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STEM club Practical Challenges Collection

STEM club Practical Challenges Collection

A collection of STEM themed practical based challenges that can be used in STEM/Science clubs or for fun science lessons. Each activity includes a lesson plan with equipment list and instructions and a colourful student sheet. Activities include Army men launchers Labyrinth Game Bungee Barbie/Bungee Action Man Foosball Table Challenge Jacks Golden Egg Delivery Service Marble Runs Newspaper Shoes
marissa03
GCSE Combined Science - Physics Homework Sheets for all topics

GCSE Combined Science - Physics Homework Sheets for all topics

Homework Sheets based on the ‘noughts and crosses’ format for GCSE Combined Science - Physics. This includes topic on: Motion, Forces and Motion, Conservation of Energy, Waves, Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum, Radioactivity, Energy - Forces Doing Work, Forces and their Effects, Electricity and Circuits, Magnetism and the Motor Effect, Electromagnetic Induction, Particle Model and finally Forces and Matter
JGlo
How to Become a Nobel Laureate

How to Become a Nobel Laureate

Advises of Nobel Laureates Harry Kroto, Werner Heisenberg, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and Peter Agre to successfully master the traps of a Nobel Laureate’s scientific career guide you through our Mini Lecture “How to become a Nobel Laureate”.
Pat_Edema
Introduction to Physics

Introduction to Physics

Powerpoint contains the first 2/3 introductory lessons Looks at the basic equations and moves onto energy
29morrise
X-Ray Crystallography

X-Ray Crystallography

This Mini Lecture explains the method of X-ray crystallography for elucidating the structure of molecules. It enables scientists to decipher the structure of important and complex biochemical molecules and helps them to understand their function. Starting from the x-ray diffraction by crystal lattices, first described by the physicist Max von Laue, to the decoding of the most complex molecular structures, this Mini Lecture illuminates the history of the X-ray analysis.
Pat_Edema
Werner Heisenberg

Werner Heisenberg

For him, the smallest particles were the greatest - Werner Heisenberg, one of the founders of quantum mechanics. But who was this man ‘a genius and controversial figure’ who decisively influenced the course of physics in the 20th century? This Mini Lecture provides a detailed view on the life and work of this eminent physicist.
Pat_Edema
The Future

The Future

What will the future bring? Since the dawn of history this question has exerted an incredible fascination. Laureates of various disciplines discuss the basic challenges of a concerted energy policy.
Pat_Edema
Subatomic Particles

Subatomic Particles

This Mini Lecture explores the smallest building blocks of matter. It introduces to Muray Gell-Man’s quark model, the Higgs mechanism named after British physicist Peter Higgs as well as the experiments done at the research center CERN.
Pat_Edema
Science, Ethics and Society

Science, Ethics and Society

This Mini Lecture deals with question of the socio-political responsibility of science with lecture snippets of Nobel Laureates Roald Hoffmann, Dickinson Richards, Werner Forssmann, and Christian de Duve.
Pat_Edema
Quantum Mechanics Part 2

Quantum Mechanics Part 2

Starting with Erwin Schrodinger’s cat paradox the two-part Mini lecture ‘Quantum Mechanics’ introduces to the central, quantum mechanical principles for the analysis of microscopic elementary particles: Max Planck’s black body radiation theory, Einstein’s photoelectric effect, Bohr’s atomic model and the Heisenberg’s matrix mechanics and uncertainty principle. Part two of the Mini Lecture “Quantum Mechanics” discusses Bohr’s atomic model and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and highlights the validity of both theorems for present-day quantum physics research.
Pat_Edema
Quantum Mechanics Part 1

Quantum Mechanics Part 1

Starting with Erwin Schrodinger’s cat paradox the two-part Mini lecture ‘Quantum Mechanics’ introduces to the central, quantum mechanical principles for the analysis of microscopic elementary particles: Max Planck’s black body radiation theory, Einstein’s photoelectric effect, Bohr’s atomic model and the Heisenberg’s matrix mechanics and uncertainty principle. The first part of the Mini Lecture “Quantum Mechanics” introduces to the beginnings of quantum mechanics: Beginning with Max Planck’s law of black body radiation to Einstein’s photoelectric effect.
Pat_Edema
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

