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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.
Forces worksheets
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Forces worksheets

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These two worksheets are designed for Key Stage 3 students (Years 7 & 8). They include a worksheet with questions on drawing force diagrams and a general forces homework/question sheet.
Volume of solids worksheet
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Volume of solids worksheet

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A worksheet of 4 questions on volume, designed for Key Stage 3 students studying either Maths or Physics. Worksheet contains space for calculations.
Solar System Fact Sheet
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Solar System Fact Sheet

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This resource contains a table (teacher version and cloze exercise) with facts about planets in our solar system. Students can either research the missing information or a teacher-led discussion could help to complete the answers. Additional uses for this resource could be the basis of a larger research project or investigation, a comparison between planets or a method of discovering patterns in the planet properties. A further use could be to incorporate this table as part of a data analysis task. Due to the wide range of uses this worksheet could be used for all Years in Key Stage 3.
GCSE Radioactivity
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GCSE Radioactivity

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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
Energy Revision
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Energy Revision

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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.
Physics Bingo Energy Electricity & Motion
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Physics Bingo Energy Electricity & Motion

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Designed as a revision activity for GCSE Physics, these 4x4 bingo cards are easily printed and laminated to produce a class/group activity. The topics included are: * energy types and generation * electrical circuits and safety * forces & speed
GCSE Space notes
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GCSE Space notes

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Designed for CCEA's Single Award Science (Physics) specification, these notes include information, questions and cloze exercises on the following areas of space: * geocentric/heliocentric models of the solar system * structure of the solar system including planets, moons and asteroids * the role of gravity * galaxies and space travel * the Big Bang theory * Red Shift
Use of EM waves in Communications
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Use of EM waves in Communications

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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.
Waves Revision activity - hexagons
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Waves Revision activity - hexagons

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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.
Space revision hexagons
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Space revision hexagons

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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).
GCSE Waves Notes
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GCSE Waves Notes

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Designed for CCEA's Single Award Science (Physics) specification, these notes included information, cloze exercises and questions on the following areas: * transverse & longitudinal waves * wave properties and the wave equation * measuring the speed of sound * echoes & ultrasound * the electromagnetic spectrum
Energy Types and Resources
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Energy Types and Resources

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This presentation is designed to be a brief introduction to the topic of Energy for Key Stage 3 pupils. It includes a discussion on the types of energy, where they come from and the different resources.
Measuring Mass
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Measuring Mass

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Designed for students in Key Stage 3, it could also be used with older primary students. The presentation includes information on the units used to measure mass, converting between these units and the instruments used. There is also an extension activity at the end which can be used as group work and/or for higher ability students.
Measuring Length at Key Stage 3
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Measuring Length at Key Stage 3

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Designed as an introduction to measurements in Science, this PowerPoint begins by familiarising students with length, the units and instruments used to measure it. There are some activities described such as measuring lengths of objects and how to measure the thickness of a piece of paper. This is designed for students in their first year (7) of post-primary education, but could also be used with those in the later stages of primary school.
Measurements Practical test
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Measurements Practical test

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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.
Electrical Circuits
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Electrical Circuits

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These presentations are designed for Key Stage 3 students learning about current in electrical circuits. Circuits includes a recap of circuit symbols and an investigation on how the arrangement of a circuit will affect the brightness of a bulb. Investigating Resistance has the instructions for investigating the relationship between length of a wire and its resistance. There is also a slide on variable resistors.
GCSE Electrical Circuits
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GCSE Electrical Circuits

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Designed for the CCEA Single Award Science specification, these notes and accompanying presentation look at the following topics: * circuit symbols * current in series & parallel circuits, including conventional current * Ohm's Law * resistance, including an investigation into the variation of resistance with length of wire and other properties affecting resistance
Fossil Fuels at GCSE
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Fossil Fuels at GCSE

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This set of resources is designed for the CCEA GCSE Single Award Science (Physics) specification. It includes a presentation with accompanying student notes (which include questions), a research activity and homework on the following areas: * how fossil fuels are formed * their advantages & disadvantages, including alternatives * efficiency * law of conservation of energy
Transport and Safety, speed distance time
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Transport and Safety, speed distance time

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This set of notes is designed for CCEA's GCSE Single Award Science (Physics) specification. It includes cloze exercises, information and questions on the following topics: * vehicle safety e.g. seatbelts, crumple zones * factors affecting thinking/braking distances * speed/distance/time calculations, including average and instantaneous speeds * distance-time graphs * momentum * resultant forces
Plotting Graphs in Physics
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Plotting Graphs in Physics

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These 3 documents include: * a PowerPoint presentation to discuss the different types of graphs and key features needed when plotting graphs * a supporting set of notes for students * practice questions These are designed for Key Stage 3 students to support their analysis of experimental results.