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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: The Body in the Laboratory: Physics (PDF, 688 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: The Body in the Laboratory: Physics (PDF, 688 KB)

It was the lab technician who discovered Dr Donny’s body on the laboratory floor and called 999. By the end of day, Detective Leroy had arrested three suspects: Victor Volt, Polly Punnett, and Ali Alkane. By taking data from their mobile phones, he was able to work out the each suspect’s movements in the minutes following the murder. Other police officers examined CCTV footage which showed the route the get-away car took after leaving the crime scene. Detective Leroy used this information to plot a distance-time graph of the getaway car. Using this data, can you identify which suspect might be the murderer?

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: The Body in the Laboratory: Biology (PDF, 444 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: The Body in the Laboratory: Biology (PDF, 444 KB)

It was the lab technician who discovered Dr Donny’s body on the laboratory floor and called 999. When Detective Leroy arrived, he looked for clues. He found fingerprints and some hair fibres at the scene of crime, both thought to have been left by the killer/murderer. By the end of the day, Detective Leroy had arrested three suspects: Victor Volt, Polly Punnett, and Ali Alkane. DNA samples and fingerprints were taken from each suspect to help identify the murderer. Can you help?

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: The Body in the Laboratory: Chemistry (PDF, 368 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: The Body in the Laboratory: Chemistry (PDF, 368 KB)

It was the lab technician who discovered Dr Donny’s body on the laboratory floor and called 999. When Detective Leroy arrived, he looked for clues. In Dr Donny’s pocket was a handwritten note - someone had threatened to kill him. By the end of the day, Detective Leroy had arrested three suspects: Victor Volt, Polly Punnett, and Ali Alkane. Each suspect had a pen in their pocket. Did one of them write the note?

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Snowsport Science: Biology (PDF, 576 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Snowsport Science: Biology (PDF, 576 KB)

We get all the energy we need from our food. Different foods contain different amounts of energy. Different types of athletes need different amounts of energy to meet their needs depending on the type of sports activity they do. It is important for us to know how much energy a food might contain. In this investigation students measure the energy content of various snack foods by burning the foods and measuring the energy released as heat.

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Chemistry (PDF, 716 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Chemistry (PDF, 716 KB)

The horror story ‘Frankenstein’ was published in 1818. At the same time that the author Mary Shelley was writing her scary novel, scientists of the day were experimenting with electricity, and how to make batteries. One particularly creepy experiment involved passing electricity through dead bodies, making them quiver and twitch, and even sit upright. Some people thought the corpses were coming back to life. Mary Shelley knew all about these experiments, and used them to inspire her writing. In this lesson students make a simple electric cell from a potato and two pieces of metal and investigate how the distance between the electrodes affects the size of the electric current produced.

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Biology (PDF, 728 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Biology (PDF, 728 KB)

The horror story ‘Frankenstein’ was published in 1818. At the same time that the author Mary Shelley was writing her scary novel, scientists of the day were experimenting with electricity, and how to make batteries. One particularly creepy experiment involved passing electricity through dead bodies, making them quiver and twitch, and even sit upright. Some people thought the corpses were coming back to life. Mary Shelley knew all about these experiments, and used them to inspire her writing. In this lesson on genetic engineering, students complete a research task looking into examples of genetic engineering and an extended writing task in which they create their own monster.

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Physics (PDF, 927 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Physics (PDF, 927 KB)

The horror story ‘Frankenstein’ was published in 1818. At the same time that the author Mary Shelley was writing her scary novel, scientists of the day were experimenting with electricity, and how to make batteries. One particularly creepy experiment involved passing electricity through dead bodies, making them quiver and twitch, and even sit upright. Some people thought the corpses were coming back to life. Mary Shelley knew all about these experiments, and used them to inspire her writing. In this lesson students learn about the history of electricity.

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Snowsport Science: Physics (PDF, 436 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Snowsport Science: Physics (PDF, 436 KB)

In the big air event, snowboarders hurtle down a ramp, soar off the end, and perform a dizzying array of airborne tricks. How far can the snowboarder travel before landing, and what factors affect this distance? In this investigation students will use a curved track and a marble to model a snowboarder taking part in big air. They will then use your results to answer this scientific question: How does the starting height of a curved track affect the distance a marble travels?

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Snowsport Science: Chemistry (PDF, 496 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Snowsport Science: Chemistry (PDF, 496 KB)

Medals are not usually made from a pure metal. Instead, they are often made from one metal covered by a thin layer of a different metal, or an alloy of two or more metals. In this practical students will use electroplating to add a layer of zinc metal to a coin to make it appear silver. They will then turn the coin a golden colour by making an alloy of zinc and copper.

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KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Literacy mat (PDF, 764 KB)

KS3 Science Teaching Pack: Shock Horror Science: Literacy mat (PDF, 764 KB)

Download this free literacy mat to help your KS3 students to write well about science. It can be printed and laminated for students to use as a quick reference guide to support and encourage more consistent, accurate, and varied writing.

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