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Practical Science Careers project

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A series of 8 practical activities, put into the context of careers in Science. This is aimed at KS3 students, introducing some practical skills. Aims of the project: To learn about some careers in Science, and to try some out. To develop investigation skills as required in the KS4 core practical’s included at GCSE. Students get to experience being an Aerospace engineer by designing and testing paper planes, a Biochemist by testing urine samples, a Biomedical scientist by testing different anti bacterial soaps, a Chemical engineer by investigating recipes for bouncy balls, a Civil engineer by designing and testing bridges, a Forensic scientist by taking and analysing finger prints, a Mechanical engineer by making cotton reel motors, and a Pyrotechnic technician, by testing firework colours and making sparklers. Each includes a job profile page to be filled out using the national careers service website to provide context for the lesson. Also included is a handy technician guide. This is designed to be handed out as a student booklet, with each career taking around 2 single hour lessons to complete, aimed at KS3 students. Students develop their investigation skills, as well as learning about some different careers in Science.

Uncertainty in experiments

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A summary of the Section 1 - Measurements and Their Errors topic on the AQA Physics A-level course. Content will apply across different exam boards and includes the following: SI Units Calculating Uncertainty using precision Calculating Uncertainty using range Calculating Uncertainty using worst line of best fit. Combining uncertainties. Each includes some practice questions, and the answers are included int eh comment box in PPT. I used this as part of revision in preparation for A level exams.

Floating or sinking, Archimedes' principle, density worksheet

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A differentiated worksheet on why objects float or sink. The worksheet gets progressively harder, helping students to understand floating and sinking, and finally introducing the idea of calculating density. Works for KS3, or as a reminder for KS4

Displacement reactions word equations

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A worksheet to help students practise displacement reactions. They can decide whether a reaction will take place using the reactivity series, practise writing out displacement reactions, and finally explain why a reaction won't take place.

Dinosaur food chains

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I used these information cards on different dinosaurs to start a project with my year 7s. I told my students that we were designing a fish tank, but for dinosaurs! They had to choose their favourite for their tank. They had to think about other dinosaurs they’d have to include to create a food chain for their pet, as well as the habitat. More able students also thoughts about other things they might want to include based no the adaptations of their chosen dinosaur. Alternatively, students could use these to make a food chain, or food web, and the extension task could be to write about their adaptations or habitats.

Bitesize Waves revision - Sound

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This is a worksheet in a series made to summarise and recap topics from GCSE Physics. This one has two versions for dual award and separate scientists. All worksheets are based on BBC bitesize pages with the same name, with a QR code to guide students to the correct page. All the answers to the front page can be found there. There is then a 15 mark exam-style question to test their new knowledge. Every worksheet in the series is out of 15 so students can track their progress. I've used them with year 11, and set them as homework, that way they are forced to revise early! This is designed to help revise for the Edexcel iGCSE in Physics, but is fairly universal and should fit with any exam board. Includes PDFs for easy printing, and word documents for editing.

Simple Harmonic Motion test OCR A level Physics KS5

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This is a 60 minute assessment made up of past paper questions from the OCR Physics A - H158, H558 course. A level Physics topic questions.

Salts and word equations

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A few resources to help students understand how to write word equations. This includes reaction dice, a worksheet on naming salts, and a displacement reaction worksheet.

How to draw a graph Science help sheet

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A help sheet to tell students about how to draw and interpret a graph. I've laminated these, and put them in a folder on the display board so students can help themselves if they need additional support.

Naming salts worksheet

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A differentiated worksheet to help students understand how salts are named, and practise writing word and symbol equations for reactions between: metal oxides and acids, alkalis and acids, and metal carbonates and acids.

Hubble's law and the Redshift equation

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A worksheet allowing pupils to calculate recessional velocity using the change in wavelength of spectral lines from stars. This focuses on using the v/c = change in wavelength / wavelength equation. After answering the 5 questions, pupils can conclude that the more distant the galaxy, the faster it is moving, which makes a great introduction to redshift and the Big Bang Theory. There is an extension task to plot the recessional velocity against distance, calculate Hubble’s constant and calculate the age of the Universe. If calculated correctly, pupils should conclude that the Universe is 13.8 billion years old. Answers included. The extension task is a great way to stretch and challenge the most able at GCSE, while the main task allows weaker pupils to practice using the Doppler shift redshift equation. This could also act as a nice task for A-level pupils, studying Hubble’s law.

