Complete lesson based on the Electromagnetic Spectrum topic of the AQA Physics/Trilogy new specification GCSE course, also known as P13.1 from the Nelson Thornes text books.
This lesson contains:
See slide notes for this starter, but a demonstration of one of the non-visible parts of the EM spectrum
Self learning task, known as the market place activity (http://www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/ActivityModel/ActModMarketPlace.html). This is an excellent activity to showcase group work, peer learning, peer teaching and cooperation. I have used this activity with all ability groups and find it works brilliantly with all. Low ability groups will need more support, but they will probably gain more from the activity.
Students either complete an exam question or some short answer questions (all with answers), or both.