Changes in Energy StoresQuick View

Changes in Energy Stores

This resource is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE specification, and links to the Energy and Energy resources module. This lesson has 4 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Identify the different ways energy can be stored. *Describe what the conservation of energy is. *Describe the energy transfers that happen when an object falls. *Explain the energy transfers that happen when a falling object hits the ground without bouncing back. This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy! V2 - an additional resource has been uploaded to refer to energy types as energy stores. You are able to choose either resource to deliver to your groups.
Conservation of energy and energy transfersQuick View

Conservation of energy and energy transfers

An engaging lesson presentation (29 slides) and accompanying differentiated worksheets that uses the law of the conservation of energy to show students how energy is transferred in systems. The lesson begins by challenging the students with a "crack the code" task to enable them to find out the definition of the law. Moving forwards, they will have to recall the energy forms which they will have met at KS3 and add in any equations which they are now challenged to recall at GCSE. A few worked examples are used to show the students how energy transfer diagrams work before they are able to test themselves with some further examples. A link is made between this topic and power stations as this is commonly seen in examinations. Finally, students will have to carry out a series of calculations to convert between gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy to find a maximum speed and will then learn why the speed would actually be a lot lower than they determined. There are regular progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding and there is a set homework included. This lesson has been written for GCSE students but parts of it could be used with KS3, especially the highest ability
Energy stores / Types of energyQuick View

Energy stores / Types of energy

Topic: Energy / Energy stores / Types of energy Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS4 physics on Energy Stores ( or previously known as Different Types of Energy). Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: 18 slides with clickable items for navigation. Answers to questions in slides reveal upon clicking. I have written "Presenter's notes" under some slides, mostly about extension ideas and some simple notes on the theory. 2. Notes for pupils: Use this 3 page document as worksheets or handouts. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document. Also, it includes 1 exam style question. 3. Printout: A list of descriptions (clues) for pupils to read and guess which energy store the description is referring to. (This can be cut out and put in a hat for pupils to pick out.) This makes Task 1 in the powerpoint interactive. Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload all my lessons on "Energy and Energy Resources" so that you can have a complete set of lessons for this unit. Enjoy!
Power and EnergyQuick View

Power and Energy

This resource is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics and Trilogy Physics specification, and links to the Energy and Energy resources module. This lesson has 5 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Identify factors that make an object more powerful than another. *Describe the difference between energy and power. *Explain how to calculate the power of a device. *Apply your understanding of power and efficiency to calculate the efficiency of a device. *Link P=I^2R and E=Pt to calculate the resistance of a device. This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. All answers to the questions are provided. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!
GCSE Physics Worksheets - Forces, Motion and EnergyQuick View

GCSE Physics Worksheets - Forces, Motion and Energy

This pack of materials consists of nine worksheets and fully worked out answers. Resultant Forces Forces and Motion: Distance Time Graphs Forces and Motion: Velocity Time Graphs Forces and Braking Forces and Terminal Velocity Forces and Elasticity Forces and Energy: Potential Energy Forces and Energy: Kinetic Energy Momentum They have been designed to match the needs of the AQA Physics GCSE syllabus for the first half of module P2, but could be used with any GCSE Physics syllabus or appropriate unit from GCSE Double Science. They are suitable for use in class or as homework. They cover the areas of forces, motion and energy. Each worksheet contains the relevant equation/s to complete the work, so that students should find the tasks accessible. The focus for calculation questions is on the process of getting to the answer rather than the answer itself. (Many answer guides or mark schemes simply quote the correct answer without the details to help a struggling student see how it was achieved). My aim is to produce five more units of similar materials to complete the Physics GCSE. I would appreciate any feedback, errors or omissions to help me with this work going forward.
Edexcel CP3e Non Renewable EnergyQuick View

Edexcel CP3e Non Renewable Energy

CP3e lesson from the new Edexcel Combined Science GCSE (9-1) looking at non renewable energy. The lesson includes the UK's energy usage, how energy usage has changed, what a non renewable resource is, what fossil fuels are, the disadvantages of fossil fuels, building a turbine practical, nuclear power disadvantages and nuclear power advantages.
AQA Trilogy P1 Energy revisionQuick View

