Density pupils pack for KS3 and common entranceQuick View

Density pupils pack for KS3 and common entrance

This is a handout to give to pupils while you work through density for Common entrance or ks3 with the different learning objectives and skills they will use clearly shown. Covering how to find the density of a block, a liquid and an irregular solid as well as what density is and floating as a density rule. There are graduated differentiation tasks included to help those who need more reinforcement as well as those who need stretching. Sorry you will have to provide your own lab equipment! If this pack is useful why not download one of our premium packs on tes resources? Thoughts, comments and suggestions to
Energy transfer test 1Quick View

Energy transfer test 1

A sequence of little experiments (although this does not have to be an experimental activity) you can use to asses the pupils ability to spot the different energies involved in some unusual transfers. Suitable for KS3, ISEB common entrance and middle school. Find more energy transfer work at
Moments pack for ks3 or common entranceQuick View

Moments pack for ks3 or common entrance

This is a pupil pack for moments at a ks3 or common entrance levels. It covers what moments are, how they are useful to us and how we can calculate balance in moment situations. It includes 2 experiments as well the theoretical work. There is also a PDF version Thoughts, suggestions, comments? email
Sound for common entrance and key stage 3Quick View

Sound for common entrance and key stage 3

This is a pupil pack for the class to do their work in while you work on sound. It includes some experiments, computer research and graduated differentiation tasks. There is a guide to help you use the pack. Covers all the work required by the ISEB. This is a publisher file, there is also a PDF version included. Data loggers equipt to record sound are needed for one of the experiments. Thoughts, comments and suggestions to
Pressure pupils work packfor common entrance and KS3Quick View

Pressure pupils work packfor common entrance and KS3

This is a pack that covers pressure and includes examples of things made to have a high and a low pressure, experiments into the pressure made by a rectangular block and by a pupil in different positions, sitting, standing and on the floor. Also includes graduated differentiation questions allowing the pupils to find their own level of challenge. We are afraid you have to provide your own lab equipment! (and pupils.....) There is also a user guide for you to get the most out of your pack. This is a publisher file so editable and a PDF version. Thoughts, comments or suggestions to
Density questionsQuick View

Density questions

This is a selection of questions about density. The first section covers the use of the density formula with some guidance on how to use any 2 of the 3 values to calculate the third. There is then space for some revision/summary notes on this. The second section tests experimental techniques and includes some calculations based on the measurements made in the experiment. This is linked to the Hoppers physics pack available free at with the learning objective shown by each question noted in the question to allow students to look up the relevant work. This work is appropriate for KS3 or Common entrance. There are 8 pages of questions.
Basic circuits and series and parallel introductionQuick View

Basic circuits and series and parallel introduction

This is for pupils looking at circuits around year 7. It is suitable for KS3 and ISEB common entrance. It reviews/introduces basic circuit symbols and then has different circuits to make to compare the brightness of bulbs. A great way to get the pupils making their circuits accurately. They are then asked to find out about series and parallel circuits and classify the circuits in the experiment into these two groups. After that there are a couple of questions about the advantages of parallel circuits over series circuits.
And and OR circuit truth table worksheetQuick View

And and OR circuit truth table worksheet

A introduction to AND and OR circuits suitable for KS3 and ISEB common entrance with the truth tables leading the pupils to understand the names of the two types of circuit. There is then a graduated differentiation task which is given on the third page of the file with walk, jog and run task based on truth tables. You can do this as an experimental activity or a thinking one!
voltage, resistance and current investigationQuick View

voltage, resistance and current investigation

An introduction into current in a circuit and the way changing the resistance and voltage in a circuit changes the current. There is space to define voltage and resistance, an investigation using resistance wire, space to draw a graph and then an investigation into current around a series circuit. This is all in one 4 page handout. The fifth page has graduated differentiation questions to use with the graph from the resistance wire experiment with walk, jog and run questions to get every pupil stretched to their current level of ability. Suitable for KS3 and ISEB common entrance.
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Density Mandala

A prearranged density mandala to help pupils summarize the key density experimental methods as well as the rule of floating and the uses of density. Suitable for common entrance.
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Light: Sending messages by light.

Useful for a lesson on different ways we send messages by light, in how we see things or a more general light topic this work sheet provides cross curricular links to maths and history and possibly fundamental British values as well as talking about broadband which means you can spring off into many different routes. The main challenge is for the pupils to independently make a code to send a message in pairs or groups as fast as possible. Often results in some great photos for sticking in workbooks, twitter feeds etc. Make the pupils do the work and get maximum science exposure! Useful for KS 3 and Common entrance GCSE, middle school and older depending on how you work the connections to other topics and subjects.
Circuit design problems testQuick View

Circuit design problems test

Having tested the pupils knowledge of the different components symbols this test then gets them to use the components to solve various problems such as how to make a light switch on in a dark room as dawn comes up outside. (LDR). This is suitable for Common Entrance and KS3.
Life cycles and habitats revision testQuick View

Life cycles and habitats revision test

Testing pupils on a wide array of questions this is in two parts the first covering Life cycles, the second Habitats. The 7 characteristics of life, the life cycle of a flowering plant and a frog are covered, along with questions on pollination. In the second section pupils describe habitats, suggest habitats for different animal, use a key, a food web and draw a bar chart. Takes between 40 minutes and an hour.
Gravity:  Weight and mass home workQuick View

Gravity: Weight and mass home work

Investigating if the pupils understand the difference between weight and mass and can predict what type of objects will have a bigger gravity force between them this assessment also includes a line graph drawing task, the axes have already been started on the graph paper.
Pressure and moments lesson starters from Hoppers PhysicsQuick View

Pressure and moments lesson starters from Hoppers Physics

four power points each containing five multiple choice questions. There cover the basic use of the formula and manipulation there of. Great for reviewing last lesson or as a plenary activity at the end of the lesson. The power points are set to change question every 30 seconds and then you click through to an answer. Can be used with polling software as well as white boards and paper!
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Famous physicists display

Display with 11 famous scientists mainly involved with Physics! From Archimedes through Galileo, Hook, Newton, and on to Einstein. Very handy when teaching displacement etc so you can refer to the scientist. These posters have their historical dates and a brief Bio. Can be used as a frieze around a classroom. The other file has some historical occurrences you can put in between the scientists to get some historical context.
Energy types and transfers testQuick View

Energy types and transfers test

15 questions on energy transfers involving a wide variety of different situations. Suitable for KS3, Common entrance and middle school energy topics. Pupils are required to give one word answers and draw the answers for some questions.