Science Geeks - free videos, resources, and games

Science Geeks - free videos, resources, and games

The science Geeks are here! Short,snappy, self produced science videos, games, animations and educational resources for use in lessons at KS3 and KS4. Subjects covered include energy, forces, food chains, static electricity, sound waves, refraction, TIR, redshift, the big bang and much much more! Follow me on twitter or facebook to keep up to date as new content is added!
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The Equations of Motion - SUVAT

The Equations of Motion - SUVAT

Advanced level Physics questions on the dreaded equations of motion. Nightmare stuff for students? Not necessarily! Simply follow the "Science geeks fool proof method and ace this challenging topic. Question after question enables students to become experts at dealing with these complex equations. Practice makes perfect! FULLY WORKED ANSWER SHEET PROVIDED! All images, photos and graphics are made or taken by M.E.Prince (that's me!). No copyright issues.
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GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY AND KINETIC ENERGY PRESENTATION WITH PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES!

GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY AND KINETIC ENERGY PRESENTATION WITH PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES!

This activity packed resource consists of a presentation packed with starters, theory notes, calculation based activities, extension tasks for all abilities PLUS a 5 station kinetic EXPERIMENT/ACTIVITY CIRCUS! Kinetic energy and gravitational potential are examined in detail and each formula is explained. Questions test students' progress and all questions come complete with ANSWERS! In addition, there is a five station KE/GPE activity circus. A full technician equipment list is provided along with printable activity cards for each station. SEVENTEEN slides of PHYSICS FUN! Enjoy! Free video link too!
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SPRINGY TOY EFFICIENCY Y.O.Y.O. INVESTIGATION

SPRINGY TOY EFFICIENCY Y.O.Y.O. INVESTIGATION

Our best Y.O.Y.O. yet! This investigation links together lots of aspects of the Energy topic, such as gravitational potential, elastic potential and efficiency. Buy your springy toys by using the link at the bottom of this text! Bargain! Twelve for £3:30! Best used as a revision activity, this problem solving, thought provoking, fun experiment requires students to use independent thinking by using the merciless, brain provoking Y.O.Y.O. method (full explanation included). It comes complete with a student help sheet to help students who are struggling and also a full step by step solution for teachers and students alike if they need it. Class sets of springy toys can be bought very cheaply. I have used this in lessons and it really stretches students and makes them think. They even get to have fun with weird springy toys too! Spoon feeding must go! We need independent thinkers! Y.O.Y.O. Copy and paste! https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Harlequin-Brand-Monster-Jump/dp/B00WUPRYFM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490736111&sr=8-1&keywords=monster+jumps
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Essential Wave Diagrams for Physics

Essential Wave Diagrams for Physics

Drawing scientifically correct ray diagrams is essential in Physics exams. This worksheet is appropriate for A level and GCSE students alike. These diagrams have to be perfect! Losing marks for drawing them incorrectly is unforgivable! Ideal as a starter or a formative assessment, this simple worksheet will test your students to the limit. Complete with answer sheet! Wave fronts! Rays! Virtual image in a plane mirror! Diffraction and refraction! It is all here.
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SCIENCE GEEKS - STATIC ELECTRICITY!

SCIENCE GEEKS - STATIC ELECTRICITY!

A TWO PAGE worksheet packed with content and extension tasks all about static electricity and its uses aimed at GCSE or more able KS3 students! There is also an accompanying 5 minute Science Geeks YouTube video available that provides students (and teachers) with all the basic knowledge they need to know. Here is the hyperlink (also on the worksheet) : http://youtu.be/nyBuFMbkCP4(You will have to copy and paste this into your browser I am afraid!) I have included both a pdf and a word version for your editing pleasure. Note: All images, photos and graphics are made or taken by M.E.Prince (that's me!). There are no copyright issues.
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SCIENCE GEEKS - REDSHIFT AND THE BIG BANG

SCIENCE GEEKS - REDSHIFT AND THE BIG BANG

The science geeks present a two sided worksheet on the pesky topic of redshift and the Big Bang! This DOUBLE SIDED worksheet contains a range of questions to suit all abilities. There is also an accompanying 2 minute Science Geeks YouTube video available that provides students (and teachers) with all the basic knowledge they need to know. Here is the hyperlink (also on the worksheet) : http://youtu.be/2NLpYk2LOF0 (You will have to copy and paste this into your browser I am afraid!) It is ideal for either GCSE or an introduction at ALEVEL!
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SCIENCE GEEKS - STOPPING DISTANCES

