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UK based Physics teacher providing high quality resources. Specialising in AQA GCSE 9-1 and IB Physics specifications.

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UK based Physics teacher providing high quality resources. Specialising in AQA GCSE 9-1 and IB Physics specifications.
Elastic Potential Energy
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Elastic Potential Energy

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Designed for the AQA GCSE 9-1 , building on the topic of energy. It allows the students to think about the factors that affect the energy stored within a spring. Calculate work done in stretching (or compressing) a spring (up to the limit of proportionality) using the equation: elastic potential energy = 0.5 × spring constant × extension 2 𝐸_𝑒=1/2 𝑘𝑒^2 Students should be able to calculate relevant values of stored energy and energy transfers.
Force and Acceleration - Newton's Second Law
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Force and Acceleration - Newton's Second Law

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Designed for the AQA 9-1 GCSE. This lesson covers the following areas. Define Newton’s Second Law and the formula F=ma. Analyse data on vehicles to determine the acceleration when given the driving force and mass of the vehicle. Explain why two identical cars that have different loads will have different accelerations. Explain why heavier vehicles have greater stopping distances than light vehicles, assuming the same braking force. Students will practice recalling and rearrange the formula F=ma with units, solving problems with the formula F=ma and prior knowledge of forces and applying Newton’s Second Law to the Top Gear video.
Forces A3 Revision Sheets + Answers (AQA GCSE Physics )
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Forces A3 Revision Sheets + Answers (AQA GCSE Physics )

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Designed for the Physics AQA GCSE these A3 revision sheets cover all of the content that students are required to know for the topic ‘Forces’. This resource is designed so that students can work independently to gather the content needed for this topic. There are four sheets in total. The content is relevent for students sitting Combined Science (Trilogy) GCSE and the Triple Physics with the triple content clearly labelled. Formatted to be printed on A3 but can easily be printed on A4.
Velocity-Time Graphs
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Velocity-Time Graphs

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Designed for the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification. I teach the topic over two lessons to unsure a full understanding. Lesson objectives include Understand how to measure velocity changes. Understand what a horizontal line on a velocity-time graph tells you. Understand how to use a velocity-time graph to work out whether an object is accelerating or decelerating. Understand what the area under a velocity-time graph tells you (Higher) Students will be assessed in the following ways Plot a velocity-time graph from given data Calculate the acceleration from the gradient of a velocity-time graph Describe the motion at various stages of a velocity time graph Calculate the area under the graph for simple graphs. Calculate the total distance travelled for complex graphs. Calculate the distance travelled by counting squares I have included a number of worksheets that accompany the PowerPoint. Images that are not my own are referenced in the resource.
Newton's Third Law
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Newton's Third Law

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This was created using some of the great resources on TES and put in a format that I feel is manageable for my classes. Credit must go to cmsciguy https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/newton-s-laws-6203395 for some of the examples used. I have created a worksheet to go with this as I find my students like to have something to refer to that is of the same nature as the lesson I am delivering.
Refraction
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Refraction

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Design for the new AQA 9-1 GCSE, this lesson covers where we find refraction and how water and light refract. At the end of the lesson students should be able to, - identify what happens to the frequency, wavelength, direction and velocity of a wave during refraction - draw a ray diagram showing the refraction of light through a glass block - describe how the properties of light change as it is passes through a glass block. Rate and please leave a review!
Sound Waves
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Sound Waves

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Designed for the AQA Physics GCSE 9-1 course, this lesson builds upon students knowledge of longitudinal waves and focuses on sound waves. Students will: Understand how the vibration of sound waves allow us to hear. Show how frequency and amplitude affect a sound wave. Describe how sound waves travel through mediums such as solids, liquids and gases. Understand the limits of human hearing. Calculate the depth of water using echo sounding/location. I recommend using an oscilloscope to demonstrate the differences pitch and loudness have on the appearance of a sound wave. The lesson includes and inspiration and amazing video of a young boy who has learnt to use echo-location to help him "see". Please leave a review :)
The Skeleton
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The Skeleton

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Lesson aimed at year 7 and 8 students on the skeleton. Images and content taken from Kerboodle and placed in a easier to deliver PowerPoint. Includes a name the bone exercise which I used as a starter activity.
Seismic Waves
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Seismic Waves

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Design for the AQA GCSE 9-1 specification this lesson follows the waves part of the course. Students will build upon their knowledge of transverse and longitudinal waves and at the end of the lesson students should be able to: - Label the structure of the Earth and identify P, S and L waves on a seismometer trace. - Complete the table recalling the properties of P and S waves. - Describe and explain how evidence suggests that the Earth contains a liquid outer core.
Gravitational Potential Energy
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Gravitational Potential Energy

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Designed for the AQA GCSE 9-1, building upon the topic of energy. The lesson gets the students to think about the factors that will affect the energy in a gravitational store. Understand how to calculate the gravitational potential energy of an object. Understand how different factors affect a objects gravitation potential energy.
Wave Properties
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Wave Properties

