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I am currently a Head of Science (Physics) at a 11-19 school. I create for my website animatedscience.o.uk and share resources for all teachers for free. Hopefully you will use these resources to good effect with your own students

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I am currently a Head of Science (Physics) at a 11-19 school. I create for my website animatedscience.o.uk and share resources for all teachers for free. Hopefully you will use these resources to good effect with your own students
2012 Sept Ofsted Observation Criteria & Others
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2012 Sept Ofsted Observation Criteria & Others

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These documents give you some information to help plan a fantastic lesson. If you are not meeting the right stuff on the grid you lesson is not good enough in ofsted speak. Some of the stuff is older and some is newer but a blend of items from all the documents should mean that everyone avoids an unsatisfactory obs. If you do all that it in the documents then should should be a little way there. I keep adding things in so please check back. I have just added a great document I got on a training course from an expert ex inspector. It has some great ideas. I just edited it a bit!
How Science Works Topic Mapping
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How Science Works Topic Mapping

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This spreadsheet is a model I made one year for our KS3 Y7/8/9 topics. It has a lot of stuff in for the new framework with comments which fly out of learning aims for the year. Might be useful when planning you own and can be cut and pasted and moved around!
Space Physics KS3, KS4, KS5
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Space Physics KS3, KS4, KS5

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I have put together about 70 slides from my best space resources. All the pictures are out on the internet, mainly from NASA but free to use for education. If you wish to have the PPT I made them from, just download from here. https://animatedscience.co.uk/blog/2017/space-revision
AQA Spec A Chapter 2 Quarks and Leptons Tarsia
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AQA Spec A Chapter 2 Quarks and Leptons Tarsia

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This is a tarsia puzzle for revision based on all the materials in Chapter 2 from Nelson Thornes scheme for AQA Spec A AS Physics. The chapter title is Quarks and Leptons and it covers all the particle interactions. It is more advanced as it is a hexagon with added extras on the sides and often two answers for each pair. It should take A*-D students about 30-40 minutes in total. You need the free Tarsia formulator to make it work! Don't give me one star when you have not read the post!
A-Level Physics Tarsia Puzzles
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A-Level Physics Tarsia Puzzles

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Here is a collection of Puzzles to use for Tarsia to cover most of the AQA AS Units http://animatedscience.co.uk/blog/2016/tarsia-puzzles-for-a-level-physics
STEM Club Program of Study
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STEM Club Program of Study

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I am very happy to introduce a new program of STEM resources I have been working on. Over the next couple of years I am developing and resourcing a high quality STEM program mainly focused on Y8 pupils but can clearly be adapted for other ages. My idea is to share all the resources (free of charge) to any school or institution who wishes to run the practical experiences for their own pupils. Unlike some resources that you download from various sites, the idea is that these really do work and have all the things present you need to actually teach the topic without a lot of fuss. I only have two requests if you use the resources; firstly you don’t try and sell any of the resources or concepts I have put together. Some have been nearly 20 years in the making and refining from myself and Science teachers across the world and are not for sale. Some images are not copyright free and are mine or from other sites. My second request is that if you have found the resources useful please let me know and write me a paragraph with your details and any positive comments. I will not share these comments widely but clearly help with development. Click on the contact field at the bottom my site. If you are looking to start up a STEM club this is your place for high quality resources, 1st term is now completed, so come back soon for more. https://animatedscience.co.uk/stem-timetable-introduction
Maintaining Curiosity - Science Osfted Advice 2013
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Maintaining Curiosity - Science Osfted Advice 2013

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Dear All, I was luck enough today to attend a meeting of local Heads of Science at Redhill school, Notts. We had two speakers one from the SLC Martin Reece and also the ofsted subject lead for Science. From what we talked about I have gathered some documents from various places: ofsted, ASE and also added my own notes from what Brian Cartwright said to us (my own jottings). This should be of use to any Science department from Nov 2013 onwards. Certainly the ASE one should be the backbone of anything we are doing in Science. A very long read but super! Enjoy!
SMART Science KS3 Revision Quizzes
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SMART Science KS3 Revision Quizzes

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Here is a set of 18 KS3 revision resources for SMART Science based on the two year KS3. Each quiz is designed to fit the scheme and has some challenging questions in a HTML5 format from KS4 as well to see if you can push them. You can view these quizzes on any device you have, they will all work, big screen or small and will keep pupils happy for ages. http://animatedscience.co.uk/blog/ispring-revision2
P2 AQA Physics Revision Tarsia
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P2 AQA Physics Revision Tarsia

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This is a tarsia puzzle for 1st half of P2 Physics. The file Tarisa-Puzzle-Rename must be renamed to a XJSW format file so you can edit the original. I also put the quiz exported for a quick print.
Atomic Physics
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Atomic Physics

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Here is a 1st test version of my Atomic Physics software for A-Level students. This one is a rough version to test online which has the following features… 1) Historic rotating time line of the Scientists which did a lot of discoveries in the field of Atomic Physics. You can download images to make a worksheet or your own poster. 2) A series of video clips in FLV format with menu from Dr Brian Cox about particle physics. I will be upgrading this soon so video player will resize to fill larger area on click.
Cool Chemistry Demos
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Cool Chemistry Demos

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This list of demos is very simple and will help you spark off an exciting lesson. From Methane Bubbles to Clock reactions. I have not done all myself but it is a useful start. Just check them first to see that they work ok
Particle Physics Videos
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Particle Physics Videos

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This is the whole series from Dr Brian Cox 'In Search of Giants'. Essential viewing for any pupil taking IB, AQA Spec A Particle Physics. Gives short bits which can be used as HW and revision and in classroom. Originally lifted from Youtube and preserved as it is very had to find the whole series. I emailed Dr Cox to ask permission and there has been no objection to hosting them here! Link is certainly ok!
KS3 Graphing Quiz Y9
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KS3 Graphing Quiz Y9

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This is a simple 25 question quiz which you can use to test your graph analysis skills for Higher Level Y9 Students or younger! I had to recode and update the flash on this one so any issues please comment but I think it works ok with flash v10. They can try it as many times as they like!
Electric Current in a Wire Causes Magnetic Field
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Electric Current in a Wire Causes Magnetic Field

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The following three animations build on the idea that a flow of electrons creates a magnetic field around the wire in which they flow. If you then bend this wire you get field effects which can build to form a classical shaped NS magnet. We can turn the magnet on and off which is useful and also produces a lightweight magnet which can can control the field and field strength. It is all based on the right hand grip rule or Curl
Catapult Field
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Catapult Field

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This animation shows how a horseshoe magnet can be used to create a catapult field effect. A current is passed through the wire creating a circular field around the wire which interacts and throws is out of the North South field. Also you can rotate the hand with the cursor to use Flemings left hand rule. FBI (Force, B-Field, Current)
Electric Motor Interactive
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Electric Motor Interactive

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This animation shows a motor setup with coils of wire and two magnets from the end on. You simply pick your voltage, number of coils and number of magnets (idea is that you can add more onto each side) to alter the effect. You can also explore in 3D as well from a top view down. The whole situation is explained by FBI and flemings left hand rule for Motors.