This bundle is a result of a 3 year program to inspire physics to all grades, which has created lessons full of fun lab work, highly visual and original explanations to aid understanding, and easy to follow and fully explained math. This is just one unit of a total of 135 lessons created with the above philosophy in mind. For more details please look in my shop for the full content.
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The whole topic is full of exciting demos, activities, worksheets and practical’s, all come complete with full instructions
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Lesson 1 Energy stores and transfers
Re-cap the types of energy
Law of conservation of energy
Introduce energy stores and changes
Examples – student work them out
Elephant on a trampoline
Introduce energy transfers in a simple system
Students go through examples
Energy transfer circus – you will need your own items eg torch
Relate the law of conservation of energy to this lesson
Lesson 2 Energy Efficiency
Efficiency ratings what do they mean
Sankey diagram explanation
What’s wrong with this one
Draw me two
Human Sankey diagrams (optional)
Efficiency activity – fantastic activity to visualize wasted and useful energy in appliances and workout their efficiency.
The main reasons for loss in efficiency
How to increase efficiency
Lesson 3 Supplying Electricity
Electron flow in a wire, what happens what will this cause
Students create friction
Causes of friction
Light bulb and fun demonstration – you have to be careful here
Back to back drawing
National grid explanation
Modeling energy loss in the national grid – effective and students see the voltage DROP
Step up and step down transformers
Energy loss challenge – outside for this as involves water
Lesson 4 Keeping Warm
Lesson 5 Renewable Energy Resources
Why do we need to produce electricity?
Renewable what do we mean
Name the renewable resources
Find out about the types – memory game
Which are best and why
What should the government do?
Why do we need them?
Not in my back yard – is this fair
3 – 5 – 1 go
Lesson 6 Non-Renewable Energy resources
How many can you name?
How do generators work?
Back to back
Electrical generation in a power station
Fossil fuels and where they come from
If we burn we can generate
Coal fire power station video link
Nuclear fusion generates heat too
Fossil fuel life cycle
Paragraph from images
Who uses the most and why
Talk for a minute
Lesson 7 Gravitational Potential and Kinetic energy - transformations and calculations
Analyze a ball bouncing
The law of conservation of energy
Air bags for the Mars Rover
What did the scientists need to know?
What happens if the calculations are wrong?
The Hulk Rollercoaster
Design your own and calculate the GPE of your carriage
Why is it important
A collection of 18 original, informative, light hearted, yet inspiring articles on various aspects of science namely Physics and Marine Biology.
Each text is written in an informal manor, describing in detail the science behind the title, followed by 3 – 4 questions from which the pupil has to dissect the answers from the text or formulate their own ideas.
Each article and set of questions is 2 sides of A4 in length.
1. A child of the Stars – where were you made?
2. Are we being watched – the difficulties of searching for alien life.
3. Bernadette the deadly yellow boxfish – she’s beautiful but evolution has packed a deadly punch, let Bernie tell you all.
4. Earthquakes and your fingernails – how do they happen and why are they like your fingernails?
5. Mass and Weight – what’s gravity got to do with it!
6. Nuclear Power part 1 – how we get electricity from the atom.
7. Nuclear Power part 2 – Time line of an explosion, and nuclear meltdown.
8. Red shift, The Doppler Effect and the Expanding Universe.
9. Samantha the red serpent star, let Sam describe her amazing biology to you.
10. SAR 11 – So just what is the most important life in the ocean?
11. Sir Isaac Newton, William Hershel and fluorescent corals – Ok just what have these in common.
12. So what is electricity – let your students ‘go with the flow’!
13. Sid the Sponge – Don’t take a bath with me, allow Sid to describe himself.
14. That old bar magnet called earth – magnets, solar wind and dead planets.
15. The Blue Dragon – this baby packs a real sting, but how?
16. The deadly wave called sound – sound is amazing and deadly.
17. The empty sea, a sad but true tale.
18. The immortal jellyfish – who wants to live forever, well this beast can!