramp on speed Speed- affect of mass on speed Distance time graphs Speed safari Friction and speed Moments Pendulums