“Could you explain this to someone else ? ”Kidneys, nephrons, ultrafiltration, ADH - Revision and understanding through self explanation

Try using these cards with a partner to revise Kidneys, nephrons, ultrafiltration, ADH, loops of henle, and collecting ducts

Instructions

  • Print onto card. Cut out, place face down in a pack.

  • Pick up a card

  • Explain the concept with a whiteboard or paper.

  • Use all of the words on each card

Then look up the concept in a textbook and correct your mistakes.

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“Could you explain this to someone else ? ” Neurones, Action potentials, synapses and resting potentials - Revision and understanding through self explanation

Research shows the effectiveness of self explanation ie could you explain this to someone else

Try using these cards with a partner to revise nerves, action potentials, resting potentials and synapses

Instructions

  • Print onto card. Cut out, place face down in a pack.

  • Pick up a card

  • Explain the concept with a whiteboard or paper.

  • Use all of the words on each card

Then look up the concept in a textbook and correct your mistakes.

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“Could you explain this to someone else ? ” Photosynthesis and Respiration - Revision and understanding through self explanation

Recent research shows the effectiveness of self explanation

Try using these cards with a partner to revise respiration and photosynthesis

Print onto card. Cut out, place face down in a pack.

Pick up a card

Explain the concept with a whiteboard or paper.

Use all of the words on each card.

Then look up the concept in a textbook and correct your mistakes.

Work your way through the pack.

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Success by outcome not effort..More efficient revision for A-level Biology

Most students revise by copying out textbooks that they didn't understand when they were taught the concepts. There are better ways of learning and revising.

Here is one way of revising Biological Molecules,  print these on card then cut out and go through with a friend - then try making your own.

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