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

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

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

L.O. To use the rock cycle to explain how the material in rocks is recycled.
Perfect for key stage 3.
The slides include theory and interactive exercises for the students.

Calculations and practice questions for acceleration, physics ks3 and ks4. There's a Tarsia puzzle (print and cut out image) at the end to summarise the lesson and to engage pupils.

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!

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!

L.O. To define and recognise exothermic and endothermic reactions.
Perfect for key stage 3.
Contains worksheet questions and a practical investigation handout.

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!

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!

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!

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!

Bundle

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.
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Enjoy!

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!

Here are a few worksheets covering the theory of density and instruction for the core practical, finding density of irregular objects using eureka can.

Here’s a worksheet for a lesson on resolving/adding coplanar vectors along with a short explanation video that I’ve made:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMBEhrm8M-Q&feature=youtu.be
enjoy!

Here's a couple short tasks to get pupils thinking about mitosis. Enjoy!

GCSE physics worksheet/handout on tangent on distance time graph. Teacher’s copy of the handout includes complete notes and answers to questions. I have included both the PDF and DOC version of the same handout for your ease of use.
Learning objective:
Calculate the speed of an object from the gradient of a tangent on a distance-time graph.
Happy teaching!

(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.
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Enjoy!

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!

GCSE physics worksheet/handout on velocity time graphs. Teacher’s copy of the handout includes complete notes and answers to questions. I have included both the PDF and DOC version of the same handout for your ease of use.
Learning objective:
Describe the journey of an object by analyzing a velocity-time graph.
Calculate the acceleration of an object from the gradient of a distance-time graph.
Calculate the distance travelled of an object from the area under a velocity-time graph.
Happy teaching!

Here's a resource for ks3 and ks4 pupils to learn about Anaerobic Respiration.
The powerpoint covers theory and contains differentiated tasks and a practical / investigation.
A practical handout is also included.
Enjoy!

Bundle

This bundle contains 6 lessons to of essential topics for forces for key stage 3 and 4 pupils. They are GCSE materials. Powerpoints and worksheets are ready to be used or you can edit them easily.
Enjoy!