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

Science (physics, chemistry, biology) resources for Keystage 3, 4, and 5 (GCSE and A-level).
Science Skills | Intro to Science | Intro to Physics | Graphical Skills | Practical Skills

Science Skills | Intro to Science | Intro to Physics | Graphical Skills | Practical Skills

**4 to 5 lessons ** Topic: Working scientifically / graphs / handling data / introduction to physics Level: key stage 3, key stage 4 Here is a bundle of resources that I used as an introduction to science, particularly physics, for my year 9 class. They will learn the necessary skills to plot a graph and handle experimental data. A practical lesson is included. They are great as “ice breaker” activities for new classes, as well. For example, there is a “little red riding hood” graph plotting activity in which I ask a student to tell the story of little red riding hood. The students then plot a graph of little red riding hood’s happiness throughout her journey. The instructions are deliberately arbitrary so that the class can compare and discuss the graphs that they have plotted afterwards, identifying their errors. Resources: 1. Powerpoint slides: 3 sets of powerpoint slides, each compatible with a set of worksheets. Slides contain information and tasks for pupils. 1 set of powerpoint slides for a practical lesson. 2. Notes (editable documents) for pupils: Use 3 sets of documents as worksheets or handouts. 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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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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Extracting Metals with Carbon

Extracting Metals with Carbon

The powerpoint presentation is ready for “plug and teach”. It contains theory, questions (with solutions), and tasks. This is perfect for KS3 science (chemistry) or year 9 GCSE students. L.O. To describe how carbon is used in extracting metals. To represent displacement reactions with carbon, metal oxides, and iron using formulas and equations. 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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Neutralisation | Neutralization | Acids and Alkalis | Acids and Bases | KS3 Science Chemistry

Neutralisation | Neutralization | Acids and Alkalis | Acids and Bases | KS3 Science Chemistry

This Powerpoint presentation is ready for “plug and teach”. It contains theory, questions (with solutions), and tasks. This is perfect for KS3 science (chemistry) or year 9 GCSE students. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the bundle that includes this resource! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/1-neutralisation-2-acids-and-carbonates-11905899 L.O. To find out what happens when an acid is added to an alkali. To be able to explain what neutralisation is. To be able to recognise an acid and alkali neutralize to make a salt and water. To be able to write the word equation for neutralization.
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1. Neutralisation  2. Acids and Carbonates

1. Neutralisation 2. Acids and Carbonates

These two Powerpoint presentations are ready for “plug and teach”. They contain theory, questions (with solutions), and tasks. This is perfect for KS3 science (chemistry) or year 9 GCSE students. L.O. To be able to explain what neutralisation is. To be able to recognise an acid and alkali neutralize to make a salt and water. To be able to write the word equation for neutralization. To explain the reactions of acids with metal carbonates. To write word equations for the reactions between acids and carbonates. Enjoy!
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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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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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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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Literacy in Science | KS3 | KS4 Year 9 | Introduction to Science

Literacy in Science | KS3 | KS4 Year 9 | Introduction to Science

Below are the main learning objectives for this bundle. They are suitable for either KS3 or Year 9 pupils as an introduction to GCSE science. Each powerpoint presentation comes with an editable word document handout. Enjoy! Introduction to GCSE science (physics) Recall the general scientific keywords used in this course. Variables Recall the different types of variables in experimental physics. Graphical skills Develop skills in representing scientific data graphically. Cone parachute practical Carry out an experiment to gather, record, and analyze data accurately. Section 5: Standard form and significant figures Recognize and use expressions in standard form. Ratios, fractions, and percentages Use ratios, fractions, and percentages in calculations. Rearrange equations and converting units Able to change the subject of an equation. Familiarize with using prefixes and conversion between units.
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Energy | Energy Transfer | Energy Stores | KS4 | GCSE | Science | Physics | Whole Unit

Energy | Energy Transfer | Energy Stores | KS4 | GCSE | Science | Physics | Whole Unit

