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A-Level Physics Links
These are general websites, but extremely useful for resources, for teaching and learning! Specific websites for each Unit will be provided during the course. Don’t forget our e-learning website at www.e-teach.org/physics Other relevant websites ............ ...
15 Dec, 2023
Further Physics : Websites
Further Physics : Websites Lesson P71.1 http://www.schoolsobservatory.org.uk/astro/solsys/ http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap051113.html Lesson P71.2 http://www.stellarium.org/ Lesson P71.3 http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/series/starwatch Lesson P71.4 None here..... Lesson P71.5 ...
15 Dec, 2023
Diamondback Rattlesnake
Well, here it was, after just completing a 10km run in Saguaro National Park. Missed it by inches..so nice of it to warn me with its familiar rattle as I was about to tread on it! Now the good news is that unless you really do provoke them, not recommended under any circumstances, or...
15 Dec, 2023
Harnessing Chemicals : Links
Section 1 Activity AA4.2 Chemicals for decoration and protection http://webexhibits.org/pigments/ Activity AA4.3 Chemicals in our food www.faia.org.uk Activity AA4.4 Purifying sand from the seaside None (yet) Activity AA4.5 Crystallisation ...
15 Dec, 2023
Resources for teaching and learning from the Association for Science Education
Here is a set of very useful resources for teachers and students from the ASE (www.ase.org.uk ) , located on the SchoolScience Website
05 Jan, 2015
Electronic Waste : Website/Links +Video
Here are some articles relating to Electronic Waste: The Guardian : http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/14/ghana-dump-electronic-waste-not-good-place-live http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/dec/14/toxic-ewaste-illegal-dumping-developing-countries Wikipedia :...
15 Dec, 2023
Software for making quizzes and tests
Here is a list of useful software for teaching and learning. A list of the quizzes/revision activities for GCSE and A-Level Physics can be found here : http://www.globalmatters.org/topics/index.php?CategoryID=186 H5P ( www.h5p.org ) is a relatively new kid on the block and it provides...
15 Dec, 2023
A-Level Physics : Measurements and their errors (Quiz/Revision Questions)
Here is the latest revision quiz to support AQA Physics 7407/7408 Topic : Measurements and their errors http://www.e-physics.org.uk/quizzes/measure
15 Dec, 2023
Support Materials for Science A - J260 (OCR)
Support materials provided by OCR for Science A - J260 are to be found at https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/twenty-first-century-science-suite-combined-science-b-j260-from-2016/ Experiment card - Bones (PDF, 848KB) Experiment card - Hair (PDF, 773KB) Experiment card - Ion...
15 Dec, 2023
Radiation and Life (Websites)
Radiation in Everyday Life Health Effects of Radiation Biological Effects of Radiation www.realclimate.org www.climateprediction.net
15 Dec, 2023
Food Matters: Websites
Resources for Food Science Food science is the study of the physical, biological (including microbiological) and chemical makeup of food. AQA Food Science (GCSE) Food matters Food Preparation and Nutrition (STEM) Food Science (UCAS
15 Dec, 2023
Introduction to Homeostasis
The property of a system, whether living or non-living, to maintain its internal environment is known as Homeostasis. This is achieved by the use of sensors conected to feedback loops, which are also linked to control mechanisms. The overall process is to maintain a constant condition. Examples...
15 Dec, 2023
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
An Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, thought to be extinct since 1944, has been sighted at the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, USA. Sightings of at least o­ne male bird in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005 were reported in April 2005, which makes it a lazarus species . Ivory Billed...
10 Sep, 2014
The Packrat : Master Homebuilder
The entrance to its nest is an interwoven array of sticks, cactus spines and a bewildering assortment of garbage it has picked up in its home construction activities..... There are 22 species of Packrats, or Woodrats. The species shown here is Neotoma lepida , or the...
15 Dec, 2023
Lichens as Indicators of Air Quality
You don't need expensive equipment to do research into air pollution. Lichens are good indicators of air quality..... Lichens consist of two organisms living together in harmony, supporting each other's needs in order to survive. This is commonly called a symbiotic association. The fungus part of...
15 Dec, 2023
Learning Skills for Science : Websites
Lesson LB2.10 http://www.nhs.uk/news/Pages/NewsIndex.aspx http://www.framinghamheartstudy.org/ Lesson LB3.4.2 www.capefarewell.com. Lesson LC1.2.1 http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/V/volcanic_gas.html http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblemsandissues/a/pinatubo.htm Lesson...
15 Dec, 2023
Adaptation and Natural Selection
Here are some useful resources for the teaching of Adaptation and Natural Selection The following resouces are available from the pbs website Evolution of Camouflage This website provides a number of examples of how animals have survived by evolving survival mechanisms such as mimicry,...
15 Dec, 2023
Summary of latest revision quizzes for A-Level and GCSE Physics
GCSE Physics X-Rays in Medicine : http://e-physics.org.uk/quizzes/xraymed/ Waves : http://www.e-physics.org.uk/quizzes/waves Light and Sound : http://www.e-physics.org.uk/quizzes/lightandsound/ Circuits 1 : http://www.e-physics.org.uk/quizzes/circuits1 Circuits 2 :...
02 Jan, 2017
Using Hot Potatoes for teaching and learning
Hot Potatoes is a powerful resource for producing a range of interactive activities....and it is FREE ! All you need to do is enter the data for your exercises (questions, answers, responses etc.), and press a button. The program will create the Web pages for you, if needed. They can then be...
15 Dec, 2023
New Mexico: The Very Large Array
Consisting of an array of 27 antenna, the Very Large Array (VLA) is one of the most powerful radio telescope systems in the world... (All photos were taken by Dr Martyn Overy ) ( Photo credit : M.J. Overy) Twenty seven of these dish-shaped antenna are used in the array. The signals from...
15 Dec, 2023
The GENI Initiative
"The GENI Initiative promotes the accelerated interconnection of renewable energy resources around the world. Since many ideal renewable resources are in remote locations, and neighboring nations, it is critical that high voltage transmission grids are extended to these clean energy...
25 Sep, 2014
Homeostasis : Websites
Homeostasis : Websites https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zc8qdxs/revision/1 https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/biology-revision/gcse-aqa/homeostasis-and-response/ https://revisionscience.com/gcse-revision/biology/human-body/homeostasis-0 ...
15 Dec, 2023
Resources for teaching and learning from Engage
Excellent resources for teaching and learning from the ASE (www.ase.org.uk ) on the Engage Website "ENGAGE is about equipping the next generation to participate in scientific issues to change how science is taught. Traditionally students gain an image of science as a body of content,...
05 Jan, 2015
What strategies could I adopt for Gifted and Talented students?
What constitutes an effective lesson? My teacher listened to my ideas and used them in the lesson We completed a wide variety of tasks We played games which helped us understand and remember a challenging topic My teacher asked for my opinion My teacher treated me as an intellectual...
26 Sep, 2015
Can you provide some guidance on differentiation for homework activities?
The key to success is a wide variety of activities, which allow increased accessibility to science, by means of a wide range of teaching and learning activities. Far too much emphasis has been placed on teacher-led activities, in which a teacher provides a common homework for the whole class. If...
15 Dec, 2023