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At the Science Corner you will find engaging presentations by a TES recommended author and Google Certified Educator. Presentations are well illustrated, clearly explained, and have a lucid and logical flow. Closed and open questions keep all learners engaged and on their toes. In many cases, worksheets, suggested homework assignments and exam questions are also provided. We are a new store, so come back often to see our latest resources.

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At the Science Corner you will find engaging presentations by a TES recommended author and Google Certified Educator. Presentations are well illustrated, clearly explained, and have a lucid and logical flow. Closed and open questions keep all learners engaged and on their toes. In many cases, worksheets, suggested homework assignments and exam questions are also provided. We are a new store, so come back often to see our latest resources.
Earth, Sun and Moon - Seasons, Tides, Length of Day, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses,  SUPERMOON Y7 Y8
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Earth, Sun and Moon - Seasons, Tides, Length of Day, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, SUPERMOON Y7 Y8

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* Updated January 2017 * Added a crossword puzzle with answers. This 30-slide presentation revises the following learning objectives: 1) To explain how the Earth spinning explains day and night 2) To know what a leap year is and explain why we need them 3) To explain why the average temperature changes as we go through the year 4) To explain why the length of the day changes as we go through the year 5) To describe difference between stars and planets 6) To describe the phases of the Moon 7) To explain that the apparent movement of the stars is caused by the rotation of the Earth 8) To explain total and partial solar and lunar eclipses 9) To explain the effect the sun and the moon have on tides on earth 10) To describe spring tides and neap tides
KS3 Physics - Magnetism, Magnets and Electromagnets Resource Pack,  PowerPoint and Worksheets
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KS3 Physics - Magnetism, Magnets and Electromagnets Resource Pack, PowerPoint and Worksheets

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*This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team* This resource pack includes an engaging illustrated 33-slide PowerPoint presentation that will get your young learners thinking about magnetism. Scaffolded notes for pupils have been customized to go along with these lessons. Two additional worksheets and a quiz are also included. The learning objectives are listed below. By the end of this series of lessons, pupils will: be introduced to the discovery and history of magnets know the elements that have magnetic properties observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials describe magnets as having 2 poles predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing know that materials contain groups of spinning electrons called domains know that the domains are aligned in magnetic materials know that the domains of a non-magnetic material are not aligned learn about magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines learn about Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation explore the magnetic fields of permanent and induced magnets, and the Earth’s magnetic field You may also be interested in Magnetism Part 2 priced at only £2 You can save by getting Magnetism Part 1 and Part 2 together For the best value, get the Magnetism and Sound Bundle which also includes my popular Sound and Hearing lessons. Cheers!
KS3 Physics (Year 9 Pressure and Moments) - Pressure in solids and fluids, upthrust, hydraulics
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KS3 Physics (Year 9 Pressure and Moments) - Pressure in solids and fluids, upthrust, hydraulics

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This resource includes a 50-slide PowerPoint presentation, guided notes and many differentiated worksheets/homework assignments on the topic of PRESSURE. By the end of these lessons, pupils will know that: 1) pressure exists on surfaces, in air and in liquids. 2) pressure is measured in Pascals (Pa) 3) on surfaces, pressure is calculated by dividing force by area. 4) pressure is smaller when a force is applied over a big area because the pressure is spread out over a big area. 5) pressure is bigger when a force is applied over a small area because the pressure is confined to a small area. 6) atmospheric pressure decreases with height, 7) liquid pressure increases with depth. 8) upthrust effects floating and sinking 9) hydraulics is an application of liquid pressure (qualitative and quantitative) I hope you find this resource useful. Thank you.
Pressure - KS3 Physics, Year 9, pressure equation, applications, upthrust effects, hydraulics
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Pressure - KS3 Physics, Year 9, pressure equation, applications, upthrust effects, hydraulics

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This resource includes a 50-slide PowerPoint presentation, scaffolded notes, and a revision many practice worksheets on the topic of PRESSURE and the pressure equation. By the end of these lessons, pupils will know that: 1) pressure exists on surfaces, in air and in liquids. 2) pressure is measured in Pascals (Pa) 3) on surfaces, pressure is calculated by dividing force by area. 4) pressure is smaller when a force is applied over a big area because the pressure is spread out over a big area. 5) pressure is bigger when a force is applied over a small area because the pressure is confined to a small area. 6) atmospheric pressure decreases with height, 7) liquid pressure increases with depth. 8) upthrust effects floating and sinking 9) hydraulics is an application of liquid pressure (qualitative and quantitative) I hope you find this resource useful. Thank you.
Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations, Introduction to Chemical Reactions Year 9 Chemistry
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Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations, Introduction to Chemical Reactions Year 9 Chemistry

