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Essential Physics GCSE

Essential Physics GCSE

Essential Physics GCSE is the natural progression
from our very popular KS3 title.
Over a hundred interactive topics are explained clearly
through simulations, images and videos.

Perfect for whole class teaching and independent study.

When using the online version teachers can copy direct links to topics into presentations and share with students when setting homework.

Windows software single user licence: £29.95
Windows software site licence: £99.95
Online version 1 year whole school licence: £24.00
Motion motion: measuring speed experiment
  • speed & velocity
  • velocity & acceleration
  • distance-time graphs
  • measuring speed experiment
Forces force and acceleration experiment
  • gravity, mass & weight
  • combining forces
  • effects of forces
  • friction & drag
  • Newton’s laws force & acceleration
  • force & acceleration experiment
  • stretching effects
Momentum momentum: collisions
  • what is momentum?
  • collisions
  • explosions
  • water rocket experiment
Turning Effect of Forces turning effect of forces
  • definitions
  • balancing
  • moments experiment
  • centre of gravity stability
Pressure atmospheric ressure
  • pressure
  • pressure in liquids
  • atmospheric pressure
Work, Energy & Power work, energy and power: gears
  • work
  • conservation of energy
  • kinetic & potential energy
  • levers
  • gears stopping distance
  • energy stored in a spring experiment
Particle Model of Matter particle model of matter: gas pressure
  • particle model
  • gas pressure
  • changes of state
  • changes of state experiment
Atomic Structure, Radioactivity, Nuclear Fission penetrating properties of radiation
  • history
  • atomic structure
  • types of radiation
  • penetrating properties
  • magnetic deflection
  • half life
  • use & danger
  • fission
  • nuclear reactors
  • nuclear power
Waves, Sound wave speed in a ripple tank
  • waves
  • wave equation
  • wave speed in a ripple tank
  • sound properties
  • how we hear sound
  • speed of sound
  • medical uses of ultrasound
Electromagnetic Waves & Light Electromagnetic Waves & Light: Dispersion
  • electromagnetic waves
  • reflection at plane surfaces
  • images in a plane mirror
  • refraction
  • refraction of light
  • optical fibres
  • dispersion • colour & vision
  • lenses
  • ray diagrams for lenses
  • lens experiments
  • how your eyes work
Heat Measuring specific heat capacity (SHC) of a metal
  • specific heat capacity
  • measuring SHC
  • latent heat
  • specific latent heat of ice
  • heat transfer
  • heat conduction and radiation experiments
  • reducing heat loss
Electricity, Static Electricity force between charges
  • current
  • potential difference
  • resistance
  • circuit symbols test
  • circuits
  • IV characteristics
  • thermistor characteristics
  • LDR characteristics
  • insulators & conductors
  • charging insulators
  • force between charges
Magnetic Fields The magnetic field of a coil
  • permanent magnets
  • magnetic field of straight wire
  • magnetic field of a coil
The Motor Effect Force on a current carrying conductor experiment
  • motor effect experiment
  • DC motor
  • loudspeaker
Electromagnetic Induction electromagnetic induction: magnet and coil
  • generator effect
  • magnet & coil
  • generator
  • transformers
  • National Grid
  • stopping distance
  • energy stored in a spring experiment
The Earth in Space earth in space: phases of the moon
  • night & day
  • seasons
  • phases of the moon
  • solar eclipse
  • solar system
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