Category: GCSE Physics

Animated Science GCSE 1 to 9 Methods Summary

Animated Science 1-9 GCSE Practical Methods

This booklet of Methods is a simple reference point for the 1-9 Physics GCSE Required Practical methods.

Often questions will be based around these themes and you must learn to interpret the questions on the day as they will try and put them in unfamiliar situations.

This booklet is not designed to teach you everything in the practical’s but to be used to recap what you have already done in class. I have limited most topics to 1 or 2 pages of the bare basics.

You must be able to recall all this booklet and the ideas in it if you want to be able to answer some of the questions in your exams.

They are sure to ask about at least 2 of these topics, and most likely 4 or 5 topics in details so time spent on these topics will stand you in good stead.

Try and use this booklet as a starting point and then read more around the subject and tackle some exam questions to help you out.

Animated Science GCSE 1 to 9 Methods Summary  (PDF)

I have also included some more help on each of the Key Terms you need to know as well. It can be viewed as a PowerPoint or PDF….

Science Key Terminology in Context  (PPTX)

Science Key Terminology in Context (PDF)

GCSE 1 to 9 Summary

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iGCSE Household Electricity

If you want to do a lesson on iGCSE Electricity 2.2 understand how the use of insulation, double insulation, earthing, fuses and circuit breakers protects the device or user in a range of domestic appliances.

Here are some resources to help you. I have attached all the lesson slides and if you work through this, you can then do an iSpring Quiz.

Household Electricity

iSpring Quiz

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Space Revision

If you wish to do a bit of revision or learning on KS3, 4 or 5 space. Then try some of the resources here, you can have a PPT or PDF.

Feel free to use for school use, but all images are copyright so no profit or derivatives which you sell!

 

Animated Science Space Revision (PDF)

Animated Science Space Revision (PPTX)

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Investigating Levers – Stretch Project!

Investigating Levers AQA Triple Science P3 – Stretch Project!

 

Introduction

This is a great “technical practical” that you can use to investigate how a lever works, but in
a fun practical way. It requires some tricky kit, so you might need to go do to the local tyre shop to see if they will let you have a go!

Equipment…

  • Force Sensor (range 0.1N to 500N)  (link – for suggested type of sensor)
  • Alloy rim with tyre
  • Metal Lever (0.6m)  (link – suggested type)
  • 30cm ruler
  • Black marker pen
  • Multimeter – set to ohms

 

Safety: to avoid cuts or crushing injury wear gloves and heavy duty shoes, in case your hands slip on the lever as you apply forces.

 

Method

  1. Calibrate a resistance based force sensor using weights and a multi-meter set to ohms. Create a graph so you can convert resistance to a specific force.
  2. Put car wheel on the floor on its side.
  3. Glue a force sensor to the tyre lever on the top of the “load side”
  4. Put markings for distance on a tyre lever every 0.05m from the pivot point and pivot point itself.
  5. Hold the lever with one hand at the nearest point to the pivot, apply enough force to pull the rubber over the rim.
  6. Record the distance, reading on the multimeter in a table then use the graph to convert to a load force which should also be recorded.
  7. Replace the rubber and repeat steps 5 and 6 but 0.05m further away. Record all the results in a table.
  8. Graph the load force v distance from pivot and look for a pattern.
  9. Repeat with a 2nd wheel and compare graphs.

 

Control Variables

  1. During the experiment you must control certain factors. You hand must not slip or move from the distance to the pivot
  2. Force sensor must not change angle against the rim or tyre or the results will vary for the resistance
  3. Pivot point must stay fixed
  4. Temperature may have an effect on the force sensor so all results must be collected on the same day and in the same place.

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