Category Archives: Science Resources

Science 6 Marker Mat – Inspired by @JamieClark85 revamped by @steve_sdavis

Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 17.45.57After the success of the SIXCESS resource produced by myself and @MrBAyres to help students prepare for 6 Mark Questions in science exams the evolution of the resources has snowballed.

Steve Davis, a colleague of mine at Clevedon School, spotted some awesome resources by @JamieClark85  and started to think how they could be adapted to be used within a science classroom.

Jamie had developed a series of overlays that could be used within an English classroom. Jamie’s examples can be seen by clicking the image below.

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Steve did a cracking job with the content and visited me to add some magical touches! The pins icons, SIXCESS logo and certified stamp! A relatively small job but Davis seemed impressed!

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The PDF can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Cut out the example in the centre and use as an overlay or laminate and use as it is.

6 Marker Mat

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Student speak exam command words descriptors.

Recently I have found that my students have struggled to understand what is required in their answer and end up missing out on vital marks. A common example was that students would produce a really good description of a graph but an explanation was required.

After a long search I came across the image below in our online OCR Gateway GCSE Additional Science Book. I tweeted it and it was an instant hit. This was exactly what I was looking for although not printer friendly. 

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So,using Phoster app I decided to reproduce these for a display in my room. Click on the image below to download them and help your students as well.

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