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Katrina Cartwright's Physics Resources Page

I am an ex-Chemical Engineer now working as a Physics teacher in the Independent Sector from Year 6 to Year 13. I am also a volunteer with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a First Aid Instructor.

I am an ex-Chemical Engineer now working as a Physics teacher in the Independent Sector from Year 6 to Year 13. I am also a volunteer with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a First Aid Instructor.
Year 8 Applications of Static Electricity
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Year 8 Applications of Static Electricity

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This is a worksheet I created for the students to fill in on the applications of static electricity, starting it in the lesson and then finishing it off at home (they have IPads in order to do research on outside of the lesson). We had missed a few lessons due to various activities and so I created it in order that they could complete this part of the topic and catch up with the SOW outside of the classroom.
Year 9 Pressure in Liquids and Hydraulic Systems
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Year 9 Pressure in Liquids and Hydraulic Systems

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This is a presentation I put together introducing pressure in liquids and hydraulic systems. It has a few Youtube clips included about the Marianna Trench, the effect of deep sea diving on the human body and the Hoover Dam. It also has the worked example on Hydraulics from the BBC Bite size website. I put it together from several different resources that I have previously found on the TES site and so please let me know if I have made a mistake in doing so.
Year 9 / Year 10 Interactive (IPad) Worksheet on Current & Voltage in a Series & Parallel Circuit
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Year 9 / Year 10 Interactive (IPad) Worksheet on Current & Voltage in a Series & Parallel Circuit

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This is a worksheet that I adapted from The Physics Classroom website. The boys use the online circuit builder to build the circuit and take readings on the current and voltage. I couldn't edit the diagram which means the rectangles get mistaken for resistors by my students. I usually create the diagrams on the website with them and put them on the board in order to ensure that everyone has the same diagram to start with. It is also worth demonstrating how to use the virtual ammeter / voltmeter as they can find this confusing to start with. However once they get the hang of it, it creates great visuals for them to use.
Lesson starter on Terminal Velocity
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Lesson starter on Terminal Velocity

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This is a lesson starter that I created to introduce the topic of terminal velocity. The code breaker was made free online from the Discovery Kids Puzzle Maker website and instructs them to watch the 3 minute You Tube clip on their IPads and then summarise Terminal Velocity in the form of a Tweet (which I got from Pinterest, I believe). The clip is from James May's 'Things you need to know' and explains how cats can survive falling out of buildings from a great height.
Lesson Starter on Radioactivity
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Lesson Starter on Radioactivity

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This is a set of questions that follow on from the Ted Ed Lesson: Radioactivity, Expect the Unexpected. My students have IPads and so I usually get them to watch the Ted Ed Lesson and answer the questions via headphones and their IPad as they go along as they are able to pause it as and when they wish. I use it as an introduction to Radioactivity at the start of the lesson.
Year 9 Interactive Experiment on Moments
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Year 9 Interactive Experiment on Moments

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This is a worksheet that uses a simulation on moments from 'The Physics Classroom.' The questions all come from the website and the worksheets that they have available - I just reformatted them to suit my class. I won't know how effective it is until September when I use it for the first time. My intention is to try it on the school laptops and the student IPads and see which one is the easiest to use it with - that will decide whether it is homework or ti be used in the lesson. I just thought someone else might find it useful to build upon!
Year 10 Lesson Starter on Thermal Conductivity
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Year 10 Lesson Starter on Thermal Conductivity

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This is a lesson starter that I created to introduce the topic of Thermal Conductivity. The code breaker was made free online from the Discovery Kids Puzzle Maker website and instructs them to watch the You Tube clip on their IPads and then summarise Thermal Conductivity in the form of a Tweet (which I got from Pinterest, I believe). The clip is from the TED Ed channel.
KS3 Lesson Starter for Sound Waves 'The Ghosts of Harry Potter'
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KS3 Lesson Starter for Sound Waves 'The Ghosts of Harry Potter'

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This is a quick lesson starter where the pupils have to match the sound wave at the bottom of the page to the description at the top. It takes around 5 mins maximum to do and I usually play the theme tune to Harry Potter as they come into the lesson (which is about 5 mins long in any case). It is designed to be printed on A4 and although it is in colour here, I print it out in black and white because of printing costs. Please feel free to email me with suggestions for improvements as I am not the most creative of people when it comes to designing work sheets. Many thanks.
Lesson Starter on Sound and the Properties of Waves
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Lesson Starter on Sound and the Properties of Waves

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https://youtu.be/GkNJvZINSEY The link above will take you to a YouTube presentation on the properties of longitudinal and tranverse waves with an emphasis on sound waves. I get my pupils to watch the link and answer the questions as they watch the video. Apologies, but I have not created an answer sheet as of yet !!!
How Levers Work Ted Ed Lesson Starter
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How Levers Work Ted Ed Lesson Starter

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This is a lesson starter that I created to introduce the topic of Levers. The code breaker was made free online from the Discovery Kids Puzzle Maker website and instructs them to watch the 3 minute You Tube clip on their IPads and then summarise Levers in the form of a Tweet (which I got from Pinterest, I believe). The clip is from the TED Ed channel.
Key Stage 3 Moments and Pressure QR Code Revision Worksheet
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Key Stage 3 Moments and Pressure QR Code Revision Worksheet

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This is based upon the format of a 'find someone who' worksheet that I originally got as a resource from TES (I apologise for not crediting the owner of the original idea as I cannot remember where I originally obtained it from). I created large QR codes and placed them around the room. My pupils had to use a QR Code reader to scan them which then gave them an answer which they then had to match to the correct answer on the worksheet. Once I checked that they had the correct answers they received an A4 copy of all of the codes which they then cut and stuck next to the questions. Each complete and correct sheet received a lollipop as a reward which motivated everyone in the class to complete it. On a final note, this is my first ever resource on TES so please let me know if I have made any mistakes!
Year 8 Colour Adding and Subtracting Worksheet
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Year 8 Colour Adding and Subtracting Worksheet

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This is a resource that I use either at the end of the lesson or as a homework in order to summarise Colour. It only takes about 10 minutes to fill in. I usually put it on my projector and get the students to come up to my desk and fill the answers in on the board.
Year 8 Dispersion Worksheet to be used with IPads
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Year 8 Dispersion Worksheet to be used with IPads

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I created this worksheet using diagrams from the Cyberphysics Website. The students are given IPads in Year 8 and so I wanted something simple for them to do in the lesson. They set up the equipment for dispersion and then I ask them to take a photograph of the equipment and annotate it by labelling the equipment and explaining the method. I then get them to take a photo of the spectrum that they have created (with mixed results) and answer the questions below the diagram from the website.
Year 8 Induction Worksheet
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Year 8 Induction Worksheet

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I based this on an animation from the website s-cool, under GCSE Physics Static Electricity. I show them the animation and then project the worksheet onto the board and work through it with them using different colours for the electrons and protons. It helps to emphasize that the protons do not move on the object, only the electrons.