Vectors and scalars.  Physics.  KS4 (new GCSE 9 - 1).
A complete, and ready to deliver, differentiated, high quality KS4 / GCSE lesson (for anyone outside of the UK it is for ages 13 to 16). There is nothing for you to do but give it a quick look through and familiarise yourself with it. Your young people will learn to:
* Explain the difference between scalars and vectors.
* Name all the important scalars and vectors.
* Successfully complete a practical experiment on vectors/scalars.
* Successfully calculate speed, velocity, distance and time using the speed equation.

This is a complete lesson from start to end, you do not need to spend many hours carefully planning, creating, resourcing and improving this lesson. I have already spent those hours preparing it for my students and improving it over many years.

This carefully crafted lesson is over 40 slides long, and is full of learning activities as below:
* Notes to help the teacher.
* Starter - unscramble the words.
* Starter - simple task where students self-assess against the objectives.
* Activity sheet (unique - not available anywhere else) - simply print for each student.
* Practical / student experiment.
* Questions (with differentiation) – all answers are provided.
* Peer marking
* Self marking
* Theory slides (carefully sculpted, interspaced with learning activities, not ‘death by powerpoint’).
* Play ball.
* Paired work activities – all answers are provided.
* Homework worksheet (unique)
* Scientific Numeracy activities.
* Student self-assessment versus objectives activity – so learners can judge for themselves how much they have learnt.

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This lesson is part of a series, whilst they all work very well as standalone individual lessons you may wish to buy others from the series:
0. Bundles – contain 3 or more of these lessons at a discounted price (however please note not all my series are bundled).
1. Vectors and scalars.
2. Forces between objects (contact / non-contact and Newton’s 3rd law).
3. Forces and Newton’s third law (N3L).
4. Resultant forces, free body diagrams.
5. Forces and acceleration F=Ma
6 to 12 - please see list in this powerpoint

Here is the next lesson in the series:

Happy teaching!
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  • Master---Scalars---Vectors-v9.ppt
  • Vectors---Scalars-ACTIVITY-v3.pdf
  • Vectors---Scalars-ANSWERS-v3.pdf
  • Pocket-Homework-v2.pdf
  • Kit-list.docx
  • Barclayfox-v3.pptx

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Created: Sep 20, 2017

Updated: Jan 31, 2018

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