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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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 - 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!
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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!
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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  - 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!
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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!
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Scooby Doo Science - Digestive System

Scooby Doo Science - Digestive System

Pupils begin by using the magazine article (page 5) and highlighting all the words they think are parts of the digestive system. Pupils then RAG the lesson objective on the worksheet Pupils are then shown the Gums to Bums demonstration. Each step being spoke about to a suitable level. Pupils then use the Why Do We Digest worksheet to show what they have learnt. This is then peer marked and for each task (which links to an objective) pupils RAG again depending on how many they got correct. The homework is based on the final RAG. The pupils choses what section to do based on how well they have done in the lesson
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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
Ghostbusters Science - Hearing Ranges

Ghostbusters Science - Hearing Ranges

This is for a low ability KS3 class, with a Ghostbusters theme. Pupils begin by putting in order the stages of hearing (they would have done this in a previous lesson). Pupils then determine their own hearing range using a video. Pupils then watch a video on narwhals and how they use echolocation, answering some questions along the way. Pupils then get introduced to ultrasound and some uses. They are then given differentiated maths questions to go along side this. Finally pupils compare the hearing ranges of different animals.
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Peter Pan Science - Light Introduction

Peter Pan Science - Light Introduction

This is aimed at a KS3 class, with a Peter Pan theme. Pupils begin by describing the glow around Tinkerbell. You then go on to explain luminous objects and if you can describe Tinkerbell this way. There is also a question to cover the moon misconception. You then explain how to draw ray diagrams and pupils practice by showing how Peter can see different things in Neverland (the sheet gets harder as it goes down). Pupils then Think, pair and Share on how thy think shadows are formed - using keywords. They then watch a video and write down an explanation in their books. There is a homework about bioluminescence. Finally pupils create a summary poster for the introduction for Light.
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Scooby Doo Science - Diet

Scooby Doo Science - Diet

This is aimed at a low ability KS3 class, with a Scooby Doo theme. Pupils begin by sorting some of the thing Scooby and Shaggy eat into healthy and unhealthy foods. They then watch a video on balanced diets. They then match the food group with what it provides the body with. This is an interactive slide, so can be printed as a worksheet or done on the board together. Pupils then sort foods into the food group they think it belongs in. Lastly pupils are given a worksheet and told that Scooby and Shaggy are going to order the meal on the sheet. They are to answer the questions about the meal.
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Scooby Doo Science - Food Tests

Scooby Doo Science - Food Tests

This is aimed at a lower ability KS3 class, with a Scooby Do theme. Pupils begin by recalling the 7 food groups. They then watch Mambo No5 Food Tests song and complete a table to show what the test is for each food group. Pupils then investigate different foods using the tests. Finally there is a food tests multiple choice quiz.
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Ghostbusters Science - Pitch and Volume (Frequency and Amplitude)

Ghostbusters Science - Pitch and Volume (Frequency and Amplitude)

This is aimed at a low ability KS3 class, and has a Ghostbusters theme. Pupils enter the room and begin by doing a wordsearch. The teacher, using a diagram, explains how to read a wave from an oscilloscope, including keywords. A oscilloscope can also be used to demonstrate the different sounds and waves produced. Pupils then do a mini-experiment using a ruler, to investigate pitch and amplitude, to ensure that they understand the meaning of these words. Pupils then use a template the draw wave diagrams. There is then a task where pupils read descriptions of sound and match these to wave diagrams. Finally in teams pupils complete a small quiz. There are two homeworks available, which I let them chose between, both are experiments that they can do at home.
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