How to plan an investigation / experiment in Science

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A help sheet to tell students about how to plan a Scientific investigation or experiment. I've laminated these, and put them in a folder on the display board so students can help themselves if they need additional support.

Bitesize Electricity Revision

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These are worksheets in a series made to summarise and recap topics from GCSE Physics. Some have two versions for dual award and separate scientists. All worksheets are based on BBC bitesize pages with the same name, with a QR code to guide students to the correct page. All the answers to the front page can be found there. There is then a 15 mark exam-style question to test their new knowledge. Every worksheet in the series is out of 15 so students can track their progress. I've used them with year 11, and set them as homework, that way they are forced to revise early! This is designed to help revise for the Edexcel iGCSE in Physics, but is fairly universal and should fit with any exam board. Includes PDFs for easy printing, and word documents for editing. There are also series for energy, waves and motion. There's also a bundle with all 10, thats 10 weeks of revision homework sorted. Please review!

Bitesize Energy revision - Conduction, convection and radiation

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This is a worksheet in a series made to summarise and recap topics from GCSE Physics. All worksheets are based on BBC bitesize pages with the same name, with a QR code to guide students to the correct page. All the answers to the front page can be found there. There is then a 15 mark exam-style question to test their new knowledge. Every worksheet in the series is out of 15 so students can track their progress. I've used them with year 11, and set them as homework, that way they are forced to revise early! This is designed to help revise for the Edexcel iGCSE in Physics, but is fairly universal and should fit with any exam board. Includes PDFs for easy printing, and word documents for editing.

Hydraulics and pressure in fluids

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A differentiated worksheet, designed to help students to understand pressure in fluids and how simple hydraulic systems work. Starts with a gap fill, ends with pressure calculations.

Forces word loop game

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A word loop game on forces. Turn them into cards, and them out one per student (this is for 21 students). One person reads out a question, the student with the corresponding answer reads out the answer and their question etc. until you get back to the start. Great as a plenary or recap starter.

Ideal gases A-level Physics lessons

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3 presentations talking students through some difficult concepts in the ideal gas topic in A-level Physics

Bitesize Energy revision - Energy transfers and efficiency

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Review please! This is a worksheet in a series made to summarise and recap topics from GCSE Physics. All worksheets are based on BBC bitesize pages with the same name, with a QR code to guide students to the correct page. All the answers to the front page can be found there. There is then a 15 mark exam-style question to test their new knowledge. Every worksheet in the series is out of 15 so students can track their progress. I've used them with year 11, and set them as homework, that way they are forced to revise early! This is designed to help revise for the Edexcel iGCSE in Physics, but is fairly universal and should fit with any exam board. Includes PDFs for easy printing, and word documents for editing.

Revision tracker

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This is a tracker designed for use with revision summary and exam sheets. Find them in my shop, there are 14 in total across the following topics: Electricity Waves Energy Forces/Motion They are a series made to summarise and recap topics from GCSE Physics. Some have two versions for dual award and separate scientists. All worksheets are based on BBC bitesize pages with the same name, with a QR code to guide students to the correct page. All the answers to the front page can be found there. There is then a 15 mark exam-style question to test their new knowledge. Every worksheet in the series is out of 15 so students can track their progress. I've used them with year 11, and set them as homework, that way they are forced to revise early! This is designed to help revise for the Edexcel iGCSE in Physics, but is fairly universal and should fit with any exam board. Includes PDFs for easy printing, and word documents for editing.

Bitesize Electricity revision - Current, voltage and resistance, lamps and diodes

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This is ta worksheet in a series made to summarise and recap topics from GCSE Physics. All worksheets are based on BBC bitesize pages with the same name, with a QR code to guide students to the correct page. All the answers to the front page can be found there. There is then a 15 mark exam-style question to test their new knowledge. Every worksheet in the series is out of 15 so students can track their progress. I've used them with year 11, and set them as homework, that way they are forced to revise early! This is designed to help revise for the Edexcel iGCSE in Physics, but is fairly universal and should fit with any exam board. Includes PDFs for easy printing, and word documents for editing.