Methods of Generating Electricity A3 Worksheet + Cards

Methods of Generating Electricity A3 Worksheet + Cards

Large A3 'placemat' style worksheet and card sort covering the pros and cons of power stations and other renewable methods of generating electricity. Can be used as a revision exercise or alternatively alongside reference material (students can do their own research to deduce where the cards belong). Will easily fill half an hour plus, and the cutting and sticking aspect is quite therapeutic! Solutions sheet included.
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Reflection and Refraction Ray Diagram Activity Worksheets

Reflection and Refraction Ray Diagram Activity Worksheets

Large format A3 'placemat' style worksheets for reflection and refraction practical work. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that useful learning outcomes can be compromised by over-ambitious or lengthy practical work. I think this is certainly true of optics hence I have developed two short and sweet practical activities to show the basics of reflection and refraction. Each should only take about 10 minutes depending on your learners. The key learning objectives are as follows: Reflection - the angle of incidence and angle of reflection are always identical. Refraction - the light 'bends' towards the normal when entering a glass block. Each student or group of students will also need: a ray box, plane mirror, glass block, protractor and ruler.
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Waves and The Electromagnetic Spectrum Workbook (Light, Sound, Wavelength, Frequency and Amplitude)

Waves and The Electromagnetic Spectrum Workbook (Light, Sound, Wavelength, Frequency and Amplitude)

18 page interactive workbook complete with worked solutions. Suitable for AQA GCSE Core Science P1 and similar. Written by a physics specialist as a fresh alternative to cluttered textbooks and poorly written resources. Topics Covered: - Light and Sound - Wavelength - The Electromagnetic Spectrum - Longitudinal and Transverse Waves - Amplitude - Frequency Features include: - Excellent readability and spacious formatting. - Gaps in text and self-assessment questions to encourage active learning (worked solutions included). - Clearly defined learning objectives which are assessed throughout, including in a dedicated final review section. - Differentiated questions including exam-style questions. If you like this workbook please check out my many others! Your feedback is very welcome!
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Ping Pong Efficiency Practical Worksheet + 'Joule-ruler'

Ping Pong Efficiency Practical Worksheet + 'Joule-ruler'

For learners with weaker mathematical skills, core GCSE students or KS3 Physics this introduction to efficiency calculations is fun, focussed and avoids learning objectives being lost in a swamp of mathematics! Students drop a ping pong ball and work out the efficiency of the bounce using the initial and final height. This is a fairly standard practical for AS Physics; however, working out gravitational potential energies can be arduous and potentially confusing for lower ability students when efficiency calculations need to be the core objective. This resource includes a worksheet and a template for a 50 cm 'Joule-ruler' (my own invention - simply print out on A3, slice and stick to a half-meter ruler). Specially calibrated for a standard 3.0 g ping pong/table tennis ball, the 'Joule-ruler' can be used to instantly read off gravitational potential energies. Use with naked eye is fine, however it's also a really neat practical to do with iPhones or similar gadgetry - students can film the bounce in slow motion. Things you will need: - 50 cm rulers (metre rulers fine too or wooden batons) - Clamp stands - Ping pong/table tennis balls (number these so that any misbehaviour can be held accountable) - Materials to bounce ping pong balls off (foam and plastic a few mm thick works well) Original Word document and answer sheet included. Suitable for AQA GCSE Core Science P1 and similar.
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Kinetic Theory, States of Matter & Heat Transfers Workbook (Conduction, Convection, Radiation etc.)

Kinetic Theory, States of Matter & Heat Transfers Workbook (Conduction, Convection, Radiation etc.)

