Learning Resources

Do you need a little help in learning and understanding a particular topic? Or are you fascinated by something and want to dive into it a little deeper? As a physics teacher, I love explaining my most favourite subject to other people. But not everyone needs a complete field theoretical treatment of electromagnetism at first glance. I’ve written these articles with the age of the students they are for firmly in mind. I’ve grouped them by age and the articles themselves match up to the UK National Curriculum content unless otherwise stated in the title.

So if you are at Primary School and learning about magnets for the first time you will find an article about magnets. I have tried to make sure you will be able to read it. I have two daughters aged 6 and 9 and I test my articles on them! Each topic will have some questions for you to think about or easy activities to try out at home.

However a sixth former getting to grips with quantum physics of the first time has a much larger vocabulary and pool of background knowledge therefore the article content will be pitched a higher level. A Level and Higher GCSE articles include mathematics common to the GCSE and A Level Physics specifications. I’ve labelled the articles most relevant to exam content with “core” in the title. Finally you can read some articles that go beyond the specifications to give a breadth and depth to your knowledge. I’ve labelled these articles “extension” somewhere in the title to indicate it is not pure exam content.

KS1 and KS2 Primary

 

KS3 Combined Science

 

KS4 GCSE Physics/Combined Science

Quantum Physics – with a Coin

Find a coin. Go on, rummage in a pocket, purse or wallet and find something a reasonable size like a ...
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work done example - cable car

Work Done in Physics

Work done is a boring topic. It is the very definition of a boring topic, even the name of this ...
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Hubble’s Law – Using Historical Data 1

When teaching physics I think there is a lot of reliance upon writing down a law, Hubble's Law for example, ...
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KS4 A Level Physics