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 complete lesson on energy stores and transfers that I prepared for a Y8 class.
Starter activity to describe energy in a sentence and then describe energy transfers taking place as a cyclist cycles up and down a hill. An overview of different energy store and different transfer methods. The main activity is an Energy Circus including dropping a beanbag, a radio, mass on a spring, climbing a ladder etc.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan, Circus Activity Instructions and Results sheets plus a Homework Sheet.
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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 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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This is a complete lesson on resistance that I prepared for a Y7 class.
Starter is a circuit symbol match up, then pupil activity modeling energy and charges around a circuit. A step by step guide to setting up a circuit with battery, bulb, ammeter and voltmeter. Then in small groups set up their own circuits and take measurements to measure resistance.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and Work Sheet.
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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 wiring a plug and electrical safety that I prepared for a Y10 class. Start off by describing the main parts and safety features of a plug. A video on the Earth wire safety feature is also used. A worksheet “Fault Finding Plug” has to be completed successfully before students are then allowed to wire their own (demonstrator) plugs.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and WorkSheet.
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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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This is a complete lesson on impulse forces and car safety that I prepared for a Y10 class. Start off by reviewing momentum and conservation of momentum in collisions and then in explosions. A video on “Understanding Car Crashes” is then played and questions on the various safety features and how they work are then discussed in the group. This is then followed by an explanation of force and rate of change of momentum . A worksheet on car safety and momentum
is used to check group understanding.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan and WorkSheet.
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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 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 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 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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This is a complete lesson on colour that I prepared for a Y8 class.
Refreshes refraction from a previous lesson and then a prism dispersion demonstration. Students then make up their own mnemonics for the colours in the spectrum and then primary and secondary colours are then introduced followed by a discussion on reflection and absorption.
A Worksheet is used to check pupils understanding of the ideas covered.
Includes a PowerPoint, Lesson Plan, Worksheet and HomeWork Sheet.
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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 potential and 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. A PHET simulation is introduced (embedded into the PPT) to show the transfers between potential and kinetic energy occurring for a skateboarder. The importance of using the correct units is reinforced followed by some worked examples showing how to use the Ep and Ek equations in typical questions. There are then some exam style questions for students to attempt (unfortunately these are ExamPro and cannot be uploaded here)
Includes a PowerPoint and Lesson Plan.
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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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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 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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