• * Topic 1-7 Paper 5 Revision Cards

    Second (improved) version of the cards.
    Covers Topics 1 -7
    This version contains links
    Still room for improvement

  • * Topics 8-15 Paper 6 Revision Cards

    Second (improved) version of the cards.
    Covers Topics 8 - 15
    This version contains links
    Still room for improvement

  • 100m World Record

    Berlin 2009 - Usain Bolt with a New World Record in 9.58 over 100 m (0.45)

  • Alpha, Beta & Gamma

    A link to the excellent passmyexams.co.uk

  • Alpha, Beta & Gamma (Clipbank)

    Clipbank Types of radioactivity

  • ASA Language of Mathematics in Science

    Not an examboard document.
    Advice from the ASE about how to handle data

  • Background radiation (Clipbank)

    Another Channel 4 Clipbank.

  • Breaking the sound barrier

    A series of planes breaking the sound barrier.

  • Concorde take off and sonic boom

    Compilation of Concorde taking off and a sonic boom (1.19)

  • Conservation of energy

    Using a Ten Pin Bowling Ball the team demonstrate a fundamental principle of Physics known as the Conservation Of Energy

  • Converging lenses

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation

  • Detecting radioactivity

    Another link to a page on the excellent passmyexams.co.uk website

  • Diverging lenses

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.12)

  • Elastic and Inelastic collisions

    In collisions, momentum is conserved. In elastic collisions, kinetic energy is conserved but not in inelastic ones.

  • Emission Absorption spectra

    An explanation of how continuous, emission and absorption spectra come about. (2.43)

  • Energy Transfer Doodle Science

    Energy transfer and energy transfer diagram. Good explanation but a little rapid (1.08)

  • Energy Types

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.20)

  • Food irradiation

    Food Irradiation involves shining electromagnetic radiation like X-rays and gamma rays or electron beams onto food to maintain food quality, kill harmful bacteria and control insects. The technique destroys microorganisms that can cause illness or food to decay. Not only does it reduce the risk of food poisoning, it can also extend the shelf life of food products. (2.41)

  • Gamma cancer treatment

    A well presented presentation explaining how gamma rays are used to treat cancer cells (3.37)

  • Hearing and how it works

    Video to help understand hearing loss and hearing impairment by explaining how hearing works. (3.08)

  • Heat Transfer

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.26)

  • Heat Transfer - Radiation

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.36)

  • Human reaction time

    An online reaction test. A commonly accepted fast reaction time for humans is 0.25s (250ms)

  • Human Reaction time 2

    Another reaction time test. This time they will guess your age based on your reaction time

  • Isotopes and Half Life

    good description of isotopes using Hydrogen and Uranium isotopes as examples - useful for later discussion of nuclear fusion and fission (4.08)

  • Kinetic and Potential Energy

    Law of conservation of energy. Kinetic to Potential to Kinetic (2.45)

  • Learning Outcomes Combined Topics 1,2,3

    Smiley face record. Use to keep track of progress through the course.

  • Learning Outcomes Combined Topics 4,5,6

    Smiley face record. Use to keep track of progress through the course.

  • Learning Outcomes Physics 1,2,3

    Smiley face record. Use to keep track of progress through the course.

  • Learning Outcomes Physics 4 & 5

    Smiley face record. Use to keep track of progress through the course.

  • Learning Outcomes Physics 6 & 7

    Smiley face record. Use to keep track of progress through the course.

  • Life cycle of a star

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.58)

  • Longer waves
  • Nascar crash

    Crashes are all part of NASCAR's excitement. (2.22)

  • Newton's Law with lightgates

    An animation that can be used to obtain results for the Edexcel GCSE Core Practical: Investigate the relationship between force, mass and acceleration by varying the masses added to trolleys.

  • NFL Newton's First Law

    "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. (3.51)

  • NFL Newton's Second Law

    "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt breaks down Isaac Newton's Second Law of Motion and how it can affect the flight of the football as place kickers shoot for the goal posts. Professors Tony Schmitz of the University of Florida and Jim Gates of the University of Maryland explain why it truly can be "hit or miss" when it comes to stricking a football. (3.51)

  • NFL Newton's Third Law

    "Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt breaks down Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion and how energy transfers between football players who collide during a game. Professors Tony Schmitz of the University of Florida and Jim Gates of the University of Maryland explain why momentum can keep a player moving or stop them in their tracks. (4.12)

  • Non-renewable energy

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.22)

  • PET scan

    PET studies of glucose metabolism to map human brain's response in performing different tasks. Subjects looking at a visual scene activated visual cortex (arrow), listening to a mystery story with language and music activated left and right auditory cortices (arrows), counting backwards from 100 by sevens activated frontal cortex (arrows), recalling previously learned objects activated hippocampus bilaterally (arrows), and touching thumb to fingers of right hand activated left motor cortex and supplementary motor system (arrows). Images are cross-sections with front of brain at top. Highest metabolic rates are in red, with lower values from yellow to blue.

  • PhET Bending Light

    A great html simulation for refraction and reflection

  • PhET Colour Vision

    Another PhET animation showing what happens when you mix colours and when filters are added.

  • PhET Forces and Motion

    Another PhET html5 animation showing the impact of changing force.

  • PhET Isotopes

    A PhET animation that allows you to create your own isotope by varying the number of neutrons. It will then indicate how common this isotope is in nature

  • PhET Rutherford Scattering

    Another PhET animation. This time Rutherford scattering for the Bohr and the Plumb Pudding models.

  • Radioactive half life animation

    Another link to the excellent passmyexams.co.uk website

  • Reaction times high speed camera

    Just how fast, or slow, are human reactions

  • Red Bull Soapbox race

    Extracts from the London soapbox race at Alexandra Palace (4.14)

  • Refraction lab

    Animation of refraction using the semicircular glass blocks that can be used to obtain values for the incident angle and the refracted angles of light.

  • Renewable energy 1

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.47)

  • Renewable energy 2

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.17)

  • Resultant forces

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.30)

  • Ritter UV

    In 1801 Johann Ritter discovered UltraViolet Light. Physics Teacher James Lincoln explains how it was done and recreates the experiment.(0.59)

  • Shorter waves
  • Speed of sound in metal

    Using Observer data logger to record the speed of a sound wave in a solid metal rod.

  • Stealth at Thorpe Park

    Ride in the front seat of Stealth at Thorpe Park near London, England. A drop of 205 feet, 0 - 80 mph in 2.8 seconds

  • Stopping distance animation

    Stopping distance animation that can be used to collect data

  • The Ampere

    A little more information than you need about the ampere (A), the SI base unit for electrical current. (7.39)

  • The Kelvin

    A little more information than you need about the kelvin, the SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature. (8.05)

  • The Kilogram

    A little more information than you need about the kilogram, the SI base unit of mass. (5.11)

  • The Metre

    A little more information than you need about the metre, the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second. (5.58)

  • The Mole

    A little more information than you need about the mole, the amount of substance of a system which contains as many elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012 kilogram of carbon 12. (7.49)

  • The Second

    A little more information than you need about the second, the SI base unit for time. (9.16)

  • Total Internal Reflection

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.43)

  • Types of radiation

    This video explains alpha, beta and gamma radiation (2.15)

  • Ultra Sound

    Another excellent Doodle Science animation (1.50)

  • Uses of radioactivity - Alpha

    How a smoke alarm works

  • Wavelength Lab

    An animation that allows you to change and measure the frequency, velocity and wavelength of waves and hence take some interesting measurements

  • Weightless

    "Movement in Microgravity: Skylab to Space Shuttle" 1988 NASA Weightlessness Footage