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Rich has been teaching physics 2009. He is often found scurrying towards the free buffet on teacher training days.

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Rich has been teaching physics 2009. He is often found scurrying towards the free buffet on teacher training days.
The potential divider
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The potential divider

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Powerpoint slides explaining what a potential divider is, and explaining step by step how we derrive the equations for a potential divider. With an investigation suggestion for potential dividers. Worksheet included with 4 KS5 questions on potential dividers, and mark scheme with worked solutions.
Modelling half life with Skittles
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Modelling half life with Skittles

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Student activity to model the random nature of radioactive decay. Each group (2 to 3 students) will need a pack of skittles or m&ms. Document includes student instructions, table template and graph template for students to record their data.
Radiation Doses Activity
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Radiation Doses Activity

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Activity I do with my GCSE groups on size of doses from sources. I teach in Mexico so the word document mentions figures for Mexico (just change to UK!) Students can graph using Excel or by hand and then compare different doses of radiation. The image is from the website xkcd and is public domain so can be reproduced. Its a big image and needs to be printed in A3 to be readable. If you cannot print it out the weblink is attached. I really welcome feedback, on how I can improve this resource! Thanks!
Identifying Adaptations - Research project, with writing frame
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Identifying Adaptations - Research project, with writing frame

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Research activity for Year 7 students. Students research about the adaptations of the plants and animals of the Namib Desert. The activity requires students to research, and then present their findings in a poster. Included is a writing frame to help students structure their research. Students can use a QR scanner on their phone (QR apps are free to download for Android and iPhone), and it will take them to pages with information. Included is the original PowerPoint that you can adapt, some images of the animals and plants in the task, as well as a pdf of the powerpoint if you want to share it directly with your students, so they can read it on their computers. The pdf also has clickable links.
Temperature scales (Celsius & Kelvin) and the Solar System
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Temperature scales (Celsius & Kelvin) and the Solar System

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A worksheet aimed to teach students how to convert from Kelvin to Celsius and vice versa. Students have to calculate the surface temperature of planets in the Solar System, and then plot a graph of distance from the Sun v temperature. Then use the graph to answer questions.
Energy Transformation PPT
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Energy Transformation PPT

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I've used this powerpoint for both P1a GCSE Physics and BTEC L2 Applied Science classes. The powerpoint discusses the different types of energy, then leads into energy transformations and the law of conservation of energy.
Physics Classroom Displays
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Physics Classroom Displays

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Some of my most popular displays bundled together. Includes: Exam command terms Key words in science EM Spectrum History of American spaceflight Newton's Law of Gravitation Radioactive decay Particle physics The Solar System
IB Physics topic 8.1 Bundle
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IB Physics topic 8.1 Bundle

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Powerpoint slides on energy production, with revision sheets for students on energy production, fossil fuels, pumped storage, wind generators and solar energy.