This is a differentiated resource aimed at teachers and tutors that are delivering the OCR AS/A Level Physics course. This lesson covers Unit 4: Circuit Symbols, Current, PD and Resistance (including PAG3 - Activity 2).
Throughout the resource, there are a number of examples and AfL points to makes sure that students are moving along with the new ideas, with answers provided for all questions. There are also worked examples to show students how to get to answers.
The learning objectives and the associated links to the OCR AS/A Level Physics A (H156/H556) Specificaition covered through this resource are:
Identify a range of circuit symbols.
Describe what is meant by current and potential difference, and be able to calculate them.
Explain Ohm’s law in words, and use it to find the value of a fixed resistor.
4.2.3(a)/4.2.3(b)/4.2.3(c)(i)/4.2.3(c)(ii) [M3.12] PAG3
NB: These specification links are correct at the point of uploading (02/09/17) and will be monitored for updates.
The resources included are intended to be used in the following manner:
- Circuit Symbols, Current, Voltage and Resistance.pptx (34 slides)
This is the teaching resource and designed to be used as the front of classroom resource. This includes answers for student marking opportunities. Make sure that you go through the resource to see how the animations fit in with each of the slides. This resource is intended to last over 2-3 hours of teaching (3-4 hours if including PAG 3).
- Circuit Symbols, Current, Voltage and Resistance Consolidation.pptx (20 slides)
This resource is designed to be printed and provided to students as a students handout. All answers have been removed, and key pieces of information remain as to be a revision support. This does not have to be used.
All resources are ready to use to teach, but can be adapted to fit other exam boards, specifications and order of teaching.