Radioactivity Uses Worksheet

Radioactivity Uses Worksheet

This worksheet gives a brief overview of three uses of radioactivity (alpha particles in smoke detectors, beta particles for measuring sheet thicknesses, gamma rays for sterilising medical equipment). Requires students to work out which type of radiation would be best for each use. Could be done just after introducing the properties of the three types of radiation. Students may need additional help to understand how the smoke detector works.
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Diffraction Discussion Questions Worksheet

Diffraction Discussion Questions Worksheet

Five questions on diffraction-related phenomena, to be used for group discussion activity. I did this with a middle-ability year 10 group, and gave four minutes for discussion. Then each group in turn read their question to the class and then gave their solution to the problem.
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activities for weight/ mass

activities for weight/ mass

this is an observation lesson I did recently, start off with the crossword, then the activity and the puzzle for early finishers. You will need Newton meters, bathroom scales, calculators? and random things to weigh
enkephalin
Reflection, Refraction and Diffraction Web Page

Reflection, Refraction and Diffraction Web Page

An interactive website suitable for use on an interactive whiteboard that demonstrates clearly in a variety of ways how waves are reflected, refracted and diffracted. Also gives some examples of uses of Reflection, Refraction and Diffraction.
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Questions on EM Radiation Worksheet

Questions on EM Radiation Worksheet

Six questions on electromagnetic radiation, requiring students to know the basics and also use a little thought and imagination. Outline answers are included on the second page.
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Refraction: Disappearing Test Tube -Group Activity

Refraction: Disappearing Test Tube -Group Activity

Experiment uses glycerine and pyrex similar refractive index, so the test tube in the glycerine is almost invisible. The worksheet asks the group to examine the setup, discuss some questions and then try to think up a magic trick which makes use of this property. A good trick is to smash a test tube with a mallet, drop the shards into a glass bowl of pyrex, say the magic words and then use tongs to extract from the bowl the magically repaired test tube (which of course was there all along - just invisible). The sheet may needs adapting to give students a bit more help and guidance.
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Circuit card starter

Circuit card starter

Circuit card sort: 1. Sort the circuits into those that work and don’t work 2. Pick out the circuit that has the brightest bulbs
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Phasors Summary (for Quantum Electrodynamics)

Phasors Summary (for Quantum Electrodynamics)

To be used as OHTs when reviewing the use of phasors in quantum electrodynamics (covered by the IOP ‘Advancing Physics’ course). There is a student handout to go with this (see under ‘Phasors Summary Handout’).
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Units/quantities/ formulae revision

Units/quantities/ formulae revision

A revision exercise to look at units, quantities and formulae. Basically all you have to do is fill in the gaps - beware it is a powerpoint file, but not a presentation as such.
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Keyword worksheet

Keyword worksheet

I’ve included the example of braking distances, but this worksheet can easily be adapted to almost any science topic. The first thing I do is to get them to read the text and underline the five words that they think are most important in the whole text. The word limit can vary, but it is important to have a limit so that they really have to think carefully about what they are underlining. You can have some good discussions and (arguments!) about why certain people have chosen what. The second thing I get them to do is to draw a picture by the side of the text for each paragraph. I usually encourage my students to come up with the silliest ideas possible. The best thing is that these sheets can be produced in a few minutes; I usually take the text straight from the CGP revision guides.
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