AQA GCSE Science Practical Handbooks (for Physics, Chemistry and Biology) (ZigZag Education)

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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Biology 1
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Biology 2
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Chemistry 1
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Chemistry 2
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Chemistry 3
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Physics 1
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Practical Handbook for GCSE AQA Physics 2
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AQA GCSE Science Practical Handbooks (for Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

Full instructions for carrying out every one of AQAs suggested experiments, plus a few extras to fully cover the unit content.

  1. For teachers and technicians: full equipment lists and instructions for setting up and running each practical. With relevant health & safety notes for each one. Timings for each one help you plan well.
  2. For students: instructions for carrying out each experiment. With differentiated worksheets for students to record results accurately and analyse their findings appropriately.

  • Common alternatives suggested for when any of the equipment is unavailable
  • Each one fits into a lesson
  • Good preparation for controlled assessment

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4694)
"An excellent handbook... It is practical and easy to use, saves teachers time and is clear for students" R Beeching, Science Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"An extremely good practical handbook... Easy to read and understand... Takes the teacher through the stages of each investigation very clearly" P Saunders, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"Enhances learning by making the student think about why they are doing the practical and how it relates to what they are studying. Students can also use the resources outside the classroom, for example, looking at Lichens in their home environment... I liked the photos which help explain the lichen practical so students know exactly what to look for when out in the school grounds" L Roberts, Science Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"Well thought out, well presented resource and extremely useful" P Crick, Head of Biology & Independent Reviewer
"Clearly laid out and presented and well placed within the context of the curriculum" M Gandolfi, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4695)
"I love this resource and would feel excited about using it. It would save a lot of time for and teachers. The layout is really clear and well-presented with a good range of activities to compliment the AQA specification. I feel that the resource really does enhance learning – it is challenging but laid out in an easy to follow manner" – C–Traynor, Science Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"This is an extremely good practical handbook for the target students in Science covering the specified units. It is easy to understand, teachers and technicians notes are clearly identified and websites for further reading or research are included. It uses simple terminology, is easy to read and follow instructions. Key teaching points are succinct, and some are incorporated into the student information creating stimulating reading. Use of open ended questions especially for higher tier is great. Case studies for the Practice Practical Assessments are well chosen to highlight sources of error when students carry out investigations. Most foundation and higher students will find their tailor-made tasks interesting, challenging and within their reach" P Saunder, Retired Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4950)
"An excellent resource. Partners the course well and enables practicals to be integrated into schemes of learning. There are some neat and clever experiments. - M Smith, Senior Science Technician and Independent Reviewer
"A brilliant resource, well-presented and packed with detail. There is a wide range of practices that follow the AQA specification. The educational value of this resource is that is has an element of extension for learners without being too complicated. The resources are easy to follow and have the added bonus of including 'How Science Works' elements; an area that learners find the most difficult to grasp. I tried [a practical] with one of my classes and they said it was easy to follow and had a logical flow to it" – C Traynor, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4696)
"The resource superbly assists in delivering lessons on a day to day basis. I particularly liked the range of practicals and the hints for making the practical work.- M Smith, Senior Science Technician and Independent Reviewer
"I would recommend this resource to other chemistry teachers without reserve. The format for the teacher/pupil sheets is very good...They are well suited to all ability ranges, with some practicals being very accessible/basic, with others that will stretch the more able" – M Gillard, Head of Chemistry & Independent Reviewer
"Brilliant... I thought this was a great resource" S Tuft, Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4951)
"An excellent resource, one that I look forward to using. This resource definitely enhances learning. There are plenty of tasks in the resource that even experienced chemistry teachers will use, as will as those teachers that are new or non-chemists. This will make the inclusion of practical chemistry into everyday teaching much easier and more routine" – M Gillard, Head of Chemistry & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4698)
"The author clearly writes from an experienced view and knows exactly what teachers need... Very informative and will most certainly enhance the learning of any student taking this course" – J Berlofsky, Physics Teacher & Independent Reviewer
"This resource enhances learning to a high degree as it is very detailed and takes into account on the whole the differing levels of students abilities" F Savery, Teacher & Independent Reviewer T
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4699)
"A very useful resource that matches the specification well and allows pupils to consolidate learning through engaging practical work" E Taylor, Teacher & Independent Reviewer


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