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Limiting factors AQA GCSE Biology

Limiting factors AQA GCSE Biology

Resource includes a starter, structured discussion, gap fill sheet to limit time spent on copying notes. Also includes a graph analysis task, exam questions for homework, and applications of limiting factors. Lesson is fully resourced and ready to use.
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Meiosis AS Biology

Meiosis AS Biology

This is a fully resourced lesson on meiosis for AS biology, or GCSE biology for a high ability set. Includes a starter with answers, video, notes, a information gathering task, exam questions, and quick fire questions for a plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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Biological molecules AS Biology

Biological molecules AS Biology

Includes fully resourced lessons on: - Water - Carbohydrates - Structural carbohydrates - Lipids - Proteins - Nucleic acids - Protein synthesis - DNA replication
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AQA GCSE Biology required practicals

AQA GCSE Biology required practicals

A bundle of some key required practicals on the AQA GCSE Biology 9-1 course. This bundle gives you a saving of 22%! Includes: - Osmosis - Decay of milk - Enzyme action on amylase - Food testing - Limiting factors of photosynthesis - Reflexes
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Making salts KS3

Making salts KS3

This is a fully resourced lesson on making salts, as part of KS3 chemistry. Created in line with the Activate 1 scheme, but can be used with most. Includes: Starter recapping neutralisation Points for discussion, with photo examples of salts Notes for pupils to copy, including word equations and rules for naming salts Practical on making salts using acids, alkalis and litmus paper Questions, with extension, and answers Gap fill plenary
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The Moon KS3 Activate 1

The Moon KS3 Activate 1

This is a fully resourced lesson on the phases of the moon. Created for the Activate 1 scheme, but can be used with most - you will need to add your own questions if not using the Activate 1 book. Includes: A mini quiz starter Notes and a video on the phases of the moon A diagram for pupils to stick in and label the phases Discussion questions on lunar and solar eclipses Gap fill on eclipses Answers for questions in the Activate 1 book Exit card plenary
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Graph skills

Graph skills

This is a fully resourced lesson on developing graph skills. Developed for a KS3 science class, but suitable for KS4 and maths classes. Includes: A starter on comparing different types of charts Definitions of independent and dependent variables with reference to a cress seed practical previously undertaken A task where pupils decide on the 5 most important things needed to draw a good line graph Rules for graph drawing (also included on a separate sheet to be printed and stuck in their books) Examples of good graphs, which you can discuss with the class A worksheet including 3 experiments with data for pupils to present in graphs A mini quiz plenary with answers I provided photocopies of a pre-drawn graph layout with labelled axes for experiment 1, a pre-drawn graph layout with a number scale for experiment 2, and asked pupils to create the graph for experiment 3 from scratch.
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Breathing KS3 Activate 1

Breathing KS3 Activate 1

This is a fully resourced lesson on breathing, created for the Activate 1 specification but suitable for most. Includes: Learning objectives for self-assessment Pair practical measuring breathing rate before and after exercise Questions after the practical Bell jar demo, with prompts for the teacher and a labelled diagram to stick in Questions from textbook with answers Gap fill plenary Lesson is ready to use.
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Carbon Cycle A2 Biology

Carbon Cycle A2 Biology

A fully resourced lesson on the carbon cycle for the ecosystems module in A2 OCR Biology. Suitable for most exam boards, and higher level GCSE Biology. Includes a starter, notes, a task where pupils create a detailed carbon cycle, exam questions and a plenary.
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Smoking KS3 Biology

Smoking KS3 Biology

Fully resourced lesson on smoking, following the Activate 2 scheme. Includes a starter, questions and adverts for discussion (in image and video form), an image to stick in and label the chemicals found in cigarettes, discussion and notes on why smoking is so dangerous, a link to the smoking demo using a fume cupboard, a question sheet about the demo, an activity sheet about analyzing statistics on smoking, quick fire questions for the plenary, and two further sheets (crossword or keeping healthy worksheet) which can be used for homework or the starter of the following lesson.
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Seed dispersal KS3

Seed dispersal KS3

This is a fully resourced lesson on seed dispersal, suitable for all KS3 schemes of work. Includes a starter based on seed structure, notes and discussion about competition in plants and seed dispersal, videos with examples of dispersal, an information gathering task, questions with answers, a task based on seed adaptations, and an exit card plenary. Lesson is fully resourced and ready to use.
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Timeline of the atom GCSE Chemistry