AQA Trilogy P1 Energy revision

Made using the AQA Trilogy specification. Contains 2 slides of activities to complete for the P1 Energy topic - lots of tricky calculations to get to grips with and a good way of identifying which need to be revised. I give these out at the end of each topic and also before holidays for exam preparation. I have made the boxes equal sizes so that they can be blown up onto A3 card to create revision cards for intervention/ starters/ plenaries Maths skills and RPAs are incorporated More of these on the way for all AQA units, RPAs and maths skills. Feedback welcome
Edexcel CP3a Energy Stores and TransfersQuick View

Edexcel CP3a Energy Stores and Transfers

CP3a lesson from the new Edexcel science GCSE (9-1) looking at energy stores and transfers. The lesson includes what the different energy stores are, energy transfers, the law of conservation of energy, useful/wasted output, energy diagrams and Sankey diagrams.
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Full unit of work for Energy. This unit of 13 lessons explores the physical and human geography of renewable and non-renewable energy. All lesson are suitable for 50 minutes to 1 hour of teaching time. Includes supporting worksheets for lessons - no additional resources are required. Most suitable for KS3 or high ability KS2. All lessons have a starter and lesson aim. All PowerPoints in the same signature style. For more resources visit Lesson sequence: 1 – Energy 2 – Renewable energy 3 – Disasters and energy 4 – Crude Oil 5 – ICT research oil 6 – Dubai 7 - Fracking 8 – Wind energy 1 9 – Wind energy 2 10 – Solar energy 11 – Nuclear energy 12 – Climate change 13 – Assessment
Energy Calculations GCSE ChemistryQuick View

Energy Calculations GCSE Chemistry

Presentation outlining the key specification points for AQA GCSE Chemistry on the difficult topic of energy calculations. Perfect for use as a lesson and concise presentation ensures students remember key points of information for the exam. Includes full diagrams and worked examples of calculations. No gimmicks, walls of text, crazy formatting, comic sans or unnecessary time-wasting animations. Just concise bullet points and diagrams. Suitable for both higher and foundation tier. *Comparing energy released by fuels *Energy transfer in solutions (+bond energies calculations) *Energy level diagrams *Fuel issues For more great GCSE teaching and revision resources which will save you hours, visit
New AQA GCSE Chemistry Energy Changes / Bond Energy LessonQuick View

New AQA GCSE Chemistry Energy Changes / Bond Energy Lesson

This resource is a lesson with activities covering the energy changes section of the new AQA Chemistry 2016 specification. This resource includes: 1: A power point to lead students through the lesson 2: A counting the types of bond in a compound activity 3: A step by step guild on how energy change is calculated 4: A calculating total bond energy in a compound activity 5: A using energy change to draw an energy level diagram plenary activity Thanks for looking
Edexcel CP3d Stored EnergiesQuick View

Edexcel CP3d Stored Energies

CP3d lesson from the new science GCSE (9-1) all about stored energies. The lesson includes what gravitational potential energy is, how to calculate a change in gravitational potential energy, what kinetic energy is and how to calculate kinetic energy stored.
Edexcel CP3b Energy EfficiencyQuick View

Edexcel CP3b Energy Efficiency

CP3b lesson from the new Edexcel science GCSE (9-1) looking at energy efficiency. The lesson includes how devices lose energy, what efficiency is, comparing efficiency of devices, Sankey diagrams, how to calculate efficiency and how to increase efficiency.
KS3 Phyics - Energy,  Forms of Energy, Transfers, Transformations, Diagrams, Conservation, FuelsQuick View

KS3 Phyics - Energy, Forms of Energy, Transfers, Transformations, Diagrams, Conservation, Fuels