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An interactive 50-slide presentation that introduces chemical reactions and writing skeleton equations, word equations and balanced chemical equations with state symbols. Many sample problems and practice problems for learners to participate. Scaffolded lesson notes for pupils and two worksheets to practice writing word equations and balancing equations are included in this resource pack. In these lessons, pupils will: • know the signs of a chemical change • review identifying the reactants and the products of a chemical reaction • use the symbols of the elements and write the formulae of simple compounds • determine the formula of an ionic compound from the charges on the ions present • construct word equations and simple balanced chemical equations • construct equations with state symbols • deduce the balanced equation for a chemical reaction, given relevant information Please leave a review if you find this useful. Thank you.
KS3 Physics - SOUND and HEARING Huge Resource Pack, waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, the ear
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KS3 Physics - SOUND and HEARING Huge Resource Pack, waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, the ear

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*UPDATED January 2017 - More support worksheets added* This resource includes a 56 slide PowerPoint presentation, four activity worksheets, a mind map, a short quiz and a 34-question unit test. Everything is ready to be used or easily edited to suit your learners. • Includes sound clips to bring the learning to life • Animations have been thoughtfully used to promote participation from lower achieving students and discussion from higher ability ones. • 26 learning outcomes listed below By the end of these lessons, pupils will: 1. recognise that sound is made by objects that vibrate 2. define that the frequency of vibration of the source is measured in Hertz (Hz) 3. discuss how sound is made in different musical instruments 4. know that a vibrating source causes the layers of air around it to move 5. discover that sound travels by compressing and expanding the surroundings 6. express that sound travels as a longitudinal wave 7. discover that sound travels best through solids and worst through gases because of the arrangement of the particles 8. explore the relative speed of sound in different mediums 9. explain that sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum because there are no molecules 10. know that sound waves detected by the ear cause the ear drum to vibrate 11. explore the structure of the ear 12. describe how sound is transmitted through the ear to the brain 13. know that different people have different ranges of hearing 14. know that the average human range of hearing is 20 to 20,000 Hz 15. define that loudness is measured in decibels (dB's) 16. discuss that 0 dB is the threshold of hearing and 130 dB's is the threshold of pain whilst 140 dB's causes damage 17. discuss that loud sounds can have permanent and temporary effect on the ear 18. discuss some common causes of ear damage 19. define that noise is unwanted sound 20. discover that a loud sound is produced by a large vibration and vice versa 21. discover that a high pitched sound is produced by a very frequent (quick) vibration and vice versa 22. know that an microphone can change sound to electricity and that this can then be displayed on an oscilloscope 23. know that the wave displayed on an oscilloscope is a transverse wave 24. demonstrate how to identify the amplitude, the wavelength and the frequency of a wave 25. recognise the link between the loudness of the sound and the amplitude of the wave 26. recognise the link between the pitch of the sound and the frequency/wavelength of the wave Cheers!
Viruses - Discovery, Structure and Function, Lytic Cycle, Lysogenic, Viral Infection, Reproduction
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Viruses - Discovery, Structure and Function, Lytic Cycle, Lysogenic, Viral Infection, Reproduction

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This two-lesson sequence introduces learners to viruses. It includes: • A 31-slide PowerPoint presentation that includes many visual aids and is thoughtfully animated to allow opportunities for discussions during the lesson. • An interactive note-taking worksheet (double-sided A4 size) customized for the presentation. I find that taking notes in this manner keeps lower-level students engaged while allowing differentiation for higher achievers.
KS3 Science Crosswords with Answers
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KS3 Science Crosswords with Answers

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A collection of crossword puzzles with answers to support the learning of some KS3 Science units. 1) Earth, Moon and Sun 2) Structure and Function of Living Organisms Part 1 3) Structure and Function of Living Organisms Part 2 4) Electrical Circuits 5) Sound and Hearing 6) Magnets and Electromagnets
KS3 Phyics - Energy,  Forms of Energy, Transfers, Transformations, Diagrams, Conservation, Fuels
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KS3 Phyics - Energy, Forms of Energy, Transfers, Transformations, Diagrams, Conservation, Fuels

