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The Jacosa Scheme is a SOW that has incorporated all aspects of the new science curriculum into story based learning projects. It interactive learning at its best.

The Jacosa Scheme is a SOW that has incorporated all aspects of the new science curriculum into story based learning projects. It interactive learning at its best.
Lesson 2b of Forensics Project on Measuring in Science
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Lesson 2b of Forensics Project on Measuring in Science

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This PowerPoint presentation and activity supports the second context poster of the Forencics Project, which is part of the JACOSA scheme. Professor Charles Hobbles has been found dead in his laboratory and a team of young forensic scientists are being trained to use the measuring equipment in their kit bag. In this lesson pupils learn how to use different pieces of science equipment accurately. They use different pieces of equipment to measure different variables.
Investigative Science Project
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Investigative Science Project

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This Key Stage 3/4 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The PP is often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this project, pupils become Oscar Birbich who works for a new up and coming food and grocery store called Jacosas. Supported by his team, Oscar is given three assignments to complete from his new boss Sebastian Bronzeworthy. In his first assignment, Oscar investigates what type of biscuit is the best for dunking in hot drinks. In his second assignment, he investigates rates of reaction and what makes a good bath bomb and in his third assignment he investigates the amount of energy in different types of crisp. This project is designed to teach pupils to think scientifically and how to plan and carry out science investigations. It is usually used at Key Stage 3 and covers work on energy, healthy eating and chemical reactions.
Lab safety - resources for L1 of Forensics Project
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Lab safety - resources for L1 of Forensics Project

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Resources needed for L1 of the Forensics Project (JACOSA scheme). Please download the free PowerPoint Presentation from TES. Ideal for introducing pupils to a science lab for the first time. All context posters for Forensics Project included for free in this bundle. This Key Stage 3 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story.
The Forensics Project JACOSA scheme
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The Forensics Project JACOSA scheme

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This is a unit of work that is designed to introduce pupils to a science laboratory for the first time. It covers work on lab safety, chemical reactions, acids and alkalis and the presentation and analysis of data. This bundle contains all of the resources required for all seven lessons of the Forensics Project. The Forensics Project is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this project, Charles Hobbles has been found dead in his laboratory and a young team of investigators are trying to find out what happened to him. In the first part of the project, the team of investigators are trained on how to use the contents of their kit bag. During the second part of the project, pupils investigate some spillt water and a mystery white powder that were discovered at the crime scene. In the final part of the project, the investigators use data to find out if the truth serum, which Charles Hobbles had invented, actually worked or not.
Introduction to Science at KS3 and Lab Safety - The Logan Woodhouse Case - Context Posters
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Introduction to Science at KS3 and Lab Safety - The Logan Woodhouse Case - Context Posters

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This Key Stage 3 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this story Logan Woodhouse’ sister has been badly burned in a science experiement and he is determined to find out how it happened. After breaking into a lab he starts to investigate what happened to her. This resource is intended to be used when students are introduced to a lab for the first time. It covers: lab and Bunsen burner safety, drawing science diagrams and following instructions.
Cells and reproduction context posters for Lovestruck Project (JACOSA scheme)
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Cells and reproduction context posters for Lovestruck Project (JACOSA scheme)

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This interactive story based project covers work in the National Curriculum on cells and reproduction. This Key Stage 3/4 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. This project is all about a boy called Grant and a girl called Michelle who meet each other at Charles Brook High School and start going out with each other.
Lesson 3 of Forensics Project on acids and alklais and the pH scale
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Lesson 3 of Forensics Project on acids and alklais and the pH scale

