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I am currently a Lecturer in Engineering Design at a University, prior to this I worked in secondary schools as a specialist physics teacher. My experience from working at these levels of education has emphasised the need to ensure fundamentals in science are mastered by students for continued success in education & beyond. My resources aim to clearly communicate complex scientific principles through clear visuals and explanations - with well structured tasks to practice what has been learnt.

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I am currently a Lecturer in Engineering Design at a University, prior to this I worked in secondary schools as a specialist physics teacher. My experience from working at these levels of education has emphasised the need to ensure fundamentals in science are mastered by students for continued success in education & beyond. My resources aim to clearly communicate complex scientific principles through clear visuals and explanations - with well structured tasks to practice what has been learnt.
GCSE Physics AQA - Space
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GCSE Physics AQA - Space

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Collection of 3 lessons to cover the subject of 'Space' in the new AQA GCSE Physics specification.
GCSE Physics P1 - Electromagnetic Spectrum
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GCSE Physics P1 - Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Complete lesson on Electromagnetic Spectrum/Uses/Risks with key content from AQA Physics. This lesson covers the electromagnetic spectrum, waves uses, wave risk, order and size of waves and mobile risks. Starter uses a fun riddle challenge which pupils enjoyed doing in Generating Electricity and so asked for another. The lesson explores the spectrum by order of identities of waves, wavelength, frequency and energy. A quick task on multipliers, standard form and prefixes helps pupils understand the notation commonly seen on the EM spectrum and also as questioned in exams. A task gets pupils to explore different EM waves using information sheet for them to use to summarise key information. Then mobile phone risk is then discussed along with correlation and causation. Plenary quick quiz and some exam style questions which can be used as mini plenaries to link to exams. More lessons in same format for P1. https://www.tes.com/member/Nteach
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.6 - Wave Properties  (whole unit resourced)
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.6 - Wave Properties (whole unit resourced)

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5 lessons covering the unit of Wave Properties for AQA GCSE Physics. Lesson include: Properties of Waves Reflection and Refraction of Waves Sound Ultrasound Seismic Waves Please read individual resources descriptions for each item in the bundle for further detail.
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics  4.5 - Forces in Balance Bundle
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.5 - Forces in Balance Bundle

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5 Lessons on GCSE AQA Physics 'Forces in Balance. Lessons include: - Vectors and Scalars. - Resultant Forces. - Centre of Mass. - Moment, Gear and Equilibrium. - Resolution of forces (Parallelogram/Geometric method. Please see individual item listing for details on each individual lesson. ALL lessons have answer keys in the PowerPoint
GCSE Physics P1 - Specific Heat Capacity
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GCSE Physics P1 - Specific Heat Capacity

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GCSE lesson on specific heat capacity including key content from AQA GCSE Physics. Includes an example which could be used as an teacher demo if wished for starter. Lesson focuses on words to inform what specific heat capacity means to help understand the equation and units. Questions included for practice of using equation for exam to secure marks in exam. Also an exam question is attached at the end. More P1 lessons in same format. https://www.tes.com/member/Nteach
GCSE Physics P1 - Energy Efficiency, Sankey Diagrams & Efficiency Calculation
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GCSE Physics P1 - Energy Efficiency, Sankey Diagrams & Efficiency Calculation

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Complete lesson on Energy Efficiency, Sankey Diagrams & Efficiency Calculation with key content from AQA Physics. Starter uses a correct the statements challenge to recap previous content to this topic Main includes a step by step guide to drawing Sankey diagrams with questions for pupils attempt following. Also covered is efficiency calculation. Lesson concludes with independent task on comparing filament and CFL bulbs. Included is a 6 mark exam question homework with peer marking description for use in following lesson (homework hand-in date). Worksheet includes Sankey diagrams task and calculating efficiency task to be printed on one A4 sheet to save on printing. Set-up to print '2 pages per sheet' to produce one worksheet. More lessons to in same format for P1. https://www.tes.com/member/Nteach
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.5 - Forces and Pressure (unit)
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.5 - Forces and Pressure (unit)

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4 lessons covering the unit of Forces and Pressure for AQA GCSE Physics. Lesson include: Pressure and Surfaces Pressure and Liquids Atmospheric Pressure Upthrust and Flotation Please read individual resources descriptions for each item in the bundle for further detail.
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.2  - Electricity Unit - All resources/lessons
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.2 - Electricity Unit - All resources/lessons

