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Hi, I'm an A-Level physics teacher. In my opinion independent learning is the key to success so I focus a lot of effort into making resources to help students learn physics independently. A lot of what I make is available for free on YouTube and Tinycards. My website has links to everything.

Hi, I'm an A-Level physics teacher. In my opinion independent learning is the key to success so I focus a lot of effort into making resources to help students learn physics independently. A lot of what I make is available for free on YouTube and Tinycards. My website has links to everything.
Young's Modulus analysis spreadsheet
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Young's Modulus analysis spreadsheet

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Copy of the spreadsheet I used to analyse the Young’s Modulus experiment in this video. This is a Numbers spreadsheet. It is possible to convert Numbers spreadsheets to Excel files but I cannot guarantee an easy to use output since the tables may be converted to separate worksheets in the Excel file. Suitable for most A-Level Physics specifications.
A-Level Physics Graph Skills 6: More log graphs
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A-Level Physics Graph Skills 6: More log graphs

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Worksheet for practicing drawing and analysing log graphs. There are two log graphs to plot and analyse. The first data set is from the oscillations of a mass-spring system and requires a log base 10 graph. The second data set is from a capacitor discharge experiment and requires a natural log graph. The first two pages include the activity for students to complete, the third and fourth pages are the solutions. Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556) This is part of a series of worksheets for practicing different graph skills. This worksheet is great for home learning since it has solutions to all questions included in the document and it is part of a series that gradually builds up a range of graphing techniques.
Resistivity Experiment Worksheet
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Resistivity Experiment Worksheet

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A worksheet to enable students to analyse experimental data from the resistivity experiment. I’ve made a video of the experiment here youtu.be/0yDtMHlwG3U . The data collected in the video can be used to complete a table and graph. Then the graph can be analysed to determine ρ. There are links from the PDF directly to the relevant part of the data collection in the video for anyone using the worksheet electronically. There are solutions at the end. Perfect for A-level physics students on any specification. This worksheet is ideal for home learning since it has an accompanying video explanation of the experiment, the analysis of results and solutions to all questions are included in the document.
A-Level Physics Graph Skills 1: Hooke's law
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A-Level Physics Graph Skills 1: Hooke's law

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Activity for practicing plotting graph data points, drawing a line of best fit and calculating a gradient. The first page includes the activity for students to complete and the second page includes solutions to the questions. Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556) This is part of a series of worksheets for practicing different graph skills. Graphs Skills worksheets 1 & 2 are available for free, subsequent worksheets are premium resources. This worksheet is great for home learning since it has solutions to all questions included in the document and it is part of a series that gradually builds up a range of graphing techniques.
A-Level Physics Graph Skills 3: Log graphs
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A-Level Physics Graph Skills 3: Log graphs

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Activity for practicing plotting graph data points on log graphs, drawing a line of best fit, calculating a gradient and analysing the line in order to calculate quantities. There are two log graphs to plot and analyse. The first data set is from the oscillations of a mass-spring system and requires a log base 10 graph. The second data set is from capacitors in series and requires a natural log graph. Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556) This is part of a series of worksheets for practicing different graph skills. This worksheet is great for home learning since it has solutions to all questions included in the document and it is part of a series that gradually builds up a range of graphing techniques.
A-Level Physics Graph Skills 4: Tangents
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A-Level Physics Graph Skills 4: Tangents

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Activity for practicing drawing tangents on curved velocity-time graphs and calculating gradient values for those tangents in order to calculate acceleration values. The first page includes the activity for students to complete and the second and third pages includes solutions to the questions. Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556) This is part of a series of worksheets for practicing different graph skills. This worksheet is great for home learning since it has solutions to all questions included in the document and it is part of a series that gradually builds up a range of graphing techniques.
A-Level Physics Graph Skills 5: Drawing Curves
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A-Level Physics Graph Skills 5: Drawing Curves