SCIENCE GEEKS - STOPPING DISTANCES

A worksheet all about stopping distances, braking distances and thinking distances! Questions start off simply until they ultimately challenge high ability students to discover the square relationship between velocity and braking distance! There is also an accompanying 2 minute Science Geeks YouTube video available that provides students (and teachers) with all the basic knowledge they need to know. Here is the hyperlink (also on the worksheet) : http://youtu.be/m1jh32YXO5s (You will have to copy and paste this into your browser I am afraid!) I have included both a word and a pdf version. All images, photos and graphics are made or taken by M.E.Prince (that's me!). No copyright issues.
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SCIENCE GEEKS SPEED CALCULATIONS

SCIENCE GEEKS SPEED CALCULATIONS

TWO SIDES of speed questions to keep even the swottiest students engaged! Calculate the speed using the speed formula and rearrange it to find out even more stuff! Questions start off simply before climaxing with questions designed to cause student's brains to potentially explode! There is also an accompanying 3 minute Science Geeks YouTube video available that provides students (and teachers) with all the basic knowledge they need to know. Here is the hyperlink (also on the worksheet) : http://youtu.be/84MwLscYyX0 (You will have to copy and paste this into your browser I am afraid!) I have included both a pdf and a word version for your editing pleasure and just in case Justin Bieber meets his maker.
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SCIENCE GEEKS - ACCELERATION

SCIENCE GEEKS - ACCELERATION

The Science Geeks challenge your knowledge of acceleration in this fiendishly challenging worksheet! After getting you up to speed gently, the questions increase in difficulty. The worksheet comes as a pdf file and a word file for your editing pleasure (or just in case Jeremy Clarkson bites the dust). There is also a link to an accompanying 2 minute Science Geeks YouTube video that provides students (and teachers) with all the basic knowledge they need to know. Here is the hyperlink (also on the worksheet) : http://youtu.be/Ieb001sS0hQ (You will have to copy and paste this into your browser I am afraid!)
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CALCULATING ACCELERATION PRESENTATION!

CALCULATING ACCELERATION PRESENTATION!

A simple presentation showing young science geeks how to calculate acceleration using worked examples with some simple questions to follow. THEORY and ANSWERS included along withe a link to a FREE SCIENCE GEEKS VIDEO! Enjoy!
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ENERGY ALL AROUND US!

ENERGY ALL AROUND US!

Conservation of energy! A bright, thought provoking, visual mind map poster and learning aid all about the energy transfers that are happening all around us! It comes with a challenging worksheet designed to stretch students across the ability range. There is also an accompanying 10 minute Science Geeks YouTube video available that provides students (and teachers) with all the basic knowledge they need to know. Here is the hyperlink (also on the worksheet) : https://youtu.be/mtKN__s0LXY (You will have to copy and paste this into your browser I am afraid!) I have included both a word and a pdf version. All images, photos and graphics are made or taken by M.E.Prince (that's me!). No copyright issues.
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Colours! The Science of Seeing Different Colours.

Colours! The Science of Seeing Different Colours.

How do we see the different colours? What are primary colours? What colour does a cyan object appear in a magenta light? How do filters work? Why so many questions? Well, its the DOUBLE SIDED colour worksheet of your dreams! That's why! Aimed at KS3 Science classes of all abilities, there are plenty of activities and brain teasers to keep students across the spectrum engaged. It comes complete with a teacher answer sheet to allow you more time to get on with that huge pile of admin and marking staring at you instead of important things like lesson planning. Get a class set photocopied and laminated in FULL COLOUR for maximum impact. That's what I did and the resource has lasted me for years. Enjoy!
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RESISTIVITY!

RESISTIVITY!

A worksheet packed with resistivity questions designed for A level students of all abilities! It comes COMPLETE WITH ANSWERS to all questions to encourage self assessment or simply to reduce your marking burden. Students will have to be happy with converting units, manipulating the formula and determining resistivity through practical methods before use and extension tasks are provided for those pesky more able students. Enjoy (for a small price)! It comes as a pdf file or as a word version if you want to pretend that you made it yourself.
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MAGNETS!

