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The Teaching Astrophysicist

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Developer and Educator with a background in Astrophysics and a flair for great no-nonsense resources based on classroom experience.

Interdisciplinary Curriculum Developer and Educator with a background in Astrophysics and a flair for great no-nonsense resources based on classroom experience.
IB DP Physics - Unit 1 - Measurements and uncertainties
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IB DP Physics - Unit 1 - Measurements and uncertainties

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Unit 1 - IB DP Physics This set of materials includes original material that has been developed for revision on all critical points of topic 1 - measurement and uncertainties for IB DP Physics. This includes for each sub-topic: A set of flashcards in Microsoft word and PowerPoint formats. A set of 20 multiple choice questions, both with and without answers A set of 2 longer-style paper 2 questions with multiple parts, both with and without answers A set of notes in Microsoft word format Therefore this contains overall: 6 longer answer questions, 60 multiple choice questions, 3 sets of notes and 3 sets of flashcards.
IB DP Physics - Unit 5 - Electricity and Magnetism
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IB DP Physics - Unit 5 - Electricity and Magnetism

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Unit 5 - IB DP Physics This set of materials includes original material that has been developed for revision on all critical points of topic 5 - Electricity and Magnetism for IB DP Physics. This includes for each sub-topic: A set of flashcards in Microsoft word and PowerPoint formats. A set of 20 multiple choice questions, both with and without answers A set of 2 longer-style paper 2 questions with multiple parts, both with and without answers A set of notes in Microsoft word format Therefore this contains overall: 8 longer answer questions, 80 multiple choice questions, 4 sets of notes and 4 sets of flashcards. I poured long hours into making this offering the highest quality possible and all original works. I hope you enjoy using this material, getting to an even higher level for IB DP Physics!
Grade 7/8/9 Electricity project
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Grade 7/8/9 Electricity project

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Grade 7/8/9 Electricity project - A project initially developed for a grade 8 class to run over several weeks and have them showcase their science knowledge and creativity. Students are allowed to exercise choice and engage deeply with their learning. This includes a rubric and menu of possible assessment items. Originally associated with Cambridge Checkpoints 9 - Topics 10.
IB MYP Unit Planner - Building Blocks of Life - MYP 1 & 2
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IB MYP Unit Planner - Building Blocks of Life - MYP 1 & 2

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This is an IB MYP - Building Blocks of Life related unit - which is ideal for relating biology and the concepts of what makes up organisms and what are cells. This unit relates the difference between animals and plants in a broad conceptual understanding. It contains several resources suggested for this unit and makes clear a set of points that students should know, understand and be able to do by the end of the unit. It also has some clear and interactive formative assessments. It an overview for a unit that should run for approximately 8 weeks (assuming 2 lessons a week). If instead you are looking for an MYP unit planner which is for young students in MYP and would be an ideal first unit for their science, then consider: Nature of Science - introductory unit plan. For around the same age group - for MYP 2 / 3 an alternative IB MPY unit planner would be: the Food and Energy unit planner of the Growth unit planner. If rather for younger students you want to integrate both mathematics and STEM, then you might consider: MYP Artifical limb unit. For older MYP students, then I would suggest The NGSS related - Zero impact (sustainable housing or for an Interdisciplinary unit - the Electricity / lightning MYP STEM IDU.
IB DP Physics SL - SUPER SET
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IB DP Physics SL - SUPER SET

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Units 1 to 8 - IB DP Physics SL materials This set of materials includes original material that has been developed for revision on all critical points for IB DP Physics standard level topics. This includes for each sub-topic: A set of flashcards in Microsoft word and PowerPoint formats. A set of 20 multiple choice questions, both with and without answers A set of 2 longer-style paper 2 questions with multiple parts, both with and without answers A set of notes in Microsoft word format Therefore this contains overall - 25 subtopics worth of content! THIS IS HUGE AND GREAT FOR REVISION / PRACTICE. 50 longer answer questions, 500 multiple choice questions, 25 sets of notes and 25 sets of flashcards. I poured long hours into making this offering the highest quality possible and all original works. I hope you enjoy using this material, getting to an even higher level for IB DP Physics!
MYP IGCSE Refraction / Reflection script
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MYP IGCSE Refraction / Reflection script

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IB MYP / IGCSE Science Refraction and reflection exploration - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices.
IB MYP STEM unit planner  Nanotechnology
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IB MYP STEM unit planner Nanotechnology

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This IB MYP STEM unit planner showcases how you can teach using both the IB MYP and the STEM together. The content for this unit is nanotechnology and it links MYP Science, Mathematics and Design together woven throughout the document.
MYP STEM by concept and criteria / 90 STEM topics
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MYP STEM by concept and criteria / 90 STEM topics

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This product is the culmination of a huge amount of work and is my ultimate work in attempting to link MYP and STEM education at a clear and teacher friendly level. This document links MYP STEM by concept and criteria and 90 STEM topics which has career related links. It covers MYP Science, Mathematics and Design thinking. Providing over 90 STEM topic primers with practical advice to get you going on your MYP STEM journey. The career related links are a huge plus, so when students ask why they might be interested in learning this STEM topic, you will be able to say well with this learning you could be… an astronaut, a radiotherapist, a builder, an artist or a professional hacker.
IB MYP Unit Planner - Growth - MYP 2 & 3
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IB MYP Unit Planner - Growth - MYP 2 & 3

