This resource comes with 20 multiple choice questions on the topic of magnetism and electromagnetism (transformers). Primarily aimed at GCSE students, but could equally be used as a reminder for A Level students.
Questions are either given with 5 choices of answer (A,B,C,D,E) or are True/False. A great way to assess learning in a non-threatening and fun way.
Each question and answer gives an indication for which area of the course the question should be asked. Always consult the specification – some topics are just for GCSE Separate Science and not relevant to GCSE Combined Science.
To give an indication of difficulty, each question has been given a level of challenge. Challenge 1 is the “easiest” and Challenge 4 the “hardest”. 3 and 4 are generally aimed at students studying for the higher paper – although they will need to know 1 and 2 also!
The skill has also highlighted. This might be knowledge, using an equation or recalling the correct unit. Where needed, the full method to achieve the answer is also provided.
How to use with students:
Use it as a test at the start of a topic to judge what students already know, or a plenary at the end. Easy to mark as each question has 5 multiple choice responses. Some questions are True/False and so have 2 responses. Teacher or students can mark error free.
Set the work for homework. Could upload the questions onto ShowMyHomework as a “Quiz”. It will then mark itself. Alternatively, you can also set up a Microsoft Form on Office365 and send the link to students. This will do the same.
A favourite option is to use something like “Quick Key”. Can be given to students during the lesson or given as homework.
There is a free version, but the paid for version is around £30 for the year. Students then get the questions and fill their answers out on a “bubble sheet” (they colour in a circle as their answer). You can then scan the answers in using the app on your phone. The answers can then be analysed and it shows the teacher which questions a few got wrong (students can then help each other) and the teacher can focus on the questions that the majority of the class got incorrect.
Copy the QUESTION ONLY onto your PowerPoint slide. Give the students 5 seconds to think about what the answer will be. With hands down, PICK a student. Then ask another student if they agree and then ask “why?” Known as “Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce” – google it if you are unsure.
To help students formulate an answer if they are struggling, on the NEXT slide of the PowerPoint, show what the answers could be. This could be done via “Think, Pair, Share” where students can discuss the answer. This method also means that all students will have to give a response as the answer is in front of them and they can guess if needed rather than saying “I don’t know.”