Introduction to speed time graphs

Introduction to speed time graphs

I taught this lesson to a low ability year 9 class and it is based on the new GCSE spec. It has a really scaffolded worksheet included in the powerpoint which you could adapt to challenge higher ability students. It worked well at getting the students o think logically and work independently, looking at real life examples of acceleration that they could relate to. Please see a copy of the worksheet in the cover image. Save yourself some time and grab a bargain.
jonnyve
New school year assembly - what is your 5 year plan?

New school year assembly - what is your 5 year plan?

This assembly starts by getting student to think about new years resolutions they made and probably failed at. It then goes through a more sustainable long term 5 year plan and what this might look like for students. It lasts around 15 minutes and is a great assembly for the start of the academic year. It is aimed at all secondary year groups and worked well when I performed it especially when students got involved. Save yourself some time this summer and grab a bargain.
jonnyve
Introduction to isotopes

Introduction to isotopes

This is an introductory lesson where students use their prior knowledge of atomic mass (Protons and neutrons) to create their own definition for an isotope. They are then guided on how to calculate relative atomic masses from relative abundances of isotopes. Worked well with a middle ability year 9 class.
jonnyve
Introduction to ionising radiation

Introduction to ionising radiation

This introductory lesson leads students to define ionizing radiation for themselves. They then carry out a scavenger hunt (Print off information sheets and put around classroom) to collect information on the three types of ionizing radiation. This lesson also includes learning checks. Worked well with a year 9 low ability class.
jonnyve
Introduction to velocity and vectors

Introduction to velocity and vectors

This lesson starts by assessing prior knowledge of the keywords - displacement, velocity and vectors. It then draws on prior knowledge of speed calculation. It then introduces the concept of displacement and student then get to calculate displacement. A worksheet is built into this powerpoint which can be printed off accordingly. This lesson worked well for my low ability year 11 class as it is very visual.
jonnyve
Introduction to naming compounds

Introduction to naming compounds

This lesson builds students up to naming compounds made from non-metals and metals, which end in-ide and then moves on to naming compounds which contain a non-metal, metal and oxygen which end in -ate. This worked well for a low ability year 11 class, but scaffolding could be taken out to provide more challenge. A worksheet is included and can be differentiated accordingly to test the understanding of different learners,
jonnyve
Introduction to momentum and momentum calculations

Introduction to momentum and momentum calculations

This introductory lesson has a built in worksheet which challenges students understanding of momentum and really gets them to understand how momentum can be manipulated by velocity and mass - essentially students work out the momentum of 3 different size vehicles which turn out to have the same momentum. This lesson is simply a step by step guide to calculating momentum and worked really well with my low ability year 11 class.
jonnyve
Introduction to car safety features and momentum

Introduction to car safety features and momentum

This lesson gets students to understand through experimentation how the basic safety features of a car work by increasing the time over which an accident takes place: . airbags .seatbelts . crumple zones Students play with force and momentum calculations to help explain the safety features. They start by calculating the force exerted on an egg when it hits a brick wall and when it hits a towel (best to go outside for this one). This lesson worked well for my low ability year 11 students as it was very visual for them and they could really relate to the content and examples.
jonnyve
Edexcel P2 topic 6 revision flash card lesson

Edexcel P2 topic 6 revision flash card lesson

This lesson is based on Edexcel's P2 topic 6 SOW and has a built in slide which can be printed off for students as ready made flashcards. It then encourages students to create a revision mind map linking up the different areas of the topic. Worked well with a low ability year 11 class.
jonnyve
New year assembly 2017  - Random acts of kindness

New year assembly 2017 - Random acts of kindness

This assembly has a focus on the RAOK challenge - random acts of kindness and is planned to be around 15 minutes long. I played the video at the start to keep the students engaged as they entered and it worked really well. Half way through there is another video where people are asked if one person can change the world. My head boy and girl then took over reading a script provided, telling the story of a "RAOK" movement called the karma army (this could quite easily be done by yourself). The assembly concludes with ways in which the students can carry out random acts of kindness and also looking at school charities. Hope this is useful and saves you some time.
jonnyve
New Year Assembly 2017

New Year Assembly 2017

This assembly powerpoint takes a twist on the idea of setting a new years resolution, by hanging on to the idea that everybody wants to be successful. It then looks at what successful people do to ensure they are successful with school based examples that students can relate to. If students haven't mad new years resolutions this assembly will inspire them to and if they have then it may give them some more to work towards. This assembly lasted 15 minutes and went down well with the students.
jonnyve
Whole school asembly bundle

Whole school asembly bundle

Here you have 4 whole school assemblies. Two of them I used for new year assemblies but they could be used anytime of the year with slight alteration. Each one was used successfully with all year groups from year 7 to 11 and lasted for 15 minutes easily. Grab yourself a bargain and save yourself some time.
jonnyve
Introduction to calculating acceleration

