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)
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.
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)!
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 lesson describes the energy loss in transmission wires and the role of transformers<br />
Lesson Overview<br />
How many can you name?<br />
Electrical induction<br />
How do generators work?<br />
Back to back <br />
Electrical generation in a power station<br />
Fossil fuels and where they come from<br />
If we burn we can generate<br />
Coal fire power station video link<br />
Nuclear fusion generates heat too <br />
Fossil fuel life cycle<br />
Paragraph from images<br />
Who uses the most and why<br />
Talk for a minute<br />
Actual student responses to the Edexcel 6 mark questions for June 2015 Exams. <br />
I have used these with students, providing them with the marking schemes and asking them to mark/annotate each one. <br />
Some of the response gained zero marks. I have included these as it helps students to understand what gains marks and what doesn't. The marks are from the exam board (and have been through the remarking process) so should be correct.
Fully comprehensive and explanatory Powerpoint for Specific heat capacity and specific latent heat. Includes practical activities and worksheets. Written for IB but could also be used for A level and some GCSE/IGCSE syllabuses. Written with humour by a very experienced (26 years!) Physics teacher.