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AQA 9-1 Physics Scalar vs Vector quantities

AQA 9-1 Physics Scalar vs Vector quantities

PowerPoint and associated worksheets to teach scalar and vector quantities, plus how to represent and draw scaled vector diagrams, as a free body diagram, first for opposing forces and then for adding vectors. First sheet is a rally coach for scaled vector diagrams. Second sheet is a step by step adding vectors diagram with the answer for students to try to figure out the rules on doing these. Third resource is a student worksheet to sum up and do individual work from with differentiated questions on.
njstephan
KS3 Level 3 to 5 Friction Enquiry/Investigation

KS3 Level 3 to 5 Friction Enquiry/Investigation

The A to Z of an enquiry. This is a fully differentiated and resourced enquiry/investigation into how the surface affects the amount of friction. It is suitable for UK levels 3 to 5 and some elements will start more able pupils thinking about some aspects of level 6 work. It consists of a 27 - slide slideshow and systematically takes the pupils through the stages of planning, developing and reflecting. The whole slideshow contains enough material for 3 to 4, one hour lessons depending on ability. The whole slideshow need not be covered and has been designed so that it is easy to select any sections that are required. It has also been designed so that there are challenging questions for more able pupils but clicking to the next slide provides support for those who need it. Many of the slides are animated. The resource has been designed to be sufficiently versatile so as to be suitable as not only as an introduction to enquiry/investigation at secondary level but also for those pupils starting upon the transition from level 5 to level 6. It is full of tips on how to tackle the various parts of an enquiry which pupils will find beneficial for those enquiries they tackle in the future and for coping with enquiry-type questions in examinations. The lessons are easy to follow, enjoyable and easy to teach. Apparatus needed per group is a newtonmeter and a 1Kg mass. I suggest you have an idea of the 5 surfaces to be used in advance and have a selection of different size newtonmeters available. I use the lab floor, the bench, the carpet in the corridor, a wooden dissection board and a Perspex safety screen. Groups of 3 or 4 are ideal. Content Definitions of independent, dependent and control variable, fair test and reliability. The problem posed is “Does surface affect the amount of friction”. Planning the enquiry with a worksheet to accompany which includes peer assessment and pupil response to assessment. Identification of variables Writing a prediction Writing success criteria Designing a table What is an anomalous result and how to recognise it. Improvements Selection of the correct type of graph How to draw the perfect bar graph (animated) Reliability and bias Reflecting on success criteria and learning strategies. I hope your classes enjoy this and do as well as mine. Please remember to leave a review. Why not have a look at my shop? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/penyrheol1 Try one of my resources up to the value of £5 for free. Simply enter VALUEDCUSTOMER At the checkout.
penyrheol1
GCSE Physics Concepts - All Topics on the new AQA Physics Specification 8463, 181 Slides

GCSE Physics Concepts - All Topics on the new AQA Physics Specification 8463, 181 Slides

This PowerPoint covers all topics in the new AQA Physics Specification as shown; The Particle Model of Matter: Slides 3-17 Energy and Energy Transfer: Slides 18 - 40 Forces: Slides 41 - 64 Forces and Motion: Slides 65 - 92 Space Physics: 93 -101 Energy and Electricity: Slides 102 - 130 Waves: Slides 131 - 153 Magnetism and Electromagnetism: Slides 154 - 167 Nuclear Physics: Slides 168 - 181 This resource can be used as a supportive resource for teachers, a basis for lessons, a source of relevant infomation/images or a tool for learning. All equations come with a breakdown of SI units and an explanation, along with an example of how to apply the equation. All Equations are formatted with Microsoft Equations Editor. This resource is designed to assist teachers who do not specialise in the subject of GCSE Physics. I have written the slides in a consistent, easy to understand format which I believe will explain the key concept as well as show how to apply equations. Key words and equations are highlighted and explained. All images are either made by myself or taken from Googles advanced image search under the heading ‘free to use or share, even commercially’. I believe this resource will provide a fundamental understanding of GCSE physics along with relevant resources for teaching the topic.
bradkirkham
Velocity-time graphs

