The 9 BEST Study Tips (backed up with Science)

Welcome back to another academic year.

Our friends over at ASAPScience have a new video – with the BEST ways to plan and manage your studying. Take a look…

Mr G

Sources – ASAPScience YouTube

 

Don’t try this at Home – Reactivity Series of Alkali Metals

If you can cope with the cheesy dance music – this is an eye-opener.

Certainly goes beyond what H&S will let us do in the classroom – but if it can impress my Year 8, I figured it would impress everyone else.

Enjoy…

Mr G

Source: YouTube

What was the Big Bang?

Hello again world.

It’s been a long time since we last blogged. Hopefully that will change – I will be recruiting more student bloggers in September. In the mean time I hope to be blogging more resources.

This YouTube video – part of Kurz Gesagt’s excellent “In a Nutshell” series of science videos.

Enjoy…

Mr G

Sources: YouTube – Kurz Gesagt – In a Nutshell

Where is the pink in the rainbow?

The song “I can sing a rainbow” – the cause of many incorrect answers in a Physics lesson – has pink.

We can clearly see pink things so there must be pink light…

If you look at the rainbow/spectrum of visible light there is no pink.

This quick Minute Physics video explains why.

Mr G

Source: YouTube – Minute Physics

P1 Revision – Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

A quick video clip covering the origin and meaning of the Cosmic (Microwave) Background Radiation

Minute Physics have many more very useful clips… Go have a look-see…

Mr G

Source: YouTube – Minute Physics

GCSE Revision Videos – myGCSEscience

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As recommended by my Year 11 GCSE Physics students – myGCSEscience.com is an excellent site that has video clips on all areas of GCSE science, sorted into modules for the AQA Core Science (B1 C1 P1), Additional Science  (B2 C2 P2) and Separate Sciences (B3 C3 P3).

Here is an example from P3 on Convex Lenses

Each video comes with a pdf you can print, with pictures of the slides and spaces for your  own notes – so you can build up your own revision guide.

Plus – since all videos are hosted by YouTube – you can use your mobile or tablet to watch them.

Mr G

Sources – myGCSEscience.com, YouTube

 

 

P2 Chapter 7 Revision – The Life Cycle of Stars

Here is a clip on the Life Cycle of Stars put together by the Institute of Physics

Mr G

 

P2 Chapter 7 Revision – Black Holes

Another BBC YouTube clip from Wonders of the Universe – which covers GCSE Physics 2!! – This time on Black Holes.

Mr G

P2 Chapter 7 Revision – Where do the elements come from?

Professor Brian Cox – teaching you GCSE Physics 2…

The Big Bang made hydrogen – but where did the other 91 natural chemical elements come from? These clips from the BBC’s Wonders of the Universe by Brian Cox answer the questions…

How do we know there are only 92 elements – even out in deep space?

All atoms give out only certain colours – a spectrum – based on how their electrons behave. They also absorb only those colours too. You might have seen this by doing flame tests or looking at gas discharge tubes using a spectroscope.

How did all these elements get made?

Every element in nature was made in stars, during their “life and death” by a process of nuclear fusion which gives out energy up to Iron (so these are made as stars live and die) but needs energy for heavier elements (which means these are made when a star explodes)

Not little stars like ours – but HUGE stars!!

Mr G

Sources: BBC Wonders of the Universe

Tribute – to the coolest geek in the world…

Enjoy…

Mr G