# Physics teaching resources: Waves

Resources and ideas for physics, waves, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

#### 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.

#### Edexcel Legacy P1 Exam Questions

Each page contains a topic from the specification plus exam questions in increasing difficulty. The next page contains the markscheme. The idea is that you print them on A3, back to back so students can work through the answers and check them as they work.

#### Worksheets on Waves- Geometric Optics

This worksheets are designed for teachers and students of Physics to support student learning on Waves and Geometric optics . The work set in this worksheet is well differentiated to meet the need of every student's learning ability from core to extended and for raising attainment level. The worksheet has been found to be very helpful for teachers and students preparing for IGCSE, GCSE, Edexcel, O'level and A'level Physics.

#### GCSE Additional Physics Revision Lessons Bundle

This resource is a series of lessons designed to be used when revising GCSE Additional Physics. This resource includes:1: A lesson on motion2: A lesson on mains electricity3: A lesson n current electricity4: A lesson on work, energy & momentum5: A lesson on radiation6: A lesson covering space physics7: A series of revision grids & bookletsThanks for looking

#### 2017 predicted papers - DISCOUNT BUNDLE

since the 2016 are easily found on the internet I wrote a paper so I could have an 'unseen' assessment for my students.Answers included

#### Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum detectives

A game to match up EM (electromagnetic) radiation properties and uses to the type of radiation. There is a Powerpoint to introduce the task too. Content has been edited recently.

#### KS3 Physics - SOUND and HEARING Huge Resource Pack, waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, the ear

*UPDATED January 2017 - More support worksheets added*This resource includes a 56 slide PowerPoint presentation, four activity worksheets, a mind map, a short quiz and a 34-question unit test. Everything is ready to be used or easily edited to suit your learners. • Includes sound clips to bring the learning to life• Animations have been thoughtfully used to promote participation from lower achieving students and discussion from higher ability ones. • 26 learning outcomes listed belowBy the end of these lessons, pupils will:1. recognise that sound is made by objects that vibrate 2. define that the frequency of vibration of the source is measured in Hertz (Hz) 3. discuss how sound is made in different musical instruments 4. know that a vibrating source causes the layers of air around it to move 5. discover that sound travels by compressing and expanding the surroundings 6. express that sound travels as a longitudinal wave 7. discover that sound travels best through solids and worst through gases because of the arrangement of the particles 8. explore the relative speed of sound in different mediums 9. explain that sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum because there are no molecules 10. know that sound waves detected by the ear cause the ear drum to vibrate 11. explore the structure of the ear 12. describe how sound is transmitted through the ear to the brain 13. know that different people have different ranges of hearing 14. know that the average human range of hearing is 20 to 20,000 Hz 15. define that loudness is measured in decibels (dB's) 16. discuss that 0 dB is the threshold of hearing and 130 dB's is the threshold of pain whilst 140 dB's causes damage 17. discuss that loud sounds can have permanent and temporary effect on the ear 18. discuss some common causes of ear damage 19. define that noise is unwanted sound 20. discover that a loud sound is produced by a large vibration and vice versa 21. discover that a high pitched sound is produced by a very frequent (quick) vibration and vice versa 22. know that an microphone can change sound to electricity and that this can then be displayed on an oscilloscope 23. know that the wave displayed on an oscilloscope is a transverse wave 24. demonstrate 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 waveCheers!

#### Reflection and Refraction worksheet

A worksheet for students to work on either as part of the lessons on reflection and refraction, or, as I used them as a topic recap.

#### Lens Diagrams

A short presentation detailing how to draw Lens Diagrams for both converging and diverging lenses.

#### EM Summary

A worksheet that can be used by students to summarise the EM Spectrum. Including space for Wavelength, Frequency, Energy and Uses.

#### GCSE Physics Revision Crosswords

A set of 4 GCSE Revision Crosswords.

#### Images in mirrors

Written for Cambridge IGCSE Physics, this follows on from a lesson (also uploaded) on the law of reflection. A number of slides gradually build up how an image is formed. Suitable questions from the textbook you use can be substituted at the end. The students practice mirror writing and at the start bof the lesson consider their own reflections (this discussion could take place in groups) Check out more of my resources at www.mrsimonporter.wikispaces.com
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#### KS3 Unit of Work - Light and Sound

A whole series of 21 lessons, fully resourced with engaging PowerPoints.Includes revision activities and a 'Big Assessment'.Includes Equipment lists and Precise Learning Objectives for each lesson.(See sample materials from mdn3 for lesson style and quality)Lesson 1: Shadows and EyesLesson 2 and 3: ReflectionLesson 4: Refraction Lesson 5: Lenses and GlassesLesson 6: Dispersion and ColourLesson 7: Colours and Filters Lesson 8: Toy Maker Lesson 9: SoundLesson 10: WavesLesson 11: Digital and Analogue Lesson 12: The Ear and Hearing LossLesson 13: Hearing Range, Pitch and VolumeLesson 14 and 15: Music Investigation and Reaction TimeLessons 16 and 17: Noise Pollution PresentationsLesson 18: Echoes and SonarLesson 19: UltrasoundLesson 20: RevisionLesson 21: End of Topic Test

#### Sound -half term plans for year 4

Plans and slides for an entire half term on sound for Year 4 - covers all the core objectives for this unit.