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This is an IB MYP - Growth related unit - which is ideal for relating biology and the concepts of growth within plants. This unit relates plants as singular organisms, crops and plants in a broader conceptual understanding. It contains many resources suggested for this unit and makes clear a set of points that students should know, understand and be able to do by the end of the unit. It an overview for a unit that should run for approximately 10 lessons (assuming 2 lessons a week). For around the same age group - for MYP 2 / 3 an alternative IB MPY unit planner would be: the Food and Energy unit planner. If rather for younger students you want to integrate both mathematics and STEM, then you might consider: MYP Artifical limb unit. For older MYP students, then I would suggest The NGSS related - Zero impact (sustainable housing) or for an Interdisciplinary unit - the Electricity / lightning MYP STEM IDU.
IB MYP Unit planner set (7 units) STEM Education
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IB MYP Unit planner set (7 units) STEM Education

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IB MYP Unit planner set (7 units) STEM education. This is a set of all the IB MYP unit planners that are on TES from the Teaching Astrophysicist. This contains the following units which can also be purchased individually: IB MYP Artificial limb unit - MYP Mathematics STEM unit planner IB MYP Unit Planner - Growth - MYP 2 & 3 IB MYP Unit Planner - Food and Energy - MYP 2 & 3 IB MYP - Nature of Science - introductory unit plan IB MYP NGSS Unit plan - Zero impact (sustainable housing) IDU - Electricity / lightning - IB MYP STEM unit plan IB MYP STEM unit planner - Nanotechnology
IB DP Physics - Unit 4 - Waves
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IB DP Physics - Unit 4 - Waves

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Unit 4 - IB DP Physics This set of materials includes original material that has been developed for revision on all critical points of topic 4 - Waves for IB DP Physics. This includes for each sub-topic: A set of flashcards in Microsoft word and PowerPoint formats. A set of 20 multiple choice questions, both with and without answers A set of 2 longer-style paper 2 questions with multiple parts, both with and without answers A set of notes in Microsoft word format Therefore this contains overall: 10 longer answer questions, 100 multiple choice questions, 5 sets of notes and 5 sets of flashcards. I poured long hours into making this offering the highest quality possible and all original works. I hope you enjoy using this material, getting to an even higher level for IB DP Physics!
IB DP Physics - Unit 3 - Thermal Physics
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IB DP Physics - Unit 3 - Thermal Physics

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Unit 3 - IB DP Physics This set of materials includes original material that has been developed for revision on all critical points of topic 3 - Thermal Physics for IB DP Physics. This includes for each sub-topic: A set of flashcards in Microsoft word and PowerPoint formats. A set of 20 multiple choice questions, both with and without answers A set of 2 longer-style paper 2 questions with multiple parts, both with and without answers A set of notes in Microsoft word format Therefore this contains overall: 4 longer answer questions, 40 multiple choice questions, 2 sets of notes and 2 sets of flashcards. I poured long hours into making this offering the highest quality possible and all original works. I hope you enjoy using this material, getting to an even higher level for IB DP Physics!
Grade 6/7/8 Light and Magnetism project
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Grade 6/7/8 Light and Magnetism project

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Grade 6/7/8 Light and Magnetism project - A project initially developed for a grade 7 class to run over several weeks and have them showcase their science knowledge and creativity. Students are allowed to exercise choice and engage deeply with their learning. This includes a rubric and menu of possible assessment items. Originally associated with Cambridge Checkpoints 8 - Topics 12 and 13.
DP Physics - Why game unit 1, 2, 3 and 6
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DP Physics - Why game unit 1, 2, 3 and 6

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This is an IB DP Physics game to break-up the harder parts of teaching IB DP Physics. It is based on Topics 1, 2, 3 and 6 as these are the early topics I taught in my DP 1 class. It is simple, effective and engaging and even a child can try it!
Science Bingo - Grade 6, 7 and 8
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Science Bingo - Grade 6, 7 and 8

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Science Bingo - Grade 6, 7 and 8. Two versions of science bingo the first is larger and is suitable for a longer game of science bingo, it has 6 x 6 grids for the answers and associated clues. The second bingo set is 5 x 5 and more suitable for younger students. DISCLAIMER: The larger bingo set has terms from teaching about the reproductive system. This could be removed or swapped if needed while the bulk of materials is likely to still suit use.
IB DP Physics - Gas / thermal energy
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IB DP Physics - Gas / thermal energy

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IB DP Physics - Topic 3 - Gas / Thermal energy - A brief exploration laboratory script using an online simulation which is ready to use in class as long as students have access to internet enabled devices.
Physics Formulas & Units quiz IGCSE
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Physics Formulas & Units quiz IGCSE

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Physics Formulas and Units quiz IGCSE science - This product includes a full set of 31 multiple choice questions about physics formulas and units. There is a version that asks students the answers in worded form and a full version using the symbols for units / formulas. Both forms come with a set of answers for the teacher, easily highlighted in green to share with students or to mark themselves.
IB MYP unit planner - Chemical change
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IB MYP unit planner - Chemical change

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This IB MYP NGSS related unit planner showcases how you can teach using both the IB MYP and the NGSS together. The content for this unit is chemical change and energy with regards to exothermic and endothermic reactions.