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

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

AQA AS Physics Unit 1 & 2 Revision Presentations

AQA AS Physics Unit 1 & 2 Revision Presentations

This AQA AS Physics unit 1 & 2 Mega pack contains two PowerPoint revision presentations to help students revise for their exam. Covers key definitions and concepts. The activities are perfect for revision for exams, as a lesson starter. All feedback is welcome and let me know what I can do to make this resource better!I developed this for AQA Students, but Edexcel and OCR students will also find it useful as there is much crossover. A2 Students may also find it useful to go over topics from the previous year.

By theeducationspecialist

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

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!

By sciencecorner

Images in mirrors

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

By simoninpng

WAVE - EARTHQUAKE

WAVE - EARTHQUAKE

This source includes; 20 slides.To attract attention of students to the subject, daily life animations were used.You should install these Fonts for this document; (Marker Felt & Tempus Sans ITC)

By veyselbiga

Year 7 reflection worksheet (Activate textbook)

Year 7 reflection worksheet (Activate textbook)

Year 7 Worksheet for light topic.lesson 2 reflectionThis follows the 4 part lesson structure: Connect, activate, Demonstrate (practical section), Consolidate (PASA WWW,EBI &MRI) and an exit pass.The title is to be added and the learning objective with success criteria are already on the worksheet.This is used along with the Activate year 7 textbooks.

By Anneliese6441

Year 7 Light, introduction lesson (alongside Activate books) worksheet

Year 7 Light, introduction lesson (alongside Activate books) worksheet

Year 7 Worksheet for light topic.Introduction lesson 1This follows the 4 part lesson structure: Connect, activate, Demonstrate, Consolidate (PASA WWW,EBI &MRI) and an exit pass.The title is to be added and the learning objective with success criteria are already on the worksheet.This is used along with the Activate year 7 textbooks.

By Anneliese6441

KS4 Physics Homework Projects

KS4 Physics Homework Projects

3 homework projects suitable for KS4 Physicsx students on Energy and Payback Time, Forces and Momentum and Waves and Communication.Each project comes with a level ladder style success grid, graded A*-D, for students to maximise their learning

By caverre

KS4 Homework Projects

KS4 Homework Projects

A series of nine homework projects suitable for KS4 students covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics.- Genetics- Hydroponics- Extracting Copper- Oil- Analysing Substances- Nanoparticles and Smart Materials- Waves and Communication- Energy and Payback Time- Forces and Momentum

By caverre

Light and colour

Light and colour

Presentation including learning outcomes, notes and an activity to assess progress on the topic of light and colour.

By jkrtaylor

Quantum Physics - Energy Levels!

Quantum Physics - Energy Levels!

Th e tricky topic of energy levels in Physics. The resource comes with comprehensive notes for students for self study or revision plus TWO worksheets of energy level questions to test their understanding. Complete with answers, this essential resource will ensure that your students are exam ready.

By scigeeks

AQA New Spec (2018) P2 Calculating Wave Frequency, Velocity (Speed) and Wavelength

AQA New Spec (2018) P2 Calculating Wave Frequency, Velocity (Speed) and Wavelength

Lesson covers:-Visual starter on the parts of a wave. Worksheet activity incorporating literacy.-Animated video on waves.- Easy to understand explanation on how to calculate the frequency, wavelength and velocity of a wave.- Questions on calculating a wave's frequency, wavelength and velocity.- Very engaging AFL quiz on calculating wave speed (Who wants to be a millionaire theme)- Challenging questions where pupils need to convert units in order to calculate a wave's speed.- Stimulating plenary involving rolling of dice and questions on calculating a wave's frequency.- Plenty of peer and self assessment opportunities.

By zmzb

Tsunami Scavenger Hunt - An Activity

Tsunami Scavenger Hunt - An Activity

Tsunami - Scavenger Hunt Activity - Science Game with fun.This scavenger hunt introduces to students about the Tsunami basic information and some known facts with examples in their environment or earth science lesson.There are 24 scavenger hunt cards with colorful pictures. Purpose:It’s a great tool in the form of game with a fun for to review vocabulary on Tsunami and its science.How to Use:1. Print the given all 24 cards on a card stock or any other good paper and cut them along the black line. 2. Get the print of Scavenger Hunt questions pages and each student should be given this copy. 3. Place Scavenger Hunt cards around the classroom. For example you can place it on chair, on table, on benches, behind the classroom doors, besides the computer or wherever you like. 4. Students have to search the cards in a classroom in order to find out the answers of the questions. Students can complete this exercise in a group with classmate or alone.You will find lots more in my store, including math, science, ELA, activities/craftivitiy, special education, interactive activities, and more!