Introduction to calculating acceleration

I planned this lesson for a low ability year 9 class and as such it has a built in worksheet that is scaffolded to allow all student to make progress (this can easily be adapted accordingly). It worked well at getting the students o think logically and work independently, looking at real life examples of acceleration that they could relate to. Please see a copy of the worksheet in the cover image. Save yourself some time and grab a bargain.
jonnyve
Introduction to Newton's First Law

Introduction to Newton's First Law

This lesson is based on the new GCSE spec, but was designed for a low ability year 9 class. It breaks Newton's first law up in to more digestible chunks which are learning checked throughout. Save yourself sometime and grab a bargain!
jonnyve
Introduction lesson to Newton's Second Law

Introduction lesson to Newton's Second Law

This lesson is based on the new GCSE spec, but was designed for a low ability year 9 class. It breaks Newton's second law up in to more digestible chunks which are learning checked throughout. Students are also encouraged to re-arrange the F=MA formula and tested on this skill. Save yourself sometime and grab a bargain!
jonnyve
Why do we put salt on icy roads? (pure vs impure substances)

Why do we put salt on icy roads? (pure vs impure substances)

This lesson encourages students to come up with ideas about why salt is placed on icy roads. This get students thinking of a concrete example of how pure and impure substances differ. To reinforce this concept further, students conduct a simple practical where they measure the temperature of melting ice with and without salt. All worksheets are included within the powerpoint. Save yourself some time and grab a bargain.
jonnyve
Introduction to calculating speed

Introduction to calculating speed

I taught this lesson to a low ability year 9 class and it is based on the new GCSE spec. It has a really scaffolded worksheet included in the powerpoint which you could adapt to challenge higher ability students (See cover image). Once students have figured out how to calculate speed on their own using the worksheet and the guided questions they carry out an experiment to apply their new knowledge. This come in the form of a trolley and ramp experiment. The students investigate what happens to the speed of the trolley when the height. of the ramp is increased. We are lucky enough to have the equipment in my school but it could easily be carried out with a toy car and a plank of wood raised by books. Save yourself some time and grab a bargain.
jonnyve
Learning to fail - F-irst A-ttempt I-n L-earning

Learning to fail - F-irst A-ttempt I-n L-earning

This is a whole school assembly based on the concept of learning to fail. It encourages students to embrace failure as part of the learning process and that it is acceptable, in fact needed to be successful. It goes through the success stories of well known figures and the failures they had to overcome. This assembly is intended to last for 15 minutes and it did when I presented it. I played the video at the start which has base jumpers using wingsuits. This kept the student really quiet and engaged as everyone arrived for the assembly. It also was a good starting point where I said" clearly failure isn't an option for these guys, but in most situations failure is acceptable". Grab yourself a bargain and save yourself some time with this well planned assembly. Thanks for looking
jonnyve
Is Velocity just a posh word for speed?

Is Velocity just a posh word for speed?

Based on the new GCSE spec, this lesson worked really well for a year 9 low ability class. It is heavily scaffolded and because of this enabled each student to reach the two objectives of the lesson which were: Core- Identify vector and scalar quantities Challenge- Explain the difference between a scalar and vector quantity It included plenty of on the go assessment to check where each student is at different parts of the lesson. There is a built in worksheet (see cover picture) that can be built upon throughout the whole lesson and means students can work independently a lot of the time. Save yourself some time and grab a bargain.
jonnyve
Whole school assembly - Learning to Fail

Whole school assembly - Learning to Fail

I presented this assembly to my house and it lasted about 15 minutes once everyone had come in and sat down. It starts with a video link to base jumpers which worked really well at keeping all the students quiet as they walked in. It also sets up nicely for learning to fail as these guys clearly can't fail, but in school failure is all part of learning and so students should embrace failure. The assembly then goes through the endeavors of famous people who have dealt with failure numerous times and moved on from these set backs and learnt from them successfully. It finishes by suggesting a "a fail Friday" where across the school students and teachers alike are encouraged to take risks in lessons and step outside if their comfort zones. Save yourself some time planning and grab yourself a bargain.
jonnyve
Introduction to working out relative masses and empirical formulae

Introduction to working out relative masses and empirical formulae

This lesson introduces student to the concepts of relative atomic mass and relative formulae and uses this as a platform to introduce calculation of empirical formulae. The calculation of empirical formulae is introduced through a methodical tabled approach which students can master readily and then attempt with out the framework. They then get to practice their calculation on a made up compound made of sweets. If they get the empirical formula correct they get to eat the sweets. Save yourself some time and grab a bargain.
jonnyve