The Solar System and Beyond. This full topic is a merge between the old 7L (Solar System and Beyond) and 9J (Satellites and Space) into the 2-year KS3 new scheme of work. The topic covers 7 one-hour lessons and an assessment lesson. As this is part of the new KS3 scheme of work there are NO LEVELS required or given.
The topic covers:
- Days and nights
- Seasons and years
- Phases of the moon
- Solar and lunar eclipses
- The planets
- Comets and asteroids.
- Gravity and orbits
- Satellites (natural and artificial)
- Space exploration (landers, rovers, orbiters etc.)
All learning objectives are on the PowerPoints and all activities that are mentioned are fully resourced and ready to go! Some lesson slides have animations on them that the pupils will LOVE and will help them to remember the key information. There are running themes throughout the topic (the NASA boss the pupils work for) to engage pupils with the activities and for them to take pride in their learning.
Some of the files are large because they are so complete and well resourced so please be patient. It's worth it!
- 6 PowerPoints (L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5, L6, L7)
- Card sort for lesson 1
- Moon phases worksheet for lesson 3
- Moon homework for lesson 3
- Planet fact cards and table for lessons 4 and 5
- An Excel spreadsheet containing the data for the temperatures of the planets
- Exploration methods fact sheet for lesson 7
- Assessment on the topic with mark scheme
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Improved for 2018!! ALSO VIEW MY OTHER KS4 CHRISTMAS RESOURCE AT https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/a-christmas-crime-scene-christmas-chemistry-activity-for-ks3-and-ks4-new-for-2017-11792556
There has been a murder at Santa’s workshop and one of the Elves did it! But which one?
Get your students to solve 5 separate science related clues to piece together information about the murderous elf. Activities include classification keys for the reindeer, speed of the sleigh and the science behind our favourite christmas words! If you have a TA, maybe they can play dead santa!
Read through the case brief with the class, and give them a time limit. The, suspect list and final clue are included alongside the PowerPoint activity but don’t give these out until right at the end. All of the answers are also included in this pack.
There really is minimal effort required from the teacher. Set it up, introduce the murder and let them compete. Just tick the team’s box when they have finished each clue and advance the slide to give the answer when the time runs out.
All worksheets that were made using a generator are credited on the worksheet itself. All content is original.
Core practical workbooks including all of the required practicals for Edexcel combined and separate/triple sciences. The workbook includes exam style questions for each section so they can be RAG rated. They style of question varies for each practical so the students will practice all of the necessary skills. There are links to videos and simulations which I DO NOT take credit for. This helps students revise or catch up if they have been absent.
The practicals are:
Investigating force, mass and acceleration
New Separate sciece only topic in astronomy for the new 2016 Edexcel physics topic 7.
Includes full lessons with activities on:
The Solar system
Life-cycles of stars
Theories of the Universe
It also includes revision and feedback activites for just before and just after the test.
I had lots of fun making this one!
All lessons required for both combined and separate sciences with all resources mentioned attached and differentiated activities (e.g. plenaries)
The lessons follow the new Edexcel textbook so you can use these as well if necessary.
1 - Atomic Models
2 - Inside the atom
3 - Electrons and orbits
4 - Background Radiation
5 - Types of Radiation
6 - Radioactive decay
7 - Half-life
8 (TRIPLE ONLY) Using Radioactivity
9 - Dangers of Radioactivity
10 - Radioactivity in medicine
11 - Nuclear Energy
12 - Nuclear Fission
13 - Nuclear Fusion.
Some presents have been stolen from under your tree! The police have found 5 clues at the scene of the crime: some different powders, a shoe print, some fibres and a handwritten christmas card. It’s s down to you to use your problem solving skills and knowledge of chromatography and ions tests to determine which of the 32 suspects stole the presents! The only thing you can't find out is why...
Students should be given the brief and an hour to try to solve all the clues. The 5 clues are:
-A shoe print - they have to problem solve to figure out which of the 6 it is.
-2 different fibres - they must look at the properties of the materials and decide which items of clothing they came from.
- An ionic compound - they must use knowledge of testing for ions to name the compounds and then assign the right name to the powder found at the scene. Don't worry, there is step by step information for classes that have not yet studied this.
- A second compound - students will use a flow chart to attempt to name this powder!
- A handwritten christmas card from the thief that just says 'Sorry!' - Students have to find the Rf values from the chromatograms from the ink at the scene and from the pens found on the suspects.
This is a Christmas crime with a twist! This is geared more towards KS4 chemistry, but I have done it with a few different sets of year 9 groups and they have loved it!
As the teacher, you will control the clues and some of the information about what was found at the scene. The pieces of information given to the students are outlined in the PowerPoint either on slide 1 or in the notes section of the slide.
THERE ARE NO PRACTICALS PLANNED WITH THIS ACTIVITY! ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SOME PRINTING. You could incorporate practicals in with it if you wanted to, but it is not planned to need any. It is planned to be as low maintainance as possible.
Full unit of work covering both Higher and foundation as well as the separate sciences for the new GCSE physics course for Edexcel (9-1).
Mentioned worksheets or activities are included, as well as a specification for technicians to help with equipment orders and requisitions.
Where possible, all lessons are fully resources and differentiated. I have used these lessons with a top set triple award class, and a bottom set combined group.
