Lessons: KS3 Physics

I love movies, yet I often go out of my way to avoid trailers for those films I desperately want to see. I don’t want to see the best parts of the movie condensed into three minutes as it would spoil it for me. I would be waiting for familiar parts and be trying to make sense of what I saw in the context of what I had already seen. In short, I don’t want the trailer to ruin my movie experience. Learning is literally the opposite.  There should be very little new to you in a lesson, it should build from prior learning. Spoil your learning, know what’s coming next. Preview and review each lesson to help it stick so you understand. Ask if you need help. This is what the best students do. This is what you should do.

Space Target sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. Why do we have days, nights and years? Lesson pdf Video Sheet Homework
  2. Why does the shape of the Moon seem to change? Lesson pdf Video 1 Video 2 Sheet Homework
  3. Why are summer and winter different? Lesson pdf Video 0 Video 1 Sheet
  4. What is the solar system? Lesson pdf Video 0 Video 1 Worksheet 1 Worksheet 2
  5. What is beyond the solar system?
  6. How does gravity change if  you go into space?
  7. How have ideas about the Solar System changed?

 

Lessons: IGCSE CIE

I love movies, yet I often go out of my way to avoid trailers for those films I desperately want to see. I don’t want to see the best parts of the movie condensed into three minutes as it would spoil it for me. I would be waiting for familiar parts and be trying to make sense of what I saw in the context of what I had already seen. In short, I don’t want the trailer to ruin my movie experience. Learning is literally the opposite.  There should be very little new to you in a lesson, it should build from prior learning. Spoil your learning, know what’s coming next. Preview and review each lesson to help it stick so you understand. Ask if you need help. This is what the best students do. This is what you should do.

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Forces and Motion Part 1 Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. How do we measure length?
  2. How do we measure time?
  3. What is the difference between speed and velocity
  4. What is acceleration?
  5. What does a distance-time and speed-time graph show?
  6. What is the difference between mass and weight?
  7. What is density?

Forces and Motion Part 2 Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is a force? Lesson
  2. What is Hooke’s Law? Lesson
  3. Why does F = ma? Lesson
  4. What is friction? Lesson
  5. What is air resistance and why is it such a drag? Lesson
  6. What is a moment? Lesson
  7. Where is the centre of mass? Lesson
  8. How can I reduce the pressure I am under? Lesson

Work, energy and power Test Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is work? Lesson Plenary
  2. What is energy Lesson Plenary
  3. What is gravitational potential energy? Lesson Plenary
  4. What is kinetic energy? Lesson Plenary
  5. What is efficiency? Lesson Sheets Plenary
  6. What is power? Lesson Plenary
  7. What are renewable energy sources? Lesson Sheet Plenary
  8. What are non-renewable energy sources? Lesson Sheet Plenary
  9. Student presentations on energy sources

Thermal Physics Part 1 Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser 

  1. What are the states of matter? Lesson Sheet Plenary
  2. What is pressure? Lesson Plenary Video
  3. What is Brownian motion? Lesson Plenary Video 1 Video 2
  4. What is the difference between heat and temperature? Lesson Video Graph Plenary
  5. What are the changes of state? Lesson Video 1 Video 2 Sheet 1 Sheet 2 Plenary
  6. What is evaporation? Lesson Video 1 Sheets Plenary
  7. What is gas pressure?
  8. What is thermal expansion?
  9. What is a thermocouple?
  10. How do we make a thermometer?

Thermal Physics Part 2 Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser 

  1.  What is conduction? Lesson Plenary Video
  2. What is convection? Lesson Plenary Video
  3. What is radiation? Lesson Plenary Video
  4. What are the applications of energy transfer? Lesson Plenary Video

Properties of Waves Part 1 Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is a wave? Lesson Plenary Video
  2. How do waves travel? Lesson Plenary Video
  3. What is reflection and refraction? Lesson Plenary Video
  4. What is the wave speed equation? Lesson Plenary Video
  5. What is diffraction? Lesson Plenary Video

Properties of Waves Part 2 Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is reflection? Lesson Plenary Video
  2. How is an image formed in a plane mirror? Lesson Plenary Video
  3. What is refraction? Lesson Plenary Video
  4. What is the refractive index? Lesson Plenary Video
  5. What is the critical angle? Lesson Plenary Video
  6. How do lenses work? Lesson Plenary Video
  7. What is magnification? Lesson Plenary Video
  8. What is the electromagnetic spectrum? Lesson Plenary Video
  9. What is dispersion? Lesson Plenary Video
  10. What is sound? Lesson Plenary Video
  11. What is the speed of sound? Lesson Plenary Video
  12. What is ultrasound? Lesson Plenary Video

Electricity and Magnetism Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is magnetism? Lesson
  2. What us electric charge? Lesson
  3. What is current? Lesson
  4. What is voltage? Lesson
  5. What is electrical resistance? Lesson
  6. What is an I-V characteristic curve? Lesson
  7. What is resistivity? Lesson

Electric circuits Test Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. Why do we use circuit symbols? Lesson Plenary
  2. What is a series circuit? Lesson Plenary
  3. What is a parallel circuit? Lesson Plenary
  4. What is a thermistor? Lesson Sheets Plenary
  5. What is an LDR? Lesson Sheets Plenary
  6. What is electrical power? Lesson Plenary
  7. What are the dangers when using electricity? Lesson Sheets Plenary Video
  8. Why do we use fuses? Lesson Sheet Plenary Video

Electromagnetic effects Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is an electromagnet? Lesson Plenary
  2. What is the force on a current-carrying wire? Lesson Plenary
  3. What is a motor? Lesson Plenary  Video
  4. What is electromagnetic induction? Lesson Plenary Video
  5. What is a transformer? Lesson Plenary Video Sheets
  6. What is the transformer equation? Lesson Plenary

Atomic Physics Target Sheet Knowledge Organiser

  1. What is an atom? Lesson Plenary Video
  2. What is ionizing radiation? Lesson Plenary Video Sheet
  3. How do we detect ionizing radiation? Lesson Plenary Video
  4. What is radioactive decay? Lesson Plenary Video
  5. What is half-life? Lesson Plenary Video
  6. How do we use radioactive sources safely? Lesson Plenary Video

 

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