These are 2 worksheets for children to practice branching databases and 2 models for teachers to rehearse with them, before of after a lesson. They can be adapted to suit topic work and can be included in any subject area. Children could decide about Yes or No answers, or decide about what questions to ask. Success is achieved when children can make up their own branching database with increasing complexity.
KS3/4 children can struggle with the concepts of current and voltage, and with how to correctly connect an ammeter/voltmeter. I tried this analogy: energy supplied to electrons is like biscuits on plates. Helps show why voltmeter is connected in parallel, clarity meaning of voltage dropped and explain observations in parallel vs series circuits. Also contains differentiated investigation activities with explanations, and ammeter/voltmeter wiring quiz.\n\nSee also: Mr Amp (ammeters and current)
KS3/4 children can struggle with the concepts of current and voltage, and with how to correctly connect an ammeter/voltmeter. I tried this analogy: current is like the number of children running through a corridor /sec: Mr Amp (the ammeter) stands in the corridor counting children (electrons) and timing them (this explains why the ammeter is wired in series). This can help in showing conservation of current around the circuit and explain observations in parallel vs series circuits. Also contains a slide of investigations to complement it.\n\nSee also: Mrs Volt (chocolate biscuits and voltage)!
I put a sign on the door prompting kids to push close to the hinge when coming in and then later got them to discuss what they found. Content: summary of key terms, principle of moments, starter puzzle (to discuss): 'Can Olive Oyl lift the rock?', Shrek and friends on a seesaw (I had a demo seesaw with plasticine Shrek characters and I went through investigation as a demo with the whole class, filling in the table and then introducing the equation), calculations including starter puzzle. Also contains homework and another yoyo puzzle.
This lesson includes: a fun and challenging yoyo puzzle to get the class thinking about turning effects (can be done live with a bigger yoyo but I have provided videos); a starter introducing them to the topic of forces, and a lesson explaining the different types with examples (to be accompanied by real demos of levers). There is also a worksheet to check keyword knowledge. At the end, challenge the kids to identify which type of levers are hidden in the double-levers. See also: levers 2 (introduction to moments).
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This highly visual presentation contains 67 slides! Note-taking worksheets, homework assignments and a quiz are also provided. These resources will get your students thinking about electricity, electric circuits, making circuits, drawing circuit diagrams, and measuring values in an electric circuit. Appropriate for for Year 7 up to Year 10<br />
Covers circuit components and circuit diagrams, series circuit, parallel circuit, and measuring current and voltage in series and parallel circuits. <br />
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This resource includes a 53 slide PowerPoint presentation and some worksheets. A mind map and quiz are also included. I used them to teach the unit on sound with my Year 8 class. Can also be used for Year 7 or as a revision at the end of the unit. Appropriate for KS2 or KS3.<br />
Covers sound waves, frequency, amplitude, pitch, noise, parts of the ear, hearing loss, ultrasounds, uses of sound. Hope you find it useful. <br />
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This was produced for Edexcel combined science 2016 however it is fantastic for any subject looking at the structure of the atom and how it was first discovered.<br />
Analyze a ball bouncing<br />
The law of conservation of energy<br />
Air bags for the Mars Rover<br />
What did the scientists need to know?<br />
What happens if the calculations are wrong?<br />
G.P.E calculations<br />
The Hulk Rollercoaster<br />
Energy transformations<br />
Design your own and calculate the GPE of your carriage<br />
Kinetic energy<br />
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Why is it important<br />