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This is a PowerPoint presentation that is used to support the third context poster of the Forensics Project. This project is part of the JACOSA scheme. Please see my TES shop for additional resources. During this lesson pupils carry out a test on the rat poison and spilt water that was found in Charles Hobbles’ laboratory. They learn about acids and alkalis and how to measure the pH of a substance. The pupils have already been taught how to use the chemicals and measuring equipment in their kit. Please download lesson 2 resources from TES website. The purpose of this lesson is to introduce chemistry and simple experiments to a class of pupils who are new to working in a lab. There should be a particular focus on working safely and carefully. All context posters for this project and a practical licence have been included in this bundle for free.
The Logan Woodhouse Case Interactive PowerPoint on introducing pupils to science in a lab
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The Logan Woodhouse Case Interactive PowerPoint on introducing pupils to science in a lab

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This bundle contains an interactive PowerPoint presentation and the context posters for the Logan Woodhouse case. This Key Stage 3 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this story Logan Woodhouse’ sister has been badly burned in a science experiment and he is determined to find out how it happened. After breaking into the school laboratory he starts to investigate what happened to her. This resource is intended to be used when students are introduced to a lab for the first time. It covers: lab and Bunsen burner safety and drawing science diagrams. The forth context poster is on following instructions and is not part of the Logan Woodhouse case, but is often used immediately after the case has been completed.
Lesson 5 of Forensics Project on data handling
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Lesson 5 of Forensics Project on data handling

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This is the 5th lesson of the Forensics Project on the truth serum. This bundle contains a PowerPoint presentation, data cards and a worksheet. Pupils need to find out if the truth serum that was invented by Charles Hobbles works or not. Pupils use the raw data from a pool of subjects to find out if there is a relationship between different variables. Pupils learn how to analyze and present data.
Interactive Project for a unit on elements and compounds.
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Interactive Project for a unit on elements and compounds.

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This Key Stage 3/4 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. It is used to teach pupils the science concepts of elements, compounds and mixtures. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The context posters, which are included in the PP, are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this project, pupils need to escape from Puzzle Island by solving puzzles and thinking scientifically. Hidden on the island are different objects. Pupils can click on each object to find out what element it’s made from and what its chemical symbol is. In this lesson of the project, pupils have to complete the missing parts of a periodic table. This is a 12 lesson unit, but additional lesson can be added if the teacher chooses to. Use the notes and professor Element to help you navigate your way around the island.
Forensics Project - Context Posters (introducing science at KS3 and lab safety) JACOSA SCHEME
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Forensics Project - Context Posters (introducing science at KS3 and lab safety) JACOSA SCHEME

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This Key Stage 3 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this project, professor Charles Hobbles has been found dead in his science laboratory and a lot of money has been stolen from out of his safe. Pupils train to be forensic scientists and then investigate what and who killed the professor. This project has an exploratory and practical nature to it and provides pupils with the opportunity to experiment. Is often used to introduce pupils to a science laboratory.
Context posters on a unit on genetics and inheritance
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Context posters on a unit on genetics and inheritance

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This Key Stage 3/4 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this project, the Manning brothers are identical twins and own a conservation site in Africa. They have set up a project to try and protect endangered animals that live in Africa. This project covers all aspects of the genetics and inheritance part of the new science curriculum (2018).
Lesson 4 of Forensics Project. The Mystery White Powder Investigation
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Lesson 4 of Forensics Project. The Mystery White Powder Investigation

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These resources support the fourth context poster of the Forensics Project, which is part of the JACOSA scheme. Charles Hobbles has been found dead in his laboratory. Footprints of a mysterious white powder have been found at the crime scene. Can a team of young forensic scientists work out what the mystery white powder is and pin the crime on a suspect? The team will need to carry out a fair test investigation to find out. You will receive a PowerPoint presentation and a bank of resources that support the lesson. The context posters for this project have been added to this bundle for free.
Lesson 2c of Forensics Project on lab safety - Labelling System
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Lesson 2c of Forensics Project on lab safety - Labelling System