By ilaxippatel

A2 Charged Particles and Quantum Physics Worksheets with Mark scheme

A2 Charged Particles and Quantum Physics Worksheets with Mark scheme

These worksheets and mark schemes are designed for teachers and students of A2 and A2 Physics to support teaching and learning, as well as prepare for A2 examination on charged particles and Quantum Physics. The work set in these worksheets are well differentiated to meet the need of every student learning capacity and to help improve success rate of A2 Physics on charged particles and Quantum Physics.

By okorodudujk

KS3 and KS4 Homework Projects

KS3 and KS4 Homework Projects

27 homework projects on key stage 3 and keystage 4 science, linked to the Exploring Science and GCSE schemes of work.All come with fully differentiated level ladders to allow for maximum pupil progressA bargain at less than a pound a project!Key Stage 37A - Cells7B - Reproduction7C - Adaptations7E - Acids and Alkalis7F - Chemical reactions7H - Solutions7I - Energy Resources7J - Electricity in the Home8A - Food and Digestion8C - Microbes and Disease8E - Classifying Elements8I - Heating and Cooling9B - Health and Fitness9C - Plants9E - Metals and their reactions9G - Environmental Chemistry9L - PressureRecyclingKey Stage 4GeneticsHydroponicsExtracting CopperNanoparticles and Smart MaterialsOilAnalysing SubstancesForces and MomentumWaves and CommunicationEnergy and Payback Time

By caverre

A2 Communication, EM Spectrum and Sound Worksheets

A2 Communication, EM Spectrum and Sound Worksheets

These worksheets are designed for teachers and students of A2 and A2 Physics to support teaching and learning, as well as prepare for A2 examination on Communication and Sound. The work set in these worksheets are well differentiated to meet the need of every student learning capacity and to help improve success rate of A2 Physics on Communication and Sound.

By okorodudujk

Physics Homework Projects

Physics Homework Projects

8 homework projects on key stage 3 and 4 Physics, linked to the Exploring Science and iGCSE schemes of work.All homework projects are fully differentiated, with level ladders provided to maximise pupil progress7I - Energy Resources7J - Electricity in the Home8I - Heating and Cooling9I - Electricity in the Home9L - PressureForces and MomentumWaves and CommunicationEnergy and Payback time

By caverre

AQA Combined Science Trilogy: Biology,  Chemistry and Physics

AQA Combined Science Trilogy: Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A years worth of lessons in one bundle of my separate resources mapping to spec codes from the new AQA Combined Science Trilogy. Biology: 4.1-4.4 Chemistry: 5.1-5.4 Physics: 6.1-6.4. A sequence of lessons covering all areas of the specification. Lesson PowerPoint's of theory and differentiated tasks following an all, most and some principle. All theory presented for teacher to read through as you go. This leads to pupil tasks and resources that are differentiated and range in literacy and numeracy as well.

By WHAM_Education

AQA Combined Science Trilogy: Physics 6.1-6.4

AQA Combined Science Trilogy: Physics 6.1-6.4

A bundle of my separate resources mapping to spec codes from the new AQA Combined Science Trilogy. 6.1-6.4. A sequence of lessons covering all areas of the specification. Lesson PowerPoint's of theory and differentiated tasks following an all, most and some principle. All theory presented for teacher to read through as you go. This leads to pupil tasks and resources that are differentiated and range in literacy and numeracy as well.

By WHAM_Education

2.2.2 Wave Particle Duality

2.2.2 Wave Particle Duality

High quality A level physics resource customised for the teaching of AQA GCE A-level Physics 7408.This is the first sheet for the 3.2.2 Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena topic.

By mvilchez

2.2.2 Collisions of electrons with atoms

2.2.2 Collisions of electrons with atoms

High quality A level physics resource customised for the teaching of AQA GCE A-level Physics 7408.This is the second sheet for the 3.2.2 Electromagnetic radiation and quantum phenomena topic.

By mvilchez