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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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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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Calculating rate of reaction AQA GCSE Chemistry

Calculating rate of reaction AQA GCSE Chemistry

This is a fully resourced lesson on calculating rate of reaction, following the AQA GCSE specification but suitable for most. Includes a starter discussion about why different reactions occur at different rates, prompts for discussion and note-taking building upon pupils' prior knowledge from KS3, equations, exam hints, worked examples, questions and answers on sheets and displayed on the powerpoint, and a plenary to consolidate all learning. Lesson is ready to use.
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The night sky KS3

The night sky KS3

A fully resourced, well-differentiated lesson about the night sky. This was made for the Activate scheme, but can be used for all. Includes a starter, discussions, video with questions and answer sheet, quick tasks, differentiated questions with answers, and a plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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Flowers and pollination KS3

Flowers and pollination KS3

A fully resourced lesson on pollination in flowers. Includes a starter, concise notes, clear images for a class discussion, an information gathering task with information sheets, progress check activity, instructions for a flower dissection, extension questions with answers, a 3-2-1 plenary, and an online research homework task. Lesson is ready to use.
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Discovery of DNA AQA GCSE Biology foundation

Discovery of DNA AQA GCSE Biology foundation

This is a resource for low attaining pupils. I have a higher tier resource in my shop. Includes starter, video, discussion, worksheet and plenary. All resources included - lesson is ready to go.
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Continuous and discontinuous variation KS3

Continuous and discontinuous variation KS3

This is a fully resourced lesson on continuous and discontinuous variation for KS3, but it can also be used with KS4. Includes a starter, notes, strong focus on different types of charts to present scientific data, progress checks, a discontinuous variation task to inform the homework, a continuous variation practical for the lesson, graph templates to use, differentiated questions with an answer sheet, a plenary and a homework task. This lesson was graded outstanding in an observation, and it is ready to use.
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Loudness and pitch KS3

Loudness and pitch KS3

Fully resourced lesson on loudness and pitch for KS3 pupils following the Activate 1 scheme, but can be used with other programs. Includes a starter, notes for discussion, videos, an oscilloscope animation, demo using a signal generator, questions and a plenary with answers. Lesson is ready to go.
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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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IVF AQA GCSE Biology

IVF AQA GCSE Biology

Resource includes a video, structured discussion, activity and activity. Lesson is mostly resourced - still needs a starter and plenary.
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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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Ethics of genetic engineering AQA GCSE Biology

Ethics of genetic engineering AQA GCSE Biology

A fully resourced lesson on the ethics of genetic engineering. Lesson includes a starter, points for discussion, group activities, a video with questions, exam practice questions with answers, and a plenary task. Lesson is ready to use.
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Communities AQA GCSE Biology

Communities AQA GCSE Biology

A fully resourced lesson on communities, made for AQA specification but suitable for all exam boards. Includes starter task, notes, a card matching activity, exam questions with mark scheme, a keyword game for the plenary, and a homework task with answers. Lesson is fully resourced and ready to use.
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Animal cell organelles AS Biology

Animal cell organelles AS Biology

A fully resourced lesson on animal cell organelles. This includes a starter, home and expert group peer teaching task (information sheets in the powerpoint), exam questions with mark scheme, and a mini white board quick quiz plenary. Lesson is ready to use.
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Quantitative chemistry worksheets

Quantitative chemistry worksheets

An extensive bundle of quantitative chemistry worksheets, suitable for GCSE and AS level calculations. All sheets contain answers at the bottom but no calculation. Some worksheets also have guided instructions. Includes the following topics, and a calculations sheet of all topics combined: - Moles - Formula mass - Moles of compounds - Reacting masses - Percentage yield - Molar volumes - Empirical formula - Atom economy - Concentration Free resource as it is not my own.
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Activate 1 revision mat

Activate 1 revision mat

Revision mats for biology, chemistry and physics topics following the Activate 1 scheme. Topics include: Microscopy, cell structure, diffusion, unicellular organisms, forces, weight and mass, waves, states of matter, gas pressure, and changes in states of matter.
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Quantitative chemistry revision GCSE

Quantitative chemistry revision GCSE

Powerpoint of revision notes and questions on the following topics: - Moles - Reacting masses - Concentration - Energy changes and reaction profiles - Bond energies Useful for 1-2 revision lessons, or to give to pupils to revise in their own time.
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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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Natural selection KS3

Natural selection KS3

A fully resourced lesson on natural selection following the Activate 2 scheme, but can be used with any. Includes a starter, notes, points for discussion, 2 videos, notes on evolutionary family trees, references to questions in the Activate 2 textbook (these can be changed to questions in your own textbook), and a feeding game for the plenary. The plenary game requires plastic cups, beads or counters, and various types of eating utensils (chopsticks, plastic forks and spoons, etc) and a homework research task.
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