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Incorrect standard form Snap
The cards on the left give numbers which are not quite in standard  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 15/06/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Working scientifically – analysis and evaluation
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Chatterbox template
An easy to edit template to add in your own questions and answers,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Teaching templates and ideasPublished: 04/04/2016 | 
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Keyword traffic lights – template
A useful template for self assessment before and after teaching.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideasPublished: 22/03/2016 | 
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Home and away teaching idea
This activity can be applied to just about any topic although  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 19/01/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Science advent calendar
Lots of short festive activities, jokes and video clips - all  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideasPublished: 11/11/2015 | 
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Students' Science resolutions template
A useful template for a first lesson with a new group.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 16/10/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Maths skills in Science – wrinkly graphs
A lovely differentiated resource that helps remind students about  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 15/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Maths skills | Working scientifically – experimental skills and investigations
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20 teaching ideas linked to investigations
Twenty ideas to explore different aspects of investigations.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Investigations and project work | Teaching templates and ideas | Working scientificallyPublished: 10/09/2015 | 
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20 teaching ideas for literacy in science
A collection of imaginative ideas to help develop literacy skills  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Literacy across the curriculum | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Literacy in science
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30 teaching ideas for art in science
Lots of creative ideas to incorporate into science lessons, including  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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20 teaching ideas for 'no pen day' in science
Lots of activities to use any time, just no pens needed!  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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20 teaching ideas for AFL in science
Does what it says on the tin, a collection of ideas for assessment  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 10/09/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Making whole-school literacy stick
A comprehensive and research-based guide to implementing a whole-school  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Literacy across the curriculum | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 12/05/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Literacy in science
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Keyword review template
A simple but versatile template to use with any topic with new  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideasPublished: 21/04/2015 | 
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20 teaching ideas for plenaries
20 fun and creative suggestions for plenary activities.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 06/01/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Connect four
An interactive Notebook template. This flexible resource can  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 06/01/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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20 teaching ideas for starters
20 fun and creative suggestions for starter activities.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 19/12/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Hexbusters template
A useful template to help recreate the popular TV quiz.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 19/12/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Advent calendar template
A lovely seasonal template for students to set 24 challenges  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 03/12/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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What elements do compounds contain?
The worksheet can be used to help students familiarise themselves  … read more
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KS3 | Chemistry | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 10/09/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Atoms, elements and compounds
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Taboo template
Add you own key and 'taboo' words to the card templates or get  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 04/06/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Venn diagrams
An easy to use template to help students compare two or three  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 29/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Hexagon template
These hexagon templates can be used for ranking seven statements,  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 29/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Pyramid plenary
The perfect plenary in pyramid form. A simple way of checking  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 29/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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'Peaching' (aka peer teaching)
A step-by-step guide to using peer teaching as a creative revision  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Teaching templates and ideasPublished: 14/05/2014 | 
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On the spot
A revision activity that tests whole class understanding of a  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Areas | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 14/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Views and opinions planner
A useful template for helping students think around complex issues  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 07/05/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Revision speed dating
Use as starter or as a quick way of revising keywords and concepts  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 26/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Revision boxes
An creative alternative to making revision posters.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 26/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Round revision
Students pool their knowledge of a topic through a series of  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 26/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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All fun and games revision
A series of tried and tested ideas for using games with revision  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Cube template
Create dice for classroom games, or use it for teaching and revision  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Science challenge track
A fun board game with some silly things to do, just the antidote  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Revision timetable
Three different timetable templates to help students plan their  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Science Ludo
A handy game board for use with your own questions. Play just  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Science chase
A board game for two to four players, using any revision or question  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Review your revision
Keep your students on track with their revision by recording  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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QWC revision fan
A crafty template for a revision fan, complete with teaching  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates | Literacy in science
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Domino template
A domino template for making matching and loop activities. Several  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching templates
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Command words – GCSE revision
This is a PowerPoint that helps explain how to answer a GCSE  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Teaching templates and ideas | Published: 20/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Literacy in science
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