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This resource includes a highly visual PowerPoint presentation (over 90 slides!) on the topic of ENERGY, forms of energy, energy transformations and energy diagrams. The presentation uses many visual aids and is thoughtfully animated to promote participation from learners of all abilities. Two worksheets and sample exam questions (71 questions with ANSWERS!)) are also included. Appropriate for year 7 or year 8 pupils. Students will learn: 1. that energy is the capacity or ability to do work (the ability to make matter change) 2. that generally, there are 2 types of energy: potential energy and kinetic energy 3. that there are many forms of potential and kinetic energy including: thermal energy (heat), electromagnetic energy (radiated), sound energy, gravitational potential energy (GPE), elastic potential, nuclear, chemical energy and electrical energy. 4. that gravitational energy depends on an object's mass and height above the earth's surface 5. that kinetic energy depends on an object's mass and how fast it is moving 6. that energy is transformed from one form to another 7. that a fuel is stored energy, which must be burnt to release the energy 8. Fuel + Oxygen = Energy + Carbon Dioxide + Water + Waste Product 9. that most of the Earth's energy ultimately comes from the Sun 10. that energy sources can be described as either renewable or Non-renewable 11. that Renewable means can be used again or replaced within a Iifetime 12. some advantages and disadvantages of energy sources 13. the need for energy saving with non-renewable energy sources and ultimately with all energy sources 14. to construct an energy transfer diagram 15. to construct a Sankey diagram 16. that energy is conserved in an energy transformation I hope you find this resource useful. Cheers.
Freezing Point Depression, Boiling Point Elevation, Molality, Colligative Properties of Solutions
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Freezing Point Depression, Boiling Point Elevation, Molality, Colligative Properties of Solutions

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This 33-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces students to the concept of freezing point depression and boiling point elevation. It also includes a worksheet in which students can take notes and practice the skills learned during the lesson. • First, students will review what happens when a liquid freezes and when it boils. • Then, a discussion about how adding a nonvolatile solute would affect the freezing and boiling process. • Molality will be introduced followed by practice problems. • The freezing point depression and boiling point elevation formulas will be introduced with examples for students to work out. • Finally, a practical investigation to work out the molar mass of an unknown solute by using freezing point depression will be outlined with an example calculation. (This lab activity is available in a separate resource). I hope you find this useful.
Solutions, Solubility, Concentrations, Colligative Properties entire unit HOMEWORK w/ ANSWERS,
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Solutions, Solubility, Concentrations, Colligative Properties entire unit HOMEWORK w/ ANSWERS,

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Homework sets, a worksheet and sample test questions to support the learning of SOLUTIONS. • Includes a total of 102 questions • All questions are EDITABLE • ANSWERS are included for each question Topics include: • Properties of solutions • solubility • saturated, unsaturated and supersaturated solutions • molarity • molality • percent by mass • percent by volume • dilution calculations • colligative properties of solutions - freezing point, vapor pressure, boiling point • calculations involving colligative properties This resource is meant to be used by teachers and students in the US.
KS3 Physics - Magnetism Pack - Magnets, Electromagnets, Making and Using Magnetic Materials KS2 KS3
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KS3 Physics - Magnetism Pack - Magnets, Electromagnets, Making and Using Magnetic Materials KS2 KS3

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This resource pack includes 2 of my most popular resources on TES: Magnetism Parts 1 and 2 A total of 61 interactive and and visually appealing slides are included to help Year 7 or Year 8 pupils learn and understand magnetism. Scaffolded note-taking worksheets for pupils have been customized to be used during the series of lessons. Additional worksheets and assessments are also included. The learning objectives are listed below. By the end of these lessons, learners will: 1) be introduced to the discovery and history of magnets 2) know the elements that have magnetic properties 3) observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others 4) compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials 5) describe magnets as having 2 poles 6) predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing 7) know that materials contain groups of spinning electrons called domains 8) know that the domains are aligned in magnetic materials 9) know that the domains of a non-magnetic material are not aligned 10) learn about magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines 11) learn about Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation 12) explore the magnetic fields of permanent and induced magnets, and the Earth’s magnetic field 13) discover that a magnet can be made by stroking a steel bar with the same pole of a permanent magnet from one end to the other end in one direction 14) be able magnetise a needle and use it as a simple compass. 15) discover that when electric current flows through an insulated wire wound around an iron core, the core becomes a magnet 16) be able to build a simple electromagnet 17) explore ways to manipulate a variety of variables to increase the strength of the electromagnet 18) know some uses of electromagnets 19) distinguish between a permanent magnet and an electromagnet 20) learn the components of an electric bell and how an electric bell works Please rate and comment. Cheers.
Satellites - KS3 Year 9 Gravity and Space
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Satellites - KS3 Year 9 Gravity and Space

