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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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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SPACE, GRAVITY AND ORBITS - EXTRA SOLAR ORBITS

SPACE, GRAVITY AND ORBITS - EXTRA SOLAR ORBITS

An extra solar system of seven incredible earth like worlds! Students learn about the fascinating discoveries made about the TRAPPIST-1 system! By analyzing data and using their knowledge of our own Solar System, students find out about and imagine the conditions on these intriguing set of worlds! What would it be like? Could there be life? How will we get there? These questions and more will be answered by YOUR STUDENTS using their skills! Extension task galore are included for students of all abilities. A full answer sheet is included to save hard working teachers time. Ideal for KS3 or KS4 students. NASA VIDEO INCLUDED TO INSPIRE!
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SOUND WAVES!

SOUND WAVES!

A DOUBLE SIDED worksheet ideal for KS3 students of all abilities or weaker KS4 students! The worksheet has questions on representing sound waves as diagrams, human and animal hearing ranges and the speed of sound in different materials. Ideal as an end of topic revision resource, it comes complete with a SCIENCE GEEKS sound video for flipped learning and/or revising this topic.
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SIMPLE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS ACTIVITIES -INVESTIGATIVE FUN!

SIMPLE ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS ACTIVITIES -INVESTIGATIVE FUN!

Aimed at younger students to increase their confidence with constructing simple circuits! It comes in the form of a power point presentation packed with simple practical activities requiring students to build and investigate simple series and parallel circuits. From using ammeters and voltmeters, investigating the effect of increasing bulbs and cells to challenging extension tasks requiring students to build circuits which perform a specific function. It also encourages the use of the key investigative terms, Literally hours of practical fun! The equipment required are connecting wires, batteries, bulbs, ammeters and voltmeters.
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Quantum Physics - Energy Levels!

Quantum Physics - Energy Levels!

Th e tricky topic of energy levels in Physics. The resource comes with comprehensive notes for students for self study or revision plus TWO worksheets of energy level questions to test their understanding. Complete with answers, this essential resource will ensure that your students are exam ready.
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RATE OF HEAT LOSS INVESTIGATION CIRCUS

RATE OF HEAT LOSS INVESTIGATION CIRCUS

This resource comes packed with FIVE activities where students are required to investigate the rate of heat loss from an object. They investigate surface area, volume, starting temp, type of material and the surface the object is in contact with. Watching water cool has never been such fun and students have to act fast in order to get each activity complete. This practical investigation comes complete with a presentation to lead students, activity task cards and complete technicians notes. Requiring simple equipment available in every lab it is appropriate for secondary students of all ages. Aside from heat transfer, it also helps students get to grips with the pesky concept of independent, dependent and control variables.
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CIRCUIT TRAINING! CURRENT, P.D. and RESISTANCE!

CIRCUIT TRAINING! CURRENT, P.D. and RESISTANCE!

A challenging worksheet that puts A level students through their paces. It comes with an ANSWER SHEET with FULLY WORKED OUT SOLUTIONS. This thoroughly tests students' use of V=IR in parallel and series circuits and if they fully understand the application of Kirchoff's laws in circuits of all kinds. It even has a BOFFIN TASK to keep those swotty types busy. If students can deal with this worksheet, they can deal with anything. Brain busting training to get your students exam ready and fit to go.
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CALCULATING AND MEASURING DENSITY

CALCULATING AND MEASURING DENSITY

A nice straight forward presentation encouraging students to work out what density means and how to measure it for regular and irregular shaped objects. It is meant encourage students to develop problem solving skills and work out things for themselves as independent learners. All calculations come complete with answers.
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INVESTIGATE! - CURRENT IN SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS

INVESTIGATE! - CURRENT IN SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS

This DOUBLE SIDED worksheet asks students to think about and predict how current behaves in series and parallel electrical circuits and then gives them the methods to do just that. On completing the experiments the worksheet summarises the key information and tests its application. Ideal for KS3 or KS4 students. It comes complete with demanding extension tasks to keep those pesky able kids off the streets and occupied.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS! UNDERSTANDING CURRENT IN CIRCUITS

CURRENT AFFAIRS! UNDERSTANDING CURRENT IN CIRCUITS

Electricity! Current in series and parallel circuits! What is current? What is it made of? How does it behave? What will the ammeter reading be in different places and different circuits. Ideal for KS3 or KS4 students, this worksheet tests students' knowledge of these difficult concepts allowing the teacher to assess them and take steps to ensure further progress. Complete with answers, this double sided worksheet will stretch students of all abilities and comes complete with BOFFIN TASKS to stop the more able students from annoying you.
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INVESTIGATE! - SIMPLE CIRCUITS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL