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This is a PowerPoint presentation to support the second context poster of the Forensics Project, which is part of the JACOSA scheme. It is the third part of this learning sequence and the final part of the training element of this project. Professor Charles Hobbles has been found dead in his laboratory and a young team of forencic scientists are being trained to use what is in their kit bag. In this lesson pupils look at the system of labelling hazardous chemicals in science. The PowerPoint includes 6 slides, which can be used as posters to introduce pupils to the different symbols. During the lesson pupils play a card game using the labelling cards and then apply their learning by thinking about how to control the risks of different chemicals when they are being used in the laboratory.
Science Licence
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Science Licence

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This is a practical licence that is used to support good behaviour in science during practical lessons. Pupils get points put on their licence for not working safely during a science practical lesson. If pupils lose their licence, for getting 5 points on it, they either have to work with a TA, teacher or have to do some theory work during practical lessons until the teacher feels that they can be given a new licence.
Context posters for a unit on rocks
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Context posters for a unit on rocks

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This Key Stage 3 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. It covers the structure of the Earth and the formation of different types of rock. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. This is a team based and self managing learning project and is appropriate for a top set key stage 3 class who are learning about rocks. Divide your class into groups of 5 and assign each group member to a job. The skills required to do each job are outlined in the PowerPoint presentation. You can either encourage each group to assign roles themselves or assign the roles yourself, this will obviously depend on the class. The pupils in each team then work together to create 4 textbook pages on rocks. It is really up to you what resources you provide each group with and how long to give them (the time frame can easily be changed on the PP). A laptop computer, various textbooks and encyclopaedias, posters on rocks, labelled diagrams are usually given to each group, but some teachers also provide a teacher session, this being a part of the classroom that the pupils can go to gain information from their teacher at certain agreed times. This project obviously is designed to help pupils find things out for themselves and then apply what they have learned. In the second task, the teams have to plan a three part lesson, which incorporates the use of the textbook that they created in the first task. There is an alternative version of this project that covers a unit on Earth and space. These projects are often used at the end of term:o)
Context posters for a unit on space
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Context posters for a unit on space

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This Key Stage 2/3 resource is part of the JACOSA scheme. It covers the structure of the universe, the solar system, seasons and the Earth’s moon. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. This is a team based and self managing learning project and is appropriate for a high achieving year 6 group or key stage 3 class who are learning about space. Divide your class into groups of 5 and assign each group member to a job. The skills required to do each job are outlined in the PowerPoint presentation. You can either encourage each group to assign roles themselves or assign the roles yourself, this will obviously depend on the class. The pupils in each team then work together to create 4 textbook pages on rocks. It is really up to you what resources you provide each group with and how long to give them (the time frame can easily be changed on the PP). A laptop computer, various textbooks and encyclopaedias, posters on rocks, labelled diagrams are usually given to each group, but some teachers also provide a teacher session, this being a part of the classroom that the pupils can go to gain information from their teacher at certain agreed times. This project obviously is designed to help pupils find things out for themselves and then apply what they have learned. In the second task, the teams have to plan a three part lesson, which incorporates the use of the textbook that they created in the first task. There is an alternative version of this project that covers a unit on rocks. These projects are often used at the end of term:o)
Lesson 1 of Lovestruck project on The Microscope
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Lesson 1 of Lovestruck project on The Microscope

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These resources support the first context poster of the Lovestruck Project, which is part of the JACOSA scheme. This is a Key Stage 3 resource and covers learning on the microscope. The first part of this project is covering work in the National Curriculum on cells. This story based learning project provides students with a compelling learning experience that is designed to put learning into context. The posters are often used at the beginning of lessons to excite learning. Teachers can plan lessons around the story. In this lesson, Grant attends Charles Brook High School for the first time and meets a girl called Michelle who he really likes in a science lesson taught by Mr. Goddard. The class just happens to be learning about the compound microscope. The finding out task is a reciprocal teaching activity and the application task, often used as a homework, is an entry from Robert Hooke’s personal diary back in 1672. I have attached a stretch activity to this bundle that can be used to help pupils achieve the mastery objective.