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The Teaching Astrophysicist

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Developer and Educator with a background in Astrophysics and a flair for great no-nonsense resources based on classroom experience.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Developer and Educator with a background in Astrophysics and a flair for great no-nonsense resources based on classroom experience.
IB MYP unit planner - Chemical change
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IB MYP unit planner - Chemical change

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This IB MYP NGSS related unit planner showcases how you can teach using both the IB MYP and the NGSS together. The content for this unit is chemical change and energy with regards to exothermic and endothermic reactions.
MYP IGCSE atom / isotope exploration
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MYP IGCSE atom / isotope exploration

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This is a IB MYP / IGCSE Science Atomic / Isotopes exploration - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices. This a word doc. file which has the instructions and the direct link to the simulation within it.
IB DP Physics topic 2 Hookes Law script
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IB DP Physics topic 2 Hookes Law script

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IB DP Physics - Topic 2 - Hookes law - EPE exploration - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices.
Grade 7/8/9 Electricity project
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Grade 7/8/9 Electricity project

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Grade 7/8/9 Electricity project - A project initially developed for a grade 8 class to run over several weeks and have them showcase their science knowledge and creativity. Students are allowed to exercise choice and engage deeply with their learning. This includes a rubric and menu of possible assessment items. Originally associated with Cambridge Checkpoints 9 - Topics 10.
Grade 6/7/8 Light and Magnetism project
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Grade 6/7/8 Light and Magnetism project

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Grade 6/7/8 Light and Magnetism project - A project initially developed for a grade 7 class to run over several weeks and have them showcase their science knowledge and creativity. Students are allowed to exercise choice and engage deeply with their learning. This includes a rubric and menu of possible assessment items. Originally associated with Cambridge Checkpoints 8 - Topics 12 and 13.
Plants unit Gr 6/7/8 - full presentation
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Plants unit Gr 6/7/8 - full presentation

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Plants unit for grade 6/7/8 - full presentation for entire unit. This presentation gives the backbone for a full unit around plants that can run for approximately 2 - 3 weeks and was given as the introduction unit for the start of school. It has accompanying presenters notes embedded in the presentation to explain where appropriate handouts and other similar materials can and should be used to supplement the presentation alone.
Physics Formulas & Units quiz IGCSE
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Physics Formulas & Units quiz IGCSE

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Physics Formulas and Units quiz IGCSE science - This product includes a full set of 31 multiple choice questions about physics formulas and units. There is a version that asks students the answers in worded form and a full version using the symbols for units / formulas. Both forms come with a set of answers for the teacher, easily highlighted in green to share with students or to mark themselves.
IB DP Physics - Waves exploration script
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IB DP Physics - Waves exploration script

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IB DP Physics - Topic 4 - Waves - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices.
IB DP Physics Projectile motion online lab
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IB DP Physics Projectile motion online lab

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IB DP Physics - Topic 2.1 - Projectile motion - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices.
MYP STEM by concept and criteria / 90 STEM topics
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MYP STEM by concept and criteria / 90 STEM topics

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This product is the culmination of a huge amount of work and is my ultimate work in attempting to link MYP and STEM education at a clear and teacher friendly level. This document links MYP STEM by concept and criteria and 90 STEM topics which has career related links. It covers MYP Science, Mathematics and Design thinking. Providing over 90 STEM topic primers with practical advice to get you going on your MYP STEM journey. The career related links are a huge plus, so when students ask why they might be interested in learning this STEM topic, you will be able to say well with this learning you could be… an astronaut, a radiotherapist, a builder, an artist or a professional hacker.
IB DP Physics - Gas / thermal energy
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IB DP Physics - Gas / thermal energy

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IB DP Physics - Topic 3 - Gas / Thermal energy - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices.
IB MYP STEM unit planner  Nanotechnology
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IB MYP STEM unit planner Nanotechnology

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This IB MYP STEM unit planner showcases how you can teach using both the IB MYP and the STEM together. The content for this unit is nanotechnology and it links MYP Science, Mathematics and Design together woven throughout the document.
DP Physics - Why game unit 1, 2, 3 and 6
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DP Physics - Why game unit 1, 2, 3 and 6

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This is an IB DP Physics game to break-up the harder parts of teaching IB DP Physics. It is based on Topics 1, 2, 3 and 6 as these are the early topics I taught in my DP 1 class. It is simple, effective and engaging and even a child can try it!