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Tarsia Puzzles for A-Level Physics

 

Tarsia Puzzles for A-Level Physics

Here is set of Tarsia Puzzles you are free to use for revision for AS AQA Physics in the main. You will need to right click to download, then also put the tarsia formulator on your PC to view and edit…

1 Matter & Radiation

2 Quarks and Leptons Tarsia

3 Photoelectric Effect Circle Tarsia

3 QM Energy levels tarsia Excitation

4 Waves Tarsia

5 Optics

6 Forces in Equilibrium

7 On the Move

7 to 9 Vectors and Forces Tarsia

12 Electricity Intro OCR X Rays Image intensifier Tarsia

 

 

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BBC News: James Webb’s mirror is revealed

James Webb’s mirror is revealed – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36144300

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iGCSE Physics Forces & Astronomy

iGCSE Physics Forces & Astronomy 1d

 

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Here are a set of resources to help with iGCSE forces and Astronomy Section. The syllabus aims are shown below and also all the resources for the lesson. The idea is to have a printed version of the PPT ideally or use on a PC where you can edit it, or view on a tablet. As you work through the activities you should have a 2nd browser tab open for the quiz, and work through the questions as you go. Also linked from the quiz are some breakout videos to view if you get stuck. I would also suggest you download a QR Code reader so you can find any links quickly.

Syllabus…

1.32 Understand gravitational field strength, g, and recall that it is different on other planets and the moon from that on the Earth

1.33 Explain that gravitational force:

  • causes moons to orbit planets
  • causes the planets to orbit the sun
  • causes artificial satellites to orbit the Earth
  • causes comets to orbit the sun

1.34 Describe the differences in the orbits of comets, moons and planets

1.35 Use the relationship between orbital speed, orbital radius and time period

1.36 Understand that:

  • the universe is a large collection of billions of galaxies
  • a galaxy is a large collection of billions of stars
  • our solar system is in the Milky Way galaxy.

Resources…

iGCSE Forces and Astronomy 1d (PPT Version)

iGCSE Forces and Astronomy 1d (PDF Version)

Solar System Data (PDF)

Solar System Data  (Excel)

Quiz (iSpring Assessment)

iSpring PDF version (if you cannot load the quiz)

 

Weblinks

Gravitational Force F=ma extra help video

Gravitational Fields g =GM/r^2 extra help extension video

Circular Velocity v= 2πr/T extra help video

iPad QR Code Reader

Android QR Code Reader

 

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Sky lights up over Sicily as Mount Etna’s Voragine crater erupts

Sky lights up over Sicily as Mount Etna’s Voragine crater erupts

 

Display of volcanic lightning inside giant smoke and ash cloud over Europe’s tallest active volcano is Voragine crater’s first eruption in two years. The night sky lights up over the east coast of Sicily as Mount Etna’s Voragine crater erupts for the first time in two years. The giant plume of smoke and ash thrown up by the blast creates a dazzling display of volcanic lightning, a mysterious phenomenon seen in many of the most powerful volcanic eruptions.

It is thought that ash particles rubbing together inside the cloud could lead to the buildup of an electric charge that triggers the lightning strikes, much as a weak charge builds up on a balloon rubbed on a jumper

When the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010, the combination of dust with ice and water from an overlying glacier produced a spectacular “dirty thunderstorm” that sent streaks of lightning leaping around inside the plume that drifted overhead.

The tallest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna stands 3329m high and has been erupting for an estimated 2.5m years. In modern times, towns and villages in the foothills of Etna have been protected by ditches and concrete dams that divert lava flows to safer ground. The volcano has five craters: the Bocca Nuova, the north-east crater, two in the south-east crater complex and the Voragine. The Voragine crater formed inside the volcano’s central crater in 1945.

Volcanic activity in the region is driven by the collision of the African tectonic plate with the Eurasian plate. Magma from molten rock erupts as lava and ash and builds the volcano in the process.

The ash cloud from Mount Etna’s Voragine crater lights up the sky.
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The ash cloud from Mount Etna’s Voragine crater lights up the sky. Photograph: Marco Restivo/Demotix/Corbis
Fire and ash emissions spew from Mount Etna’s Voragine crater.
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Fire and ash emissions spew from Mount Etna’s Voragine crater. Photograph: Marco Restivo/Demotix/Corbis
Lightning highlights the ash as it spews out Mount Etna’s Vorgaine crater.
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Lightning highlights the ash as it spews out Mount Etna’s Vorgaine crater. Photograph: Marco Restivo/Barcroft Media

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Roundworm good, Hookworm bad

Parasitic worm ‘increases fertility’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34857022

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Pluto in a higher definition..

New Horizons: Tension mounts over Pluto signal – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33531751

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