For more than 60 years, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have brought together the world’s most famous scientists. This Mini Lecture introduces to the history of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings that took place 1951 in Lindau for the first time.
Pat_Edema
Game Theory

Game Theory

Game theory enables rational insight into the basic principles of social interaction and has therefore become indispensable for economic and social sciences. Whether in politics, sports or medicine, modelling problems as a strategic game helps in decision-making in a variety of fields. With lecture snippets of Reinhard Selten, Robert Aumann and Alvin Roth, this Mini Lecture introduces to the mathematical beginnings of game theory, its socioscientific development and entrepreneurial integration.
Pat_Edema
Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Environmental protection is a prerequisite for survival on this planet. This Mini Lecture explores questions of sustainability, environment, energy supply and peace. Lecture snippets of Nobel Laureates Willy Brandt, Frank Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen are presented, who address these issues in their research.
Pat_Edema
Cosmology - Mini Lecture

Cosmology - Mini Lecture

Starting from the Big Bang Theory to the concept of the accelerating expansion of the universe, this Mini Lecture explores the evolutionary origin and development of the universe. Historical as well as up-to-date lecture snippets of the physicists Brian Schmidt, George Smoot and John Mather, all held in Lindau, illustrate the concepts used to analyze the universe.
Pat_Edema
Kinetic energy practical (low ability)

Kinetic energy practical (low ability)

Simple practical to calculate kinetic energy of a person lifting weights, can be used to investigate either mass or velocity. Was created for and used with my bottom set year 9 but could be used with other groups Credit to my head of department for the layout!
gwynngwynn
Gravitational potential practical (low ability)

Gravitational potential practical (low ability)

Simple practical to calculate the change in gravitational potential energy when a ball is dropped at different heights. As an extension, students can also calculate the efficiency of the ball! Was created for and used with my bottom set year 9 but could be adapted for other groups Credit to my head of department for the layout!
gwynngwynn
How Science Works Support cards

How Science Works Support cards

These are support cards that will help students with the: key terms in investigation skills. how to write a method. How top draw a graph and what type of graph How to describe results from line graphs These cards will have sentences starters as well as how to calculate the gradient of graphs.
slaine
NEW AQA PHYSICS GCSE - FORCES - (Full Chapter)

NEW AQA PHYSICS GCSE - FORCES - (Full Chapter)

16 lessons that cover the required course content for ‘FORCES’ from the New AQA GCSE Physics course. Includes: Progress checks Worked examples Activities Multimedia resources Required practicals Summary questions with answers.
Mister_Dawg
NEW AQA PHYSICS GCSE - FORCES - Lesson 13 - Investigating Motion [Required Practical]

NEW AQA PHYSICS GCSE - FORCES - Lesson 13 - Investigating Motion [Required Practical]

Lesson 13 of the new AQA Physics Forces topic. Matches the new specification. Covers investigating motion [required practical]. This lesson looks at different methods of carrying out the required practical for investigating motion and explains the results pupils ‘should’ get. The lesson also provides instructions, example data and results analysis for a method that doesn’t require light gates. Includes progress checks and summary questions (with answers!).
Mister_Dawg
Year 7 and Year 8 Homework Booklets

Year 7 and Year 8 Homework Booklets

Based on Activate Science, this is a booklet to hand out to students at the beginning of the year. It contains differentiated homework tasks, revision checklists and revision questions for every topic. There are several tasks per topic, so a teacher can set homework, no matter what stage they are at with the content.
etherich31
Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel

Who was this man who revolutionized armament technology, yet had an ambivalent relationship to war? This Mini Lecture provides a detailed view on the life and work of Alfred Nobel.
Pat_Edema
Kinetic Energy Practical

