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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 Metals lesson 2 - Reactivity series of metals
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Year 7 Metals lesson 2 - Reactivity series of metals

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Lesson 2 in the year 7 metals topic looking at the reactivity series of metals. Students learn about the reactivity of group 1, 2 and transition metals. Students complete a practical observing different metal reactions and determine, based on their observations, the order of reactivity of their sample metals.
Year 7 Metals lesson 5 - Alloys and corrosion
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Year 7 Metals lesson 5 - Alloys and corrosion

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Lesson 5 in the year 7 metals topic looking at alloys and corrosion. Students learn about alloys, their properties compared to pure metals and conditions for corrosion. They set up a longer term practical using nails in test tubes to test for the ideal conditions for iron nails to rust. This can be left and monitored over several weeks.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 3 - Charge
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 3 - Charge

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In lesson 3 of the electricity unit students look at the relationship between charge, current and time and complete practice calculations. Example questions are included in the slides and there is also a worksheet. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 11 - Required practical 16 - Resistance in series and parallel
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 11 - Required practical 16 - Resistance in series and parallel

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In lesson 11 of the electricity unit students complete the required practical investigating the effect on the total resistance of placing two uniform resistors in a series versus parallel arrangement. The lesson power point contains slides with tasks covering the full investigation from a hypothesis and risk assessment, experimental set up and method, example results if needed, and follow up questions. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - 5.1.4 Circuits
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New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - 5.1.4 Circuits

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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.
New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - 5.1.3 Resistivity (Lesson + required practical)
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New AQA AS Physics Unit 5 Electricity - 5.1.3 Resistivity (Lesson + 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.
GCSE Trilogy Physics equation crib sheet
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GCSE Trilogy Physics equation crib sheet

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This document contains all the physics equations necessary for the new AQA Trilogy Science GCSE. It contains all equations with each value, symbol, unit and unit symbol outlined plus a column stating whether students need to learn it or if they are given it in the exams. The document is split with one topic per tab. Lines are shaded pale grey if that value has already come up earlier in the course so that students can build up a picture of familiarity as they go through.
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.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 14 - The plug and electrical safety in the home

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In lesson 14 of the electricity unit students learn about that parts and purpose of the various parts of the plug including the different wires and fuse. They learn when and why certain parts are necessary. Students will then have the opportunity to try building a plug from the bare components to see who can do it safely the fastest. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined learning objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 9 - Power and Resistance
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 9 - Power and Resistance

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In lesson 9 of the electricity unit students learn about the relationship between power and resistance through practical investigation. They then use their knowledge of previously learnt equations to figure out the equation relating power, current and resistance. There are examples and practice questions in the slides to consolidate students' understanding. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
Year 7 Metals lesson 6 - Reacting metals with oxygen and Yield
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Year 7 Metals lesson 6 - Reacting metals with oxygen and Yield

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Lesson 6 in the year 7 metals topic looking at reacting metals with oxygen. Students complete a practical where they burn magnesium in air and compare the mass of the magnesium before burning to the mass of magnesium oxide after the reaction. Students write a word equation for the reaction and use this to explain why the mass of the magnesium has increased after the burning.
Year 7 Metals - 7 lesson bundle
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Year 7 Metals - 7 lesson bundle

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This bundle contains all 7 lessons with their accompanying resources for the metals topic at KS3. The lessons are: L1 - Metals ores and their uses; L2 - Reactivity series of metlas; L3 - Extraction of metals; L4 - Displacemet reactions of metals; L5 - Alloys and corrosion; L6 - Reacting metals with oxygen; L7 - Testing for metal ions.
Year 7 Metals lesson 7 - Testing for metal ions
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Year 7 Metals lesson 7 - Testing for metal ions

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Lesson 7 in the year 7 metals topic looking at testing samples to identify metal ions. Students complete flame tests and precipitate tests to identify different metal ion samples. they also learn and discuss applications of these reactions e.g. fireworks.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 6 - Resistance
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 6 - Resistance

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In lesson 6 of the electricity unit students discover the rules of resistance in series and parallel circuits while developing their practical skills. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 4 - Potential difference
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 4 - Potential difference

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In lesson 4 of the electricity unit students discover the rules for potential difference in both series and parallel circuits while developing their practical skills. They then complete a worksheet to consolidate their understanding of both current and potential difference rules in series and parallel circuits. Answers are included in the slides. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 5 - Power
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 5 - Power

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In lesson 5 of the electricity unit students learn about the relationship between electrical power, current and voltage. The lesson comes with two worksheets, one recapping current and voltage in series and parallel and the other on power, current and voltage. All answers are on the slides. There is also a slide for a practical activity to calculate the power of an electric motor through measurign the current and voltage. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 8 - Ohm's law
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 8 - Ohm's law

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In lesson 8 of the electricity unit students learn about Ohm’s law by discovering the law through experiment. As well as developing their practical skills, there are questions for them to practice using the equations, both on the slides and on a separate worksheet. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start. Updated 20/05/18 with additional method.
Year 7 Cells lesson 2 - Plant cells
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Year 7 Cells lesson 2 - Plant cells

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Lesson 2 in year 7 cells topic looking at plant cells and basic plant cell structures (worksheet with answers included). Students learn about the basic structures and functions of plant cells and how to distinguish between plant and animal cells based on what they have learnt about each cell type.