INVESTIGATE! - SIMPLE CIRCUITS IN SERIES AND PARALLEL

A worksheet packed with investigations making use of simple series and parallel circuits. It aims to develop an understanding of the difference in behaviour between series and parallel circuits and how current is affected as more components are added. It encourages students of all abilities to make predictions and analyse data. The worksheet encourages and demands that students work things out for themselves. More able students may also develop an understanding of resistance. Complete with extension tasks - this sheet will keep even the most swotty of individuals off the streets. Enjoy.
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CONSERVATION LAWS - QUANTUM PHYSICS!

CONSERVATION LAWS - QUANTUM PHYSICS!

The weird world of quantum physics and its conservation laws! Which interactions between particles are forbidden and which are possible? Welcome to the world of baryon number, lepton number and strangeness! Meet quarks, exotic baryons, cataclysmic colliders, marvelous mesons and brain twisting bosons. This DOUBLE SIDED worksheet is packed with questions to suit all abilities with plenty to extend more able students. It comes complete with a FULLY COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER SHEET. This is essential A level Physics. Many A level specifications have different requirements for this topic - this worksheets most of them and also allows students to stretch themselves with unfamiliar contexts that their specification may not specifically require but that may crop up in exams. Enjoy.
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Fun With Efficiency - A level Worksheet

Fun With Efficiency - A level Worksheet

An excellent resource which examines all aspects of efficiency topic in one handy worksheet. Complete with answers, the worksheet is accessible to all students and hones their key skills whilst stretching more able students. It deals with efficiency in all its forms and present the idea in challenging contexts. Includes extension tasks encouraging students to use their investigative skills and delve deeper into efficiency and unfamiliar concepts like the "coefficient of friction". BONUS ALERT! It comes with a handy, separate, Self study information street which makes it ideal to set for a cover lesson. Enjoy! Available in word and pdf format. All included!
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Refraction Made Easy!

Refraction Made Easy!

Refraction and Snell's law. This worksheet ensures that students are comfortable with manipulating Snell's law and choosing the appropriate refractive indexes to use in questions. This double sided worksheet comes complete with fully worked answers! Ideal for GCSE and advanced level students for first teaching or as an intervention aid. It comes complete with a challenging Boffin Task to keep more able students off the streets. Enjoy.
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VELOCITY PROBLEMS

VELOCITY PROBLEMS

Get to grips with the velocity equation, different units and rearranging the equation. Packed with questions and a Boffin task to keep more able students busy, it comes complete with full solutions to all questions.
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UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION WORKSHEET

UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION WORKSHEET

An excellent resource which examines all aspects of the circular motion topic in one handy worksheet. Complete with answers, the worksheet is accessible to all students and hones their key skills whilst stretching more able students. Angular velocity, centripetal force and the concept of measuring angles in radians are all covered. BONUS ALERT! It comes with a handy, separate, Self study, information street which makes it ideal to set for a cover lesson. Enjoy! Available in word and pdf format. All included!
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EQUATIONS OF MOTION - Do I Have A Clue Or Wot?

EQUATIONS OF MOTION - Do I Have A Clue Or Wot?

You can never have enough suvat practice questions! If your students can complete all of these questions they can handle anything. A top class diagnostic intervention tool! All permutations and situations are covered. Practice makes perfect! It comes complete with an ANSWER sheet to facilitate self assessment. (No marking in other words). Also available as part of an Advanced level physics Equations of Motion Bundle! It comes in pdf and word versions so you can take full advantage of the materials and modify as necessary.
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DIVINING INTERVENTION - Velocity and Acceleration

DIVINING INTERVENTION - Velocity and Acceleration

Can your students use, manipulate and apply to different concepts the equations for calculating velocity and acceleration. This worksheet will help you and them decide! It comes complete with a fully comprehensive answer sheet (no marking)! Identify which students are struggling with these basic concepts and intervene before the difficult stuff comes along. It comes complete with pdf and word versions for your editing pleasure.
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DIVINING INTERVENTION - ADVANCED VECTOR SKILLS!

DIVINING INTERVENTION - ADVANCED VECTOR SKILLS!

Can your students find resultant vectors? Resolve them? Can they apply these ideas in standard Physics contexts? This worksheet will help you find out. Who is up to the job? Who is struggling? It comes complete with a comprehensive answer sheet. It comes complete in word and pdf versions for your editing pleasure. Enjoy!
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