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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. My website has links to everything. I'm starting to offer my free downloads on https://wonkylogic.co/a-level-physics-hq which does not require a log in to download.

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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. My website has links to everything. I'm starting to offer my free downloads on https://wonkylogic.co/a-level-physics-hq which does not require a log in to download.
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.
Physics Graph Skills
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Physics Graph Skills

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A range of worksheets to help physics students develop essential graph skills including plotting graphs, drawing lines of best fit, calculating gradients and intercepts, analysing graphs by comparing equations to y=mx+c, analysing log graphs, drawing curves of best fit, taking tangents, and calculating intercepts for graphs with false origins. This bundle constitutes 10% off buying all paid worksheets individually.
BTEC and CTEC Material Science Resources | For Engineering and Applied Science
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BTEC and CTEC Material Science Resources | For Engineering and Applied Science

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Material science worksheets and slides - material classification, structure, periodicity, metals & polymers, ceramics, composites & smart materials, material properties, forms of supply, material failure modes, alloying and thermal equilibrium diagrams, processing polymers - suitable for L3 BTEC applied science, BTEC engineering, and CTEC engineering. This bundle of resources is available in Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), Pages² and Keynote¹ formats. Each presentation is included in PowerPoint and Keynote; each document is included in Word and Pages. The file numbering links slides to worksheets. Please note that there is not a 1:1 ratio of slides to worksheets but the key topics are covered over the entirety of the slides and worksheets. This bundle of resources covers all key topics for material science units: Classification Structure Periodicity Metals and Polymers Ceramics Composites and Smart Materials Material Properties Standard Forms of Supply Material Failure Modes (fracture, fatigue & creep) Alloying and Thermal Equilibrium Diagrams Processing Polymers The presentation slides give an introduction to key topics of materials science relevant to BTEC and CTEC vocational qualifications. The worksheets are designed to be completed prior to the assessed assignments thus giving tutors the ability to offer feedback on the tasks. The work that learners do in the worksheets can be readily adapted into their assessed assignments. The worksheets in this bundle are editable documents that can be uploaded to Google Classroom or Teams, printable PDF versions with space for learners to complete the tasks directly onto the worksheet are also included. The worksheets include links to relevant research sites to guide learners into their research which will be relevant for their assignments. There is space within each task to compile a bibliography of sources as the learners work thus simplifying the process of compiling a full bibliography for the assessed tasks. This bundle will drastically ease the life of all tutors teaching material science on BTEC Engineering (units 25 & 26), CTEC Engineering (unit 11), and BTEC Applied Science (unit 22) courses. It will also give learners the ability to develop their portfolio over the entirety of the course thus simplifying the assessment process. ¹ Keynote is Apple’s presentation software. Keynote is an app available on macOS, iOS and iPadOS for free with most new or new-ish Apple devices. ² Pages is Apple’s word processing and desktop publishing software. Pages is an app available on macOS, iOS and iPadOS for free with most new or new-ish Apple devices. There is a free sample of this bundle of resources with files available in PDF format.
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. If you prefer, you can purchase this in a bundle of Graph Skills worksheets 1-6 here (at a discount): https://gum.co/KBWAH 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.
Using Vernier Calipers and Micrometers
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Using Vernier Calipers and Micrometers

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A Keynote¹ and PowerPoint presentation to aid teaching students how to use Vernier Calipers and Micrometers with accompanying printable worksheet. Learning how to use vernier calipers and micrometers is an important part of physics A-Level, and engineering courses. The presentation includes a labelled diagram of a vernier caliper, followed by high quality diagrams of vernier calipers showing different measurements. The diagrams match those on the worksheet so that students can work through each measurement individually on the worksheet in the first instance. The process is repeated with a labelled diagram of a micrometer and diagrams of a micrometer showing different measurements. The worksheet has all diagrams of vernier calipers and micrometers on a single side of A4 paper. ¹ Keynote is presentation software that works on macOS, iOS and iPadOS devices. The worksheet is a PDF. A PowerPoint version is included for users requiring it. There is a free version of this activity available as a presentation only (no worksheet) and fewer measurements (two of each). The measurements shown in the free version are different to this activity so if you want to increase the number of measurements you work through with your students you can copy them across.
Capacitor Discharge Experiment Analysis Spreadsheet
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Capacitor Discharge Experiment Analysis Spreadsheet

