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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 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.
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 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 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.
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.1 Newton's law of gravitation (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.1 Newton's law of gravitation (New AQA spec)

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In lesson 1 of the gravitational fields unit students extend their prior understanding of gravity as simply a force to distinguishing between the force and the force field. Students are introduced to Newton's law of gravitation and practise applying the equation to determine the force between two objects based on information provided. 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.
A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.2 Gravitational field strength (New AQA spec)
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A-level Physics Unit 7.2 Gravitational fields - 7.2.2 Gravitational field strength (New AQA spec)

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In lesson 2 of the gravitational fields unit students recap some AS content (g by freefall) and apply a new equation to calculate the gravitational field strength at a certain point for a variety of objects e.g. planets. They discuss the factors which influence gravitational field strength, g, and those which do not. It includes a video demonstrating this through objects of different mass being dropped from an equal height in a vacuum chamber. 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.
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/
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/
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/
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.
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).
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 12 - The National Grid
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 12 - The National Grid

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In lesson 12 of the electricity unit students learn about where electricity is generated and how it gets to our homes, as well as about the role of transformers in reducing energy losses. There are a number of videos in this lesson to get students engaged and thinking about the implications of not having electricity at all or not having centralised supplies of electrical energy. There is an exam question worksheet also attached with answers. If your school has the equipment, it is also nice to have a mini set up of the key parts of the national grid as well as examples of what transformers look like on a basic level. All lesson power points have a slide with clearly defined lesson objectives at the start.
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 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.