Elements and Electron configuration match up A match up activity for lower ability groups - match the element to its electron configuration. PP Answers provided to display to the class.
A research task for pupils to find out more about potential Science careers. Includes a peer marking sheet and a teacher assessment sheet.
Knowledge organiser for Edexcel 9 -1 Physics, Topic 3 Answers provided, both in a format to print or to display
A writing frame for students who have difficulty setting out an investigation, or keeping up with written work during an investigation. Investigation - Which food provides the most energy? Burning food to heat water
Students investigate how the amount of borax affects the viscosity of silly putty. Can be kept as a simple KS3 investigation, or linked to C1 AQA polymers.
Useful when teaching the difference between weight and mass. Pupils should illicit the idea that if they were to visit another planet, their mass would stay the same but their weight would change as a result of gravity. Older or more able groups I ask to research the gravitational field strength. Younger or less able groups I send of a tour of the solar system. Put out the planets and ask them to find the gravity. Unit for gravity is given as N/kg you may wish to change in to m/s/s depending on group and syllabus.
Pupils use keywords to describe and explain how a large carbohydrate molecule is absorbed. They then use the pupil-friendly mark scheme to self or peer assess. 11 marks for Scientific content and 4 marks for spelling and grammar.
A checklist to use when drawing graphs, or a resource for self-assessment/peer assessment of graphs
I created a workbook for our Year 7's trip to the National Space Centre in June 2016. As teachers, we found the workbook encouraged pupils to read and absorb the exhibits, rather than just pushing buttons. I emailed the resource to the NSC, to request their permission to share the resource on TES (as I had added photos of the NSC and a copy of their map). The NSC kindly adapted the booklet to make it look a little more professional and updated questions on exhibits that have changed. The Space Centre is a fantastic day out, I would thoroughly recommend it. The planetarium is well worth a visit.
Students watch 3 short videos (links at the end of the document) answering the questions on the first sheet as they watch. Then, they can use their notes and what they have watched to complete the grids on the second sheet. The word search can be used as a settling starter. This is aimed at students who struggle with Scientific concepts and lack concentration during revision.
Pupils can apply ideas of car safety, to their own car design. They test their design down a ramp, into a wall, using an egg as a test dummy. Self assessment sheet provided.
Wave Anatomy Cryptogram Students crack a code to obtain 3 key definitions **Answer ** The frequency of a wave is the number of waves passing a point each second. The amplitude of a wave is the maximum displacement of a point on a wave away from its undisturbed position. The wavelength of a wave is the distance from a point on one wave to the equivalent point on the adjacent wave.
Encourages pupils to consider the reliability of information, and not to just take headlines as fact. Many young people 'share' stories on Facebook and Twitter, without considering the source of information and the reliability of the research. After discussion, pupils design their own investigation to test if a claim is true.