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Electromagnetic waves REVISION

Electromagnetic waves REVISION

A fun and engaging lesson presentation (26 slides) that uses exam questions, quick tasks and competitions to allow students to assess their understanding of the EM waves topic. Students will be able to see which parts of the specification still need attention whilst having fun. A mathematical element is included in the lesson as students have to write different values in standard form. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students.

By GHScience

Development of the model of the Atom

Development of the model of the Atom

A highly detailed and engaging lesson presentation (48 slides) that explores how the atomic model has developed over time and focuses on some key scientists and their experiments that led these changes. The lesson begins by looking at the meaning of the word atom and exploring, through standard form, how small an atom is roughly. Moving forwards, the students meet their first key scientist, Dalton. A number of quick competitions are used throughout the lesson to maintain engagement and to introduce key terms to the students and to help to make the information stick. Students will see how Thomson's work took the model forward and provided the plum pudding model. There is a focus on the alpha particle experiments carried out by Rutherford and students are challenged to understand and explain the conclusions that he drew from his results. Finally, students will see how Bohr's model is used in modern day Science. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for GCSE but is suitable for study at KS3 and A-level

By GHScience

Density

Density

A concise lesson presentation (22 slides) that looks at how density is calculated and changes between states. The lesson begins by giving the students an answer to a calculation so they can work out the equation that links density, mass and volume. Moving forwards, students will be shown the units for each of the factors and then challenged to see a potential issue in an exam question that has these units in a different form. Appropriate time is taken to go through the conversions between grams and kilograms and between centimetres cubed and metres cubed. Students will learn that density is greater in solids than the other states and be able to explain this in terms of particles but they will also explore the unusual situation with water and understand why it is important that ice floats on the water. There are lots of progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students

By GHScience

Background Radiation

Background Radiation

A fun and engaging lesson presentation (34 slides) which looks at background radiation and explores the natural and artificial sources of this radiation. The lesson begins by getting the students to understand that background radiation is all around us. Moving forwards, they will begin to meet the different natural sources. A mathematical element is added to the lesson as students are challenged to construct a pie chart to show the % contributions of each of the sources. They are given a step by step guide on how to draw the segments before working on this themselves. A number of quick competitions are used throughout the lesson to maintain engagement and to introduce new key terms and challenge them. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that student can assess their understanding. This lesson has been written for GCSE students but can be used with KS3 too.

By GHScience

Morse Code Wordsearch Communication Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Morse Code Wordsearch Communication Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Morse Code'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.10: Electromagnetic Waves - Infrared Radiation

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.10: Electromagnetic Waves - Infrared Radiation

This resource is set of structured tasks which develop and assess students’ knowledge of the following subject areas of GCSE physics: -Revision of modes of heat transfer; conduction, convection and infrared radiation -Experiments associated with emission and absorption of infrared radiation -Spectral analysis of objects emitting radiation in ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions Tasks are differentiated by grade using the reformed 9-1 grading system, with three tiers available (core 4-5, intermediate 6-7, extension 8-9). Tasks are also differentiated by strand of inquiry (discussion, calculation, investigation, revision and synthesis, communication). Solutions and further information is also provided. We hope you find useful – find out more at asesk.com

By asesk

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.9: Electromagnetic Waves - Visible Light

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.9: Electromagnetic Waves - Visible Light

This resource is set of structured tasks which develop and assess students’ knowledge of the following subject areas of GCSE physics: -Discussion about why coloured objects appear coloured -Investigations associated with visible light (photosynthesis experiment) -Spectral analysis of everyday coloured objects Tasks are differentiated by grade using the reformed 9-1 grading system, with three tiers available (core 4-5, intermediate 6-7, extension 8-9). Tasks are also differentiated by strand of inquiry (discussion, calculation, investigation, revision and synthesis, communication). Solutions and further information is also provided. We hope you find useful – find out more at asesk.com

By asesk

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.8: Electromagnetic Waves

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.8: Electromagnetic Waves

This resource is set of structured tasks which develop and assess students’ knowledge of the following subject areas of GCSE physics: -Definitions, applications and effects of electromagnetic waves -Revision of wave speed formula and wave characteristics and behaviour -Synthesis of electromagnetic waves with heat capacity, density and dynamics Tasks are differentiated by grade using the reformed 9-1 grading system, with three tiers available (core 4-5, intermediate 6-7, extension 8-9). Tasks are also differentiated by strand of inquiry (discussion, calculation, investigation, revision and synthesis, communication). Solutions and further information is also provided. We hope you find useful – find out more at asesk.com

By asesk

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.7: Wave for Detection and Exploration

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.7: Wave for Detection and Exploration

This resource is set of structured tasks which develop and assess students’ knowledge of the following subject areas of GCSE physics: -Discussion and calculations about the use of ultrasound -Defining seismic primary and secondary waves; wave characteristics -The structure of the Earth, using p and s waves to determine Tasks are differentiated by grade using the reformed 9-1 grading system, with three tiers available (core 4-5, intermediate 6-7, extension 8-9). Tasks are also differentiated by strand of inquiry (discussion, calculation, investigation, revision and synthesis, communication). Solutions and further information is also provided. We hope you find useful – find out more at asesk.com

By asesk

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.6: Sound

ASESK GCSE Physics Resource 4.6: Sound

This resource is set of structured tasks which develop and assess students’ knowledge of the following subject areas of GCSE physics: -Discussion about sound wave properties using a cathode ray oscilloscope -Revision of wave terminology, wave speed formula and types of wave -Revision of Snell's law and refraction using sound waves Tasks are differentiated by grade using the reformed 9-1 grading system, with three tiers available (core 4-5, intermediate 6-7, extension 8-9). Tasks are also differentiated by strand of inquiry (discussion, calculation, investigation, revision and synthesis, communication). Solutions and further information is also provided. We hope you find useful – find out more at asesk.com

By asesk