107 Slides to cover the topic of energy in KS4 GCSE science (physics): L.O. 1. Different types of energy Recall 9 types of energy. Understand that energy is the ability of a system to do work. 2. Energy transfer Define conservation of energy. Describe examples of energy transfer. 3. Conservation of energy Describe how energy is conserved for a falling object. Describe how energy is conserved for a pendulum. 4. Energy and work Define work in physics. Calculate work done by a force. 5. Gravitational potential energy Define and calculate gravitational potential energy. State factors that affect gravitational potential energy. 6. Kinetic energy Define and calculate kinetic energy. State factors that affect kinetic energy. 7. Elastic potential energy Define and calculate elastic potential energy. 8. Efficiency Identify input energy, useful energy, and wasted energy of a system. Define and calculate efficiency of a system. 9. Power Describe power as the rate at which energy is transferred. Calculate the power of a system. Slides include exam-style questions, starter tasks, plenary tasks, summary questions, activities, and theory. Enjoy!
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Mass Weight Gravity | Gravitational field strength | KS3 Science Physics

Mass Weight Gravity | Gravitational field strength | KS3 Science Physics

15 slides to include tasks (answers displayed upon clicks), summary questions (answers displayed upon clicks), and a practical activity (methods, observation guideline, reflection questions). This resource has sufficient material for a double lesson. Pupils will learn: To explain the difference between mass and weight. To describe gravity as a non-contact force. To calculate weight from the equation W=mg. Understand that objects weigh differently in outer space. Enjoy!
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Magnetism and Electromagnetism | 37 slides & knowledge organiser (5 to 7 Lessons) | KS4 Physics

Magnetism and Electromagnetism | 37 slides & knowledge organiser (5 to 7 Lessons) | KS4 Physics

Powerpoint Presentations 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. Revision Matt / Knowledge Organiser Included is also a knowledge organiser for the topic of Magnetism and Electromagnetism. Enjoy!
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Magnetic Force | Motor Effect | Fleming's Left Hand Rule | F=BIL

Magnetic Force | Motor Effect | Fleming's Left Hand Rule | F=BIL

(Updated April 2018) This powerpoint presentation consists of 8 slides (around 1 hour of work for students). Learning objectives covered: Using Fleming’s Left Hand Rule to predict direction of force experienced by current-carrying wire. Calculate magnetic force using the equation F=BIL. Be sure to check out my bundles! 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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Magnetism and Magnetic Forces | Magnetic Field | Electromagnetism | Magnetism

Magnetism and Magnetic Forces | Magnetic Field | Electromagnetism | Magnetism

This powerpoint consists of 18 slides (around 1 to 1.5 hours of work for students), including step-by-step instruction for a practical. 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. The practical activity is for pupils to plot the magnetic field around a bar magnet using a compass. Summary questions and answers (appear on click) are included in the slides. Be sure to check out the bundle for more resources on magnetism. Enjoy!
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Liquid Pressure | Floating and Sinking | Density | Pressure

Liquid Pressure | Floating and Sinking | Density | Pressure

This set of powerpoint presentations consists of 25 slides (around 1.5 to 2 hours of work for students). Students will learn to explain why the pressure in a liquid varies with depth and density. Afterwards, they will progress onto learning the physics of floating and sinking objects, and the factors that influence it. Enjoy!
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Electromagnetism | Magnetism | Electromagnets | Magnetic Field

Electromagnetism | Magnetism | Electromagnets | Magnetic Field

This set of powerpoint presentations consists of 28 slides (around 3 hours of work for students), including step-by-step instruction for 2 practicals. There is also a revision mat / knowledge organiser in full color and can be printed as an A3 sheet. (45min to 1 hour worth of revision for students) 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. Summary questions and answers (appear on click) are included in the slides. Be sure to check out my other bundles! Enjoy!
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Magnetic Fields and Current | Electromagnetism | Magnetism | Solenoid

Magnetic Fields and Current | Electromagnetism | Magnetism | Solenoid

This powerpoint consists of 10 slides (around 1 to 1.5 hours of work for students), including step-by-step instruction for a practical. Learning objectives covered: Describe the Earth’s magnetic field. Describe the magnetic effect of a current. The practical activity is for pupils to build an electromagnet using an iron nail and power pack. Pupils test factors that affect the strength of the magnetic field strength. Summary questions and answers (appear on click) are included in the slides. Be sure to check out the bundle for more resources on magnetism. Enjoy!
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Forces in balance: Force diagrams, Reaction pairs, Newton's third law

Forces in balance: Force diagrams, Reaction pairs, Newton's third law

Topic: Forces in balance: Force diagrams 1. Identify reaction pairs using Newton’s third law of motion. 2. Draw force diagrams to represent forces acting on an 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. 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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