High School biology lesson plans and activities

Resources and ideas for biology, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Evolution

Evolution

This is for a 100 minute lesson, but there are two tasks which could be split over two 50 min lessons. The Timeline Poster is one activity and the Darwin text based activity is the second activity. The text may be too textual for low ability or low reading age students, my low reading age group had an LSA and they were ACE!

By biscuitcrumbs

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.4. that we can represent components by symbols. 5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.7. how a switch works.8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.9. that current is measured in Amps. 10. that current is measured using an ammeter. 11. how to connect and use an ammeter.12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up. 14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used. 15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.17. that more cells in series equals more voltage. 18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

By sciencecorner

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KS3 - Lesson 6 - Puberty

KS3 - Lesson 6 - Puberty

Lesson on puberty with video links to click on. There are two PowerPoint attached - higher and lower. Hope this is useful.

By MissAli87

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AS Biology Revision Booklets

AS Biology Revision Booklets

4 revision booklets covering the full AQA AS Biology specification (7401/7402). The booklets cover section 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4 of the specification and total nearly 40 pages in length.Also included is a keyword glossary and summary of the 6 required practicals as per the specification.

By tom.dore

Food Chain Vocabulary Cards - A tool to enrich the vocab....

Food Chain Vocabulary Cards - A tool to enrich the vocab....

Vocab cards are a great tool to help students expand their word choice as they write every day on various topics! These COLOURFUL vocab cards are ready to put up on a word wall or string together as a banner. Just PRINT and GO! Vocab cards help students build a robust vocabulary, a primary focus of Common Core, which in turn improves their reading and writing throughout the year! This 4 pages includes vocab cards on science unit of FOOD CHAIN. Vocab cards help support reading and writing activities as students respond to a variety of text.You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivities, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

AS Biology AQA Section 3.4 Genetic Info. Variation & Relationships btw Organism Revision Booklet

AS Biology AQA Section 3.4 Genetic Info. Variation & Relationships btw Organism Revision Booklet

AS Biology Revision Booklet.Written for AQA specification (7401/7402), section 3.4 - Genetic information variation and relationships between organisms.Also includes keyword glossary for whole AS Biology specification plus section about all 6 AS required practicals.Designed to be enlarged to A3.See my other resources for booklets that cover all the other sections of the AS Biology specification.I have also created a bundle of all the booklets to make it more cost effective.

By tom.dore

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sea-shore studies our oceans our future

sea-shore studies our oceans our future

I have bundled together five resources which will be ideal for studies on oceans and seas. It would be ideal for World Oceans Day but equally could be used throughout the summer term. There are stories and quizzes, guessing games and activities aplenty here.Suitable for audiences aged 6 to 11 years.

By jlimb

KS4 Biology Homework Project

KS4 Biology Homework Project

2 homework projects suitable for KS4 students on the topics of genetics and hydroponics.Each project comes with a level ladder style success grid, broken down into grades A*-D, for students to maximise their learning

By caverre

Earth's Atmosphere - Composition/Structure/Ozone layer/Greenhouse effect - Unit Plan with Worksheets

Earth's Atmosphere - Composition/Structure/Ozone layer/Greenhouse effect - Unit Plan with Worksheets

This science unit is designed to teach all about the ‘Earth’s Atmosphere’ as a part of the environment science. As we all know very well that life could not exist without the atmosphere. Attempt has been made to cover various points from different layers of atmosphere to the greenhouse effect. This unit in the form of PDF file includes engaging, colourful, informative, visually stimulating and eye-catching photos and diagrams as per the topic need which rarely fails to stimulate a lively class discussion.The unit includes 10 different engaging worksheets/activities at the end. Students.The unit involves the following Completed facts and topics:1. Importance of Earth’s Atmosphere 2. Origins of Earth’s Atmosphere 3. Composition of the Atmosphere 4. Vertical Layers of the Atmosphere with detailed characteristics a. Troposphere b. Stratosphere c. Mesosphere d. Thermospheree. Exosphere 5. Structure of atmosphere 6. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers 7. Pressure in the atmosphere 8. The Ozone layer 9. Causes of Ozone Depletion 10. Green House Effect 11. The Green House Effect on Earth: Causes and effects12. Various worksheets:If you have any questions on a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this PowerPoint. Thank you in advance for rating and commenting on this PowerPoint. You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivity, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

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Ecosystem: Unit Plan with Worksheets

