TES collection Secondary Physics
Secondary Science - Physics
Resources shared by the teaching community on TES Resources and selected by TES Science adviser, Dr Richard Spencer, subject leader for Biology and the Learning Development Manager in a sixth form centre in the North East of England
This collection is designed to introduce you to examples of the range of topics and range of types of resources available on the TES resources website for teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 Physics. If you don’t find the exact topic you want amongst this collection, why not visit TES resources to look for it? And, if you see topic gaps, why not submit your own?
- A lesson plan for teaching that objects fall to Earth at the same speed, regardless of their mass.
- Collaborative activity where pupils work in groups to match up the symbol with the name and description.
- A fun kinaesthetic activity to reinforce important science vocabulary and definitions related to light and shadow.
- Animation to explain the heating effects of microwaves (University of Colarado)
- Diagram of the ear with a cloze passage and open question section together with starter questions to get pupils thinking about the importance of hearing and sound.
- Powerpoint slides that can be printed out and displayed in labs to raise awareness of key terminology.
- A fun game which engages all abilities, and enables pupils to learn the importance of proton number and mass number to the structure of the atom.
- Four statements about gravity(correct, partially correct or completely correct) for students to think about in groups (or individually), discuss and compare answers.
- One page diagrammatic flowchart of how electricity is produced - with gaps for students to complete using provided key words.
- A set of resources (board game, player cards and rules) to encourage pupils to explore different types of energy resource and a range of environmental and financial issues.
- Colour pupil workbook for “Transport” topic of the Scottish Standard Grade Physics course but also suitable for GCSE Physics (Force & Motion).
- Set of 15 cards - some contain pieces of information and others contain questions. Small groups of students are each given the whole set, and have to make sense of it and answer the questions.
- Powerpoint and worksheet for radioactive dating and half life activity. Easily modified for pupils of different abilities.
- Summary sheet for each of the seven types of electromagnetic radiation, with a worksheet for students to record the properties (penetration, uses and hazards) of each.
- Five activities for small student groups to rotate around during the course of a lesson, to review wave behaviour. Includes activities on wave speed, reflection, refraction and diffraction.