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I have 6 years experience teaching Secondary Chemistry and Physics. Recently achieved my masters degree in Education with distinction.

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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 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
Easter Murder! Science Easter Activity 2016 (No practical required)
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Easter Murder! Science Easter Activity 2016 (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.
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.
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.
A Christmas Crime Scene! Christmas Science Chemistry Activity for KS3 and KS4 New for 2017!
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A Christmas Crime Scene! Christmas Science Chemistry Activity for KS3 and KS4 New for 2017!

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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!
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 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).
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 GCSE 6 mark writing frames for P2 Topic 4, 5 and 6 WITH MARK SCHEME
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Edexcel GCSE 6 mark writing frames for P2 Topic 4, 5 and 6 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: Application of knowledge about alpha, beta and gamma radiation. Kinetic energy graph with conservation of energy and energy transfers. Process of nuclear fission of Uranium 235 and the energy transfers in a nuclear power station. 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.
GCSE and KS3 Chemistry and Biology Revsion - Computer Lesson
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GCSE and KS3 Chemistry and Biology Revsion - Computer Lesson

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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.