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Physics & Science Resources

Here you will find a range of PowerPoint presentations, student notes, worksheets and research materials for students from Key Stage 2 up to Key Stage 5 for Science, Maths and Physics.

Here you will find a range of PowerPoint presentations, student notes, worksheets and research materials for students from Key Stage 2 up to Key Stage 5 for Science, Maths and Physics.
Energy Revision

Energy Revision

Designed for use with Key Stage 3 and 4, these revision hexagons can be laminated and cut to provide a revision activity, either for individuals or groups. Hexagons contain terms on energy types, resources and other key terms from this topic.
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Waves Revision activity - hexagons

Waves Revision activity - hexagons

Designed for use with Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, this activity includes over 50 hexagons on waves, their properties, the electromagnetic spectrum and its uses and dangers. There are also some blank hexagons for use by staff or students. This activity is great for both individual students and groups to revise a topic, as a plenary to introduce a topic and assess current knowledge or as a method for structuring extended answers. It allows students to not only recall information, but also to see links within the topic.
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GCSE Space revision activity

GCSE Space revision activity

Designed for CCEA’s GCSE Science specifications, these hexagons are a great tool for revision purposes, as a starter or plenary, a group or individual exercise and can be tailored to suit the students and content. Topics include geocentric & heliocentric models, the solar system and Universe, stars, satellites and earthquakes. Over 50 hexagons included with a few extra blanks for students/teachers to add their own ideas.
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Current and Voltage in Circuits

Current and Voltage in Circuits

Designed for Key Stage 3 Physics students, this presentation discusses the differences between series and parallel circuits, uses the analogy of a supermarket lorry delivering stock to explain voltage and an opportunity for students to investigate current in series and parallel.
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GCSE Static Electricity

GCSE Static Electricity

Designed for GCSE students studying Electrostatics in Physics, these two resources include explanations of how static electricity occurs, some simple experiments to demonstrate static electricity in action and discussion on the dangers of statics. The worksheet of questions includes a mark scheme.
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GCSE Current in series & parallel

GCSE Current in series & parallel

PowerPoint presentation and worksheet introducing current electricity in series and parallel circuits, how current and voltage are measured in each, along with a recap of circuit symbols.
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Radioactivity revision dominoes

Radioactivity revision dominoes

Designed for GCSE Physics, these dominoes contain key terms in Nuclear Physics and can be used for a starter, plenary or as part of a revision exercise. Ideal for small groups or individual students. 4 differently coloured sets of 24 dominoes for easy sorting at the end of the day!
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Resistors card sort activity

Resistors card sort activity

Designed for GCSE Physics students, this card sort is a matching activity for combinations of resistors. Cards contain 24 different combinations of resistors in series and parallel for students to match up with the correct answers. This can be used as a starter, plenary or within the lesson itself as an alternative, or introduction to calculations involving resistors. The full set could be used with small groups, or a set could be split with a smaller number of cards available for individual students. There is also the opportunity to differentiate for higher and lower ability students.
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A Level Physics revision activity

A Level Physics revision activity

Designed for CCEA’s A Level Physics specification, these hexagons are a great tool for revision purposes, as a starter or plenary, a group or individual exercise and can be tailored to suit the students and content. Topics include: Gravitational fields Magnetic fields Electric fields & capacitors Fundamental particles Particle accelerators Over 90 hexagons included with a few extra blanks for students/teachers to add their own ideas.
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GCSE Space revision activity

GCSE Space revision activity

Designed for CCEA’s GCSE Science specifications, these hexagons are a great tool for revision purposes, as a starter or plenary, a group or individual exercise and can be tailored to suit the students and content. Topics include geocentric & heliocentric models, the solar system and Universe, stars, satellites and earthquakes. Over 50 hexagons included with a few extra blanks for students/teachers to add their own ideas.
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Nuclear Physics / Radioactivity revision

Nuclear Physics / Radioactivity revision

Designed for use with Key Stage 4, this activity includes over 50 hexagons on nuclear physics / radioactivity including the three types, their uses, detection, fission & fusion and background radiation. There are also some blank hexagons for use by staff or students. This activity is great for both individual students and groups to revise a topic, as a plenary to introduce a topic and assess current knowledge or as a method for structuring extended answers. It allows students to not only recall information, but also to see links within the topic.
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Waves Revision activity - hexagons

