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Science (physics, chemistry, biology) resources for Keystage 3, 4, and 5 (GCSE and A-level).
Metals and Acids

Metals and Acids

Here's a complete lesson (could be a double lesson if you carry out the practical explained in the powerpoint) for pupils (ks3 or ks4) to learn about metals and acids reactions. The presentation covers theory and contains tasks and prompts for class discussions. There is also a practical activity, with expected results recorded in the powerpoint. Enjoy!
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Energy stores | Types of energy | Energy transfer

Energy stores | Types of energy | Energy transfer

Topic: Energy / Energy stores / Types of energy Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS4 physics on Energy Stores ( or previously known as Different Types of Energy). Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: 18 slides with clickable items for navigation. Answers to questions in slides reveal upon clicking. I have written “Presenter’s notes” under some slides, mostly about extension ideas and some simple notes on the theory. 2. Notes for pupils: Use this 3 page document as worksheets or handouts. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document. Also, it includes 1 exam style question. 3. Printout: A list of descriptions (clues) for pupils to read and guess which energy store the description is referring to. (This can be cut out and put in a hat for pupils to pick out.) This makes Task 1 in the powerpoint interactive. Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there’s any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload all my lessons on “Energy and Energy Resources” so that you can have a complete set of lessons for this unit. Be sure to check out this bundle I’ve uploaded for the unit of Energy (107 Slides for £8 only!): https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/energy-energy-transfer-energy-stores-ks4-gcse-science-physics-whole-unit-11891651 Enjoy!
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Rock Cycle

Rock Cycle

L.O. To use the rock cycle to explain how the material in rocks is recycled. Perfect for key stage 3.
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Scientific symbols, rearranging equations, converting units in physics and science

Scientific symbols, rearranging equations, converting units in physics and science

Topic: Scientific symbols, rearranging equations, converting units in physics and science Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). I will use this lesson to teach a class of year 9, beginning their GCSE course. Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils. 2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document. Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic. Enjoy!
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Magnetism and Electromagnetism | KS4 physics | GCSE | Magnets | Magnetic Fields | Magnetic Force

Magnetism and Electromagnetism | KS4 physics | GCSE | Magnets | Magnetic Fields | Magnetic Force

(Updated April 2018) This set of powerpoint presentations consists of 37 slides (around 4 to 5 hours of work for students), including step-by-step instruction for 2 practicals. Learning objectives covered: Explain what is meant by the poles of a magnet. Plot the magnetic field around a bar magnet. Describe magnetic materials and induced magnetism. Describe the Earth’s magnetic field. Describe the magnetic effect of a current. Use Fleming’s Left Hand Rule to predict the direction of force on current-carrying wire in a magnetic field. Use the equation F=BIL. Summary questions and answers (appear on click) are included in the slides. Be sure to check out my bundles! Enjoy!
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Recycling

Recycling

Here's a resource for ks3 and ks4 on the topic of Recycling. The 23 slides cover the theory and contain tasks, prompts for class discussions, and activities for pupils. There are 2 case studies at the end where pupils have to do some calculations related to recycling. I've also included my own lesson plan / notes that I wrote in preparation for teaching this lesson. Enjoy!
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Forces in balance: Newton's first law, Newton's 1st law

Forces in balance: Newton's first law, Newton's 1st law

Topic: Forces in balance: Newton's first law 1. Apply Newton’s first law to a stationary object. 2. Apply Newton’s first law to a moving object. Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils. 2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson and complete tasks in this editable document. Contains 7 exam practice questions. 3. Mark scheme for 7 exam practice questions. Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic. Check out some bundles I've put together. Enjoy!
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Earth and Atmosphere

Earth and Atmosphere

The Earth - The Earth and its Atmosphere (Key stage 3) L.O. To compare the layers of the Earth and to describe the atmospheric composition. Contains a multiple choice pre-test great for introduction for this unit.
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Standard form, significant figure, rounding

Standard form, significant figure, rounding

Topic: Standard form, significant figure, rounding Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). I will use this lesson to teach a class of year 9, beginning their GCSE course. Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils. 2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document. Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic. Enjoy!
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Changing States / Chemical Bonds / States of Matter

Changing States / Chemical Bonds / States of Matter

This resource is useful for pupils learning changing states in ks4. Here's the structure of the lesson: 1. Particle models for solid, liquid, gas 2. State changes 3. Metallic / ionic / covalent bonds 4. Melting points 5. Multiple choice short quiz Enjoy!
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Graphical skills, plotting and analysing graphs

Graphical skills, plotting and analysing graphs

Topic: Handling data, scientific methods, independent and dependent variables, plotting graphs, analysing graphs, linear and proportional relationship Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). I will use this lesson to teach a class of year 9, beginning their GCSE course. Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: powerpoint slides, compatible with a worksheet/handout. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils. 2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use this as worksheet or handout. Pupils can take notes during lesson or complete tasks in this editable document. Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic. Enjoy!
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Hooke's Law | Stretching Springs | Spring Constant | Elastic Potential Energy

Hooke's Law | Stretching Springs | Spring Constant | Elastic Potential Energy

Hooke’s Law KS4 Science Physics / KS5 Recap for the topic of materials in physics L.O. To investigate how force is related to extension of a material by Hooke’s Law. To calculate the force required to extend a spring. To calculate the elastic potential energy stored in a spring. The Powerpoint presentation includes 17 slides. They contain theory, tasks, practical experiment, and questions with solutions. Some texts and images are animated, such that they appear upon click. There is a handout to go along with the practical of investigation Hooke’s law (stretching a spring using slot masses and measuring its extension.) A worksheet is included. I’ve used this sheet as homework, but you can also use it as classwork. Enjoy!
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Nervous System / Reflex Action / Voluntary Action

Nervous System / Reflex Action / Voluntary Action

Lesson structure: 1. Pupils describe how they think the nervous system works in order to protect them. 2. Nervous response 3. Stimulus / Receptors / Effectors 4. Examples of Sensory organs / Receptor cells / Stimulus 5. Introduce Relay Neurons 6. Reflex and voluntary action Enjoy!
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Momentum

Momentum

Resources (including questions) for pupils learning momentum and conservation of momentum.
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Non-metals

Non-metals

L.O. To describe the properties of non-metals and identify their uses. Perfect for key stage 3. Contains a practical/investigation, where pupils look at samples and their information cards to complete a cross word puzzle. PowerPoint presentation contains answers to questions that appear upon clicking (animated).
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Speed Distance Time Equation Cootie Catcher

Speed Distance Time Equation Cootie Catcher

Learning about speed, distance, and time using this fun cootie catcher templates. This is great as an engaging activity (plenary) in an introduction lesson to speed. There are two differentiated templates: Cootie catcher has questions and answers about units, making measurements, and equations. Cootie catcher has questions about units, making measurements, and equations. The students have to write in the answers in the cootie catcher. Enjoy!
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Forces in motion: Resultant force practical

Forces in motion: Resultant force practical

Topic: Forces in balance: Resultant force practical Level: GCSE, key stage 4 I am following the AQA science (physics) syllabus but this resource is suitable for anyone teaching KS3 or KS4 science (specifically physics). Hope this resource is helpful for you. Please do let me know if there's any suggestions for improvement. I aim to upload more lessons following this topic. Check out some bundles I've put together. Enjoy!
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