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I am an experienced dual-qualified teacher and private tutor of Physics and Mathematics with a passion for producing good quality resources for use in my own teaching which I am keen to share. I teach Physics and Mathematics to Advanced Higher level, including Advanced Higher Mechanics and the Scottish Science Baccalaureate. I am also the Principal Teacher of Science in my school.

I am an experienced dual-qualified teacher and private tutor of Physics and Mathematics with a passion for producing good quality resources for use in my own teaching which I am keen to share. I teach Physics and Mathematics to Advanced Higher level, including Advanced Higher Mechanics and the Scottish Science Baccalaureate. I am also the Principal Teacher of Science in my school.
Specific Latent Heat - Questions
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Specific Latent Heat - Questions

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Suitable for SQA National 5 Physics or equivalent. Questions focused on the the specific latent heat of materials, including experiments to determine the specific latent heat. Vaporisation and Fusion both covered. Final questions are ‘exam-style’. Solutions available in separate document.
Charles' Law - Questions
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Charles' Law - Questions

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Suitable for National 5 Physics or equivalent. This resource contains questions that focus on Charles’ Law to give pupils the opportunity to apply the gas law for fixed pressure to a variety of problems. This includes an ‘exam-style’ question about a Charles’ Law experiment. Solutions given in a separate document.
Bohr Model & Spectra - Questions
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Bohr Model & Spectra - Questions

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Suitable for HIgher Physics (or equivalent) This resource contains questions about the Bohr Model of the Atom and absorption and emission spectra, including calculations of photon frequencies and wavelengths. The later questions are of ‘exam-style’. Solutions are provided in a separate document.
Projectile Motion - Questions
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Projectile Motion - Questions

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Suitable for Higher Physics or equivalent. The resource contains eight questions on projectile motion (oblique launch) - most are ‘exam-style’ . These questions can be used as a review or revision exercise. Symmetric and asymmetric trajectories included. Solutions included in a separate file.
Work & Gravitational Potential Energy
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Work & Gravitational Potential Energy

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For National 5 Physics - a resource covering work done and gravitational potential energy including a note, worked examples and questions. Answers included as a separate file. This resource is a ‘lesson short’ which is designed as a summary of the concepts. It is designed to be printed as a small booklet: front page contains the basic theory; back page has worked examples; and the centre pages have questions to try.
Diffraction Gratings - Questions
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Diffraction Gratings - Questions

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Suitable for SQA Higher Physics or equivalent. This resource focuses on diffraction gratings and consists of two differentiated questions sheets: (1) core and (2) extension. Solutions are also provided in separate files.
Specific Heat Capacity Questions
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Specific Heat Capacity Questions

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For National 5 Physics (or equivalent). A selection of questions based on specific heat capacity, including experiments to determine the specific heat capacity. Final questions exam-style. Solutions in a separate file.
Kinetic Energy
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Kinetic Energy

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Suitable for SQA National 5 or equivalent. This ‘lesson short’ outlines the equation for kinetic energy and shows the derivation (for interest only for most Physics courses at N5 or equivalent level). It also contains worked examples and questions to reinforce the use of the equation for kinetic energy. Acceleration is considered as a vector quantity so is taken as negative acceleration for an object slowing down. The lesson short is designed to be printed as a small booklet - front page for theory, back page for worked examples and middle pages for questions.
Pressure - Questions
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Pressure - Questions

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Suitable for SQA National 5 Physics or equivalent. This resource contains questions that focus on the definition of pressure, including calculations where students must find the weight of an object in addition. This could be used as a summary exercise, homework exercise or classroom task to consolidate the definition of pressure through numerical calculations. Answers in separate file.
Energy Conservation (Work, Gravitational Potential, Kinetic)
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Energy Conservation (Work, Gravitational Potential, Kinetic)

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Suitable for SQA National 5 Physics or equivalent. This resource is intended for use following the study of work, gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy by reviewing the energy types through application of conservation of energy. As a ‘lesson short’, the first page covers the basic concepts, the last page shows worked examples and the middle two pages have questions for students to try. Solutions in a separate document.
Heat Energy - Conservation Questions
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Heat Energy - Conservation Questions

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Suitable for SQA National 5 Physics or equivalent. This resource consists of questions focused on heat energy and conservation of energy in different systems. The questions are exam-style and link to other energies such as kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy. Solutions provided in separate file.
Boyle's Law - Questions
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Boyle's Law - Questions

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Suitable for SQA National 5 Physics or equivalent. This resource contains questions for students to apply their knowledge of Boyle’s Law to solve problems involving the pressure and volume of a fixed mass of gas at fixed temperature. Explanation of Boyle’s law in terms of kinetic theory and question based on experiment also included (exam-style). Solutions in a separate file.
Photoelectric Effect - Questions
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Photoelectric Effect - Questions

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Suitable for SQA Higher Physics or equivalent. This resource contains questions about the photoelectric effect, including numerical questions based on the work function of a material and the kinetic energy of a released electron. Effects of changing irradiance and frequency on experiments involving the photoelectric effect also feature in the questions. Solutions are in a separate file.
Irradiance & Inverse Square Law - Questions
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Irradiance & Inverse Square Law - Questions

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Suitable for SQA Higher Physics (or equivalent) This resource contains questions based on irradiance and the inverse square law of light from a point source. Examples also include the Sun as a point source of light as a potential extension discussion to luminosity and apparent brightness for Advanced Higher. Q5 is an exam-style question. Solutions included in a separate document.
Snell's Law
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Snell's Law

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Suitable for SQA Higher Physics or equivalent. This is a ‘lesson short’ that covers Snell’s Law with worked examples and questions to try. Snell’s law is derived using RAT-trigonometry and then applied in worked examples to solve problems involving refractive index, speed of light, angles and wavelengths. Includes questions to allow students to practice applying Snell’s Law. This lesson short is designed to be printed as a booklet - front page is theory, back page is worked examples and the centre two pages are questions to try. Can also be used without printing. Solutions in separate document.
Energy of a Photon - Questions
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Energy of a Photon - Questions

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Suitable for SQA Higher Physics or equivalent. This resource contains questions to determine the energy of a photon given either its frequency or wavelength. Intended as an introduction and reinforcement of the relationship E = hf to prepare pupils for Photoelectric Effect and Spectra key areas. Solutions given in separate document.
Activity (Radioactive Source) - Questions
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Activity (Radioactive Source) - Questions

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Suitable for National 5 Physics or equivalent. This source contains questions to give students the opportunity to review and apply the definition of activity of a radioactive source. Questions involve different prefixes as an additional teaching point. Solutions provided in a separate document.
Conservation of Momentum - Questions
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Conservation of Momentum - Questions

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This resource is suitable for SQA Higher Physics or equivalent. This resources contains 13 questions which focus on the application of conservation of linear momentum. Later questions are ‘exam-style’. Inelastic vs. elastic collisions also included. Solutions included in separate document.
Inclined Planes - Questions
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Inclined Planes - Questions

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This resources is suitable for Higher Physics or equivalent. This resources contains 8 questions with a focus on the motion of objects on an inclined plane, including extension to the equations of motion for constant acceleration. Solutions are included in a separate document.