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Complete schemes of work, lesson plans and powerpoints to teach Science, written by a current Head of Physics rated Outstanding in his teaching and currently working at a school rated Outstanding by OfSted
GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Parallel Circuits (Lesson and PowerPoint)
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GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Parallel Circuits (Lesson and PowerPoint)

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This includes a PowerPoint and detailed lesson plan that includes: Recap of current in parallel circuits Recap of potential difference in parallel circuits Experiment investigating resistance in parallel Homework idea and differentiation / extension ideas are included in the step-by-step lesson. This is the sixth lesson in the Electricity unit of work (P2) and would cover about an hour to 90 minutes of teaching including writing up and analysing the results of the experiments.
GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Resistance and IV characteristics (Lesson and PowerPoint)
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GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Resistance and IV characteristics (Lesson and PowerPoint)

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This includes two detailed lessons and PowerPoints that cover Resistance in circuits. There is also a dedicated lesson on the required AQA practical investigating the IV characteristics of a lamp, diode and resistor. Homework ideas and differentiation ideas are included in the step-by-step lesson. This is the fourth lesson in the Electricity unit of work (P2) and would cover 2-3 hours of teaching including writing up and analysing the results of the experiments. v1.01 - Amended the IV graph example to include negative values
GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Potential Difference, Resistance of a wire (Lesson and PowerPoint)
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GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Potential Difference, Resistance of a wire (Lesson and PowerPoint)

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This includes two detailed lessons and PowerPoints that cover Potential Difference and Resistance in circuits. There is also a dedicated lesson on the required AQA practical investigating the Resistance of a Wire. Homework ideas and differentiation ideas are included in the step-by-step lesson. This is the third lesson in the Electricity unit of work (P2) and would cover 2-3 hours of teaching including writing up and analysing the results of the experiments. v 1.01 - Added points, scale and animated line of best fit to example graph
GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Series Circuits (Lesson and PowerPoint)
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GCSE Science / Physics / (AQA P2) Series Circuits (Lesson and PowerPoint)

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This includes a PowerPoint and detailed lesson plan that includes: Recap of current in series Recap of potential difference in series Experiment investigating resistance in series Homework idea and differentiation ideas are included in the step-by-step lesson. This is the fifth lesson in the Electricity unit of work (P2) and would cover about an hour to 90 minutes of teaching including writing up and analysing the results of the experiments.
iGCSE Physics - Evidence of the Big Bang (PowerPoint & Worksheet)
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iGCSE Physics - Evidence of the Big Bang (PowerPoint & Worksheet)

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This lesson covers the Evidence of the Big Bang through inlcluding the calculation of recessional speeds due to the Doppler Effect and an explanation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). There is a worksheet of questions and answers included in this lesson. This is the sixth and final lesson in this section entitled “Astrophysics” which is available as a bundle in our shop.
iGCSE Physics - Magnitude and the HR diagram (PowerPoint & Worksheet)
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iGCSE Physics - Magnitude and the HR diagram (PowerPoint & Worksheet)

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This lesson covers both the apparent and absolute magnitude of stars, brightness and luminosity, the logarithmic scale and the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. The H-R diagram includes the positions of the main stellar types, the Sun and the evolutionary path of the Sun. There is a worksheet of questions on these topics, including an answer sheet. This is the fourth (of 6) lessons in this section entitled “Astrophysics” which is available as a bundle in our shop.
iGCSE Physics - Evolution of the Universe (PowerPoint & Worksheet)
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iGCSE Physics - Evolution of the Universe (PowerPoint & Worksheet)

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This lesson covers the Evolution of the Universe from the Big Bang through all of its major stages, including particle creation, primordial fusion and the development of galaxies. There is a worksheet of questions and answers included in this lesson. Please note that the theory of the Big Bang and the evidence for it is covered in the next lesson of this series. This is the fifth (of 6) lessons in this section entitled “Astrophysics” which is available as a bundle in our shop.
iGCSE Physics - The Motor Effect (PowerPoint and questions)
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iGCSE Physics - The Motor Effect (PowerPoint and questions)

