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A blockbusters quiz about types of waves and wave properties

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do experiments in optics to demonstrate the action of lenses, pinhole cameras, reflection, refraction, the eye,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to introduce types of waves.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to use the ripple tank to demonstrate the properties of waves.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show interference and explain it.

Information about the basics of wave properties with good animations and applets.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers sound waves, interference of sound, sound travelling through air not a vacuum.

Kitchen Science experiments are experiments from the Naked Scientists podcasts that you can do at home. This one is about using microphones and a laptop with Audacity to show how ultrasound scanning works.

A video showing how you can show that your mobile phone uses microwaves.

How to construct a ray diagram step-by-step for converging lenses.

Instructions on how to demonstracte the interference of light with sheets of plexiglass

Instructions on how to mke a Doppler buzzer ball to demonstrate the Doppler effect

An excellent animation that shows what happens when sound interferes.

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to look at refraction using a ray or wave view, and change the materials either side of a boundary.

A blockbusters quiz that can be used to revise basic ideas about sound and ultrasound.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to investigate spectra.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do experiments in optics to demonstrate the action of lenses, pinhole cameras, reflection, refraction, the eye,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make a telescope that works.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers sound waves, interference of sound, sound travelling through air not a vacuum.

Kitchen Science experiments are experiments from the Naked Scientists podcasts that you can do at home. This one is about using microphones and a laptop with Audacity to show how ultrasound scanning works.

A set of resources for use in the teaching of medical physics including using electromagnetic waves, radioisotopes and ultrasound.

How to construct a ray diagram step-by-step for converging lenses.

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to look at refraction using a ray or wave view, and change the materials either side of a boundary.

An excellent animation that enables you to construct ray diagrams for lenses.

A blockbusters quiz about electromagnetic waves.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers the rormation of electromagnetic waves.

A video showing how you can show that your mobile phone uses microwaves.

A set of resources for use in the teaching of medical physics including using electromagnetic waves, radioisotopes and ultrasound.

All you need to know about PET scanning.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to find the specific heat capacity of alumnium.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show conduction, convection and radiation.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that show how to use physical models to explain kinetic theory,

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to investigate spectra.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers the relationship between the volume, temperature and pressure of a gas.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers changes of state.

An excellent interactive animation on the gas laws that show what happens to the particle.

A blockbusters quiz that covers basic ideas about charges and circuits.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to do Van der Graaf generator demonstrations.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make energy real with the SEP energy meter.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers

A video from the National STEM Centre that explains how to do the power lines demo.

One of a set of animations that you can download and play. This one is uses the example of an electric motor lifting a weight You can measure the work done by the motor and its input and output powers. It starts at a very basic level and moves up in stages. Although the experiment seems simple it can be quite tricky to do for real. So this simulation helps get the ideas across and hopefully enthuses students to try it in the real world.

How to make conducting and insulating play dough with full instructions and ideas for the classroom

An interactive animation to construct circuits showing the charge flowing in all parts of the circuit.

Instructions on how to make an inexpensive electroscope to show charge

A great idea to get students to test if equipment works.

An excellent interactive animation that enables you to build circuits. Shows that charges are already in the wires.

Excellent interactive animation of what happens in terms of charge when you 'stick' a balloon to a wall.

Excellent interactive animation that show what happens in an AC circuit, and the impact of adding a capacitor.

A fun interactive animation that shows what happens when you get an electric shock from a door handle.

An excellent animation that shows the relationship between current, potential difference and resistance.

A blockbusters quiz that covers basic ideas about magnets and magnetism

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate the force on a current carrying wire in a magnetic field.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate electromagnetic induction.

Instructions for how to make a very simple electric motor with a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

How to make a simple motor with copper wire, a strong magnet and a battery.

Detailed instructions on how to make a very simple generator from a film canister, coil of wire, strong magnet and LED.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers the field around a bar magnet, electromagnets, pickup coils, transformers and generators.

Instructions on how to make a very simple motor using a battery, screw, magnet and piece of wire.

Excellent interactive animation that show what happens in an AC circuit, and the impact of adding a capacitor.

Excellent animation that shows clearly how transformers and generators work.

A blockbusters quiz about types of radiation, their uses and half life.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to get a diffusion cloud chamber to work.

A set of resources for use in the teaching of medical physics including using electromagnetic waves, radioisotopes and ultrasound.

All you need to know about PET scanning.

Try to control the reactor when failures occur! Try different sequences then find out how power stations work using the information below.

One of a set of animations that you can download an play. This one is about measuring background radiation, absorbtion of radiation and radioactive decay.

Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to demonstrate electromagnetic induction.

Try to control the reactor when failures occur! Try different sequences then find out how power stations work using the information below.

A comprehensive site about generating electricity and the issues behind it.

A video from the National STEM Centre that explains how to do the power lines demo.

Fun, interactive research-based simulations of physical phenomena that you can download or run from the site this one covers

An activity that revises wave propaerties and wave speed.

A site that revises wave properties and wave speed.

A site that revises ultrasound and infrasound and their uses.

An excellent activity that revises the uses of radio and microwaves for communication, and digital and analogue signals.

How to construct ray diagrams for plane mirrors

This excellent interactive explains the Doppler Effect using sound and moves on to redshift from stars.

A site that revises ultrasound and infrasound and their uses.

A collection of interactives that explore telescopes, spectra, galaxies, comets and gravity.

How to construct ray diagrams for plane mirrors

An activity that revises the electromagnetic spectrum.

An excellent activity that revises the uses of radio and microwaves for communication, and digital and analogue signals.

A site that revises the waves of the electromagnetic spectrum, uses and dangers. Then try the activity and do the test

A site that revises the uses of X rays and gamma rays in medicine

In this interactive you can adjust the temperature and pressure and watch what happens to different materials.

An animation that covers conduction, convection and radiation.

A site that revises energy, temperature and specific heat capacity.

A site that revises Boyle's Law and the pressure law.

How to show convection with a toaster and a bin liner and a cereal packet

An animated interactive activity about conduction, convection and radiation.

An activity that revises charging, attraction and repulsion, earthing, lightning and dangers and applications of electrostatics.

An activity that revises wiring a plug, fuses, earthing, choosing a fuse, ac and dc.

A site that revises current, voltage and power, fuses, circuit breakers and earthing.

An activity that revises circuit symbols, series and parallel circuits.

A site that revises resistance, Ohm's Law, current-voltage graphs, LDRs and thermistors.

A site that revises the link between current, charge, voltage, energy and power, including all the equations.

A short activity that revises how electricity is produced in a dynamo.

A site that explains how motors work, including commutators and brushes

A site that revises alpha, beta and gamma radiation, their properties and uses.

An activity that revises atomic structure, alpha, beta and gamma radiation, what they are, effect on DNA, decay, half life.

A site that revises half life, types of radiation and decay equations.

A site that revises background radiation, tracers, smoke detectors and dating rocks and carbon dating.

A site that revises the uses of X rays and gamma rays in medicine

An activity that revises fission, chain reactions and controlling them, and nuclear fusion.

A site that revises the structure of the atom and how we know, atomic mass and atomic number.

An activity that revises the life cycle of stars.

A site that revises the life cycle of a star.

An activity that revises generating electricity.

A site that revises the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change.

An activity that revises the impact of humans and global warming.

An activity that revises wiring a plug, fuses, earthing, choosing a fuse, ac and dc.

A site that revises current, voltage and power, fuses, circuit breakers and earthing.

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