20 page interactive workbook complete with worked solutions. Suitable for AQA GCSE Core Science P1 and similar. Written by a physics specialist as a fresh alternative to cluttered textbooks and poorly written resources. Topics Covered: - Kinetic Theory - States of Matter (solids, liquids and gases) - Heat Transfers (conduction, convection, evaporation and radiation) Features include: - Excellent readability and spacious formatting. - Gaps in text and self-assessment questions to encourage active learning (worked solutions included). - Clearly defined learning objectives which are assessed throughout, including in a dedicated final review section. - Differentiated questions including exam-style questions. If you like this workbook please check out my many others! Your feedback is very welcome!
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Electricity and Power Stations Workbook (Energy Transfer, Cost, Renewable Resources, National Grid)

Electricity and Power Stations Workbook (Energy Transfer, Cost, Renewable Resources, National Grid)

24 page interactive workbook complete with worked solutions. Suitable for AQA GCSE Core Science P1 and similar. Written by a physics specialist as a fresh alternative to cluttered textbooks and poorly written resources. Topics Covered: - Power - Calculating Energy Transfer (E = P x t and kilowatt-hours) - The Cost of Electricity - Power Stations (fossil fuel, nuclear, renewable resources - solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and biofuel) - Demand for Electricity - Combined Heat and Power Stations (CHP) - Carbon Capture and Storage - The National Grid (transformers and methods of transmission) Features include: - Excellent readability and spacious formatting. - Gaps in text and self-assessment questions to encourage active learning (worked solutions included). - Clearly defined learning objectives which are assessed throughout, including in a dedicated final review section. - Differentiated questions including exam-style questions. BONUS FEATURE: Images included for Self-Assessment Question 4.1. These can be printed out as A3 posters - students can wander around the lab looking for the relevant power ratings and convert these into kW. If you like this workbook please check out my many others! Your feedback is very welcome!
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Sankey Diagram Card Sort

Sankey Diagram Card Sort

A great starter or plenary to your lesson. Slice and dice the cards into triangles, distribute and get students to find their perfect match. Designed to hammer home the concept of conservation of energy and a more general understanding of how Sankey diagrams work. Cards are specially designed so that multiple incorrect combinations will match physically, yet numerically only one solution is viable. As an extension students can calculate the efficiency of their device. A useful exit pass strategy. 8 Sankey diagrams are provided (2 x 80% efficiency, 2 x 60%, 2 x 25% and 2 x 40%) giving a total of 16 total cards. ADDED EXTRAS: A set of 4 blank Sankey diagrams are provided (PDF) as well as an editable Word document to create or modify your own cards.
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Specific Heat Capacity, U-values, Pay-back Time, Sankey Diagrams and Energy Workbook

Specific Heat Capacity, U-values, Pay-back Time, Sankey Diagrams and Energy Workbook

23 page interactive workbook complete with worked solutions. Suitable for AQA GCSE Core Science P1 and similar. Written by a physics specialist as a fresh alternative to cluttered textbooks and poorly written resources. Topics Covered: - Specific Heat Capacity - U-values - Pay-back Time - Sankey Diagrams - Energy Features include: - Excellent readability and spacious formatting. - Gaps in text and self-assessment questions to encourage active learning (worked solutions included). - Clearly defined learning objectives which are assessed throughout, including in a dedicated final review section. - Differentiated questions including exam-style questions. If you like this workbook please check out my many others! Your feedback is very welcome!
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Wave Phenomena &  The Universe Workbook (Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction and Doppler)

Wave Phenomena & The Universe Workbook (Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction and Doppler)

17 page interactive workbook complete with worked solutions. Suitable for AQA GCSE Core Science P1 and similar. Written by a physics specialist as a fresh alternative to cluttered textbooks and poorly written resources. Topics Covered: - The Wave Equation (v = f x λ) - Reflection - Ray Diagrams - Refraction - Diffraction - The Doppler Effect - Red-shift and Blue-shift - Galaxies - The Big Band Theory - Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) Features include: - Excellent readability and spacious formatting. - Gaps in text and self-assessment questions to encourage active learning (worked solutions included). - Clearly defined learning objectives which are assessed throughout. - Differentiated questions including exam-style questions. If you like this workbook please check out my many others - your feedback is very welcome!
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