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This PowerPoint lesson on The Motor Effect covers the calculations of the motor force using the formula F=BIL, the use of the Left-hand rule for showing the direction of the motor force on a current carrying wire, and the detailed interaction of magnetic fields between a wire and permanent magnets. There is also a PDF with two examples of charged particles travelling into a magnetic field, for students to complete, that include the answers. This is the fourth (of 8) lessons in this section entitled “Magnetism and Electromagnetism” which is available as a bundle in our shop.
iGCSE Physics - Energy (PowerPoint)
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iGCSE Physics - Energy (PowerPoint)

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iGCSE Physics PowerPoint that covers the topic of Energy including: Energy stores, energy forms, energy transfers, two practical lessons with methods and analysis, conservation of energy, and energy efficiency calculations. This is the first of 6 topics in this units of work and is expected to cover approximately 3 hours of teaching. v1.1 - Added Sankey diagram slide and a second summary slide
iGCSE Physics - Thermal Radiation (PowerPoint)
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iGCSE Physics - Thermal Radiation (PowerPoint)

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iGCSE Physics PowerPoint that covers the topic of thermal radiation. This 14 page powerpoint explains how thermal radiation (infrared) is absorbed and emitted from different surfaces. Two experiments are explained in detail as well as the results from the Leslie cube demonstration including a FLIR photo. A vacuum flask diagram is also explained and links back to the previous lesson on conduction and convection. Common misconceptions are also highlighted. This is the third of 6 topics in this units of work and is aimed at covering approximately 2-3 hours of teaching, including the experiments.
BTec Engineering - Heat Transfers (PowerPoint)
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BTec Engineering - Heat Transfers (PowerPoint)

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This is a 10 slide PowerPoint that covers BTec National Engineering (A-Level equivalent) on the topic of Heat Transfers. This includes a mathematical explanation of conduction and qualitative explanations for radiations and convection. This is the first PowerPoint in this section (Thermodynamics) and includes a worked example of conduction using steady rate thermal conductivity.
BTec Engineering - Thermal Expansion (PowerPoint)
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BTec Engineering - Thermal Expansion (PowerPoint)

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This is a 9 slide PowerPoint that covers BTec National Engineering (A-Level equivalent) on the topic of Thermal Expansion. This lesson covers the calculations for expansion of metals due to heating. This is the second PowerPoint in this section (Thermodynamics). v1.01 - amended a superscript issue in the worked example (2/9/21)
BTec Engineering - Specific Heat Capacity and Latent Heat (PowerPoint & Worksheet)
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BTec Engineering - Specific Heat Capacity and Latent Heat (PowerPoint & Worksheet)

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This is a 13 slide PowerPoint that covers BTec National Engineering (A-Level equivalent) on the topics of Specific Heat Capacity and Specific Latent Heat. This lesson covers the calculations for both heating and changing state of materials. The use of the gradients and scales of graphs are also covered as a method to finding the SHC and SLH of materials that are tested. This is the third PowerPoint in this section (Thermodynamics) and includes a slide which outlines the standard experiment to find the SHC of a substance using an immersion heater. v1.1 - Worksheet and answers add; minor grammar changed on graph explanation
AS-Level Scheme of Work for Particles and Radiation - 5 lessons & PowerPoints  FREE
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AS-Level Scheme of Work for Particles and Radiation - 5 lessons & PowerPoints FREE

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This is a free sample of chapter 1 of my Scheme of Work for A-Level Physics. It links to the 5 powerpoints that are also free on TES I have the entire AS course (up to date for the latest 2015 onward specification) now available for purchase on the link below, note that the full Year 1 course includes 80 powerpoints and step-by-step scheme of work: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-level-physics-complete-year-1-as-scheme-of-work-for-aqa-80-powerpoints-6-required-practicals-11311522 In my shop you will also find every lesson for Year 2 A-Level Physics as well.