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Teacher of Science since 2012 - specialising in Physics & Biology Please rate and review so I can improve my resources!

Teacher of Science since 2012 - specialising in Physics & Biology Please rate and review so I can improve my resources!
Electric motors - Full Lesson
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Electric motors - Full Lesson

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Lesson designed to build upon prior knowledge of magnetic fields and electric current. Covers the motor effect and how to increase the strength of an electric motor - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P7, Cambridge iGCSE P9 and more Developing: State that a current-carrying coil in a magnetic field experiences a turning effect and that the effect is increased by: – increasing the number of turns on the coil – increasing the current – increasing the strength of the magnetic field. Secure: Relate this turning effect to the action of an electric motor including the action of a split-ring commutator. Exceeding: Apply Fleming’s left-hand rule to determine the direction of rotation of a current carrying coil in a a magnetic field.
Magnetic force on a current - Full Lesson
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Magnetic force on a current - Full Lesson

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Lesson designed to build on prior knowledge of magnets, magnetic fields and current. Introduces and explains Flemming’s Left Hand Rule and also the turning effect on a coil - leading up to motors in the next lesson. Contains practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P7, Cambridge iGCSE P9 and more Developing: Recall that a current carrying wire experiences a force in a magnetic field. Secure: Describe applications of current carrying wires in magnetic fields. Exceeding: Apply Fleming’s left-hand rule to real world situations.
Generators - Application of right hand rule
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Generators - Application of right hand rule

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Lesson designed to build on prior knowledge of Flemming’s rules. Introduces and explains simple AC generators - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P7, Cambridge iGCSE P9 and more Developing: Distinguish between direct current (d.c.) and alternating current (a.c.) Secure: Describe and explain a rotating-coil generator and the use of slip rings Exceeding: Sketch a graph of voltage output against time for a simple a.c. generator and relate the position of the generator coil to the peaks and zeros of the voltage output
Convection currents lesson with animations
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Convection currents lesson with animations

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Lesson covering convection currents with animations to aid explanations. Contains real life examples e.g. fridges and linking to plate tectonics - contains practice questions for students. Suitable for higher level KS3 students. Developing: Recognise convection as a process that transfers energy. Securing: Use models to describe convection currents in real world situations. Exceeding: Explain with reference to thermal expansion and density how convection transfers energy from one location to another.
Electromagnetic Induction -  Bumper lesson pack
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Electromagnetic Induction - Bumper lesson pack

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Lessons designed to build upon students knowledge of current and magnetic fields. Includes methods of increasing the rate of induction and Flemming’s right hand rule - contains practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P7, Cambridge iGCSE P9 and more Lesson 1/2 Developing: Show understanding that a conductor moving across a magnetic field or a changing magnetic field linking with a conductor can induce an e.m.f. in the conductor. Secure: State the factors affecting the size of an induced e.m.f. Exceeding: Describe an experiment to demonstrate electromagnetic induction. Lesson 2/2 Developing: Recall that an induced current always flows in a direction such that it opposes the change which produced it. Secure: Describe an experiment to demonstrate Lenz’s law. Exceeding: Predict the location of north and south poles of a solenoid’s magnetic field when a bar magnet approaches and recedes from the solenoid.
Electronics Essentials - Full Lesson
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Electronics Essentials - Full Lesson

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Lesson designed to introduce students to electronics and circuit construction. Ideal for Cambridge iGCSE P10 and more Developing: Recall the three parts of all electronic systems. Securing: Summarise the differences between analogue and digital signals. Exceeding: Explain how alternating current is converted in to direct current
Speed of Sound and Echoes Lesson
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Speed of Sound and Echoes Lesson

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Lesson used to deepen students understanding of sound. Explores various ways of measuring the speed of sound and calculating echoes - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P6, Cambridge iGCSE P6 and more. Developing: Recall the typical values for the speed of sound in gases, liquids and solids. Securing: Describe how the reflection of sound may produce an echo. Exceeding: Describe an experiment to determine the speed of sound in air.
Energy for electricity - Power stations - Bumper FREE lesson pack
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Energy for electricity - Power stations - Bumper FREE lesson pack

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Set of lessons designed to introduce and explain how we convert different energy stores into electricity - links to efficiency. Suitable for higher KS3 classes also. Conatains many real life examples. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P1, Cambridge iGCSE P5 and more. Lesson 1/2 Developing: Recall that electrical energy comes from generators in power stations. Securing: Complete a flow diagram demonstrating the energy transfers that take place in a power station. Exceeding: Produce accurate Sankey diagrams that describe the energy efficiency of power stations. Lesson 2/2 Developing: Recall the three types of fossil fuel. Securing: Relate the different methods of electricity generation to different types of pollution. Exceeding: Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of using renewable energy sources.
Types of Energy stores - FREE lesson
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Types of Energy stores - FREE lesson

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Lesson introducing the different types of energy and the concept of conservation of energy. Includes practice question and treasure hunt activity and pictionary cards. Suitable for higher KS3 class also. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P1, Cambridge iGCSE P5 and more. Developing: To understand key ideas and key terms relating to Energy. Secure: To describe the 9 forms of Energy. Exceeding: To describe and explain how Energy is transferred from one form to another.
Thermal Radiation
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Thermal Radiation

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Lesson covering thermal radiation that also recaps other methods of heat transfer. Also examines emitters, absorbers, insulation and vacuum flasks - contains student practice questions. Could also be used for a higher KS3 class Developing: Recognise that thermal energy transfer by radiation does not require particles. Securing: Describe the effect of surface colour (black or white) and texture (dull or shiny) on the emission, absorption and reflection of radiation. Exceeding: Outline experiments to show the properties of good and bad emitters and absorbers.
Electrical energy and Power - Full Lesson
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Electrical energy and Power - Full Lesson