#### Physics A2 A-level Revision Matching Pairs Games

Five interactive competitive games on A2 Physics topics of Astro, Capacitors, Gravity, Space and Thermophysics. These will make a very welcome break from other less thrilling means of revision.The Matching Pairs Game is a fun and competitive interactive whiteboard game in which two teams take it in turns to match tiles. The game automatically scores and has a built in timer in the event of a draw. Students really enjoy the competitiveness. This game won a Microsoft innovation award. An editor is separately available to make your own games;https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/matching-pairs-interactive-game-creator-11063058These five games are also available together in a discounted bundle of ten A-level Matching Pairs Games; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/bundler/11560439bennyjohn5@hotmail.com
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#### SEN Waves Card Sort and Flash Cards Revision

This resource consists of a set of approximately 20 revision flash cards - 1 question and answer per card - and a card sort based upon the cards.Suited to middle to lower achievers.
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#### AQA P1 Topic-A-Day Revision Resource Waves, Generating Electricity, Convection, Conduction etc

Written for the current GCSE AQA course. Suitable for Foundation Students.This resource takes the form of a calendar that focuses one topic per day over a period of 27 days. Each day the students have a set of questions to answer linked to a particular specification topic, eg Day 1 is IR Radiation, Day 2 Solids, liquids, gases, Day 3 Conduction etc. It covers the entire P1 section of the course and is designed to over students a good knowledge base for the foundation exam.
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#### Revision Crossword Starter for P1 AQA Physics

A Crossword with answers.Suitable for high achievers as a starter activity or homework.

#### OCR A Physics AS and A level - 300+ Multiple Choice Questions for the new specification

Photocopiable resource for OCR A Physics AS and A level. Complete with very detailed answers as to why responses are correct and incorrect. Great for developing and assessing understanding and misconceptions.This is a full set of multiple choice question tests, answers, repeat tests (300+ questions), calculation questions and super-hard questions - differentiated for all students doing OCR A Physics at AS and A level. The book is available here on TES resources, and a hard copy can also be ordered by emailing the team at info@dmepublications.co.uk

#### OCR A Physics AS and A level Multiple Choice Questions (test 2) for topics 1.1 to 4.5

A complete set of 10 Multiple Choice Questions for each of the OCR A Physics AS and A level questions for topics 1.1 to 4.5, with detailed answers. these are the repeat test 2 samples.Also available on TES Resources are the individual test 1 samples, as well as the full 208 page book containing all these tests, super-hard questions, calculations and at a glance answers.A full book and hard copy of all tests, repeat tests, differentiated tests and calculation tests is available by request from info@dmepublications.co.uk

#### 4.4 Waves OCR A Physics AS and A Level Multiple Choice Test

Photocopiable resource for OCR A Physics AS and A level. Complete with very detailed answers as to why responses are correct and incorrect. Great for developing and assessing understanding and misconceptions.A full set of multiple choice question tests, answers and repeat tests (300+ questions) is also available here on TES resources, and a hard copy can be ordered from info@dmepublications.co.uk

#### 4.5 Quantum Physics OCR A Physics AS and A level Multiple Choice Questions

Photocopiable resource for OCR A Physics AS and A level. Complete with very detailed answers as to why responses are correct and incorrect. Great for developing and assessing understanding and misconceptions.A full set of multiple choice question tests, answers and repeat tests (300+ questions) is also available here on TES resources, and a hard copy can be ordered from info@dmepublications.co.uk

#### Properties of a transverse wave and wave equations

Presentation informing students about the different properties of a transverse wave and shows how to apply the wave speed equation. Includes outcomes, starter, questions and answers. All questions are fully differentiated to meet all students' needs. Pages referenced are from Collins AQA but are not essential.

#### Card sort - sound, light or both

A card sort for the properties of light and sound: Light, sound or both. Complete with colour coded slide of answers. Aimed at KS3.

#### Light workbook

A workbook for KS3 light that is useful for revision of the topic - with questions, diagrams to draw and tasks.

#### Physics A Level (Edexcel AQA OCR) Posters

A large proportion of students are visual learners, this means bright colours, bold diagrams, and image repetition will help when studying. Enclosed are a range of posters for A Level Physics on any exam board.The posters are A4 documents, split into 4 boxes with bold colourful information in each. They are well used scattered around a room or the house, so constant viewing of the posters will help you remember the information that in on them. This is a technique that I have passed on to help many students through GCSE and A level.The topics included are: Diffraction, Work Function

#### Sound multiple-choice questions

To be used as a useful summary after students have looked at the speed of sound in different substance. The multiple-choice format is useful for those of you preparing for these style exams (Cambridge IGCSE). The 'write your own' multiple choice questions at the end are surprisingly difficult to do, and are an excellent link to sentence structure/grammar etc.

#### sound ks3

7 wonderful lessons to teach sound. A entire schemes of work on sound for ks3. lesson 1 : what is sound lesson 2 : how sound is produced lesson 3: sound through solid, liquids and gas lesson 4: sound waves lesson 5 : ears and damage lesson 6: ultrasound lesson 7: revision lesson. NOT TO BE MISSED!!

#### Science Christmas Quiz 2016

Christmas Quiz for use within Science lessons towards the end of term. There are 13 Quiz rounds to choose from (I usually have the folder open on the board and let one team at a time choose which round we do).There are several science based rounds, as well as some generic Christmas and music rounds.