Ecosystem: Unit Plan with Worksheets

Ecosystem: Unit Plan with WorksheetsStarting from basic introduction to the various types and working of different ecosystems is explained in a very smooth manner with neat, clean and eye catching colourful pictures. It will be useful to the teachers and students of grades 5th,6th,7th,8th,9th and 10th in their ECOSYSTEM UNITS. The idea of this unit is to describe how does ecosystem work naturally?At the end of the whole unit about 12 worksheets are given evaluate or assess students learning and knowledge within the class. This will also help teachers and students for a quick review at the time of the exam. This unit consists of following topics and each topic is explained with picture/diagram for easy understanding.1. What is an ecosystem?2. Populations and communities3. Habitat and Niche4. Diversity5. Main ecosystems such as: Desert, Rainforest, Ocean, Taiga, Aquatic ecosystem (marine and fresh water ecosystem, lake ecosystem and pond ecosystem.)Tundra, Chaparral, Grassland, Temperate Forest.6. Abiotic and biotic factors7. Species interactions8. Biotic components of ecosystem: producers (autotroph), Consumers (heterotroph) and Decomposers (detritivores)9. Biomes and ecology10. Balance in ecosystem11. Influence of human activities on ecosystem.12. Different worksheetsYou will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivity, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

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KS4 Homework Projects

KS4 Homework Projects

A series of nine homework projects suitable for KS4 students covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics.- Genetics- Hydroponics- Extracting Copper- Oil- Analysing Substances- Nanoparticles and Smart Materials- Waves and Communication- Energy and Payback Time- Forces and Momentum

By caverre

Rock and Rock Cycle Scavenger Hunt - An Activity

Rock and Rock Cycle Scavenger Hunt - An Activity

Rock and Rock Cycle Scavenger HuntThis scavenger hunt introduces to students an information and basics about the Rocks, their formation, types and rock cycle on earth.There are 24 scavenger hunt cards with colourful pictures. It’s a great tool for to review vocabulary on rock cycle.Preview images may have reduced picture quality due to jpeg file. But original .pdf file contains clear images.Directions to use ‘Rock and Rock Cycle Scavenger Hunt’Purpose: At the end of this ‘scavenger hunt on rock and rock cycle’ students will be able to learn on vocabulary of rock cycle and science behind it.1. Print the given all 24 cards on a card stock or any other good paper and cut them along the black line.2. Get the print of Scavenger Hunt questions pages and each student should be given this copy.3. Place printed Scavenger Hunt cards around the classroom. For example you can place it on chair, on table, on benches, behind the classroom doors, besides the computer or wherever you like.4. Students have to search the cards in a classroom in order to find out the answers of the questions. Students can complete this exercise in a group with classmate or alone. You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivity, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

Rock, Rock Cycle and Minerals _ A Unit Plan with Worksheets

Rock, Rock Cycle and Minerals _ A Unit Plan with Worksheets

Rock, Rock Cycle and Minerals".This unit in the form of PDF file includes engaging, colorful, informative, visually stimulating and eye-catching photos and diagrams as per the topic need which rarely fails to stimulate a lively class discussion.It is made to be both informative and visually stimulating for all students. It consists of 35 slides which are colorful. Pictures and diagrams are included that will greatly enhance your instruction to your students. It also provides basic information about rock, types of rock and rock cycle and minerals. Your students will enjoy it. Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style.At the end of the whole unit 13 worksheets are given to assess or do the review for the students. The students will really enjoy the exercises and will help them to decide how much they have understood.Included in the package is:• What is a rock and minerals? Difference between rock and mineralsImportance of rocks to human beingsIdentifying the minerals• 3 Main Rock Types• Igneous rocks and its types• IGNEOUS-Extrusive• IGNEOUS-Intrusive• Sedimentary rocks and its types• Metamorphic rocksDifference between magma and lava• The Rock Cycle (relations between natural processes and rock)describing effect of heat ,weather and pressure in formation of rocks.Uses of rocksIf you have any questions or would like to sample a unit for quality please email me and I will gladly assist you any way I can. Thank you for your time and interest in this unit. Thank you in advance for rating and commenting on this unit. Please be specific when you comment so that other teachers know why you rated it the way you did. It also helps me become a better teacher and seller.You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivities, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

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Biology Homework Projects

Biology Homework Projects

9 homework projects on key stage 3 and 4 Biology, linked to the Exploring Science and iGCSE schemes of work.All homework projects are fully differentiated, with level ladders provided to maximise pupil progress7A - Cells7B - Reproduction7C/D - Adaptations8A - Food and Digestion8C - Microbes and Disease9B - Health and Fitness9C - PlantsGeneticsHydroponics

By caverre