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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 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 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/
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 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 - 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 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.
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.
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.
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/
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/
GCSE Physics - Investigating Electromagnetism - Unit 7.2.1 (AQA 9-1)
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GCSE Physics - Investigating Electromagnetism - Unit 7.2.1 (AQA 9-1)

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In lesson 2 of the Magnetism and Electromagnetism unit (AQA specification 4.7.2.1), students recap what they learned about electromagnets in lesson 1 and go onto learn about the factors affecting the strength of an electromagnet through practical work and discussion. 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 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 2 - Current in series and parallel
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AQA New GCSE Electricity - Lesson 2 - Current in series and parallel

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In lesson 2 of the electricity unit students discover for themselves the rules of current in both series and parallel circuits while developing their practical skills. 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/
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.
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.