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Street Lights as Standard Candles

Street Lights as Standard Candles

Street lights of the same type will look brighter when they are close to you, and less bright when they are farther away. The same applies to astronomical objects: a given star will look brighter to a nearby observer than to an observer far away. In both cases, the difference in brightness can be used to deduce the relative distances of suitable objects. Standard candles, objects of constant intrinsic brightness or whose intrinsic brightness can be determined by careful measurements, are a key tool for astronomical distance determination. In this exploration, you will explore standard candles (and also effects that complicate distance measurements) in a simple everyday setting, namely that of street lights, using a digital camera and freely available software.

By astroedu

How to Travel on Earth Without Getting Lost

How to Travel on Earth Without Getting Lost

With this activity, students use a globe to learn how a position on Earth can be described. They investigate how latitude can be found using the stars. Students learn what latitude and longitude are and how to use them to indicate a position on Earth. They investigate how in some locations on Earth, the direction of the midday sun can change over the year.

By astroedu

The Solar System and Expanding Universe: GCSE 9-1 Physics

The Solar System and Expanding Universe: GCSE 9-1 Physics

This is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics specification, linking to the Space Physics module. This lesson has 3 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Describe how evidence has been used in building up a model of our solar system *Explain the evidence for dark matter and dark energy *Link data of planets in the solar system to explain the relationship between a planets distance from the sun and its orbital period This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!

By ellisbrooomhall

Fusion in a Star: GCSE 9-1 Physics

Fusion in a Star: GCSE 9-1 Physics

This is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics, linking to the Space Physics module. This lesson has 3 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Describe the Key steps to the process of fusion (recap) *Explain the life cycle for a star that is similar in size to our sun, and stars that are much greater in size than our sun *Link the idea of energy released in a supernovae to explain the formation and distribution of heavier elements in the universe This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!

By ellisbrooomhall

The Big Bang Theory: GCSE 9-1 Physics

The Big Bang Theory: GCSE 9-1 Physics

This is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics specification, linking to the Space Physics module. This lesson has 3 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Describe the steady state model of the universe *Explain how CMBR has helped to support the big bang model of the universe *Apply your understanding of the big bang to a past paper question This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!

By ellisbrooomhall

Centripetal Force and Orbital Motion: GCSE 9-1 Physics

Centripetal Force and Orbital Motion: GCSE 9-1 Physics

This is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics specification, linking to both the Space Physics and Forces modules. This lesson has 4 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Describe that an object moving at a constant speed can be constantly accelerating towards the centre of an object *Explain what the centripetal force is *Apply the factors that affect the centripetal force to explain what happens to it with an increase in velocity, mass and radius *Link the equation to calculate the centripetal force This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!

By ellisbrooomhall

Doppler Effect and Red-shift: GCSE 9-1 Physics

Doppler Effect and Red-shift: GCSE 9-1 Physics

This is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics specification, linking to the Space Physics module. This lesson has 3 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Describe the Doppler effect. *Explain how red-shift is used to explain that the universe is expanding. *Apply data to explain if an object is moving towards us or away from us by looking at the distortion of a wavelength compared to its wavelength on Earth. This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!

By ellisbrooomhall

Black Body Radiation - GCSE 9-1 Physics

Black Body Radiation - GCSE 9-1 Physics

This is a fully differentiated lesson aimed at teaching the new AQA GCSE Physics and specification, and covers part of the Space Physics module. This lesson has 3 learning objectives that are structured in the IDEAL format: *Identify the factors that effect the rate at which an object can absorb and emit radiation *Describe what is meant by a black body *Explain how radiation determines the temperature of the Earth This lesson is designed with a challenge objective and challenge questions throughout to stretch your most able students, whilst supporting your LA students. Review the lesson before teaching to see how the animations and objectives will work in your lesson. Enjoy!

By ellisbrooomhall

Ultimate GCSE Science Glossary bundle

Ultimate GCSE Science Glossary bundle

Contains full glossaries, quick quizzes, quiz quiz trade cards, display posters and much more for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Includes both trilogy and separate science materials.

By wilko70