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Cover Lessons in Science

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

This set of useful and relevant Science cover lessons is ideal for use by the non-specialist teacher covering for absent staff. Lesson plans and worksheets are based on the NC Programmes of Study for Key Stage 3. These resources are equally useful as revision materials for the KS3 tests.

Topics include: Body systems and body processes; Variation and inheritance; Chemical reactions; Obtaining raw materials; Forces and their effects; Energy forms and transfers.

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Size: 61 Pages
ISBN: 987 1 86025 221 1
Author(s): John Walton
Code: CLIS
Popularity rank: 35
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Contents List


  • 7 SAFETY IN THE LAB This worksheet focuses on laboratory safety, by asking students to identify dangers and suggest ways of improving safety.

Sc 1: Scientific Enquiry

  • 9 WRITE-UPS This worksheet leads the students through the main processes, useful for gaining the optimum marks for investigation presentations.
  • 11 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN This lesson plan asks students to identify experimental variables, and how to control them in a common Chemistry practical.

Sc 2: Life Processes And Living Things

  • 13 ALIVE OR NOT This worksheet requires that students understand the applications of the characteristics of living things by focusing on a range of animal examples. (SC2; Level 3)
  • 15 ORGAN SYSTEMS This lesson plan establishes the main plant and animal organ systems and their functions, through a research activity. (SC2; Level 4/5)
  • 17 MUSCLES AND BONES This worksheet looks at the main functions of the skeleton, focusing largely on movement and protection. (SC2; Level 4)
  • 19 CELLS This lesson plan uses diagrams and labels to encourage students to reinforce their learning about cell parts and their functions. (SC2; Level 6)
  • 21 ADAPTATIONS This worksheet asks students to study a variety of animals in their habitats, and to identify the ways in which the animals are best suited to those environments. (SC2; Level 3)
  • 23 FOOD CHAINS This lesson plan helps students to interpret food webs and pyramids AND WEBS of biomass and numbers, by asking students to display information in each form. (SC2; Level 4)
  • 25 A BALANCED DIET This worksheet explores the components necessary for a good diet and their particular uses in the body, through a matching and research exercise. (SC2; Level 3)
  • 27 PREDATORS AND PREY This worksheet encourages students to explore the relationships, in nature, between predator and prey, by using examples on the page. (SC2; Level 4/5)
  • 29 DISEASE This worksheet introduces students to ways of catching (and avoiding) diseases, through a matching and poster activity. (SC2; Level 5/6)

Sc 3: Materials and their Properties

  • 31 STATES OF MATTER This worksheet aims to help students understand the properties of solids, liquids and gases, by relating them to their uses. (SC3; Level 3)
  • 33 MATERIALS This lesson plan asks students to recognise properties displayed on the page and relate them to a variety of uses. (SC3; Level 3/4)
  • 35 SEPARATING MIXTURES This worksheet uses separation techniques on the page to ask students to explore new applications of their knowledge. (SC3; Level 4/5)
  • 37 CHEMICALS This worksheet recaps knowledge about atomic structure, encouraging more able students to write simple word equations. (SC3; Level 4/5)
  • 39 CHANGES OF STATE This lesson plan helps students to understand what happens to particles as they change between solids, liquids and gases. (SC3; Level 4/5)
  • 41 ACIDS AND ALKALIS This lesson plan uses indicators and everyday applications to explain the pH scale and neutralisation. (SC3; Level 6)
  • 43 REACTIVITY SERIES This worksheet asks students to use a periodic table to familiarise themselves with the reactivity series of metals and displacement reactions. (SC3; Level 6)
  • 45 OXIDATION REACTIONS This lesson plan uses the reactions of rusting and combustion, asking students to extend their understanding by planning an investigation. (SC3; Level 6)

Sc 4: Physical Processes

  • 47 ENERGY This lesson plan uses diagrams to help students to recognise different types of energy and explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources. (SC4; Level 6)
  • 49 ENERGY TRANSFERS This worksheet encourages students to look at energy transfers, energy conservation and ways of saving energy. (SC4; Level 6)
  • 51 SWITCHED ON This lesson plan covers basic electrical circuitry, by using a stepped approach to understanding the components and their configurations. (SC4; Level 3/4)
  • 53 FORCES This worksheet introduces types of forces and their applications, moving on to a consideration of the speed of an object and how this might be measured. (SC4; Level 3/4)
  • 55 MAGNETS This lesson plan asks students to solve polarity problems, moving on to the exploration of electromagnetism and its applications. (SC4; Level 4)
  • 57 LIGHT This worksheet reminds students of the visible spectrum and extends into an investigation of how the angle of light affects the length of shadows. (SC4; Level 4)
  • 59 SOUND This lesson plan asks students to explore the mechanism of hearing, through an examination of the characteristics of sound waves. (SC4; Level 3/4)
  • 61 SOLAR SYSTEM This worksheet helps students to remember the names and order of planets, extending into a consideration of what affects the orbit time of a planet. (SC4; Level 5)



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Good for non-specialist cover lesson.
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D Benvin at ICT/Science Teacher at St Michaels School

This book fits well with the Science curriculum, the work sheets are very child and teacher friendly.
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D Benvin at ICT/Science Teacher at St Michaels School

This book fits well with the Science curriculum and the work sheets are very child and teacher friendly. Not only keeping the children engaged but they are still acitvely learning.
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