This resource includes a highly visual PowerPoint presentation (over 90 slides!) on the topic of ENERGY, forms of energy, energy transformations and energy diagrams. The presentation uses many visual aids and is thoughtfully animated to promote participation from learners of all abilities. Two worksheets and sample exam questions (71 questions with ANSWERS!)) are also included. Appropriate for year 7 or year 8 pupils. Students will learn: 1. that energy is the capacity or ability to do work (the ability to make matter change) 2. that generally, there are 2 types of energy: potential energy and kinetic energy 3. that there are many forms of potential and kinetic energy including: thermal energy (heat), electromagnetic energy (radiated), sound energy, gravitational potential energy (GPE), elastic potential, nuclear, chemical energy and electrical energy. 4. that gravitational energy depends on an object's mass and height above the earth's surface 5. that kinetic energy depends on an object's mass and how fast it is moving 6. that energy is transformed from one form to another 7. that a fuel is stored energy, which must be burnt to release the energy 8. Fuel + Oxygen = Energy + Carbon Dioxide + Water + Waste Product 9. that most of the Earth's energy ultimately comes from the Sun 10. that energy sources can be described as either renewable or Non-renewable 11. that Renewable means can be used again or replaced within a Iifetime 12. some advantages and disadvantages of energy sources 13. the need for energy saving with non-renewable energy sources and ultimately with all energy sources 14. to construct an energy transfer diagram 15. to construct a Sankey diagram 16. that energy is conserved in an energy transformation I hope you find this resource useful. Cheers.
Energy Quick View


Resource defining the different forms that energy takes. The permanence of energy and the way that it is converted from one for to another. Comprehension tasks to show understanding of the concepts. With additional key words wordsearch with a hidden message and extension task.
GCSE AQA Physics - P1.4-6 - Gravitational potential, kinetic energy, and elastic potential energyQuick View

GCSE AQA Physics - P1.4-6 - Gravitational potential, kinetic energy, and elastic potential energy

New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on 'Gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, and elastic energy' written in line with new AQA Physics specification. Starter relates the previous lesson on 'work done' to the current lesson on energy which also brings in the idea of conservation of energy. Provided a clear explanation of gravitational energy and how this relates to work done students are given the equation which they can immediately use with the 'book shelf' activity. Books each of mass 1 kg are flown across different height shelves where students must then calculate their gravitational potential energy. The idea of kinetic energy is explored by looking at different size vehicles and their top speeds and what this might mean for their kinetic energy. Following the explanation of the equation the students then complete an activity with different vehicles moving across the screen with their speeds and masses visible for student to calculate the kinetic energy of each. The Elastic potential energy equation is reviewed and then students are able to apply it with review questions. The elastic potential energy and kinetic energy equations are reviewed in focus to show how they can be re-arranged to make extension and velocity the subject. Exam questions are provided as a plenary. Home work questions are provided for review. Exam questions are given as a plenary task. Lesson Objectives: 1) Provide definitions for kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy and elastic potential energy. 2) Apply at least two energy equations to problems successfully. 3) Apply and re-arrange all energy equations to problems. 4) Relate work done to changes in energy stores.
Energy Calculations Quick View

Energy Calculations

This resource is designed for the 'Trilogy' AQA Science GCSE but could also be adapted as a revision lesson for AQA P2 Energy (just remove Q12 and Q13) 1) Students are asked to identify the correct equation to calculate each type of energy. 2) Students give feedback to an example calculation answer on the board identifying WWW and EBI 3) Students are giving a choice of multiple questions (based loosely around energy transfers during a sports day), 12 question topics are given with a choice from 3 differentiated questions on each one. 4) Answers are provided 5) Students then answer 2 questions that will marked by the teacher to assess progress.
Worksheet - Energy Transfers for Energy ResourcesQuick View

Worksheet - Energy Transfers for Energy Resources

Worksheet showing the energy transfers for each of the energy resources pupils need to know. Pupils must write in the forms of energy. Energy resources pictures from:
Energy unitQuick View

Energy unit

Unit of work for energy, approx 11 lessons - worksheets go with some of the tasks. the energy resources cards are from another member on here ( all credit to them)