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Copy of the spreadsheet I used to analyse the data obtained in the experiment to determine the capacitance of a capacitor in this video. The spreadsheet automatically calculates capacitance from inputted time and potential difference readings using a natural log analysis. 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 value of the capacitance is calculated from the gradient. This spreadsheet is perfect for rapidly analysing experimental data. A second method of analysis is also possible using a second graph - a direct plot of p.d. versus time (exponential data). Instructions are included to guide the user in determining the value of the time constant and that is then used to calculate a value of C that can be compared with the first method. 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 physics specifications.
Assessment Tracker Spreadsheet | Analyse Grades and Track Progress
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Assessment Tracker Spreadsheet | Analyse Grades and Track Progress

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A Numbers¹ spreadsheet that provides teachers with an attractive interface to record, analyse and track progress in students’ grades. Capable of tracking results for up to three classes in the same subject (and can be edited to extend for more classes). Per assessment scores can be recorded from two separate sections independently if desired. Grade boundaries are set per assessment in the designated table. Graphs show % scores in 5% range categories and the grade distribution. A bubble graph helps to visualise if top scorers / low scorers had notable strengths or weaknesses in section A or B of the exam. In the main table achieved grades are compared with target grades and class average deviation from targets are also computed. There is also a bubble chart that can cycle through the assessments which makes it easy for the teacher to click through the assessments and see if there are any notable trends - it is also simple to present the chart to a class to discuss exam performance (my students love this). The Tracking Sheet imports results from the individual test Sheets. On this Sheet you can optionally use weighted percentages for the assessments (e.g. give more challenging assessments higher weighting to account for the difference or give more recent assessments higher weightings to emphasise recent progress). Overall performance is illustrated on the Tracking Sheet with target grade comparisons and distribution graphs. ¹ Numbers is spreadsheet software made by Apple, it opens with the Numbers app available for free with most recent iPhone / iPad / Mac devices also available with a free Apple ID for use in most web browsers.
Precision of science measuring instruments
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Precision of science measuring instruments

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A simple but beautifully well illustrated set of Keynote slides to help teachers introduce students to common scientific measuring instruments and their precision. The first two slides link precision to the scale division of the instrument and the use of different prefixes for the same measurement and uncertainty. Includes high quality diagrams to help link the measurement concept to use of the real instrument. A slide at the end shows how to indicate precision in tabulated results. Instruments covered in this presentation deck: Ruler Vernier caliper (standard precision ± 0.1 mm) Micrometer Voltmeter (digital and analogue versions [10 V shunt ± 0.2 V] Handheld stopwatch Thermometer Weighing scale This presentation is available to you for free, but it is copyrighted - no alterations are to be made and it is not to be distributed further. This is made with Keynote which is Apple’s presentation software. It can be exported to PowerPoint but I don’t guarantee the output will look and operate in the same way. Keynote is an app available on macOS, iOS and iPadOS for free with most new or new-ish Apple devices. You have my permission to try exporting into PowerPoint for your personal use in teaching your classes.
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.
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. If you prefer, you can purchase this in a bundle of Graph Skills worksheets 1-6 here (at a discount): https://gum.co/KBWAH 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.
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.
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.
How to present results in science (tables & graphs)
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How to present results in science (tables & graphs)

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A Keynote presentation with worksheet to help teach your students how to present science experiment results in tables and graphs. The presentation includes a table and graph with errors that the students try to identify - they can annotate the accompanying worksheet. Each error is identified with animated annotations in the presentation. A good table / graph is then shown to illustrate the good features. The worksheet includes the good table and graph for optional sharing with students after the activity. A free version of this activity is available without the worksheet and without the annotated erroneous table/graph. Keynote is presentation software for macOS, iPadOS and iOS
Materials Science, Deforming Solids - Correct the Incorrect Definitions - Physics
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Materials Science, Deforming Solids - Correct the Incorrect Definitions - Physics

