If you can't beat them, join them. Embrace the bottle flip challenge, by doing a lesson on it.
At the end of the lesson we explain the (rather complicated) physics behind the bottle flip challenge. But we start by running a series of very simple activities to help students develop the knowledge they need, before bringing it together in a conclusion about the optimum amount of water needed.
Ideas covered include angular momentum, centre of mass and the coefficient of restitution, but you can easily differentiate this to be "spinniness, stability and bounciness"!
Making an origami DNA model. You can make Black and white and colour models with the attached sheets. Instructions are included.
A good idea to make sure you can do it yourself before giving to students! My GCSE and older students enjoyed this very much.
Always a challenging topic at GCSE, this collection of visual worksheets and posters should help your students get to grips with the Carbon Cycle. There is a worksheet included, available in both colour and black and white for students to complete. Additionally a separate A4 poster for students to complete, also in colour or black and white. There is an answer sheet for the teacher included in the pack, great for non-specialists teaching GCSE Biology.
Perfect for use when both teaching the topic area and also when revising. The worksheet will help students learn the parts of the Carbon Cycle and familiarise themselves with key words.
As a suggestion the resource could be laminated and completed by students using OHP pens and then cleaned off for future use with other pupils. Could even be used as a short progress test with students too.
There are two A3 wall posters, for classroom display, of the completed carbon cycle included too in this pack of resources. The poster comes in both colour and black and white. The black and white version could be coloured in by students if desired.