Velocity-time graphs

A detailed lesson presentation (38 slides) that looks at the different motions that are represented on a velocity-time graph and guides students through using these graphs to calculate the distance travelled by an object. The lesson begins by challenging the students to construct a velocity-time graph by using a displayed guide and using their knowledge of drawing a distance-time graph. Moving forwards, the students will match terms of motion to the lines on the graph and time is taken to make links to the physics equations that allow acceleration and deceleration to be calculated. Students will also learn that they can use a velocity-time graph to calculate the distance travelled. A worked example is used to show them how to tackle these questions. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of this topic. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but could be used with higher ability KS3 students
GJHeducation
AQA 9-1 GCSE Science/Physics - Radioactivity / Atomic structure revision poster

AQA 9-1 GCSE Science/Physics - Radioactivity / Atomic structure revision poster

Double-sized revision poster to revise/review topic 4 of the new GCSE Combined Science. Will also cover most of the topic for the GCSE Physics, but no Physics only material Covers a bits of each part of the topic: - Atomic structure & Isotopes - The 3 types of ionising radiation & background radiation and their properties - Rutherford's scatterting experiment - Half-life - Nuclear equations - Hazards & Safety - Contamination vs Irradiation
jeroenvanos
GCSE Physics Ticker Tape Drill

GCSE Physics Ticker Tape Drill

*********************** Save money by buying the bundles, which contain ALL of the Drill spreadsheets. £3 for the GCSE Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399132 £4 for the A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399125 £6 for the GCSE and A Level Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/-11399137 *********************** Dear Physics Teachers, 1. This resource will help your students practise measuring acceleration using ticker tape. 2. This resource is to be projected on a screen, used by students on a computer or used to print an unlimited number of different worksheets. 3. This resource is relevant to all new GCSE Physics specifications, where the use of ticker tape timers is a standard practical way of measuring acceleration. Info: Simulating the tape from a ticker-tape timer connected to a 50 Hz AC supply (0.02s time interval between dots), this worksheet generator produces five questions each time. Pressing F9 in Excel for Windows (or Cmd + = in Excel for Mac) recalculates the formulas, randomly choosing five new questions with five new accelerations to measure. The sheet tab "answers" has the answers filled in. This should print correctly to scale on A4 paper, but if not, the rulers are drawn with mm intervals to allow them to be used instead of direct measurement. This worksheet generator can be projected on the screen so that the teacher can explain to the students how to measure acceleration with the ticker-tape, then an unlimited number of unique worksheets can be generated so they can practise the skill.
keithdalby
The Big Bang Theory TV Series Wordsearch Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

The Big Bang Theory TV Series Wordsearch Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'The Big Bang Theory'. 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!
mikedean
Distance-time graphs

Distance-time graphs

A highly engaging and information lesson presentation (51 slides) which guides students through the steps needed to construct an accurate distance-time graph and then teaches them how to interpret the motions that are shown by the different lines. The lesson challenges the students to work out the type of graph that should be used to present the data and to suggest which factor from the blank table should go on the x-axis. Using the results that they obtain, a step-by-step guide is used to walk students through constructing the graph. This includes deciding on scales to ensure they are even and make the most of the available paper. Student will see the four key terms of motion associated with these graphs (acceleration, deceleration, constant speed and stationary) and will be able to use their graph to work out which lines go with which motion. Moving forwards, students will be shown how to calculate speed from the graph. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding of the topic. This lesson has been designed for GCSE students but is perfectly suitable for KS3 students too.
GJHeducation
Calculating speed lessons

Calculating speed lessons

Overview of lessons to teach Speed, Distance and Time. Lesson 1 - Introduction to the speed equation and a worksheet looking at using the equation, re-arranging the equation and converting units. Lesson 2 - Planning a practical investigation looking at ramps and trolleys. Lesson 3 - Carrying out the investigation and evaluation of results.
matt_mason1