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Differentiated activity for practicing drawing curved graphs. There are four curves to plot and draw, which includes choosing the scale on the y-axis. The four graphs are gas pressure and volume, gravitational field strength, radioactive activity and capacitor charging. The first two pages include the activity for students to complete, the third and fourth pages are the same activity but designed for more able students to complete, the final two pages are the solutions. Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556) This is part of a series of worksheets for practicing different graph skills. This worksheet is ideal for home learning since it has solutions to all questions included in the document, it is part of a series that gradually builds up a range of graphing techniques and it includes an extension version of the tasks to challenge more able students.
A-Level Physics Graph Skills 2: Motion graph
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A-Level Physics Graph Skills 2: Motion graph

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Activity for practicing plotting graph data points, drawing a line of best fit, calculating a gradient and analysing the line in order to calculate quantities. The first page includes the activity for students to complete and the second page includes solutions to the questions. Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556) This is part of a series of worksheets for practicing different graph skills. Graphs Skills worksheets 1 & 2 are available for free, subsequent worksheets are premium resources. This worksheet is great for home learning since it has solutions to all questions included in the document and it is part of a series that gradually builds up a range of graphing techniques.
Steam table lookup spreadsheet
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Steam table lookup spreadsheet

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This spreadsheet looks up steam properties for a specified temperature or pressure. It is based on data from the NIST steam tables. The spreadsheet automatically handles interpolation on the temperature and pressure sorted tables. It also handles double interpolation on the superheated steam tables. In order to use the lookup tables the database first needs to be populated with freely available NIST data - I do not sell that data or claim any copyright on it. The data can be downloaded for free in a spreadsheet with the correct layout here¹. Download the data and populate the database tables in this spreadsheet before use. ¹ Filename: Steam table lookup - file 2 - database (free)
Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram Poster
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Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram Poster

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A poster illustrating the main features of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram (luminosity and temperature scales) including main sequence, red giants, white dwarfs, young and old clusters and evolution progression for a star like the Sun. Suitable for A-Level physics specifications: AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556)
Young's Modulus experiment evaluation worksheet
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Young's Modulus experiment evaluation worksheet

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Evaluate a set of experimental data obtained during an experiment to determine the Young’s Modulus of a copper wire. Tasks include: calculating the absolute and percentage experimental uncertainty in quantities, application of uncertainty rules, drawing error bars, drawing lines of worst acceptable fit, determining uncertainty in a gradient value, and converting a percentage uncertainty into an absolute uncertainty. Full solutions are included. This is an excellent follow up exercise to the Young’s Modulus Experiment Worksheet. The raw measurements are related but slightly different to make for a better experience in this evaluation worksheet. Perfect for A-level physics students on any specification. This worksheet is ideal for home learning since it has an accompanying video explanation of the experiment, the analysis of results and solutions to all questions are included in the document.
SI Units Poster (light theme)
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SI Units Poster (light theme)

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A poster showing the base units of the SI units system and derived units. The relationship between base and derived units is shown in a mind map layout. Paper size: A3 Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556)
Specific Heat Capactiy experiment evaluation worksheet
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Specific Heat Capactiy experiment evaluation worksheet

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Evaluate a set of experimental data obtained during an experiment to determine the specific heat capacities of a copper and aluminium block (video of experiment). Tasks include: calculating the absolute and percentage experimental uncertainty in quantities, application of uncertainty rules, converting a percentage uncertainty into an absolute uncertainty comparing a percentage difference and experimental uncertainty. Full solutions are included. This is an excellent follow up exercise to the Specific Heat Capacity Experiment Worksheet. Perfect for A-level physics students on any specification. ** This worksheet is ideal for home learning since it has an accompanying video explanation of the experiment, the analysis of results and solutions to all questions are included in the document.**
Estimate Planck's Constant - Analysis Spreadsheet
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Estimate Planck's Constant - Analysis Spreadsheet

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Copy of the spreadsheet I used to analyse the experiment to estimate Planck’s constant in this video. The spreadsheet automatically calculates photon energy from inputted potential difference readings. The data plots are added to a carefully formatted graph. A line of best fit is automatically plotted. The gradient and y-intercept of the line are automatically calculated from the data plots and the estimate for the Planck constant is calculated from the gradient. This spreadsheet is perfect for rapidly analysing experimental data. This is a Numbers spreadsheet. It is possible to convert Numbers spreadsheets to Excel files but I cannot guarantee an easy to use output since the tables may be converted to separate worksheets in the Excel file. Suitable for most A-Level Physics specifications.
Explain intensity in the photoelectric effect (detailed)
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Explain intensity in the photoelectric effect (detailed)

