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I only share my very best work - creative, tried and tested resources. I have been teaching Science for more than fifteen years. Director of Science at Burnham Grammar School.

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I only share my very best work - creative, tried and tested resources. I have been teaching Science for more than fifteen years. Director of Science at Burnham Grammar School.
Balancing Equations
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Balancing Equations

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This lesson uses carefully chosen examples with picture representations as well as chemical formulae. There are two differentiated worksheets (embedded in in the ppt) with answers and a plenary quiz. Thoroughly tried, tested and recommended.
Physics Exam Test AQA A level AS Year 12 - remote and secure
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Physics Exam Test AQA A level AS Year 12 - remote and secure

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A 60 question multiple choice test which can be done securely for remote teaching. Covers mechanics, electricity, waves, materials, particles and quantum. The test is conducted through Socrative. Advice on a number of crafty security measures to avoid cheating is included. The questions are selected for the AQA syllabus and aren’t in the public domain (as of June 2020). The test could be used with other syllabuses with only small modifications. Included are a set of worked answers on a pdf so students can work through tricky questions in their post-test review. Also included is a practice mini test (eight questions) to use in the preceding lesson so students can get to grips with the format. With this resource, you will save hours of work in planning and marking. The eight question practice test is available for free: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/physics-exam-test-aqa-a-level-as-year-12-remote-and-secure-free-8-question-practice-demo-12318795 bennyjohn5@hotmail.com
Distance-Time & Speed-Time Graph Bingo
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Distance-Time & Speed-Time Graph Bingo

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A bingo game designed to get the whole class using their brains to consolidate this topic. There are 22 graph-based questions, the answer and method is shown after each question. The questions are in difficulty order. Surprisingly competitive.
Heart, Circulation & Blood Types
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Heart, Circulation & Blood Types

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Three resources; 1) Full screen heart animation. 2) Differentiated quiz on the heart and circulatory system 3) A PowerPoint on blood groups - previously used for 21st Century Science B7
Fundamental Particles Card Game (quarks, leptons etc)
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Fundamental Particles Card Game (quarks, leptons etc)

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Plays by the same rules as popular children’s card game “TopTrumps”. A card game with twenty-three different fundamental particles. I recommend this to introduce the particles topic at A-level, it is very engaging. Make up a whole class set for students to work in pairs they will accidentally learn loads whilst having fun. My students often have the cards in front of them throughout the topic. Added rules for annihilation when a particle and antiparticle meet. Graphics used by permission by www.particlezoo.net
Newton's Laws Animated & Interactive
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Newton's Laws Animated & Interactive

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Newton’s laws are presented using fun and memorable animated images including Wile-e-Coyote and Super Mario. Included here are notes, a multiple choice quiz, a worksheet to use with the pHet interactive and two other illustrative worksheets.
The Science of Seeing Colours Assembly/ Starter
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The Science of Seeing Colours Assembly/ Starter

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This is my favourite optical illusion and it's not well known. Could be used as an interactive starter in Physics, Biology or Art. I have used this several times for Science Week assemblies - a hall full of students audibly stunned at how their own eyes work. Strongly recommended.
Balancing Equations
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Balancing Equations

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Thoroughly tried, tested and recommended. This lesson uses carefully chosen examples with picture representations as well as chemical formulae. There are two differentiated worksheets (embedded in in the PowerPoint) with answers and a plenary quiz.
Atomic emission & absorption spectra (AQA Trilogy 4.4.1.1) JHudson TES
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Atomic emission & absorption spectra (AQA Trilogy 4.4.1.1) JHudson TES

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A tried and tested lesson on absorption and emission spectra. Contains a recapping starter, an identifying spectra task and consolidation exercises. By using energy numbers for the levels students engage with the concept much better. Suitable for AQA Combined Science Trilogy 4.4.1.1 or AQA GCSE Physics 6.4.1.1 or A level Chemistry or Physics.
Life Of A Star Card Sort AQA & OCR GCSE
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Life Of A Star Card Sort AQA & OCR GCSE

