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Experienced Science teacher and Head of Department specialising predominantly in Physics at GCSE and A-level. My resources are designed as complete and ready-to-go lessons for any science teacher but are particularly suited to NQTs or those who are not 100% confident at the material yet as explanations and activities are very clearly described and answers provided wherever possible. At KS4 and KS5, lessons prepare students for their exams by incorporating exam application throughout.

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Experienced Science teacher and Head of Department specialising predominantly in Physics at GCSE and A-level. My resources are designed as complete and ready-to-go lessons for any science teacher but are particularly suited to NQTs or those who are not 100% confident at the material yet as explanations and activities are very clearly described and answers provided wherever possible. At KS4 and KS5, lessons prepare students for their exams by incorporating exam application throughout.
Year 7 Forces lesson 1 - Introduction to forces
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Year 7 Forces lesson 1 - Introduction to forces

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Students learn how to identify the forces around them as well as categorise them as either contact or non-contact forces. They will also learn how forces always come in pairs (action and reaction) and to label forces on free-body diagrams. There is a worksheet to practise labelling forces differentiated for low, middle and high ability. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - 5.1.6 Emf and internal resistance (Incl. required practical)
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New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - 5.1.6 Emf and internal resistance (Incl. required practical)

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All my A-level lessons are detailed and tailored to guide students (and teachers) through the new physics A-level specification (and are referenced accordingly). Each has outlined at the start a clear progression through the topic and the relevant section from the specification. Each lesson contains a starter activity to develop problem-solving skills before students progress with new theory and practice. All powerpoints have practice questions with answers at the end. Practical activities feature throughout as this is key to students' understanding and appreciation of the subject. The high level of detail in these lessons will particularly suit those who are newer to teaching physics at A-level or whose subject knowledge may be a little rusty.
Year 7 Cells lesson 4 - Cheek cells practical and magnification
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Year 7 Cells lesson 4 - Cheek cells practical and magnification

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Lesson 4 in year 7 cells topic using microscope skills to look at cheek cells from swabs and calculating magnification. Students use their microscope skills learnt in previous lesson to prepare and observe a specimen of their own cheek cells. They will also learn how to calculate magnification of specimens they view as well as the actual size of cell images based on magnification factor and measurement of the image. Method for practical is included in the ppt and there is a corresponding worksheet on magnification calculations. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
Year 7 Cells lesson 3 - Microscopes and onion cell practical
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Year 7 Cells lesson 3 - Microscopes and onion cell practical

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Lesson 3 in year 7 cells topic looking at the microscope - its discovery and the main functional parts. Students learn how to use a microscope, why we need them and how to prepare a slide to observe under a microscope. They will also learn how to compare a labelled image of a cell to their own specimen and identify main cell features. Method for practical is included. Lesson ppt includes diagram for students to label and wordfill on preparing a microscope slide (both ready to print).
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.3 Orbits of planets & satellites (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.3 Orbits of planets & satellites (New AQA spec)

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In lesson 4 of the gravitational fields unit students look at the orbits of planets and satellites. The lesson is introduced in part by a couple of videos that challenge their known models of the motion of the solar system. The lesson goes on to discuss properties of orbits such as radius, orbital speed and orbital period and the derivation of the relationship between orbital period and radius is gone through in detail (this is required knowledge in the specification). Students then go on to learn about the energy of satellites, escape velocity and how to calculate it, as well as synchronous orbits and geostationary satellites (including their applications). These A-level lesson power points are detailed and tailored to guide students (and teachers) through the new physics A-level specification (and are referenced accordingly). Each has outlined at the start a clear progression through the topic and the relevant section from the specification. Lessons begin with a starter activity to get students thinking and develop problem-solving skills before they progress with new theory and practice. All power points contain practice questions with answers included at the end. The high level of detail in these lessons will particularly suit those who are newer to teaching physics at A-level or whose subject knowledge may be a little rusty.
Year 7 Cells lesson 6 - Cell division
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Year 7 Cells lesson 6 - Cell division

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Lesson 6 in year 7 cells topic looking at how and why cells divide. Students learn about the two forms of cell division, what each is for, where each occurs inthe body and why they need to be different. Ppt includes links to videos you may wish to use to go into more detail but they are geared to a slightly higher level than KS3.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 10 - Resistors - 1. Thermistors and 2. LDRs
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 10 - Resistors - 1. Thermistors and 2. LDRs

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In lesson 10 of the electricity unit students learn about different types of variable resistor - thermistors and LDRs. The powerpoint is split into two lessons both with a practical activity and with learning objectives, starter and plenary slides for each. However, you could do the two lessons in one if you omitted either or both of the practical activities. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
NEW AQA GCSE Physics - Electricity lesson bundle
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NEW AQA GCSE Physics - Electricity lesson bundle

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This lesson bundle follows and covers the complete new AQA specification for Combined Science: Trilogy - Physics - Electricity unit. (The new combined science GCSE replaces the old double award core and additonal science units.) This bundle now contains 14 lessons with their accompanying resources for the Electricity unit from the Physics section of the new AQA GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. Each lesson has engaging ‘bell work’ as students settle, clearly defined learning objectives, tasks to promote interest and consolidate learning of the lesson material and plenary slides. Most lessons also contain a practical activity to develop students’ skills and confidence using equipment and to give students the opportunity to discover the circuit rules for themselves before learning the theory, although this can also be flipped to instead test the theory in practice once learnt. The lessons and resources included are: L1 - Circuit components, series and parallel circuits; L2 - Current; L3 - Charge; L4 - Potential difference; L5 - Power; L6 - Resistance; L7 - Required practical 15 - Resistance with wire length; L8 - Ohm’s law; L9 - Power and resistance; L10 - Resistors - Thermistors and LDRs; L11 - Required practical 16 - Resistors in series and parallel; L12 - The National Grid; L13 - Types of current - AC DC and the plug; L14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
GCSE Physics - Distance-time graphs - Unit 5.6.1.4 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Distance-time graphs - Unit 5.6.1.4 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 2 of the forces unit students learn how to read a distance time graph and identify the motion in its different sections. They then build on their knowledge of speed calculations in the previous lesson to calculate the speed using the gradient. Higher tier students will also learn to calculate the instantaneous speed by finding the gradient of the tangent. All questions in powerpoint come with answers. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start. Suitable for both the AQA GCSE Physics 9-1 and Combined Science: Trilogy courses. Please note that the worksheet and answer sheet are freely available elsewhere on TES. The price of this resource is for the lesson powerpoint only. I have attached the worksheet and answers as I have found them a useful accompaniment.
Year 7 Metals lesson 4 - Displacement reactions
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Year 7 Metals lesson 4 - Displacement reactions