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This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation and differentiated homework tasks for a lesson on Satellites for KS3 Astronomy and Space Science for Year 9. Topics include: What are satellites? What are artificial satellites and natural satellites? How do satellites stay in orbit? Differentiate between a geostationary orbit and a polar orbit. Discuss different uses of polar satellites and geostationary satellites. History and advances in satellites. Parts of a satellite Tracking space junk There is also a 6 question plenary at the end of the lesson.
KS3 Science Mega Bundle - Energy, Forces, Magnetism, Sound, Pressure, Earth, Sun and Moon
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KS3 Science Mega Bundle - Energy, Forces, Magnetism, Sound, Pressure, Earth, Sun and Moon

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Save precious time and money with this KS3 Science Mega Bundle. Includes 7 PowerPoint presentations - over 300 slides in all. Worksheets, activity sheets, and sample test questions are also provided for most lessons. Presentations are thoughtfully animated to allow opportunities for participation and assessment. There are plenty of visual aids and questions to generate curiosity and to help children construct understanding. These resources took me lots of time to prepare. I hope you find them useful. Happy teaching!
Acids, Bases and Salts - Strengths of Acids and Bases, Dissociation Constant Y9 Y10
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Acids, Bases and Salts - Strengths of Acids and Bases, Dissociation Constant Y9 Y10

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This 45-slide PowerPoint and accompanying Lesson Notes teaches the strength of acids and bases. Learners often have misconceptions related to 'concentration' and 'strength' in reference to acids and bases. One of the aims of this lesson is to correct this misconception. The other main aims are listed below. A worksheet (with answers) to practice pH and pKa calculations is also included. By the end of this lessons, students will: 1) discuss and share their initial conceptions of acid strength. 2) be able to define strong acids and weak acids 3) be able to relate the strength of an acid to the value of its acid dissociation constant, Ka 4) learn to calculate an acid dissociation constant 5) be able to differentiate between concentrated acid and strong acid 6) identify common strong and weak acids and bases in everyday life 7) Calculate the pH of strong acid solutions 8) Calculate the pH of weak acid solutions I hope you find this lesson useful. FREE BONUS w/purchase: To receive one of my new paid resources as a free gift, please visit my website. The link can be found at my Store (click on my username).
Atoms and Atomic Structure: Parts 1 and 2 - Democritus, Dalton, Thomson, and Rutherford Model
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Atoms and Atomic Structure: Parts 1 and 2 - Democritus, Dalton, Thomson, and Rutherford Model

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This resource is broken up into 2 parts. These 2 parts covers many of the important models of the atom. From Democritus and Dalton to Thomson and Rutherford. Part 1 includes 31 slides that covers the early models of the atom. This includes Democritus, Aristotle, and John Dalton and Dalton's atomic theory. An interactive quiz to review the topic is included at the end of the lesson. Part 2 is a highly visual 57-slide powerpoint. These activities engages learners to rediscover JJ Thomson's cathode ray tube experiment and visualise the "plum pudding" model of the atom. The second half details Rutherford's gold foil experiment and the discovery of the nucleus. A crossword puzzle and summary sheet to revise both Part 1 and Part 2 are also provided. I hope you find these lessons useful. Please rate and comment. Thank you.
Rocks, minerals, soil, rock cycle, weathering, erosion, types of rocks KS2 KS3 science
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Rocks, minerals, soil, rock cycle, weathering, erosion, types of rocks KS2 KS3 science

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This resource includes a highly visual 34-slide PowerPoint presentation, scaffolded notes for pupils, and a worksheet. In this resource, pupils will learn... 1) to compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties 2) to recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter 3) the rock cycle and the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks 4) to understand how cooling and solidifying of magma results in formation of igneous rocks. 
 5) to understand that sedimentary rocks are made by processes which include the deposition of rock fragments or organic material, or as a result of evaporation. 
 6) to understand how rock fragments are transported by flowing water or wind, and how grain size affects transport and settling of sediment; understand how landscape can be eroded. 
 7) to understand that metamorphic rocks are formed by action of heat and pressure on existing rocks. 
 8) to understand the meaning of the term ‘mineral’. 
 9) to know how forces generated by expansion, contraction and the freezing of water can lead to the physical weathering of rocks. 
 10) to know the different layers of a soil profile I hope you find this resource helpful.