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Complete activity with a worksheet with fourteen incorrect statements about deforming solids that need to be corrected. Each incorrect statement has an identifier indicating how many mistakes there are. This task is A-Level physics standard. The worksheet is a PDF. There is a PowerPoint and Keynote presentation for the teacher to use to go through the corrections to the statements in a whole group activity. So the presentation is accessible to Microsoft Windows users, Open Office users and Apple users - whatever floats your boat! Topics included: Hooke’s Law Force constant Stress and strain Features of stress-strain graphs Elasticity Plasticity Brittle materials Ductile materials
A-Level Physics - Correct the Incorrect Statements
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A-Level Physics - Correct the Incorrect Statements

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Complete activities each including a PDF worksheet with incorrect statements about an A-Level physics topic that need to be corrected. Perfect for topic revision. Each bundle also includes a PowerPoint and Keynote presentation for the teacher to use to go through the corrections to the statements in a whole group activity. The presentation is accessible to Microsoft Windows users, Open Office users and Apple users - whatever floats your boat! Topic Areas Included: Materials science Electricity Waves Magnetic Fields & Induction
A Level Physics Quiz Generator Spreadsheet by Topic (Excel & Numbers)
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A Level Physics Quiz Generator Spreadsheet by Topic (Excel & Numbers)

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I use this generator extensively for continual revision throughout the school year. Each lesson we have a 5-10 minute quiz on past topics to keep them fresh in students’ minds. This is one of Rosenshine’s key principles. Generate a recap / review quiz on a subject in physics with ease. Comes with a database of questions categorised into topic areas (physics subjects), you just select the topic area you want a quiz for and you’ll immediately get a mini quiz of five questions. When the class has finished attempting the questions click once to reveal the solutions. Want to cycle the questions for a new quiz? Check a checkbox and boom you’ve got a new quiz on the same topic area (use the Refresh drop down menu on Excel). This is an entirely offline solution meaning you can use this even when your school’s internet connection drops out. The supplied questions are categorised as literacy or numeracy (where applicable). And those linked skills are displayed to the class to reinforce that the mini quiz includes those skills. The master sheet has a single database of questions to make question maintenance a breeze - one place to input / edit questions. All lookup formulae are dynamic so that you don’t have to worry about which order the questions are in - so feel free to change the order of questions or add/remove questions as you see fit. In the Numbers (Apple) version the master database also harnesses Numbers’ built in categorisation on the subject so you can expand and collapse collections of questions easily - once again maintaining the database is made super easy. The quiz generator is designed to randomly select five questions from the database. But note that for subjects with a small number of questions in the database duplicate questions may occasionally be shown. If you can try to keep numbers of questions above 15 to reduce the likelihood of this. Comes with over 600 questions ready to get you going with a bang! Here’s the subject break down of the questions: UNITS 12 EQUILIBRIUM 21 MOTION 26 FORCE AND MOTION 21 WORK AND ENERGY 14 MATERIALS 25 ELECTRICITY 49 WAVES 18 REFRACTION & TIR 21 WAVE INTERFERENCE 34 QUANTUM 50 GASES AND KINETIC THEORY 35 THERMAL PHYSICS 13 CIRCULAR MOTION 27 SHM 28 GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS 33 ASTROPHYSICS 47 ELECTRIC FIELDS 15 CAPACITANCE 26 MAGNETIC FIELDS 50 PARTICLES 18 RADIOACTIVE DECAY 39 NUCLEAR ENERGY 24 MEDICAL PHYSICS 19 **Now includes an Excel spreadsheet **. For Windows users. Windows users suffer enough with poor OS & software options so I created an Excel version to take the edge off it ; ) Includes a Numbers spreadsheet. Numbers is spreadsheet software made by Apple, it opens with the Numbers app available for free with most recent iPhone / iPad / Mac devices also available with a free Apple ID for use in most web browsers.
Equations of uniform acceleration spreadsheet model
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Equations of uniform acceleration spreadsheet model

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This spreadsheet will solve your problems involving the equations of uniform acceleration. If you’re a physics teacher you’ll need to solve a lot of these problems at certain times of the year, you may even need to invent your own questions. This may speed up your workflows. Simply input your data (s u v a and t) typing a question mark by the unknown quantity. Then select the equation you need to use from a drop down menu and the answer is calculated. Calculations are performed on a background table, so at any time you can investigate what’s happening on that tab. Questions that lead to two values of t (due to the square root in some solutions) are solved and both values of t are shown.
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.**
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)
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)