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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.
Famous physicists display
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Famous physicists display

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Display with 11 famous scientists mainly involved with Physics! From Archimedes through Galileo, Hook, Newton, and on to Einstein. Very handy when teaching displacement etc so you can refer to the scientist. These posters have their historical dates and a brief Bio. Can be used as a frieze around a classroom. The other file has some historical occurrences you can put in between the scientists to get some historical context.
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
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.
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.
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.
Circuit design problems test
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Circuit design problems test

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Having tested the pupils knowledge of the different components symbols this test then gets them to use the components to solve various problems such as how to make a light switch on in a dark room as dawn comes up outside. (LDR). This is suitable for Common Entrance and KS3.
Energy types and transfers test 2
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Energy types and transfers test 2

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A follow up to energy types and transfer test with questions on generators, fuels, skiing and Bunsen burners. There are also a couple of 'draw a device that changes x energy into y and z energy'. The last question is about bungee jumping and asks candidates to calculate the size of GPE and use this and the kinetic energy formula to calculate a velocity. Suitable for KS 3, ISEB common entrance and scholarship candidates as well as basic GCSE review.
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 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.
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
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
Density and pressure homework
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Density and pressure homework

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This is a selection of questions on density and pressure at a ks 3, common entrance level. It contains both calculations and questions about experiments into working out the pressure of a block, density of a block, density of a liquid and an irregular object. There is a harder public school scholarship question at the end. This resource is a word file and is editable.
Basic circuits and series and parallel introduction
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Basic circuits and series and parallel introduction

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This is for pupils looking at circuits around year 7. It is suitable for KS3 and ISEB common entrance. It reviews/introduces basic circuit symbols and then has different circuits to make to compare the brightness of bulbs. A great way to get the pupils making their circuits accurately. They are then asked to find out about series and parallel circuits and classify the circuits in the experiment into these two groups. After that there are a couple of questions about the advantages of parallel circuits over series circuits.
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
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.
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
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.