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Secondary Science Lesson Ideas

Teachers demonstrate and discuss their most inspirational lessons in this collection of videos for KS3 Science.

Covering a variety of Science topics, they give tips and advice for delivering the lessons yourself.


Physics - Radiation Officer

  • Year 10 pupils receive a visit from the ‘radiation officer’ to help them get to grips with their coursework on smoke alarms.

Physics - The Cartesian Diver

  • The classic Cartesian Diver experiment gets re-worked as a magic trick, as a class of Year 7’s explore pressure and density.

Physics - Kung Fu Physics

  • Using the context of martial arts, Year 9 pupils investigate energy and forces to see if theoretically they could break a piece of wood with a karate punch!

Learning Outside the Classroom: Secondary Science

  • Watch three trips to Goonhilly Earth Station, The National Space Centre and The Field Studies Centre at Dale Fort and be inspired to take your secondary scientists out of class for a study day.


Chemistry - Thermit Reaction

  • Year 9 pupils investigate the reactivity series by carrying out a safe version of the thermit reaction.

Chemistry - Conservation of Mass

  • Three short experiments for Year 7’s to explore the principle of conservation of mass.

Chemistry - Indicators

  • A vibrant Year 7 lesson investigating colour change and indicators.

For the resources used in these videos, plus many more:

KS3 Lesson Starters - Physics: Sound

KS3 & KS4 Classroom Resources - Physics

KS3 & KS4 Classroom Resources - Biology

KS3 & KS4 Classroom Resources - Chemistry

KS4 Classroom Resources - How Science Works

TES Secondary Biology teaching resources

TES Secondary Chemistry teaching resources

TES Secondary Physics teaching resources

TES Secondary teaching resources collections