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Resources for new GCSE AQA Physics 2016 specification. Bundled lessons cover the Electricity resources content of the GCSE. This includes: - Electric Charges and fields - Current and charge - Potential Different and Resistance - Component Characteristics - Series Circuits - Parallel Circuits - AC/DC - National Grid - Cables and plugs - Electrical Power and potential difference - Electrical currents and energy transfer (charge) For clear detail on aspects of each lesson please review each lesson bundled into the packaged to ensure it meets your requirements. I hope this gives you and your pupils a great start to the new Physics GCSE. I do update each lesson in the bundle with new and varied content as I often revisit lessons to further improve them.
GCSE AQA Physics - P9.2-3 - Velocity - time graphs
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GCSE AQA Physics - P9.2-3 - Velocity - time graphs

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New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on ‘Velocity - time graphs’ written in line with new AQA Physics specification. Starter prompts pupils to discuss what would win a race, a sports car on the road or a car falling from the sky in a mile race. Pupils are then asked to put cars in order acceleration in terms of 0-60 mph. The difference between speed and velocity is highlighted. A class activity uses a video car chase for pupils to time the duration of different events which is then used to create a velocity time graph. This allows for the v-t graph to be discussed in terms of what the trends show. Key v-t graph trends are highlighted and reviewed with how gradients of v-t graphs can give acceleration. Pupils are then tasked to answer questions in relation to the v-t graph from the car chase video. A quick task requires pupils to match v-t graph trends with d-t graph trends. The plenary takes a look at a v-t graph for a sky diver to start discussing this area. Lesson Objectives: Plot a v-t graph. Identify key v-t graph trends. Use the gradient of a v-t graph to calculate the acceleration of an object. Analyse motion of a body using a v-t graph.
GCSE AQA Physics - P6.4 Internal Energy
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GCSE AQA Physics - P6.4 Internal Energy

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New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on 'Internal Energy' written in line with new AQA Physics specification. Lesson Outline: Starter discussed whether a glass of water has energy of not to see what conclusions pupils can draw on this from previous lessons. This leads to a view of a substance on a microscopic scale to highlight that the particles are moving, therefore pupils should be able to deduce must have energy in order to move. Internal energy is then shown to be this energy in substance due to kinetic energy and potential energy. After revisiting the starter how to increase internal energy is discussed The different states of matter are review again but now in relation to internal energy with helpful graphics to support these points. How much energy in a substance is related to specific heat capacity which is typically covered earlier in the course so this provides a great opportunity to review of this topic. Lesson concludes with review questions. Lesson Objectives: - Explain what is meant by internal energy. - Identify and explain how you can increase internal energy. - Relate internal energy to properties of solids, liquids and gases. - Explain how particles in a gas exert a pressure.
GCSE AQA Physics - Resolution of Forces - Parallelogram/Geometric Method
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GCSE AQA Physics - Resolution of Forces - Parallelogram/Geometric Method

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New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on ' Resolution of Forces' written in line with new AQA Physics specification. All questions provided with answers within power point. The starter provides some simple combination of forces questions to review the subject of resultant forces - one question has two forces acting on different planes which pupils will be unfamiliar with and therefore how to solve - this prompts the lesson. The intuitive resultant force and direction is highlighted but also how we need to calculate exactly what they are. The parallelogram/geometric method is taught step by step with a worked example, this is done a second time with another example but with the class prompted to follow it and do the same on their own paper which also allows for discussion of difference in results. A collection of questions allows pupils to practice use of this method. This method is then used for inclined planes to explain frictional force acting to put object in equilibrium on inclined planes. Review questions again allow pupils to practice this. Lesson Objectives: - Review resolving simple combination of forces. - Identify when forces are acting on different lines/planes. - Calculate the resultant force on an object which has equal forces acting on different lines/planes. - Calculate the resultant force on an object which has unequal forces acting on different lines/planes. A worksheet is not provided as it is best for pupils to work on their own paper to define their own scales for this methodology.
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.5 - Forces and motion
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.5 - Forces and motion

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5 Lessons on GCSE AQA Physics 'Forces and Motion. Lessons include: - Forces and acceleration. - Terminal velocity. - Forces and Braking. - Momentum. - Impact Forces. - Forces and Elasticity. Please see individual item listing for details on each individual lesson. ALL lessons have answer keys in the PowerPoint
GCSE AQA Physics - P2.2-3 - Infrared Radiation & Black body radiation (2 lessons)
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GCSE AQA Physics - P2.2-3 - Infrared Radiation & Black body radiation (2 lessons)