Kinetic Energy Practical

The lesson has been developed with the following embedded features: Bloom’s taxonomy Differentiation and challenge can be done by using the ‘two before me’ - high attaining students challenged not to ask the teacher for help until they’ve used 2 sources of help/support: e.g. a friend, their book notes etc. Clear narrative in the lesson - designed with a top-down approach which can be readily differentiated to different classes. Teacher is encouraged to ‘tweak’ the lessons to suit the learning needs of their pupils.
ranw123
Fingerprinting Activity

Fingerprinting Activity

A simple fingerprinting activity for science KS3 (Year 7 or 8) lessons which also incorporates some numeracy skills, such as tallying different types of fingerprint in the classroom and calculating percentages of each type of fingerprint. All that is required is this worksheet and some standard HB pencils, so could also be a science lesson used at KS2 primary level.
nppatt
AQA GCSE Physics Paper 2 Revision Session

AQA GCSE Physics Paper 2 Revision Session

A 7 hour revision session designed to prepare students for the second physics paper on the Trilogy and Physics Specification. Within this revision session there are focused “mini lessons” on: • Vectors and Scalars • Resultant Forces • Motion Graphs • Momentum • Wave Properties • Magnetic Fields • Force and Extension Required Practical • Acceleration Required Practical • Ripple Tank Required Practical • Radiation and Absorption Required Practical Within these mini lessons students are guided through some of the core content, complete structured activities and complete exam style questions. To accompany the revision session there is also a complimentary workbook for students to fill in. Within this selection of revision resources there are separate PowerPoints and workbooks for the Trilogy Higher and Foundation Specification as well as the Physics Specification.
ScienceTeacherXX
AQA GCSE Physics (9-1) - All equations to get a grade 9 in paper 2

AQA GCSE Physics (9-1) - All equations to get a grade 9 in paper 2

Included in this document are all the equations you need to answer the calculation question in the AQA GCSE Physics Paper 2 on 15th June 2018. I have highlighted the equations needed from memory from those given in the equation sheet in the exam. I have also created a quiz to test your knowledge. Use the link below and use a computer to make your life easier: https://www.sporcle.com/games/geo1239/gcse-physics---all-equations-to-get-a-grade-9 Be sure to leave a good review if you enjoy what you see and enjoy :)
geo1239
How Science Works -  Pendulums

How Science Works - Pendulums

Multi lesson project on pendulums, including planning, data collection and analysis. Scaffolding for different levels of support. Always conduct your own risk assessment. Prior study of pendulums not essential.
big_fat_goth
How Science Works - Electromagnets

How Science Works - Electromagnets

Multi lesson scaffolded project, starting with planning, through data collection, on to presentation and evaluation. Different support options available. Prior study of magnetism useful but not essential. See notes for practical set up. Always conduct your own risk assessment.
big_fat_goth
Graph Skills

Graph Skills

Graph skills lesson with a variety of activities. Easily adapted for any ability level.
big_fat_goth
Important pioneers of electricity  KS3-KS4 research/debate activity

Important pioneers of electricity KS3-KS4 research/debate activity

Resource provides teacher with: Starter questions to stimulate interest in pioneers of electricity. Cue cards so each group can be given one inventor to research. Key points that the students are encouraged to consider for a potential debate at the end of the lesson. Plenary/ Questions to see what factual information the students retained from the activity. Laminate the inventor cards so you can reuse the resource
smmjordan424
Pupil Collective Response Marking Template

Pupil Collective Response Marking Template

This is a great way to save time marking, yet provide detailed feedback to the whole class. Headings can be adapted, but they focus on the main aspects of improving pupils’ work, such as what they did well, how they can improve, along with grammar and spelling issues, along with praising those in the class that went above and beyond. This can be used in any subject.
scott_durrant
Y7 Skills School

Y7 Skills School

A series of lessons designed to be used at the start of Y7. The lessons look at the key skills needed for the year and work to outline them early to pupils. The accompanying homework can be sued at the end of the topic to support the learning.
RWHinchliffe