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Lesson 4 in the year 7 metals topic looking at displacement reactions of metals. After learning about what a displacement reaction is, students complete a practical and use their observations to determine the order of reactivity of their sample metals. Students also learn about the applications of displacement reactions e.g. sacrificial metals on oil rigs.
GCSE Physics - Magnetism & Electromagnetism - Unit 7.1 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Magnetism & Electromagnetism - Unit 7.1 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 1 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit, students learn about magnetic materials, how to draw different magnetic field patterns and are introduced to the idea that electricity can be used to generate a magnetic field. They then go on to look at solenoids and electromagnets in more detail. All lesson powerpoints begin with a question/task to engage students as soon as they enter the classroom, clearly defined learning objectives and opportunity to recall and apply to the exam what they have learned throughout. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 7 - Required practical 15: Resistance and wire length
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 7 - Required practical 15: Resistance and wire length

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In lesson 7 of the electricity unit students investigate the relationship between a length of constantan wire and its resistance. The lesson includes pre- and post-experiment tasks and example results are included in the powerpoint in case the experiment doesn’t go as planned! There is also guidance on what a good graph looks like. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
GCSE Physics - The Motor Effect - Unit 7.2.2 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - The Motor Effect - Unit 7.2.2 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 3 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit (AQA specification 4.7.2.2), students recap what they learned about building an electromagnet in lesson 2 with an exam Q and go onto learn about the Motor Effect. Once they have mastered Fleming’s left hand rule through a number of application questions, they go on to learn and apply the equation F=BIL through a number of differentiated calculation questions. All lesson powerpoints begin with a question/task to engage students as soon as they enter the classroom, clearly defined learning objectives and opportunity to recall and apply to the exam what they have learned throughout. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
Year 7 Forces lesson 2 - Balanced and unbalanced forces
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Year 7 Forces lesson 2 - Balanced and unbalanced forces

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Lesson 2 in year 7 forces topic looking at balancing forces. Students learn how to identify whether two or more forces are balanced or unbalanced as well as how to calculate the resultant force on an object. Students will also discuss how balanced or unbalanced forces affect an object’s motion. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
Year 7 Forces - 7 lesson bundle
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Year 7 Forces - 7 lesson bundle

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This bundle contains all 7 lessons on forces with their accompanying resources for the topic at KS3. The lessons are: L1 - Introduction to forces; L2 - Balanced and unbalanced forces; L3 - Drag forces (air resistance and drag in liquids); L4 - Investigating friction (practical); L5 - Investigating friction (graphing and write up); L6 - Pressure; L7 - Forces in sports. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
GCSE Physics - The Generator Effect - Unit 7.3.1-7.3.3 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - The Generator Effect - Unit 7.3.1-7.3.3 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 5 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit (AQA specification 4.7.3.1 to 4.7.3.3), students recap what they learned about the motor effect and the electric motor in lessons 3 and 4 with recall Q and go onto learn about induced potential and the Generator Effect. Ideally this theory should be taught in part through demonstration and diagrams and instructions for these are included. All lesson powerpoints begin with a question/task to engage students as soon as they enter the classroom, clearly defined learning objectives and opportunity to recall and apply to the exam what they have learned throughout. There are also teacher notes in the notes sections of the slides where relevant for teachers who may be less confident with the material. You can view my other resources in my TES author shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/QuasiEntropist/
New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - all lesson powerpoints and required practical support
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New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - all lesson powerpoints and required practical support

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All my A-level lessons are detailed and tailored to guide students (and teachers) through the new AQA Physics A-level specification (and are referenced accordingly). Each has outlined at the start a clear progression through the topic and the relevant section from the specification. Each lesson contains a starter activity to develop problem-solving skills before students progress with new theory and practice. All powerpoints have practice questions with answers at the end. Practical activities feature throughout as this is key to students' understanding and appreciation of the subject. The high level of detail in these lessons will particularly suit those who are newer to teaching physics at A-level or whose subject knowledge may be a little rusty.
Year 7 Forces lesson 7 - Forces in sports
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Year 7 Forces lesson 7 - Forces in sports

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Lesson 7 in the year 7 forces topic looking at forces in sports. Students use their learning from the rest of the forces topic to research and present their findings on forces in a sport of their choice. Students will need access to iPads or computers.
Year 7 Forces lesson 4 and 5 - Investigating friction
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Year 7 Forces lesson 4 and 5 - Investigating friction

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Lesson 4 and 5 in year 7 forces topic investigating friction. There are two lessons, the first with a practical investigating the effect of changing mass on the amount of force needed to overcome friction and move a block. The second lesson has students draw a graph of their results and complete a write up of their experiment. There is also a starter worksheet where students decide whether each of the factors on the board either increase or decrease drag forces and a question worksheet to consolidate learning that could be done at the end of the lesson or given as homework.