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I teach a number of low ability classes. I want my pupils to do as well as they can. So here are a number of resources that I have developed to help them do that. From writing frames to entire lessons. I am currently making themed topics to rope in pupils, e.g. Disney themes.

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I teach a number of low ability classes. I want my pupils to do as well as they can. So here are a number of resources that I have developed to help them do that. From writing frames to entire lessons. I am currently making themed topics to rope in pupils, e.g. Disney themes.
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Alfred Wegener

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Alfred Wegener

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
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Pokemon Science - Cells Whole Topic

Pokemon Science - Cells Whole Topic

This is a bundle comprising of each lesson for the KS3 Cells unit. The lessons are based around Pokemon to gain interest from the pupils. It involves classifying Pokemon and describing their cells. For the Pokemon font to show on the slides and document you will need to download the font from http://www.dafont.com/pokemon.font
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2 Year STEM/Science Club Plan Bundle

2 Year STEM/Science Club Plan Bundle

Using both of these plans you can have a STEM Club on a two year rotation, assuming you run it for Year 7 and Year 8. Resources and links are all included. Also includes a trip plan for any clubs that do trips.
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Combined Biology AQA Required Practical Booklet

Combined Biology AQA Required Practical Booklet

This booklet contains all the required practicals for Combined Biology (AQA). It begins with a contents page, which has the list of practicals and the skills the pupils will learn during the practical. The skills have a RAG box so pupils can self assess how well they think they can do the skill. The contents also has a space for the date when the practical was done and a column for exam question feedback. Each required practical has a sheet for pupils to fill in. Each sheet follows the same format. Pupils fill in the risk assessment, results, conclusion and evaluation for each practical. Graph paper is included where needed. Finally, each practical has questions relating to the practical and practice exam questions that are either about the practical or similar practical or ask the pupils to apply what they have learnt from the practical.
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Combined Physics AQA Required Practical Booklet

Combined Physics AQA Required Practical Booklet

This booklet contains all the required practicals for Combined Physics (AQA). It begins with a contents page, which has the list of practicals and the skills the pupils will learn during the practical. The skills have a RAG box so pupils can self assess how well they think they can do the skill. The contents also has a space for the date when the practical was done and a column for exam question feedback. Each required practical has a sheet for pupils to fill in. Each sheet follows the same format. Pupils fill in the risk assessment, results, conclusion and evaluation for each practical. Graph paper is included where needed. Finally, each practical has questions relating to the practical and practice exam questions that are either about the practical or similar practical or ask the pupils to apply what they have learnt from the practical.
sarafalcone
Combined Chemistry AQA Required Practical Booklet

Combined Chemistry AQA Required Practical Booklet

This booklet contains all the required practicals for Combined Chemistry (AQA). It begins with a contents page, which has the list of practicals and the skills the pupils will learn during the practical. The skills have a RAG box so pupils can self assess how well they think they can do the skill. The contents also has a space for the date when the practical was done and a column for exam question feedback. Each required practical has a sheet for pupils to fill in. Each sheet follows the same format. Pupils fill in the risk assessment, results, conclusion and evaluation for each practical. Graph paper is included where needed. Finally, each practical has questions relating to the practical and practice exam questions that are either about the practical or similar practical or ask the pupils to apply what they have learnt from the practical.
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Making Salt

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Making Salt

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Terminal Velocity

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Terminal Velocity

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Mitosis Vs. Meiosis

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Mitosis Vs. Meiosis

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Vacuum Flask

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Vacuum Flask

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
Pokemon Science - Specialised Cells

Pokemon Science - Specialised Cells

The lesson is for a low ability class with a Pokemon theme throughout. The starter involves designing a cell with a function. The pupils can be as imaginative as they like. You can get them to judge each other's cells. Pupils then get given a poster (to be printed in A3) to complete by circulating the room and collecting information. There is a lower ability poster which tells them where to write all the information and links it to animal and plant Pokemon. There is also a higher ability poster which they decide which Pokemon would have those cells, there is a male and female version of the same Pokemon (this may need explaining if your pupils aren't familiar with Pokemon - the top right is female and the one directly below is male - they look slightly different). Then show pictures of different cells and pupils can use mini white boards to name them - I use this as an opportunity to get verbal confirmation that pupils can give a structure and function of each. Finally there is a choice of two exit tickets, a true and false or a match exercise.
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Enzymes in Digestion

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Enzymes in Digestion

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Homeostasis Temperature

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Homeostasis Temperature

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Diffusion

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Diffusion

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt  - Electrolysis

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Electrolysis

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
Earthquakes in the Natural History Museum

Earthquakes in the Natural History Museum

This booklet was made for a KS3 trip to the Natural History Museum, London. The front of the booklet has a table indicating what the pupils are to take away from the trip (green = lower ability to blue = higher ability). The higher ability tasks include the entire booklet and blue boxes. I hope this helps anyone who is planning a trip but needs some resources to go with it. The answers can also be assessed (WWW/EBI) when you're back in school.
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QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Circuit Breaker

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Circuit Breaker

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Kinetic Theory

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Kinetic Theory

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt  - Titration Method

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Titration Method

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Eutrophication

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Eutrophication

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Catalysts

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Catalysts

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Stopping Distance

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Stopping Distance

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer, a success criteria (directly from the mark scheme) and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Sexual Vs Asexual Reproduction

QWC Writing Frame with picture prompt - Sexual Vs Asexual Reproduction

This writing frame is used to help pupils practice with their extended writing questions in Science. It uses smaller steps and leading questions for pupils to be able to answer the large question that they would see in the exam. The frame include keywords that the pupils should use in their answer and a picture in the center, either from the question itself or as a visual prompt. This is really useful for all pupils and ticks that literacy box!
sarafalcone
Pokemon Science - Animal and Plant Cells

Pokemon Science - Animal and Plant Cells

This lesson is based around Pokemon. Using Pokemon such as Bulbsaur and Oddish as these would have both animal and plant cells. Pupils first are given a number of Pokemon and decide which doesn't belong. They then do a literal word search for the names of the organelles in cells. Back-to-back: pupils then play back-to-back. This involves one pupils facing the board, while the other faces the other way with a mini whiteboard. The pupil facing the board describes the image that they see and the one not facing the board draws it. Give a time limit for each. Pupils then do a simple table exercise based on what they've learned from drawing the cells. Pupils then read through a song, or sing it to the Pokemon theme tune, and do the instructions on the sheet. They also label images of cells. Pupils then read through statements to decide if Euglena is an animal or plant cell. Finally, pupils complete a poster task comparing both types of cells (this can be done as a homework)
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