A hands on, colourful lesson to explain the rock cycle using Starburst sweets.
This PowerPoint includes all lesson materials:
Starter, 2x differentiated worksheets to label the rock cycle, method for the Starburst activity, Starburst rock cycle worksheet (or an idea to use a paper plate), plenary.
Identify rock types.
Describe the processes that lead to the formation of new rocks in the rock cycle.
Explain the rock cycle using a model.
Stretch/challenge: How can scientists use rocks to tell us how the Earth has changed over time?
AQA Chemistry: Earths Structure / Earth Structure / The Rock Cycle.
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Enzyme Practical Activity: Making Fruity Jelly
This lesson is an engaging, fun, practical lesson suited to a range of students.
Define the term enzyme.
Describe the factors that affect enzymes.
Explain the factors that affect enzymes.
Investigate the ‘pineapple jelly problem’
Stretch/challenge: How would you investigate which other fruits contain protease?
For this lesson you will need: tinned pineapple, fresh pineapple, jelly (either premade in disposable cups or petri dishes or make during the lesson).
Link to download the booklet is in the ‘NOTES’ section of slide 4.
Seed Dispersal Practical
Suitable for KS3 students
This is a practical lesson to investigate how the length of sycamore seeds effects the distance the seed travels.
This lesson includes:
Instructions and a template for the practcial.
Worksheet to record practical findings.
Describe the role of enzymes in the digestive system.
Explain the importance of named enzymes in the digestive system.
Explain the role of bacteria in the digestive system.
Stretch/challenge: Suggest why some people are allergic to dairy products.
This lesson includes a suggestion of a hook starter demo using liver and hydrogen peroxide.
How does the height of a ramp effect the speed of the car?
This lesson is suitable for KS3 forces and KS4 ‘calculating speed’
Identify forces acting on a toy car.
Construct a graph of results.
Create an experiment to investigate forces and speed.
Differentiated sheet - Red = easier.
Lesson 1: Animal Cells
This lesson is suited to both KS3 and KS4
Identify cells structures.
Describe the role of cell structures.
This is a complete lesson, with instructions in the comments on the slides.
The lesson begins with images to discuss, a short literacy scanning activity. The main part of the lesson is a circus activity for students to collect labels and information about cells.
This lesson is for KS3 students
The lesson outcomes are:
Label parts of the human reproductive system.
Describe the function of each part of the reproductive system.
Explain the journey of the sperm to reach the egg, referring to adaptations in each section.
Evaluate in detail, the adaptations of parts of the sexual organs. (extra challenge questions)
Start of the lesson: what are the names of the reproductive organs?
Circus activity to collect labels and descriptions.
Story board activity about the journey of the sperm.
Animal Cells Under a Microscope
This lesson is suited to KS3 students and KS4 students (AQA required practical)
Identify the main parts of a microscope.
Describe cells structures.
Create a slide to view under the microscope.
This is a complete lesson which includes:
A starter activity about animal and plant cells from previous learning, including a stretch/challenge.
A clear method to create a slide to view ‘cheek cells’ under the microscope.
A practical worksheet.
A quiz, quiz, trade activity for the plenary.
Genetic Engineering: Making Insulin
This lesson is aimed at higher ability KS4 students who already have an understanding of asexual reproduction and insulin. Students work in pairs to research how insulin is produced using bacteria and GM animals. Students then discuss and compare methods, deciding which is ‘best’ and why.
Describe the steps involved in producing insulin using bacteria and genetically modified animals.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
Compare methods of making insulin.
All resources are included:
Powerpoint, research sheets for student A and student B, activity sheet* and card sorts*. *Activity sheet and card sorts are located WITHIN the PowerPoint.