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Science (physics, chemistry, biology) resources for Keystage 3, 4, and 5 (GCSE and A-level).

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Science (physics, chemistry, biology) resources for Keystage 3, 4, and 5 (GCSE and A-level).

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Science (physics, chemistry, biology) resources for Keystage 3, 4, and 5 (GCSE and A-level).

L.O. To use the rock cycle to explain how the material in rocks is recycled.
Perfect for key stage 3.
The slides include theory and interactive exercises for the students.

Resources (including questions) for pupils learning momentum and conservation of momentum.

Topic: Standard form, significant figure, rounding
Level: GCSE, key stage 4
I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). I will use this lesson to teach a class of year 9, beginning their GCSE course.
Resources:
1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils.
2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document.
Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic.
Enjoy!

Topic: Handling data, scientific methods, independent and dependent variables, plotting graphs, analysing graphs, linear and proportional relationship
Level: GCSE, key stage 4
I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). I will use this lesson to teach a class of year 9, beginning their GCSE course.
Resources:
1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils.
2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document.
Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic.
Enjoy!

GCSE physics worksheet/handout on tangent on distance time graph. Teacher’s copy of the handout includes complete notes and answers to questions. I have included both the PDF and DOC version of the same handout for your ease of use.
Learning objective:
Calculate the speed of an object from the gradient of a tangent on a distance-time graph.
Happy teaching!

Bundle

This set of powerpoint presentations consists of 28 slides (around 3 hours of work for students), including step-by-step instruction for 2 practicals.
There is also a revision mat / knowledge organiser in full color and can be printed as an A3 sheet. (45min to 1 hour worth of revision for students)
Learning objectives covered:
Explain what is meant by the poles of a magnet.
Plot the magnetic field around a bar magnet.
Describe magnetic materials and induced magnetism.
Describe the Earth’s magnetic field.
Describe the magnetic effect of a current.
Summary questions and answers (appear on click) are included in the slides.
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Enjoy!

(Updated April 2018)
This powerpoint presentation consists of 8 slides (around 1 hour of work for students).
Learning objectives covered:
Using Fleming’s Left Hand Rule to predict direction of force experienced by current-carrying wire.
Calculate magnetic force using the equation F=BIL.
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Enjoy!

The powerpoint presentation is ready for “plug and teach”. It contains theory, questions (with solutions), and tasks. This is perfect for KS3 science (chemistry) or year 9 GCSE students.
L.O.
To describe how carbon is used in extracting metals.
To represent displacement reactions with carbon, metal oxides, and iron using formulas and equations.
Enjoy!

Here's a couple short tasks to get pupils thinking about mitosis. Enjoy!

Here's a complete lesson (could be a double lesson if you carry out the practical explained in the powerpoint) for pupils (ks3 or ks4) to learn about metals and acids reactions.
The presentation covers theory and contains tasks and prompts for class discussions.
There is also a practical activity, with expected results recorded in the powerpoint.
Enjoy!

I’ve used this resource with my GCSE students revising for Electricity. The tarsia puzzle has all the electricity symbols and units that they need to know. Hope you like it!

The Earth - The Earth and its Atmosphere (Key stage 3)
L.O. To compare the layers of the Earth and to describe the atmospheric composition.
Contains a multiple choice pre-test great for introduction for this unit.

Here’s a worksheet/handout I give to my physics class when teaching magnetic fields. I’ve also provided a link to a video I created to show how to carry out the experiment for plotting the magnetic field lines around a bar magnet.
Enjoy!

I’ve included a few exam style questions on harmonics and stationary waves on a string. Answers are also included.
I’ve also included the link to a video I made to explain stationary waves on a string and the calculation of frequencies (harmonics). Hope you enjoy it and, if you do, feel free to subscribe to VTphysics!
Enjoy!

GCSE physics worksheet/handout on equations of motion. Teacher’s copy of the handout includes complete notes and answers to questions. I have included both the PDF and DOC version of the same handout for your ease of use.
Learning objective:
Recall and use the equations of motion for constant acceleration.
Happy teaching!

GCSE physics worksheet/handout on scalars and vectors. Teacher’s copy of the handout includes complete notes and answers to questions. I have included both the PDF and DOC version of the same handout for your ease of use.
Learning objective:
Define and give examples of scalar and vector quantities.
Explain the difference between distance and displacement.
Represent and interpret vector quantities on scale diagrams.
Happy teaching!

Topic:
Forces in balance: Newton's first law
1. Apply Newton’s first law to a stationary object.
2. Apply Newton’s first law to a moving object.
Level: GCSE, key stage 4
I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics).
Resources:
1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils.
2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson and complete tasks in this editable document. Contains 7 exam practice questions.
3. Mark scheme for 7 exam practice questions.
Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic. Check out some bundles I've put together.
Enjoy!

Here's a resource for ks3 and ks4 pupils to learn about Anaerobic Respiration.
The powerpoint covers theory and contains differentiated tasks and a practical / investigation.
A practical handout is also included.
Enjoy!

L.O. To use formulae of common ions to deduce the formulae of ionic compounds.
Perfect for key stage 4.
Contains a quick practical activity where pupils use the flame test to "design their fireworks".
Contains a quick exam-style question (included in word document) to monitor pupil progress.
All solutions to tasks in the powerpoint and the exam question are animated so that they appear when clicked.
Enjoy!

Key stage 3 (Year 8)