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Lesson introducing and explaining calculating electrical energy & power. Contains worked examples - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P2, Cambridge iGCSE P8 and more Developing: Recall that electric circuits transfer energy from the battery or power source to the circuit components then into the surroundings. Securing: Recall and use the equations P = IV and E = IVt Exceeding: Apply knowledge of electrical work to assess the efficiency of electrical devices.
Using Radioactivity inc. carbon dating - FREE Lesson
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Using Radioactivity inc. carbon dating - FREE Lesson

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Lesson designed to introduce and explain the various uses of radioactivity - including practice questions for students Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P4, Cambridge iGCSE P11 and more Developing: Describe three ways that radioactive isotopes are used. Securing: Describe why it is important to use small quantities of radioactive tracers with short half-lives. Exceeding: Apply knowledge of radioactive decay to quantitatively estimate the ages of objects.
Logic Gates - Bumper Lesson Pack
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Logic Gates - Bumper Lesson Pack

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Lessons introducing and explaining the various logic gates with various work sheets. Ideal for Cambridge iGCSE P10 and more Lesson 1/2 Developing: Define what is meant by the terms analogue and digital in terms of continuous variation and high/ low states. Securing: Describe the action of AND, OR, NOT logic gates. Exceeding: Design simple circuits using AND, OR, NOT logic gates. Lesson 2/2 Developing: Define what is meant by the terms analogue and digital in terms of continuous variation and high/ low states. Securing: Describe the action of AND, OR, NOT logic gates. Exceeding: Design simple circuits using AND, OR, NOT logic gates.
States of matter & moving particles - including Brownian motion
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States of matter & moving particles - including Brownian motion

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Lesson exploring the states of matter and kinetic theory, touching on internal energy - includes student video task. Developing: State the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Securing: Relate the properties of solids, liquids and gases to the forces and distances between molecules. Exceeding: Describe kinetic theory and state evidence that supports kinetic theory.
Electromagnetic spectrum and its uses
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Electromagnetic spectrum and its uses

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Lesson building on students knowledge of transverse waves, looking at the discovery of the spectrum, starting with infrared radiation. Also looks at the characteristics some uses of each section of the spectrum - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P6, Cambridge iGCSE P7 and more. Developing: State that all electromagnetic waves travel at the speed of light in a vacuum. Securing: Recall the main features of the electromagnetic spectrum in order of wavelength. Exceeding: Describe properties and uses of electromagnetic radiation
Manometers, barometers & hydraulics
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Manometers, barometers & hydraulics

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Lesson building on prior knowledge of pressure in fluids, exploring the uses of pressure including manometers, barometers & hydraulics - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for Cambridge iGCSE P3 and more. Developing: Recall that the atmosphere around the Earth acts like a deep ocean of air that exerts pressure in all directions. Secure: Describe the simple mercury barometer and its use in measuring atmospheric pressure. Exceeding: Apply knowledge of atmospheric pressure and pressure in liquids to solve problems involving manometers.
Boyles Law and the Kelvin Scale
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Boyles Law and the Kelvin Scale

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Lesson introducing and explaining Boyle’s Law with reference to kinetic theory and the Kelvin scale - including practice questions for students. Ideal for Cambridge iGCSE P3 and more. Developing: Recall that a gas is made up of tiny, moving particles. Secure: Recall and use the equation pV = constant for a fixed mass of gas at constant temperature. Exceeding: Describe qualitatively, in terms of molecules, the effect on the pressure of a gas of a change of volume at a constant temperature.
Forces and turning effects - moments bumper lesson
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Forces and turning effects - moments bumper lesson

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Lesson introducing the use of forces and turning effects like levers, including moments - includes practice questions for students. Also suitable to higher KS3 classes. Ideal for Cambridge iGCSE P3 Lesson 1/2 Developing: Describe the moment of a force as a measure of its turning effect and give everyday examples. Secure: Understand that increasing force or distance from the pivot increases the moment of a force. Exceeding: Recognise that, when there is no resultant force and no resultant turning effect, a system is in equilibrium. Lesson 2/2 Developing: Calculate clockwise and anti-clockwise moments using the formula: moment = force x perpendicular distance from pivot Secure: Apply the principle of moments to different situations. Exceeding: Apply the principle of moments to the balancing of a beam or pivot.
Stretching and Compressing - Hooke's Law & practical
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Stretching and Compressing - Hooke's Law & practical

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Lesson introducing and explaining Hooke’s Law. Including elastic and plastic behaviour & the limit of proportionality - includes practice questions for students. Ideal for Cambridge iGCSE P3 Developing: Recall how to measure the extension of a spring. Secure: Explain the differences between elastic behaviour and plastic behaviour. Exceeding: Use the equation F = kx to work out the spring constant of a spring when a force is applied, and identify the point on a graph where Hooke’s law no longer applies.
Total internal reflection with practical examples
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Total internal reflection with practical examples

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Lesson to build on students knowledge of reflection. Shows many naturally occurring examples of total internal reflection but also fiber optics and periscopes. Ideal for AQA GCSE (9-1) P6, Cambridge iGCSE P7 and more Developing: Describe internal and total internal reflection. Securing: Give the definition of the term critical angle. Exceeding: Describe and explain the action of optical fibres particularly in medicine and communications technology.