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A detailed presentation to aid explanation of the role of radiation intensity in the photoelectric effect for various photon frequencies relative to the threshold frequency of the metal. Students often misunderstand the inability of increased intensity to trigger the photoelectric effect and therefore believe it has no role. This presentation is a visual aid to help the teacher show that it has a role in controlling the number of photons arriving per unit time. This presentation compares low and high intensity sources of red and green light with low and high intensity blue light (where green and blue light have frequencies above the threshold frequency). The effect of intensity on the number of photons arriving at the metal is made clear and intensity is clearly distinguished from photon energy. This is a Keynote presentation (macOS, iPadOS and iOS). Useful for all A-Level physics specifications. The photoelectric effect is an important experiment in physics that proves that light behaves like a particle, it was a founding experiment for quantum theory. Einstein won his Nobel prize for his work on explaining the photoelectric effect.
Planck's Constant Experiment Worksheet
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Planck's Constant Experiment Worksheet

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A worksheet to enable students to analyse experimental data from the experiment to estimate Planck’s constant with LEDs. I’ve made a video of the experiment here youtu.be/JZ7XW-BfPa4 (live on 22 June 2020). The data collected in the video can be used to complete a table and graph and answer a series of questions to analyse the graph in order to estsimate h. There are links from the PDF directly to the relevant part of the data collection in the video for anyone using the worksheet electronically. There are solutions at the end. Perfect for A-level physics students on any specification. This worksheet is ideal for home learning since it has an accompanying video explanation of the experiment, the analysis of results and solutions to all questions are included in the document.
Physics Graphs Revision Activity (Differentiated)
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Physics Graphs Revision Activity (Differentiated)

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Help your students practice recall of graph shapes and features across most physics subject areas (A-level and equivalent). This activity is differentiated. Included is a PDF that has two versions of blank graph grids for students to draw onto. The first version has no help beyond quantities labelled on the axes. The +1 version has some additional guidance included on the axes / grid (such as intercepts or markers). For more guidance there is a page of all graph shapes that students can select from. Also included in this resource is a Keynote¹ slideshow that has an introduction and solutions. The introduction and solutions are included in the PDF document; printing them is optional. The slideshow solutions show the same grids empty to begin with and the lines are animated. This gives the option of an interactive activity with your students in which you can select students to draw their solution, compare to the textbook answer and discuss any differences (interactive whiteboard or similar required). A non-differentiated version of this activity without slideshow is available for free. Graphs included in this activity: Radioactive Decay Capacitor Decay Binding Energy Binding Energy per Nucleon Gravitational Field Strength v. Distance Filament Bulb I-V Characteristic Gravitational field strength v. 1/distance² Stress-Strain Profile of Copper R-T Relationship for Metal Conductor Photoelectric Effect ¹ Keynote is presentation software that works on Macs, iOS and iPadOS devices. I can’t guarantee a good export to PowerPoint so I have not included that option.
Statistics Spreadsheet
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Statistics Spreadsheet

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A comprehensive set of basic statistical tests in one spreadsheet. Includes: distribution checker (check whether data is normally distributed), standard error and confidence limits, student’s t-test, chi squared test, Spearman and Pearson correlations. The first sheet has a decision tree to help decide which type of analysis is most appropriate for the data. Simply follow the decision tree and click the link to jump to the relevant sheet for that test. The spreadsheet is built in Apple’s Numbers application (iOS, iPadOS and macOS).
Solar System Poster
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Solar System Poster

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A poster illustrating the principal bodies of our Solar System. The Sun is shown with the planets in their respective orbits around it. Data is given on the Sun and each planet including: mass, diameter and mean orbit radius around the Sun. Two additional graphics show the orbits to relative scale and the Sun and planet diameters to relative scale. Suitable for A-Level physics specifications: AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556)
SI Units Poster (dark theme)
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SI Units Poster (dark theme)

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A poster showing the base units of the SI units system and derived units. The relationship between base and derived units is shown in a mind map layout. Paper size: A3 Suitable for AQA and OCR Physics A AS-Level and A-Level specifications. (7407, 7408, H156, H556)