Timeline of the atom GCSE Chemistry

Fully resourced lesson including a starter discussion, brief notes, 3 videos, a discussion about atom structure, an information circus task on the timeline of the atom with a sheet to fill in, exam questions with mark scheme, and a plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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Digestive system GCSE Biology

Digestive system GCSE Biology

This is a fully resourced lesson on the digestive system. Includes a starter, a labelling task, notes, a video, an information gathering task, a discussion and written task about the adaptation of villi, a written task on the process of digestion and a pair-based plenary. Lesson is fully resourced and ready to use.
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Finite and renewable resources GCSE Chemistry

Finite and renewable resources GCSE Chemistry

This is a fully resourced lesson on finite and renewable resources, created for the AQA 9-1 Chemistry specification but suitable for most. Includes a starter, brief notes and definitions, grouping activity, a natural resources summary table to fill in, a video with question sheet, a data analysis task, a video on recycling, a plenary, and a comedy sketch on recycling if there is time. Lesson is ready to use.
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Carbon cycle GCSE Chemistry

Carbon cycle GCSE Chemistry

This is a fully resources lesson on the carbon cycle for GCSE chemistry. Most of the lesson may also be used for high ability KS3 classes, especially to stretch gifted and talented pupils. Includes a starter, pair discussions, quick exam-style questions throughout the lesson, videos, a pair task describing and drawing the carbon cycle, progress check questions, extension questions analysing the data showing the contribution of human activity towards global warming, and a true/false plenary.
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Human activity and global warming GCSE Chemistry

Human activity and global warming GCSE Chemistry

This is a fully resourced lesson on how human activity contributes to global warming. Includes a starter question, pair activities, notes, a global warming loop game to do with the whole class, a data analysis task, and exam questions with a mark scheme.
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Competition in plants and animals GCSE Biology

Competition in plants and animals GCSE Biology

This is a fully resourced lesson on competition in plants and animals. Includes a starter, LOs to stick in and self-assess, homework, concise notes, pair activities, videos for discussion, exam questions and a plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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Required practical: Concentration and rate of reaction

Required practical: Concentration and rate of reaction

This is a fully resourced lesson for required practical 5, investigating the effect of concentration on rate of reaction using marble chips and hydrochloric acid. This lesson includes starter questions based on factors of rate of reaction, and dilution factors, with answers. Following this, there are notes about the practical and a guide for pupils to write up their own practical, as well as an equipment list, exemplar table for data collection, a question sheet with answers, and a plenary.
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Cell structure, cell division and diffusion revision GCSE

Cell structure, cell division and diffusion revision GCSE

This is a fully resourced lesson for exam practice and revision. Questions cover cell structure, cell division and diffusion. Lesson includes a mitosis starter, 5 timed questions with answers in the presentation, and a plenary on cell division after fertilization. Lesson is ready to use.
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Pathogens and disease GCSE

Pathogens and disease GCSE

A fully resourced lesson on pathogens and disease. Includes a starter, notes, pair task, creative task, exam questions and plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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Plant and animal fertilisation AS Biology

Plant and animal fertilisation AS Biology

This is a fully resourced bundle on fertilisation in animals and plants. Made for the Edexcel B specification, but suitable for most. Includes lessons on: - Gametogenesis in animals - Plant gametes (megaspores and microspores) - Fertilisation and implantation in animals - Fertilisation in plants All lessons include starters, plenaries, concise notes, clear diagrams, and exam questions. All lessons are ready to use.
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AS Biology cardiac cycle revision

AS Biology cardiac cycle revision

This is a fully resourced revision lesson for AS Biology, created for the OCR specification but suitable for most. Includes a labelling task, cardiac cycle card sort, initiation and coordination of the heart worksheet, ECG labelling task, interpreting normal and unusual ECGs, and some exam questions on the heart with answers. Used in a 2 hour Easter revision session. Pupils were given some time to consolidate information before attempting the exam questions, and their answers were peer marked.
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Microscopy and core practical 2 AS Biology

Microscopy and core practical 2 AS Biology

This is a fully resourced lesson on microscopy and introducing pupils to using the eyepiece graticule and stage micrometer. Includes a refresher activity on microscope structures and roles (it is surprising how many A level pupils do not know how to use a microscope!), a quick onion cell observation task, core practical 2 information, step-by-step instructions on how to calibrate an eyepiece graticule and stage micrometer, and a cell measuring task. This could span over two lessons.
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Transport in plants AS Biology

Transport in plants AS Biology

This is a fully resourced lesson on transport systems in plants. This includes a bell task, points for discussion, diagrams of vascular bundles for pupils to stick in and annotate, a matching activity, exam questions and a plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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