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We are experienced physics teachers who teach in prep schools preparing pupils for common entrance and scholarship exams. We aim to offer an increasing range of resources for this and basic GCSE levels. Many of the resources include graduated differentiation tasks to help you walk, jog and run to an outstanding lesson.

We are experienced physics teachers who teach in prep schools preparing pupils for common entrance and scholarship exams. We aim to offer an increasing range of resources for this and basic GCSE levels. Many of the resources include graduated differentiation tasks to help you walk, jog and run to an outstanding lesson.
multiple choice KS3 physics test
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multiple choice KS3 physics test

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covering forces, energy types, density, pressure and circuits. This is a pdf and a publisher file, you will have to add your own diagrams to the publisher file. I laminate these questions and then get an answer sheet from Zipgrade.com. This will mark it as fast as your phone can scan it and show you scores student by student or question by question. Great for targeting feed back.
Light research
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Light research

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Internet research questions to go with Key stage 3, common entrance and middle school work on Light. This covers the electromagnetic spectrum, lenses and telescopes as well as the speed of light in different mediums. There are also questions on the structure of the eye and the role of different parts of it. The task usually takes 30 to 40 minutes and can be set to do at home, where internet access is available as well as in lessons. Both pdf and word documents available here.
Energy types and transfers test
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Energy types and transfers test

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15 questions on energy transfers involving a wide variety of different situations. Suitable for KS3, Common entrance and middle school energy topics. Pupils are required to give one word answers and draw the answers for some questions.
15 Density and pressure multiple choice questions
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15 Density and pressure multiple choice questions

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covering use of the density and pressure formulae, one or two tricks like the man at a party when you are given the area of one of his feet and the calculation of an area and a volume. A nice quick start to a lesson, easy to peer mark or do from the board.
Energy transfer test 1
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Energy transfer test 1

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A sequence of little experiments (although this does not have to be an experimental activity) you can use to asses the pupils ability to spot the different energies involved in some unusual transfers. Suitable for KS3, ISEB common entrance and middle school. Find more energy transfer work at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Hoppersphysics
Density pupils pack for KS3 and common entrance
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Density pupils pack for KS3 and common entrance

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This is a handout to give to pupils while you work through density for Common entrance or ks3 with the different learning objectives and skills they will use clearly shown. Covering how to find the density of a block, a liquid and an irregular solid as well as what density is and floating as a density rule. There are graduated differentiation tasks included to help those who need more reinforcement as well as those who need stretching. Sorry you will have to provide your own lab equipment! If this pack is useful why not download one of our premium packs on tes resources? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Hoppersphysics Thoughts, comments and suggestions to hoppersphysics@sky.com
And and OR circuit truth table worksheet
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And and OR circuit truth table worksheet

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A introduction to AND and OR circuits suitable for KS3 and ISEB common entrance with the truth tables leading the pupils to understand the names of the two types of circuit. There is then a graduated differentiation task which is given on the third page of the file with walk, jog and run task based on truth tables. You can do this as an experimental activity or a thinking one!
Energy resources internet research tasks
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Energy resources internet research tasks

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This contains worksheets on Acid rain, Climate change and renewable energy resources. While specific web addresses are given in the different files you can remove this to add to the level of challenge. Save 17% when you buy the bundle
Space probes and satellite research KS 3 and common entrance
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Space probes and satellite research KS 3 and common entrance

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This research lesson or home work is at a ks3 and common entrance level. Pupils will find out about different uses of satellites as well as some of the famous space craft in the history of space travel such as the Hubble space telescope and Apollo 11. There is also a question on low earth orbit and geostationary orbit. This a publisher file which is editable and a PDF.
Light:  Sending messages by light.
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Light: Sending messages by light.

