In this worksheet suitable for KS£ Physics students plot a distance-time graph to answer questions. They use the information they collect to find speed. Then they construct a speed-time graph to calculate accelertion.
Powerpoint with clear worked examples/solutions covering the basics of distance time graphs.Nice big fonts. I tried to get quite a bit onto a double-page worksheet to reduce photocopying.There's potential for quite a few extension type questions, or for higher ability letting them produce their own scales. Suggestions encouraged.Unfortunately the distances and times travelled aren't realistic!
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This highly visual presentation contains 67 slides that will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. Scaffolded note-taking worksheets for pupils, homework assignments and a quiz are also provided. Appropriate for your Year 7 or Year 8 pupils. Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.
• By the end of this lesson, pupils should know:
1. that electricity is a form of energy.
2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains
3. that there are a range of appliances in the home, which use electricity.
4. that we can represent components by symbols.
5. that current electricity flows in conductors but not in insulators.
6. that a complete path is needed from one side of the battery to the other for electricity to flow.
7. how a switch works.
8. that there are two types of circuit, series and parallel.
9. that current is measured in Amps.
10. that current is measured using an ammeter.
11. how to connect and use an ammeter.
12. that in a series circuit, the current is the same all the way round the circuit.
13. that in a parallel circuit, the current is shared but not lost or used up.
14. that the current in a series circuit depends upon the number and type of components used.
15. that a battery is a store of electrical energy.
16. that voltage is a measure of the amount of energy or push given to the current.
17. that more cells in series equals more voltage.
18. that the effect of voltage upon current and bulb brightness.
19. that an electric current causes a wire to become hot. .
20. that the bigger the current, the higher the temperature of the wire.
21. that if too much current flows, the wire will melt.
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This resource includes a 53 slide PowerPoint presentation, three activity worksheets, a mind map, and a quiz . I used them to teach the unit on sound with my Year 7 and Year 8 classes. Appropriate in KS3 or KS4.
By the end of these lessons, pupils will know:
1. that sound is made by objects that vibrate
2. that the frequency of vibration of the source is measured in Hertz (Hz)
3. how sound is made in different musical instruments
4. that a vibrating source causes the layers of air around it to move
5. that sound travels by compressing and expanding the surroundings
6. that sound travels as a longitudinal wave
7. that sound travels best through solids and worst through gases because of the arrangement of the particles
8. the relative speed of sound in different mediums
9. that sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum because there are no molecules
10. that sound waves detected by the ear cause the ear drum to vibrate
11. the structure of the ear
12. how sound is transmitted through the ear to the brain
13. that different people have different ranges of hearing
14. that the average human range of hearing is 20 to 20,000 Hz
15. that loudness is measured in decibels (dB's)
16. that 0 dB is the threshold of hearing and 130 dB's is the threshold of pain whilst 140 dB's causes damage
17. that loud sounds can have permanent and temporary effect on the ear
18. that some common causes of ear damage
19. that noise is unwanted sound
20. that a loud sound is produced by a large vibration and vice versa
21. that a high pitched sound is produced by a very frequent (quick) vibration and vice versa
22. that an microphone can change sound to electricity and that this can then be displayed on an oscilloscope
23. that the wave displayed on an oscilloscope is a transverse wave
24. how to identify the amplitude, the wavelength and the frequency of a wave
25. recognise the link between the loudness of the sound and the amplitude of the wave
26. recognise the link between the pitch of the sound and the frequency/wavelength of the wave
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Ideal If you are leading on KS3 Curriculum development in your school (Especially good if you are new to post) add me on @thenortherner19
I have devised this curriculum which completely remodels our approach to assessment, planning, reporting, tracking and intervention at KS3. You will find enclosed my strategy for the implementation of this new KS3 curriculum. I have checker all resources and they should download well. Please contact me through tes chat if there is an issue.
1. A development plan for KS3 Curriculum, Literacy and Pupil Premium
2. An initial presentation made to teachers regarding the changes to the GCSE curriculum. supporting resources for this include:
- A timeline for Curriculum development
- Example of an agreed SoW format and lesson plan format to be used
- An example of grading criteria to be used in science each department devised their own grading criteria based on the Draft specifications at GCSE and their current knowledge. These grading criteria have been used to plan the assessments throughout KS3.
3. A KS3 development timeline
4. Presentation to parents explaining the new KS3 curriculum (this was extremely well received by parents)
5. A parental questionnaire that was used on the KS3 New curriculum information evening
6 A booklet to be shared with parents after launch, detailing the KS3 curriculum model (This is a good place to start reading on this strategy)
7 1-9 grade forecasts for all subjects. This has been used to set target grades for our pupils. We have used transition matrices to complete the flight paths to 9-1. Once the targets are in place you can enter the KS2 data into the spreadsheet to see how those forecasts will look in terms of a performance profile of each year group.
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This resource pack includes a highly visual and engaging 33-slide PowerPoint presentation that teaches magnetism to year 7 or year 8 pupils. Scaffolded note-taking worksheets for learners have been customized to go along with these PowerPoint presentations. Two additional worksheets and a quiz are also included. The learning objectives are listed below.
By the end of this series of lessons, pupils will:
1) be introduced to the discovery and history of magnets
2) know the elements that have magnetic properties
3) observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
4) compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
5) describe magnets as having 2 poles
6) predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing
7) know that materials contain groups of spinning electrons called domains
8) know that the domains are aligned in magnetic materials
9) know that the domains of a non-magnetic material are not aligned
10) learn about magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines
11) learn about Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation
12) explore the magnetic fields of permanent and induced magnets, and the Earth’s magnetic field
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