The Brain and Mind (#ReadyToGo)

The Brain and Mind (#ReadyToGo)

Lesson on the brain, including mapping different regions of the brain. Useful for high ability year 11 as part of brain and mind unit, OCR 21st Century. Can be adapted for others. Lesson is ready to go and includes all worksheets and handouts needed.
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Stem Cells and Ethics (#ReadyToGo)

Stem Cells and Ethics (#ReadyToGo)

Lesson on stem cells and ethics - goes through what stem cells are and how they are used. Students consider the ethical problems that are raised by use of stem cells. Activity using made-up research proposals that are put to the NHS Ethics Committee - students play the panel, you read the cases and students summarise their thoughts and decide whether to approve or deny your research.
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Neurones and Neurone Structure (#ReadyToGo)

Neurones and Neurone Structure (#ReadyToGo)

Lesson on neurones and neurone structure, including factors affecting speed of impulse transmission. Useful for high ability year 11 as part of brain and mind unit, OCR 21st Century. Can be adapted for others. Lesson is ready to go and includes all worksheets and handouts needed.
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Mitosis Lesson (#ReadyToGo)

Mitosis Lesson (#ReadyToGo)

This is designed for a year 10, upper ability class. See tutorial: 1) students watch BBC video and answer questions during watching. 2) complete mitosis diagram activity - order diagrams and write brief description underneath each. 3) Check understanding as class. 4) Hinge question - lead students to begin next activity at different levels. 5) Differentiated questions
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Cloning and Ethics (#ReadyToGo)

Cloning and Ethics (#ReadyToGo)

Great, fun lesson on cloning in both animals and humans and the process involved. Uses differentiated tasks and worksheets to solidify understanding. Also covers ethics of cloning using a short clip from the film 'The Island' (link to YouTube video included). Practical demo notes attached - to be used before differentiated worksheets.
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Balanced and Unbalanced Forces (#ReadyToGo)

Balanced and Unbalanced Forces (#ReadyToGo)

Designed for a mixed ability year 8 group, balanced and unbalanced forces taught in context of Felix Baumgartner's space freefall. Slide 9 - students given own copy of blank table and one slip each from slide 8 with a fact about topic. Must move around classroom and gather all the facts for completing their own table. Calculating resultant forces worksheet attached.
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Heart Disease (and effect of 'aspirin' practical) - A Level (#ReadyToGo)

Heart Disease (and effect of 'aspirin' practical) - A Level (#ReadyToGo)

A really great A Level lesson on heart disease, that recaps the structure of the heart and factors that affect likelihood of developing heart disease. Includes a brilliant practical from the Nuffield Foundation on effect of aspirin on blood clotting. Included journal articles that can be used to stretch and extend.
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Assembly - What Would You Do For a Better Life? (#ReadyToGo)

Assembly - What Would You Do For a Better Life? (#ReadyToGo)

This is a great whole school assembly that tells the story of 'The Wetsuit Man'. The message throughout is determination to achieve a better life and prompts students to think about what they need to do to get it. Also promotes tolerance and awareness of the refugee crisis. All notes included, with details - can be used as a script!
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'Blockbusters' Plenary Template

'Blockbusters' Plenary Template

Based on the classic Blockbusters game, this template is a plenary resource for any topic of any subject. Simply:\n1) Create 14 questions\n2) Explain the rules: students must get from the left of the game board to the right, choosing any letter they want and answer the question to proceed.\n3) Once the question has been answered correctly, click the yellow hexagon to make it flash.\n4) If they get it wrong, leave the yellow hexagon in block colour. Students must choose another hexagon to move further. \n5) The game is over when they have created a 'path&' from start to finish.\n\nEnjoy!
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