Classroom and one-to-one tutoring resources for Physics at KS3 and KS4. There are some full lessons and also some smaller resources. Feel free to download and re-use. If they've been helpful then a review would be much appreciated.

Classroom and one-to-one tutoring resources for Physics at KS3 and KS4. There are some full lessons and also some smaller resources. Feel free to download and re-use. If they've been helpful then a review would be much appreciated.

This is a PowerPoint on mass, weight and gravity that I prepared for a Y7 tutee.
It’s not a complete lesson but a useful reminder of the main concepts. Mass is
constant, weight is a force that can vary according to gravitational field strength.
I also introduce the main equation here W = m x g
Includes a PowerPoint.
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A worksheet on calculating Power aimed at KKS3/Y8. It starts with a description of the two equations that will be used (P = E/t and V= VI), introduces how to use equation triangles (which I don’t really like but I know that a lot of students find useful) and then finishes with a set of ten questions of increasing difficulty (with hints). Includes the answers (in red at the end)

This is a bit specific but I wanted to prepare something for a couple of my students who were having trouble with the concept of calculating wavelength using the number of half-wavelengths in a standing wave on a length of string.
It’s not a full lesson by any means but might be useful in explaining the concept o
λ = 2L/n
where
L = length of string
n = number of half-wavelengths on the string
λ = wavelenght of standing wave

A powerpoint that I created to review the vector and scalar quantities and then move on to the difference between displacement and distance. It includes several worked examples (featuring my dog, Peach) that use simple trigonometry (SOCAHTOA) and Pythagora’s theorom.
I used this with a Y9 tutee but it could be useful for Y10/Y11.
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This is a complete lesson on measuring current and voltage that I prepared for a Y7 class. Covers a step by step guide to setting up series and parallel circuits and recording results as well as three-way differentiated worksheets. Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Differentiated Worksheets.
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A small powerpoint that I made to explain a step by step solution to an AQA GCSE Higher Paper question involving specific heat capacity. I wanted to model a clear and methodical approach.
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This is a complete lesson on distance time graphs I prepared for a Y7 class. Start by deciding who walks fastest from a data table which then introduces the idea of speed = distance / time (m/s) Some worked examples and then onto distance-time graphs: what is involved (axes, labels, origin, data etc) and then onto gradients and how they help us visualise speed. Finishing off with describing a journey using a graph.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Work Sheet.
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This is a complete lesson introducing forces that I prepared for a Y7 class. Start by applying forces to a piece of paper, differentiating pushes and pulls, classifying actions as pushes, pulls or twists. Introducing contact and non-contact forces and moving on to force arrows. Then a non-contact force investigation using a balloon to pick up paper.
Includes a PowerPoint and Lesson Plan.
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This is a complete lesson on streamlining that I prepared for a Y7 class.
Starter introduces the idea of streamlining with PPT examples. A practical involves dropping various plasticine shapes through a wallpaper paste mixture to determine the most streamlined shape. Then a plenary to share the class findings.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Practical Work Sheet.
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This is a complete lesson on investigative skills that I prepared for a Y9 class. The class worked through the ideas behind key investigative skills i.e Making Predictions, Choosing Equipment, Types of Variables, Taking Readings, Calculating Averages, Plotting Graphs and Drawing Conclusions. Examples of each skill set were given in the PPT and the students then had several examples of their own to try from the workbook.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Workbook.
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This is a complete lesson on convection that I prepared for a Y9 class.
Starter activity to think about types of heat transfer occurring in a heated saucepan. A recap of conduction from a previous lesson is followed by an introduction to convection in fluids. The example of a radiator is explained followed by a lava lamp demonstration
(I had to buy my own!) and a video of potassium permanganate in a beaker. As a class they are asked to think about what is happening in a hot air balloon. A worksheet (which can be differentiated with key words easily) is used to cement learning.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan, and Worksheet.
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This is a complete lesson on heat transfer by infrared radiation that I prepared for a Y9 class.
Starter activity to recap convection from a previous lesson using a group
discussion and feedback on a hot air balloon. is followed by an introduction to infrared radiation and heating. A Leslie Cube demonstration is used to demonstrate the differences in
surfaces (black/matt/light/shiny). Different real life examples are then discussed as a precursor to a set of exam-style questions (ExamPro so they cannot be included)
Includes a PowerPoint and Lesson Plan.
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This is a complete lesson on temperature gradients that I prepared for a Y9 class.
Starter activity to discuss what is going to happen to my mug of coffee. The we revisit the Leslie Cube from a previous lesson but this time using a temperature probe as there had been some disagreement amongst students as to the temperature of various sides. The ideas behind temperature gradients and equilibrium are then introduced followed
by some thinking exercises (penguins, cups of coffee in Summer and Winter). There are then some questions to work through recapping conduction, convection and radiation.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Worksheet.
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This is a complete lesson on kinetic energy that I prepared for a Y9 class.
Starter activity using a roller coaster example to relate back to a previous lesson on gravitational potential energy. Then spotting examples of KE (anything that’s moving). Introduce the KE equations and work through some progressively harder examples. A worksheet is used to cement learning.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Worksheet with answers.
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This is a complete lesson on power and electrical appliances that I prepared for a Y10 class. Start off by reviewing previous lesson on series and parallel circuits with a worked example calculating current in a circuit. Wire wool and battery demo to keep interest up and link back to fuses. Power equations (E=Pt, E=QV and Q=It) are then recapped and a derivation of P=I2R is worked through. A worksheet with
various Power problems is then worked through by the group.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and WorkSheet.
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This is a complete lesson on conservation of momentum that I prepared for a Y10 class. The concept of momentum was introduced and a couple of examples were worked through in the PPT with attention being paid to using the correct units. Students were then given several questions to work through on their own and these were then supported by
worked answers on the PPT. A Newton’s cradle was used to introduce and demonstrate the idea of conservation of momentum. Several worked examples were then demonstrated on the PPT to demonstrate an expected answer layout.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Homework Questions and Answers.
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This is a complete lesson on conservation of momentum and in paricular
explosions that I prepared for a Y10 class. A follow on to a previous lesson on conservation of momentum. Worked examples on the PPT were used to reinforce the previous lesson. Momentum being conserved in explosions was then introduced and several worked examples were
completed by the class. Finally the idea of rate of change of momentum was discussed and tied into force via Newton’s second law.
Includes a PowerPoint and Lesson Plan.
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This is a complete lesson on series and parallel circuits that I prepared for a Y10 class. Start off by recalling and describing series circuits relationships in terms of current voltage and resistance. Group works through first part of worksheet and the group share their answers. Parallel circuit relationships are then discussed using PPT example and group works through second part of worksheet and share their answers.
The calculation of resistance in parallel 1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + … is described at the end.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and WorkSheet.
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This is a complete lesson on distance-time graphs that I prepared for a Y7 class. Covers typical speeds, calculating the mean for a set of walking speed results, plotting distance time on a graph and introducing the concept of gradient and its relation to speed. Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Worksheet.
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This is a complete lesson on friction for a Y7 class. Covers an introduction to frictional force, “can friction ever be useful?” and an investigation into frictional forces on shoes moving across different surfaces . Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Investigation Worksheet.
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