MAGNETS!

A content packed, double sided worksheet all about magnets and magnetism! Aimed at key stage 3 students of all abilities, there is something on this worksheet for everyone. It starts with a practical activity before testing students knowledge of magnets in a variety of styles. Complete with a full answer sheet, this is ideal for non specialists or expert practitioners alike and is an excellent resource for use in the classroom, homework or revision. Enjoy! It comes as a word document and in pdf format. All images are copyright of science geeks and are all my own work.
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THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT WORKSHEET

THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT WORKSHEET

Nasty quantum physics, messing up the whole wave model and confusing everyone. Have no fear though - this worksheet deals with the photoelectric effect, keeps it simple and shows just how elegant and sensible quantum theory can be. Where the wave model fails, the idea of photons comes to the fore. This DOUBLE SIDED worksheet tests student's understanding of all aspects of this difficult concept from explaining it in extended responses to dealing with Einstein's formula and using joules and electron volts. Complete with DETAILED ANSWERS for all questions, this worksheet will keep even the most annoying, I mean able, students occupied and enthralled. Science Geeks - helping Physics teachers everywhere. Enjoy.
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YOYO LESSON! REFLECTION INVESTIGATION! EXPERIMENT TIME!

YOYO LESSON! REFLECTION INVESTIGATION! EXPERIMENT TIME!

Y.O.Y.O. lessons - Scientific investigations designed to develop problem solving skills and make independent learners of our spoon fed students! In this one they investigate the first law of reflection! Students must complete the set task without any help whatsoever from their teachers! They have only the worksheet to help them! They can only ask you a question if they use a joker card! (They have three of them - one specific question per Joker). Complete it without using jokers and win rewards! Character building for both staff and students and an excellent lesson to use for formal observations and OFSTED invasions. This is how real scientists are made. The resource comes with a set of joker cards, a worksheet for the lesson and a teacher guide with the YOYO rules as a PowerPoint. Enjoy!
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YOYO INVESTIGATION! Height of a RAMP! Experiment time!

YOYO INVESTIGATION! Height of a RAMP! Experiment time!

Y.O.Y.O. lessons - Scientific investigations designed to develop problem solving skills and make independent learners of our "spoon fed" students! In this one they investigate how the height of a ramp affects the time it takes for a marble to roll down it! Students must complete the set task without any help whatsoever from their teachers! They have only the worksheet to help them! They can only ask you a question if they use a joker card! (They have three of them - one specific question per Joker). Complete it without using jokers and win rewards! Character building for both staff and students and an excellent lesson to use for formal observations and OFSTED invasions. This is how real scientists are made. The resource comes with a set of joker cards, a worksheet for the lesson and a teacher guide with the YOYO rules as a PowerPoint. Enjoy!
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YOYO INVESTIGATION - FRICTION! EXPERIMENT TIME!

YOYO INVESTIGATION - FRICTION! EXPERIMENT TIME!

Y.O.Y.O. lessons - Scientific investigations designed to develop problem solving skills and make independent learners of our "spoon fed" students! In this one they investigate how the mass of a ramp affects friction between it and another surface! Dragging wood blocks slowly in other words! Students must complete the set task without any help whatsoever from their teachers. They have only the worksheet to help them. They can only ask you a question if they use a joker card! (They have three of them - one specific question per Joker). Complete it without using jokers and win rewards! Character building for both staff and students and an excellent lesson to use for formal observations and OFSTED invasions. This is how real scientists are made. The resource comes with a set of joker cards, a worksheet for the lesson and a teacher guide with the YOYO rules as a PowerPoint. Enjoy!
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Velocity - Time Graphs!

Velocity - Time Graphs!

Speed -time graphs and velocity-time graphs galore! All delivered in Science Geeks inimitable style! Calculate accelerations, speeds, distances and much much more! This DOUBLE SIDED worksheet, complete with attached ANSWER sheet will keep students of all abilities engaged and extended. It is ideal for the new, demanding GCSE specifications and could even be used to reintroduce A level students to this vital Physics topic. It is a subject that comes up in exams again and again and tests students to the limit! Maths teachers may like this too! Copy and paste this video link for a free madcap, dodgy quality, early Science Geeks video to support students learning https://youtu.be/JKuIQjJBfYE
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