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2 New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on 'Infrared Radiation & Black body radiation' written in line with new AQA Physics specification. Bundled together is 2 complete lessons on infra-red radiation with different learning objectives and activities. LESSON 1 - Infrared radiation and black body radiation Lesson starts with optical illusion which makes white dots appear black, this is to start thoughts on what black is and engage students with something a bit different. The difference between heat and temperature is discussed to lead to what infrared radiation is. A question posed about whether ice gives off infrared radiation consolidates a key point. Thermal imaging is explored with how it works and a guess what it is exercise of infrared images. Different shades of black are shown to discuss what black does in terms of visible light, leading to an explanation of perfect black body radiation. Black body radiation and infrared emission at varied temperatures is discussed (including a link to a useful simulation). The effect of absorption and emission of infrared on bodies is detailed concluding with summary question on the topic. Lesson Objectives: State the difference between heat and infra-red radiation. Explain what is meant by ‘black-body radiation’. Identify the effects of infra-red radiation can have on a body. Relate the effects of absorption and emission of infra-red radiation has on a body. LESSON 2 - Infrared radiation, surfaces and bodies The use of black balls on the LA reservoir is shown in gif images to pupils to discuss why they did this. Absorption and emission of infrared is reviewed briefly. This leads to factors which effect the Earth's temperature and how greenhouse gases impact this. An experiment to investigate different surfaces and infrared emission, absorption and reflection is outlined. The key points from this investigation are summarised for note taking. A true or false activity reviews previous content followed by review questions. Infrared emission, absorption and reflection is applied through questioning to the Earth & the moon, satellites in space and the starter on the LA reservoir. Lesson Objectives: Identify and explain key factors that effect the temperature of the Earth. Investigate and identify the properties of different materials and their effect on infra-red radiation. Apply your knowledge of infrared radiation and surfaces to real life problems. Explain why the temperature on the Moon is different to the Earth.
GCSE AQA Physics - Moments, Gear and Equilibrium
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GCSE AQA Physics - Moments, Gear and Equilibrium

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New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on 'Moments, Gear and Equilibrium' written in line with new AQA Physics specification. ALL ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS INCLUDED IN POWERPOINT Starter poses the common question of how easy is it to open a door close to the hinge point which makes a very fun class demo and nicely leads into the lesson on moments, A variety of simple devices that make use of levers is shown to identify what they all have in common which highlight they all produce a great turning effect/force. Two experiments are provided to investigate either applied force and turning effect or distance from pivot and turning effect. This helps pupils identify the two contributing factors to moments and therefore the equation. A series of question practice use of the the moment equation. Balanced moments and equilibrium is explained in relation to a see-saw and then explained with the equation allowing for review question to be completed. An exam question is provided also. Further a small section on gears is included to relate the principles of moments to gears. Firstly pulleys are shown to make it more easily related to moments which is then directly shown with gears. The use of high gears and low gears with vehicles is explained. (I will revisit this aspect to integrate firmly into the main lesson). Lesson Objectives: - Define what is meant by a ‘moment’ and its units. - Resolve simple moment problems with the moment equation. - Explain how moments can be increased and how they can be useful. - Apply the principle of moments to gears and their uses. - Resolve moments in equilibrium.
GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.3 - Particle Model of Matter
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Physics 4.3 - Particle Model of Matter

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Bundles covering the unit of ‘Particle Model of Matter’ for the NEW AQA GCSE Physics course. Lessons Included: - Density, Mass and Volume. - States of matter. - Melting and Boiling Points. - Internal Energy. - Latent Heat. - Pressure and Temperature - Pressure and Volume
Christmas Science Quiz 2016
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Christmas Science Quiz 2016

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM Nteach. As the much needed Christmas break approaches some fun activities are needed for the classroom as the typical lessons become near impossible to do. Please enjoy the 2016 Christmas Science Quiz to have some fun your classes before the Christmas holidays. Some more fun Christmas activities to follow.
FREE GCSE AQA Physics - 7.1 - Introduction to Nuclear Radiation
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FREE GCSE AQA Physics - 7.1 - Introduction to Nuclear Radiation

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New GCSE AQA Physics lesson on 'Atoms and Radiation' written in line with new AQA Physics specification. Lesson provides a basic introduction to the unit of Nuclear Radiation, ideal for introduction and low ability groups. Starter prompts pupils to write or draw what they know about nuclear radiation onto a post-it note, this can then be reviewed by the teacher to start a discussion on misconceptions and highlighting good knowledge. A brief background on the discovery of radiation is given in relation to Henri Becquerel and Marie Curie. A simple explanation of nuclear radiation is given with some review of the nucleus and ionising radiation. Detection of radiation is highlight with a Geiger-muller tube and counter. The three types of nuclear radiations are stated and the nature of random nuclear decay is highlighted. The lesson concludes with a fun true or false about nuclear radiation with some videos to offer further explanation where appropriate. A summary worksheet is provided. Lesson Objectives: - Explain what a radioactive substance is & what makes a substance radioactive. - Explain how radioactivity can be detected. - Recall the different types of radiation that is emitted from a radioactive substance. - Explain what is meant by ‘nuclear decay’.