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A set of cards describing the stages in the life of a star. Can be printed as a card sort or done on computer(s) using the first slide. Answers are included. Appropriate for AQA P3 unit and OCR 21stC P7 unit.
The Science of Seeing Colours Assembly/ Starter
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The Science of Seeing Colours Assembly/ Starter

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A fantastic optical illusion. Could be used as a starter in Physics, Biology or Art. I have used this several times for Science Week assemblies - a hall full of students audibly stunned at how their own eyes work. Strongly recommended.
Interactive Games and Attention Grabbing Starters
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Interactive Games and Attention Grabbing Starters

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In this collection I have tried to gather attention grabbing resources. Whether you are teaching cheeky monkeys or aloof A-level classes, these are real winners. The "Matching Pairs Interactive Game" and "Two Team IWB Quiz Game" use the interactive whiteboard in a creative and engaging way.
Four in a Row Interactive Quiz Game: Physics Bundle of Seven
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Four in a Row Interactive Quiz Game: Physics Bundle of Seven

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A FREE exemplar Four in a Row game on Radioactivity is available to try before you buy. Four in a Row is a game for your whiteboard. Nothing needs to be printed or prepared to play this game. The game-play is somewhere between noughts and crosses and blockbusters. Two teams alternate, competing to correctly answer questions on the grid. The board is interactive - clicking tiles changes the colours and also reveals answers. Six games are presented here. They are designed primarily for use at GCSE level. The questions are fully editable.
Matching Pairs Interactive Game Creator
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Matching Pairs Interactive Game Creator

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A fun and competitive interactive whiteboard game in which two teams take it in turns to match tiles. The game automatically scores and has a built in timer in the event of a draw. Students really enjoy the competitiveness. This game won a Microsoft innovation award. Very strongly recommended for all ages. This template allows you to make your own interactive whiteboard games. Making your own game should take about five minutes. A bonus matching pairs pictures template is included so you can include pictures and diagrams in your games. Nineteen exemplar Matching Pairs Games are included with editing enabled to let you customise them. Updated April 2015 to contain a one player timer and improved feedback to responses. There are many free examples of Matching Pairs Games to try before you buy. Please visit my shop; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/bennyjohn5 bennyjohn5@hotmail.com
Current, Voltage, Soldiers and Chocolate Bars
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Current, Voltage, Soldiers and Chocolate Bars

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A carefully animated model for current and voltage. Current is represented by soldiers running along wires, voltage is the chocolate bars (energy) they transfer. The presentation contains an entertaining starter, a quiz and worksheets with answers to review learning. I have found the model to be very effective with a huge range of ability levels from year 7 to year 12.
Nuclear Fusion and Fission Animated
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Nuclear Fusion and Fission Animated

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An animated presentation on fusion and fission. A really interesting lesson with lots here to engage students. Suitable for use with GCSE or A-level Physics. Updated and extended July 2019
Physics A2 A-level Revision Matching Pairs Games
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Physics A2 A-level Revision Matching Pairs Games

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Five interactive competitive games on A2 Physics topics of Astro, Capacitors, Gravity, Space and Thermophysics. These will make a very welcome break from other less thrilling means of revision. The Matching Pairs Game is a fun and competitive interactive whiteboard game in which two teams take it in turns to match tiles. The game automatically scores and has a built in timer in the event of a draw. Students really enjoy the competitiveness. This game won a Microsoft innovation award. An editor is separately available to make your own games; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/matching-pairs-interactive-game-creator-11063058 These five games are also available together in a discounted bundle of ten A-level Matching Pairs Games; https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/bundler/11560439 bennyjohn5@hotmail.com
Circular Motion A-level Physics: Presentation, Worksheets and Game
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Circular Motion A-level Physics: Presentation, Worksheets and Game

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A really strong collection of resources for teaching circular motion at A-level. I think even teachers who have been presenting this topic for decades will find some exciting ideas here. The main presentation is animated with full notes and also contains links to film clips. It contains a careful derivation of the loop the loop treatment. There are two documents with exam-style questions both written and multiple choice. These contain fully worked answers. The “quickfire game” is an engaging recap race using questions on slips of paper.