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Useful for a lesson on different ways we send messages by light, in how we see things or a more general light topic this work sheet provides cross curricular links to maths and history and possibly fundamental British values as well as talking about broadband which means you can spring off into many different routes. The main challenge is for the pupils to independently make a code to send a message in pairs or groups as fast as possible. Often results in some great photos for sticking in workbooks, twitter feeds etc. Make the pupils do the work and get maximum science exposure! Useful for KS 3 and Common entrance GCSE, middle school and older depending on how you work the connections to other topics and subjects.
Life cycles and habitats revision test
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Life cycles and habitats revision test

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Testing pupils on a wide array of questions this is in two parts the first covering Life cycles, the second Habitats. The 7 characteristics of life, the life cycle of a flowering plant and a frog are covered, along with questions on pollination. In the second section pupils describe habitats, suggest habitats for different animal, use a key, a food web and draw a bar chart. Takes between 40 minutes and an hour.
Moments pack for ks3 or common entrance
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Moments pack for ks3 or common entrance

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This is a pupil pack for moments at a ks3 or common entrance levels. It covers what moments are, how they are useful to us and how we can calculate balance in moment situations. It includes 2 experiments as well the theoretical work. There is also a PDF version Thoughts, suggestions, comments? email hoppersphysics@sky.com
voltage, resistance and current investigation
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voltage, resistance and current investigation

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An introduction into current in a circuit and the way changing the resistance and voltage in a circuit changes the current. There is space to define voltage and resistance, an investigation using resistance wire, space to draw a graph and then an investigation into current around a series circuit. This is all in one 4 page handout. The fifth page has graduated differentiation questions to use with the graph from the resistance wire experiment with walk, jog and run questions to get every pupil stretched to their current level of ability. Suitable for KS3 and ISEB common entrance.
Sound exam practice
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Sound exam practice

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This sound worksheet contains questions that cover the common entrance and KS 3 or middle school syllabus. It includes work on pitch, frequency and amplitude as well as how these can be altered for a harp. There is also a question on sonar containing that trick examiners love about the distance away something is when there is an echo involved as well as a question on the how far away a thunderstorm is.
Pressure and moments lesson starters from Hoppers Physics
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Pressure and moments lesson starters from Hoppers Physics

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four power points each containing five multiple choice questions. There cover the basic use of the formula and manipulation there of. Great for reviewing last lesson or as a plenary activity at the end of the lesson. The power points are set to change question every 30 seconds and then you click through to an answer. Can be used with polling software as well as white boards and paper!
Space:  Sun, earth and moon lesson starters
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Space: Sun, earth and moon lesson starters

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Four power points containing 5 multiple choice questions about the solar system, satellites, the rotation times of the moon and earth and the position of the moon in eclipses and different phases. There are also questions on mass and weight both on the moon and earth. Useful to review last lessons work and aimed at common entrance, KS 3, GCSE and middle school.
Density questions
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Density questions

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This is a selection of questions about density. The first section covers the use of the density formula with some guidance on how to use any 2 of the 3 values to calculate the third. There is then space for some revision/summary notes on this. The second section tests experimental techniques and includes some calculations based on the measurements made in the experiment. This is linked to the Hoppers physics pack available free at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Hoppersphysics with the learning objective shown by each question noted in the question to allow students to look up the relevant work. This work is appropriate for KS3 or Common entrance. There are 8 pages of questions.
Pressure pupils work packfor common entrance and KS3
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Pressure pupils work packfor common entrance and KS3

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This is a pack that covers pressure and includes examples of things made to have a high and a low pressure, experiments into the pressure made by a rectangular block and by a pupil in different positions, sitting, standing and on the floor. Also includes graduated differentiation questions allowing the pupils to find their own level of challenge. We are afraid you have to provide your own lab equipment! (and pupils.....) There is also a user guide for you to get the most out of your pack. This is a publisher file so editable and a PDF version. Thoughts, comments or suggestions to hoppersphysics@sky.com
Sound for common entrance and key stage 3
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Sound for common entrance and key stage 3

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This is a pupil pack for the class to do their work in while you work on sound. It includes some experiments, computer research and graduated differentiation tasks. There is a guide to help you use the pack. Covers all the work required by the ISEB. This is a publisher file, there is also a PDF version included. Data loggers equipt to record sound are needed for one of the experiments. Thoughts, comments and suggestions to hoppersphysics@sky.com