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At the present time I am Head of Science at an independent Prep School. Teaching KS3 Science so the majority of resources are KS3. I teach several year groups in mixed ability sets so most of my resource included differentiated resources to enable all students to engage whatever their ability level. In previous job taught AQA Triple Science so a selection of resources for teaching these concepts also can be found here.

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At the present time I am Head of Science at an independent Prep School. Teaching KS3 Science so the majority of resources are KS3. I teach several year groups in mixed ability sets so most of my resource included differentiated resources to enable all students to engage whatever their ability level. In previous job taught AQA Triple Science so a selection of resources for teaching these concepts also can be found here.

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Convection - Remote/Home Learning Lesson

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This is a lesson I put together for my students to learn about Convection remotely. I have recorded myself talking through the powerpoint I would usually use for this lesson in school. The video is broken into chunks so that they can complete various activities as we go through the lesson. Differentiated worksheets that go along with this lesson included - (Squid = High, Crab/Starfish = Mid/Low). Instructions shared with the students were: Watch Convection Video 1 for an intro to today’s lesson and a brief recap of last lesson Complete starter question - there is a choice of worksheets - one for Squids and another for Crabs/Starfish - choose the best for you! Watch Convection video 2 Watch the youtube demo of a Convection current (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEDUtS0IMws&amp;t=2s) Watch Convection video 3 Complete Radiator task on worksheet Watch Convection video 4 Complete question on worksheet about why convection can’t happen in solids and then check your understanding by explaining how convection takes place in a kettle If you want you can watch an explanation of why convection doesn’t happen in solids in Convection video 5 Want to try convection at home - check out the Colourful Convection Currents youtube link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxyoeShbpKM) I’ve added the Google Slide presentation at the bottom if you want to look through that at any point. My students really enjoyed this lesson and said that it almost felt like a ‘normal’ lesson at school! Hope you find it useful and that it saves you time at this stressful time! I am doing a whole unit on heat transfer at the moment so keep checking back for further lessons if you enjoy this format.

Classification of Animals

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Ppt used to teach a Yr 7 class about how animals are classified and the features of the different groups. Has opportunities for activities and assessments built in

Energy in food

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This is a ppt used with a mixed Yr 7 class for a double lesson. Covers balanced diet, energy requirements of different groups of people and finishes off with burning food practical - questions to check progress/understanding on last slide

Big KS3 Science Quiz

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Multiple choice quiz covering all of KS3 Science to use as a last lesson revision tool before SATS. I get students to sit round board with mini whiteboards - they have to write the letter of the answer, I count down and then they all share at the same time - great assessment tool

Natural selection

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covering various aspects of natural selection including the peppered moth (with activity) and galapagos finches

Sexual vs asexual reproduction

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Ppt that goes through the differences of sexual and asexual reproduction. Cloning with Dolly the sheep included. Opportunities for assessing progress through lesson.

NEW AQA B1.1.7 Drugs & Disease & Growing Bacteria

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Ppt covering effects of medicines & antibiotics on pathogens. Includes method for growing cultures. Some assessment opportunities included

Group 1 Alkali Metals

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A tutorial used along with a demonstration of the reactions of Lithium, Sodium and Potassium with water. Includes assessment opportunities

Plant Hormones

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Ppt that covers the role of hormones in plants including tropisms and the role of auxins. Exam question to act as plenary to check learning

Pathogens

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General introduction to pathogens - what they are, what they do once in body. Also covers work of Semmelweis and Marshall & Warren.

How to use a microscope

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Ppt to cover all the basics of first lesson using a microscope and preparing cheek and onion cells - this was used for mixed Yr 7 group for a double lesson. Contains slides for checking progress as you go through lesson

Treating Diabetes

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Ppt to explain how glucose levels are controlled within body and what happens when they are not controlled. Contains links to video and questions to answer and practical to carry out.

Body defences

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Covers difference between epidemics and pandemics, how our body defends itself against invading microbes including phagocytosis, antibodies and antitoxins. Also mentions SCID.

Puberty - Remote/Home Learning Lesson

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This lesson is part of a series I have put together for my students to learn about Human Reproduction remotely. This lesson covers changes that happen in the body during puberty - will be covering emotional changes in the next lesson. I have videoed myself talking through the slideshow I would usually use for this lesson in school. The video is broken into chunks so that they can complete questions at various points on a worksheet to act as an assessments of their learning. This resource includes everything you need to teach this lesson. Included: 2 videos of me explaining concepts worksheet I will adding the following lessons in this topic as I teach them. Any feedback on ways to improve would be much appreciated.

What are vaccines?

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I've adapted a ppt I found on TES (thank you) to give more information and assessment opportunities - covers white blood cells, antibodies, immunity, vaccines, medicines, antibiotics and Alexander Fleming

NEW AQA B1 Revision quiz

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Covering the whole of the Yr 10 syllabus - a multichoice quick (53 questions) quiz to recap learning before exam!

DNA fingerprinting mysteries- UPDATED WITH IMAGE

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I created this series of 6 different mysteries to solve using DNA fingerprints for use in cross curricular day - could be used for forensic style activities

Emotions in Puberty Remote/Home Learning

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This lesson is part of a series I have put together for my students to learn about Human Reproduction remotely. This lesson covers changes that happen in the emotions during puberty. I have videoed myself talking through the slideshow I would usually use for this lesson in school. This resource includes everything you need to teach this lesson. Included: 1 video of me explaining concepts the slideshow I was talking through Agony Aunt Puberty questions worksheet Plenary - check your understanding worksheet I also created a Padlet for them to add questions to totally anonymously - bit of a virtual problem box - where I then answered their questions or worries about puberty. (Also allows you flexibility of deleting comments that are inappropriate). I will adding the following lessons in this topic as I teach them. Any feedback on ways to improve would be much appreciated.

Human Reproduction Remote/Home Learning

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This is a lesson I put together for my students to learn about Human Reproduction remotely. Covers an intoduction to Human Reproduction and then names and functions of all parts of the male and female reproductive systems. I have videoed myself talking through the slideshow I would usually use for this lesson in school. The video is broken into chunks so that they can complete two kahoot quizes as quick assessments as we go through the male and female reproductive systems. Worksheet used as a plenary. This resource includes everything you need to cover this topic at KS3. Included: 3 videos of me explaining concepts 2 kahoot quiz links plenary worksheet I will adding following lessons as I teach them. Any feedback on ways to improve would be much appreciated.

Conduction - Remote/Home Learning Lesson

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This is a lesson I put together for my students to learn about Conduction remotely. I have recorded myself talking through the powerpoint I would usually use for this lesson in school. The video is broken into chunks so that they can complete various activities as we go through the lesson - including a simple practical they can carry out at home. Worksheet that goes along with this lesson included. Instructions shared with the students were: Watch Conduction Video 1 &amp; 2 Carry out experiment explained in video - write down your results down on a scrap of paper as you will need them later Watch Conduction Video 3 Complete relevant sections on the Conduction worksheet - write as detailed answers as you can for each question Watch Conduction Video 4 Complete the rest of worksheet - write as detailed answers as you can for each question Obviously this was recorded with my own students in mind so there are references in video to meeting on Google Meet for support. So you will need to ignore these references. This was my first attempt at doing a videoed lesson so a little rough round the edges (much improved Convection lesson available) but still should save you a lot of time! My students really enjoyed this lesson and said that it almost felt like a ‘normal’ lesson at school! Hope you find it useful and that it saves you time at this stressful time! I am doing a whole unit on heat transfer at the moment so keep checking back for further lessons if you enjoy this format.