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I have 6 years experience teaching Secondary Chemistry and Physics. Recently achieved my masters degree in Education with distinction.
Edexcel Physics 9-1 (2016) Topic 3 - Conservation of Energy with resources
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Edexcel Physics 9-1 (2016) Topic 3 - Conservation of Energy with resources

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Full topic following the specification points for the new 9-1 GCSE in Combined science and Physics for Edexcel. All lessons are in 1 large presentation, clearly showing the progression of the module and linking previous ideas to new ones. There are clear links to forces (Topic 2), radioactivity (topic 6) and Electricity (topic 11). - 8 ish hours for this topic, but revision/test/feedback can be condensed if necessary. Differentiated tasks - There are opportunities to challenge high abilities given on the slides in red boxes with numerous pit-stops or mini plenaries in every lesson. Lessons include: - Conservation of energy - Energy Efficiency - Keeping Warm - Non-renewable sources - Renewable sources - Revision This Resource also includes a homework task. The assessment for this lesson has been given by Pearson, and is therefore not included in this resource.
Christmas Science.  Santa Murder Mystery! Science Christmas Activity
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Christmas Science. Santa Murder Mystery! Science Christmas Activity

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Improved for 2019!! 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.
A Christmas Crime Scene! Christmas Science Chemistry Activity New for 2019!
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A Christmas Crime Scene! Christmas Science Chemistry Activity New for 2019!

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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.
Platinum 20 - Electrons, protons and neutrons atomic structure game!
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Platinum 20 - Electrons, protons and neutrons atomic structure game!

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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. Don't forget to leave a review!
The Solar System - New (2015) KS3 fully differentiated topic WITH assessment.
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The Solar System - New (2015) KS3 fully differentiated topic WITH assessment.

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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! Files included: - 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 PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE A REVIEW! They can be improved for re-upload!
NEW (2016) 9-1 Edexcel Combined and Separate science (Physics) topic 6 - Radioactivity
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NEW (2016) 9-1 Edexcel Combined and Separate science (Physics) topic 6 - Radioactivity

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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.
For SEN/Low ability - C1 Topic 5 Fuels 5 whole lessons with activity sheets.
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For SEN/Low ability - C1 Topic 5 Fuels 5 whole lessons with activity sheets.

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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.
Edexcel Physics Core Practical Revision Workbooks - Combined and Triple Physics2018
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Edexcel Physics Core Practical Revision Workbooks - Combined and Triple Physics2018

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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 Investigating waves Investigating refraction Investigating radiation Investigating resistance Investigating density investigating springs
Tutor time quiz x 33 - 20 minute quizzes - Perfect for a morning registration.
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Tutor time quiz x 33 - 20 minute quizzes - Perfect for a morning registration.

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Currently 32 quizzes of sixteen questions (with a tie breaker, just in case!) for use in tutor time and/or as a house competition in teams. Each week/quiz has a different theme. All answers are included at the end of the PowerPoint, sometimes with additional infomation. UPDATED TO FIX ERRORS. From Quiz 15 onwards, question 10 always has a literacy theme to try to improve whole school literacy. These quizzes fit perfectly in a tutor session and could be run amongst your tutor group or as house teams. There will be enough for one per week for the WHOLE YEAR by July so keep checking back once purchased. 1 - General knowledge 2 - European Day of Languages 3 - Weather 4 - Islands 5 - Lyrics 6 - Cartoons 7 - Logos 8 - Remembrance 9- Polish National Day 10 - Movies 11 - Dingbats 12 - Attendance 13 - Games 14 - Christmas 15 - New Year 16 - Alphabet part 1 17 - Alphabet part 2 18 - Numbers 19 - General Knowledge part 2 20 - Food and Drink 21 - Animals 22 - Sport 23 - Capital Cities 24 - Celebrity Guess Who 25 - Flags 26 - Easter 27 - The Human Body 28 - Harry Potter 29 - Space 30 - Mental Health Awareness 31 - Collective nouns 32 - Periodic table 33 - General Knowledge part 3 34- Dinosaurs 35- Famous Landmarks 36- Weird World Records 37- Emojis 38- Summer FREE SAMPLE IF YOU WANT TO TRY IT FIRST https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/house-tutor-time-quiz-sample-quiz-13-games-1205490517
NEW GCSE PHYSICS FOR EDEXCEL 9-1 Topic 5 - Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS)
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NEW GCSE PHYSICS FOR EDEXCEL 9-1 Topic 5 - Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS)

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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.
Edexcel 9-1 Physics topics 8 & 9 (Energy and Forces) for Combined and Seperate Science 2018
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Edexcel 9-1 Physics topics 8 & 9 (Energy and Forces) for Combined and Seperate Science 2018

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Resource contains scheme of work with technician notes and specification objectives to be covered (these are from the exam spec). 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 (hopefully) love. Minealways remember the ‘rubber duck lesson’. Lesson 5 (TRIPLE ONLY) - Turning forces (Moments, levers and gears).
Easter Murder Mystery! Science Easter Activity 2019 (No practical required)
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Easter Murder Mystery! Science Easter Activity 2019 (No practical required)

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The Easter bunny has been murdered by another bunny! Possibly a jealous or overworked one. There are 5 clues (a couple with science themes) for the teams to figure out to lead them to the final clue. When they have completed the puzzle, they can begin crossing suspects off the list to find the killer! 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. Includes: PowerPoint presentation leading pupils through the Case brief and clues. Also includes answers. Anagram code for clue 1 Crossword sheet and answers for clue 2. Wordsearch for clue 4 Speed calculation sheet for clue 5. CSI case brief Front cover for the murder file List of suspects and information NB: Clue 3 is found in the presentation so you can edit the names if you like! It is a classification key.
Summer 2019 Science Murder Mystery.
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Summer 2019 Science Murder Mystery.

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NEW FOR SUMMER 2019! After the Santa and Easter murder mysteries were such a success, I thought I would create a summer one for use on those last few days in the summer term to go alongside the quizzes or other activities you might do every year. This mystery follows the murder of Mr. Rossi who was (unfortunately) still in his ice cream van when someone melted it! There are 20 suspects and 5 clues for teams to solve before gaining access to the final clue, which will allow them to start eliminating suspects. The clues rely on team work to complete them well within an hour, and require problem solving skills as well. Some clues are (loosely) linked to science; there is a classification key and a speed calculation, but the main aspect is team work and problem solving. Students will need the case brief printed, and some of the slides in the PowerPoint to complete this. The slides needed are labeled in the notes section. There is a leader board so you are able to display the progress of each team. I allow teams to lock in an answer whenever they want, but I won’t tell them if they’re right until the end. They can work on the clues in any order but MUST have completed all 5 before accessing final clues. all answers are provided in the PowerPoint. Enjoy
Edexcel GCSE 6 mark writing frames for P2 Topic 1, 2 and 3 WITH MARK SCHEME
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Edexcel GCSE 6 mark writing frames for P2 Topic 1, 2 and 3 WITH MARK SCHEME

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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. Questions content: 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.
Edexcel Physics P3 Revision pack
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Edexcel Physics P3 Revision pack

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Free resource made up of bits and bobs with free licences. I do not take credit for some of the content. Simply add in your chosen year paper and mark scheme. You can choose a tier and only have one. Otherwise, it is a bit of a tree!
KS3 and GCSE Chemistry learning grids
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KS3 and GCSE Chemistry learning grids

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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…”