Waves Revision activity - hexagons

Designed for use with Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, this activity includes over 50 hexagons on waves, their properties, the electromagnetic spectrum and its uses and dangers. There are also some blank hexagons for use by staff or students. This activity is great for both individual students and groups to revise a topic, as a plenary to introduce a topic and assess current knowledge or as a method for structuring extended answers. It allows students to not only recall information, but also to see links within the topic.
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Wave Properties

Wave Properties

Designed for Key Stage 3 and 4 Physics this worksheet and accompanying PowerPoint presentation introduce key terms wavelength and amplitude, allowing for both measuring and drawing waves in the worksheet questions.
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Forensics Revision

Forensics Revision

Designed for CCEA's GCSE Single Award Science (Chemistry) specification these hexagons can be cut out and laminated for use as a revision exercise or to allow students to structure extended answers. Blank hexagons are included for students or teachers to add extra ideas. Topics covered include: * fingerprints * fibres * forgery
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A Level Physics Taboo activity

A Level Physics Taboo activity

Designed for CCEA's A Level Physics specification this activity can be used for revision, a starter or plenary to assess learning. Taboo cards can be printed and laminated, and students can work as a class or in smaller groups. The aim of the game is for one team member to explain the key term at the top of the card, without using the listed words below, in a set time. Topics include: * Circular and simple harmonic motion * Nuclear fission and fusion * Particle accelerators and fundamental particles * Specific heat capacity and gas laws * Capacitors * Momentum and collisions * Electric and magnetic fields
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GCSE Radioactivity

GCSE Radioactivity

Designed for CCEA's Single Award Science (Physics) specification, this PowerPoint presentation and supporting notes include information, questions and cloze exercises on the following areas of radioactivity / nuclear physics: * radioactive decay & types of radiation * background radiation * half-life * uses & dangers of radiation
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Volume of Solids worksheet

Volume of Solids worksheet

Designed for Key Stage 3 Maths and Physics students, this worksheet includes a brief introduction/recap of the equation to calculate volume of a solid, some standard questions and finishes with extension questions for higher ability students which challenge both their mathematical and problem solving skills.
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Reflection of Light notes

Reflection of Light notes

Designed for a Key Stage 3 Light topic, this resource includes key facts on light and drawing reflection diagrams, a method and results table for an experiment to investigate the Law of Reflection and some examples and questions involving calculations of angles of incidence and reflection.
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A Level Physics Graphs & Data Analysis

A Level Physics Graphs & Data Analysis

Designed for CCEA's A Level Physics specification, this worksheet of questions is designed for students to improve their graph work for data analysis and experimental analysis. Questions include: * comparing equations to the equation for a straight line y = mx + c, determining the gradient and y intercept * taking logs of equations before linking to y = mx + c * using data provided to take logs of an equation and decide upon correct axes for a graph, with a view to finding the numerical value of a constant
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Energy Revision

Energy Revision

Designed for use with Key Stage 3 and 4, these revision hexagons can be laminated and cut to provide a revision activity, either for individuals or groups. Hexagons contain terms on energy types, resources and other key terms from this topic.
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Measurements Practical test

Measurements Practical test

This is a worksheet designed for an assessment of students' practical skills at Key Stage 3. With four separate stations available, students are tested on their ability to: * Measure lengths and calculate volumes of cuboids * Measure liquid volume and choose from a range of instruments which is the best for a particular length measurement * Measure periodic time * Design experiments with and without stimuli.
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Use of EM waves in Communications

Use of EM waves in Communications

This PowerPoint presentation and accompanying notes are designed for CCEA's GCSE Single Award Science (Physics) specification and include the use of radio and microwaves for communications, a brief discussion on the hazards of microwave radiation and alternatives.
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Space revision hexagons

Space revision hexagons

This resource includes hexagons for Earth and Space topics including the Big Bang theory, seasons, day and night, development of our understanding of the solar system, satellites, telescopes and blank hexagons which students and/or teachers can add their own ideas. These hexagons make a great end of topic revision exercise, allowing students to organise their learning, spotting links between concepts and discussing their ideas. This can be done as an individual or group exercise (I tend to use small groups, laminate the hexagons and simply ask students to sort the cards).
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