Test assessments are includes, but they are just a mix of the questions given by Pearson, so I cannot claim ownership of these. They have been separated into sections to give a PLC for each student for revision purposes.
Fully differentiated challenge resource for GCSE and KS3 revision needing minimal input from you!
Pupils can choose their challenge to collect a number of stars over the course of the lesson. The reward they get varies on how many stars they collect. They must create a document proving they have done them!
I also set a question limit. They can swap a star they have already gained if they want to ask me for help. It is a revision exercise, and they have covered the material previously.
My year 9s and my year 11s love this challenge.
The idea behind it is that the pupils will really get to grips with the protons, neutrons and electrons of each element so they can correctly answer questions about ions, bonding and electronic configuration. This is coming in earlier in the new Edexcel specification!
I give pupils 3 minutes for this activity. If it cannot be done in that time, they haven't grasped it yet! They do it as a starter or a plenary, and all begin at the same time. It works well as a mini test where they race against each other (or even you) to be the first one to finish with them all correct. They can even mark each others!
When they finish one challenge (95% correct or more) they move on to the next one. I use school rewards for when they advance and I have also included a certificate that I have given to the ones who complete all 3. This can obviously be modified to reflect you and your class.
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Resource contains whole sceme of work with objectives to be covered that fit the exam specification. Practical notes to technicians are also included so you know what equipment to order each time.
Lesson 1 - Energy recap from Paper 5 (Topic 3)
Lesson 2 - Work and Power including mini practical
Lesson 3 - Forces affecting each other including mini practical.
Lesson 4 (HIGHER TIER ONLY) - Vector diagrams including a silly example the students will love.
Lesson 5 - Turning forces (Moments, levers and gears).
Includes the 7 topics in the first paper
Topic 1 - Key concepts (throughout the other topics)
Topic 2 - Motion and Forces
Topic 3 - Conservation of energy
Topic 4 - Waves
Topic 5 - EMS
Topic 6 - Radioactivity
Topic 7 - Astronomy.
1 PowerPoint that includes all lessons for both combined and separate science pathways in the new GCSE specification 2016.
I have used these resources with a top set triple year 10 group and a bottom set year 9 group with good results so it is well differentiated where possible.
If any resources are mentioned but NOT included it is because I did not make them and therefore am not selling them. Check out the free resource part of my page to find it, or contact me and I will send it to you! This includes the tests/assessments.
Revision resources are also included.
New KS3 Scheme of Work to support the new 1-9 GCSE.
Topic on Light fully differentiated for all year 8 pupils. 7 lessons included, all fully resourced, with notes to explain activities.
Lessons included are:
1. Introduction to light
2. Reflectors and absorbers
4. How eyes work
6. Colours of the rainbow
7. Colour filters
EXTRA - Assessment
Covers C1.26 Acid Rain to C1.30 Investigating fuels. Includes Climate change, choosing fuels and biofuels.
Especially made for a bottom set year 10 class for them to follow. Behaviour has improved significantly and motivation has also increased. They used to be a difficult class, now they are lovely!
Pupils can follow all activities to see how far they are through the lesson. Printed on A3 they can trim the edges and stick it straight in their book! I cannot take full credit for some parts of the PowerPoints, they just follow the activity documents.
Mind map that covers structure of an atom, electronic configuration, the periodic table and isotopes.
Follows the new Edexcel transition document for chemistry but can be used as C2 topic 1 revision for year 11s. I have both year groups and they appreciate it equally.
Works best on A3 but is readable on A4.
3 physics (P2) 6 mark questions and writing frames for 3 past paper questions from Edexcel. Mix of higher and foundation tier. Mark schemes included.
Resistors and current (LDR and thermistor)
Explaining and the uses of static electricity.
Stopping distance, including F=ma, P=mv and E=Fd
Can be printed back to back to be set as revision homework. Can be used as class activity.
These were used on a revision day and were very well received by pupils.
These grids specifically cover the Edexcel Chemistry topics in the core module. They are fully differentiated, where higher ability pupils have to make the links between the keywords without hints or a leading question. The lower ability can use the given rules which include 'define the word' and 'spot the mistake'. NB this only includes topics 1-3.
There is also a literacy grid. Pupils choose a topic or part of a topic they need to revise or struggle to remember. Use a describe question about that topic e.g. Describe how chalk becomes marble using ___________ and ___________. They roll the dice going along the corridor and up the stairs to select a box. They repeat until they have a number of random pictures/words. They are to write a short creative story about the part of the topic they have chose. Could be used at the beginning of a topic to see what pupils know about the topic. Higher ability, more words/images to fit in.
Example: I have chosen “Describe what happens to reactivity of elements as you go DOWN the group”. I rolled the dice and it gave me 4,4 (Wednesday) and 5,3 (kitten).
“The was once a crazy cat lady who gave her kitten a different metal in group one every day of the week. On Monday she gave the kitten some lithium and he didn’t even look at it. On Tuesday she give the kitten some sodium. He sniffed it, and then walked away. On Wednesday she gave the kitten potassium. He licked the edge, and it turned his tongue lilac, but he didn’t eat it. On Thursday she gave the kitten some Rubidium. He ate about half of it and walked away. Getting annoyed, the crazy cat lady went out and bought some Caesium for breakfast on Friday. She was certain her picky cat would like this. Sure enough, on Friday the kitten ate all of the rubidium and meowed for more. I wonder if there is an element he might like even more…”