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KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

KS3 Physics - Electricity Resource Pack, Ciruits, Current, Voltage, Electric Components

**This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team** *UPDATED JANUARY 2017* Added a crossword puzzle with answers.This resource pack will get your learners thinking about electricity and electric circuits. It includes:• A lucid and logical 69-slide PowerPoint which includes many visual aids. The slides are thoughtfully animated (not over-animated) to allow opportunities for learners to participate and promote class discussions.• Seven pages of interactive notes (scaffolded notes). These notes fit perfectly with the presentation. I find this activity keeps lower-level students engaged during the lessons while allowing differentiation for higher achievers. • A crossword (with answers), some homework questions and a quiz.**Just print and go! Or customize to fit the needs of your class.**Learning objectives covered in this resources are listed below.• By the end of these lessons, pupils should know:1. that electricity is a form of energy.2. that current electricity can be produced from cells, batteries or the mains3. 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.Hope you find it useful. Your feedback is much appreciated.

By sciencecorner

Types of Energy Categorisation Activity

Types of Energy Categorisation Activity

This is a categorisation activity based on nineties of energy. Pupils have to decide what type of energy the item relates to and then add the key words into the correct energy box. The PowerPoint accompanies the worksheet with a few animated slides.

By ScienceTeacherElite

Energy-Diamond Ranking

Energy-Diamond Ranking

This is a diamond Ranking activity based on the 9 types of energy. This activity encourages pupils to discuss their personal ideas on which energy is the most important or least important and why. The PowerPoint contains a few animated slides to supplement the worksheet.

By ScienceTeacherElite

Energy Transfers

Energy Transfers

The starter gets the students to evaluate the possibility of perpetual motion machines. Introduces a number of different energy stores. There is also a differentiated task included on the PowerPoint.

By chemteacher5

GCSE Science Vocabulary Booklet

GCSE Science Vocabulary Booklet

An A-Z vocabulary booklet that is left blank for pupils to write specific vocabulary that they need to know for the exam. The majority of pages are dedicated to a letter. were as come letters (Y & Z, for example) share a page.The booklet is 39 pages long, this will allow you to have it printed back to back in magazine form as either an A5 (printed on A4 paper) or A4 booklet (printed on A3 paper).

By ScienceTeacherElite

Reflection - complete lesson (KS3)

Reflection - complete lesson (KS3)

Full, differentiated lesson with everything you need for the topic of reflection. Tailored around the activate SOW and used within a year 7 class, can be applied to other SOW and year groups. Use of timers to promote pace and powerpoint animations to support Q/A during self/peer marking of answers.

By matt_nick1in

Stored energies - complete lesson (KS4)

Stored energies - complete lesson (KS4)

A full lesson with everything you need for stored energies. Based on Edexcell SOW but can be used for others. Makes use of the 'triangle' method to simplify equations, uses timers to promote pace and has PowerPoint animations to support Q/A during peer/self correction of answers.

By matt_nick1in

Colour - complete lesson (KS3)

Colour - complete lesson (KS3)

Full differentiated lesson based on colour (activate SOW). Includes timers and animations to promote pace and Q/A during peer/self correction or marking. Whiteboard AFL activity included as well as fun 'car race' plenary.

By matt_nick1in

Refraction - complete lesson (KS3)

Refraction - complete lesson (KS3)

Topic of refraction for KS3, tailored to activate SOW and pitched to a year 7 class. Can be used above or below this criteria depending on ability. Lesson is differentiated and includes timers/animations for pace and Q/A during self/peer marking.

By matt_nick1in

The eye and the camera - complete lesson KS3

The eye and the camera - complete lesson KS3

Full lesson with everything you need. Based on activate SOW and pitched to a year 7 class. Lesson is differentiated to support both more and less able. Timings included to promote pace and animations for peer or self marking/correction.

By matt_nick1in

Changes in energy stores  - complete lesson (KS4)

Changes in energy stores - complete lesson (KS4)

Change in energy stores lesson which also covers conservation of energy , energy efficiency and flow diagrams. Differentiated with everything you need. Timers are used to promote pace and present opportunities for self or peer correction.

By matt_nick1in

Conduction convection and radiation - complete lesson (KS4)

Conduction convection and radiation - complete lesson (KS4)

Lesson based on Edexcell 'keeping warm', covering conduction convection and radiation. Can be used for other SOW. Everything you need for the lesson included; simple practical exercise, timers to promote pace, animations for Q/A during review of answers after each learning check point. Plenary based on self reflection against lesson LO's.

By matt_nick1in

Light - complete lesson (KS3)

Light - complete lesson (KS3)

Tailored towards activate SOW but can be sued for others. Includes a short simple, practical activity using light boxes. Lesson is differentiated to support more and less able. Use of timings and powerpoint animations promotes pace and Q/A during self or peer mediated questioning. Class wide AFL supported through simple red, green or yellow card activity.

By matt_nick1in

Conservation of energy - complete lesson (KS4)

Conservation of energy - complete lesson (KS4)

Complete lesson tailored towards AQA but can be used for other SOW. Includes timings, and powerpoint animations to promote pace and Q/A respectively. Short practical exercise included involving the use of pendulums. Lesson is differentiated to support both less and more able.

By matt_nick1in

Efficiency bundle

Efficiency bundle

A set of resources to help students get to grips with percentages and efficiency.

By heelis

SEN Energy transfers puzzle and tasks 2018 spec

SEN Energy transfers puzzle and tasks 2018 spec

This resource is made up of a puzzle and questions relating to Energy Transfers. There is also a task asking students to design a rollercoaster taking into account the energy transfers needed to make it more thrilling.

By heelis

SEN Puzzle and questions on efficiency calculations

SEN Puzzle and questions on efficiency calculations

This resource is a puzzle that needs to be cut out and rearranged to make sense of the text. It forces students to engage with what they have learned in a kinaesthetic way. Once completed students should be better equipped to do simple efficiency calculations.

By heelis

Series and Parallel

Series and Parallel

Introduction to series and parallel circuits, as well as current. Leads them through finding the current, and seeing if they can spot any patterns, then gives them the theory.

By CAllan1855