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Designed for the new AQA GCSE 9-1, this lesson introduces students to the waves unit. It covers the following topics, transverse and longitudinal waves, labelling waves, frequency, wavelength, time period, wave speed, amplitude and the wave equation. Understand the difference between a transverse and longitudinal wave. Understand what waves are used for giving examples. Understand what is meant by amplitude, frequency, wave speed and wavelength. Understand and apply the formulae f=1/T and v=fλ This presentation is designed to be delivered over two lessons.
GPE & KE (Felix Baumgartner)
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GPE & KE (Felix Baumgartner)

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A lesson that builds upon students knowledge of gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy by using the example of Felix Baumgartner's record breaking free-fall. There is a PowerPoint and Worksheet which can be marked in class and scores taken in. I recommend students have a prior knowledge of what GPE and KE are. YouTube links are with in the PowerPoint and no images are my own.
Momentum - AQA Physics GCSE 9-1
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Momentum - AQA Physics GCSE 9-1

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AQA GCSE 9-1 Physics Momentum Lesson Lesson Objectives Understand the factors that affect momentum and solve momentum problems. Success Criteria All – Recall the factors that affect momentum and create a formula triangle. Most – Use the equation p=mv to solve a number of problems for momentum Some – Solve problems involving the conservation of momentum.
Stages of Freefall
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Stages of Freefall

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This is aimed at KS4 students and summaries the key points needed to answer a question on freefall. This assess students ability to: - draw accurate force diagrams - identify forces acting on an object during freefall - calculate net force - calculate weight - calculate acceleration - calculate terminal velocity - describe how velocity affects drag. This resources contains two differentiated worksheets with all students working towards the same objective. Builds upon knowledge of forces, freefall, gravitational fields and motion.
Electric Fields
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Electric Fields

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Lesson on Electric Fields design for the International Baccalaureate (IB) for Physics but could easily be delivered for A Level students. Learning Objectives Define electric field strength. Students should understand the concept of a test charge. Determine the electric field strength due to one or more point charges. Draw the electric field patterns for different charge configurations. Solve problems involving electric charges, forces and fields. Success Criteria All – Draw the electric field pattern for different charge configurations. Most – Calculate the electric field strength from a single point charge. Some – Calculate the resultant electric field strength from multiple point charges.
Solids, Liquids and Gases
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Solids, Liquids and Gases

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This at aimed at KS3 but could be used for a low ability KS4 lesson. It is designed for the AQA KS3 syllabus and builds the students towards GCSE. Students will be expect to achive the following: Know – Describe the properties of a substance in its three states. Make relevant observations in order to decide is a substance is in its solid, liquid or gas state. Apply – Use models to investigate the relationship between the properties of a material and the arrangement of its particles. Compare the properties of a substance in its three states. Extend – Argue for how to classify substances which behave unusually as solids, liquids, or gases. Design and explain a new representation for the particle model.
Waves A3 Revision Sheets + Answers (AQA GCSE Physics )
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Waves A3 Revision Sheets + Answers (AQA GCSE Physics )

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Designed for the Physics AQA GCSE these A3 revision sheets cover all of the content that students are required to know for the topic ‘Waves’. This resource is designed so that students can work independently to gather the content needed for this topic. There are four sheets in total. The first two are for students sitting Combined Science (Trilogy) GCSE and the last two are additional sheets for Triple Physics students Formatted to be printed on A3 but can easily be printed on A4.
Circuit Skills
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Circuit Skills

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Designed for the Physics International Baccalaureate (IB) but could easily be adapted for A Level. Learning Objectives Understand the various circuit symbols used in the IB program. Describing ideal and non-ideal ammeters and voltmeter Success Criteria All – Identify simple circuit symbols and draw them. Most – Identify complex circuit symbols and draw them. Build simple circuits. Some – Build complex circuits and draw them accurately.
Potential Difference and Electrical Power
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Potential Difference and Electrical Power

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Designed for the Physics International Baccalaureate (IB) but could easily be adapted for A Level. Learning Objectives Calculating work done in an electric field in both joules and electronvolts. Solving problems involving current, potential difference and charge Understand the difference between potential difference (pd) and electromotive force (emf). Success Criteria All – Identify when to use potential difference and when to use electromotive force. Most – Solve simple problems for work and power in joules Some – Solve complex problems for work and power using electronvolts.
Resistivity
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Resistivity

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Designed for the Physics International Baccalaureate (IB) but can be adapted for A Level. Learning Objectives Apply the equation for resistance in the form where ρ is the resistivity of the material of the resistor. Heating effect of current and its consequences Investigating one or more of the factors that affect resistance experimentally Success Criteria All – Take measurements from an ammeter and voltmeter to calculate resistance. Most – Solve simple resistivity problems and plot graph. Some – Solve complex resistivity problems and conclude the relationship between length, cross section and resistance.