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Years 9 and 10

STAVCON Sessions

These files are the worksheets for the two STAVCON sessions run by the Committee. They are pitched at the Years 9 and 10 levels.

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Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Word

Forces and Collisions

196 kB

A workbook of practical activities with a teacher's guide of equipment needs and suggested answers.

Microsoft Word

Electronics Workbook

993 kB

Contains activities on electronic components and simple circuits as well as notes on constructing a simple DC motor. A Teacher's Guide is include in the back with equipment notes and suggested answers.

Physics Teachers' Conference material

Several workshops over the years have focused on Years 7 - 10. These are the resources from those workshops.

 Type

Filename

Filesize

Adobe PDF

Using Robotics and Space Science to Engage Students in STEM

7.79 MB

A pdf file by Milorad Cerovac from The King David School.

Generic

Useful Physics Demonstrations for Years 7 to 10

6.13 MB

Notes by Paul Fielding of Billanook College and Paul Fitz-Gerald of Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School.

Microsoft Word

A13: Model Solar cars

78.8 kB

Material from the presentation by Paul Wellington, Monash University.

Microsoft Word

The Smarties model for electric circuits

72.7 kB

10 page article on 'Some models for developing beginning students' understanding of Electric Circuits'. Presented by Dr Christina Hart at the 2007 and 2008 Physics Teachers Conferences.

At the 2009 Conference Dr David McKinnon gave the Physics Oration "Students' Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy" which included several very large files: a 50MB Powerpoint Presentation, an 84MB Word document on Lunar phases model and a 12MB avi file as well as 11 video files that range in size from 1MB to 22 MB. All these were available on the CDROM sent to participants by STAV. The smaller files that he supplied are:

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Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Word

Astronomy Diagnostic Test: Manual

1.35 MB

Manual for scoring responses to the 'Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy' Test. 32 pages.

Microsoft Word

Astronomy Diagnostic Test: List

81.9 kB

A ranked and scored list of 'Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy'. 2 pages.

Microsoft Word

Astronomy Diagnostic Test

197 kB

The actual test on 'Alternative Conceptions in Astronomy'. Southern hemisphere version 1.01. 11 pages.

Adobe PDF

Astronomy Diagnostic Test: Overall Report

980 kB

Report of the Eye Observatory Remote Telescope Project: Practical Astronomy for Years 7, 8 and 9. A Research and Development Report prepared for the Department of Education, Science and Training by David H. McKinnon, Charles Sturt University 206 page pdf file.

Russell Downie's Files

At the 2014 Physics Teachers' Conference Russell presented a session on teaching the Astronomy to Year 10 with lab based practical work. These are the documents that he supplied to the Conference Proceedings. Russell used to teach at PLC.

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Filename

Filesize

Generic

Cosmo: Start here

104 kB

An introduction to a Year 10 Unit on Astronomy by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Student's Workbook

1.07 MB

The student's workbook for a Year 10 Unit on Astronomy by Russell Downie from PLC.

Microsoft Word

Cosmo: Goals and outcomes

64 kB

A statement of the goals of the Year 10 Astronomy unit under each of the three strands as well as achievement standards. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 1: What's out there? Lesson plan

79.8 kB

One page lesson plan for 'What's out there?' .Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 1: What's out there? Worksheet

16.4 MB

One page worksheet with 6 full colour images for 'What's out there?' .Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Cosmo: Lesson 1: What's out there? Powerpoint

2.7 MB

Powerpoint for 'What's out there?'. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 2: Similar Triangles. Lesson Plan

63.8 kB

One page lesson plan for 'Similar Triangles'. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 2: Similar Triangles. Worksheet

178 kB

Worksheet for 'Similar Triangles'. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lessons 3 & 4: Parallax. Worksheet

33.8 kB

Worksheet for 'Parallax'. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lessons 3 & 4: Parallax. Lesson Plan

369 kB

One page lesson plan for 'Parallax'. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Cosmo: Lessons 3 & 4: Parallax. Powerpoint

1.01 MB

Powerpoint on Mt Stromlo for 'Parallax'. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 5: Colour, Temp, Content and Speed. Worksheet

968 kB

Worksheet on colour, etc. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 6: Inverse Square Law. Lesson Plan

38.4 kB

One page lesson plan on Inverse Square Law. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Microsoft Word

Cosmo: Lesson 6: Inverse Square Law. Worksheet

69.1 kB

Worksheet on Inverse Square Law. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 6: Inverse Square Law. Problems

91.7 kB

Problems on Inverse Square Law. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 7: H - R Diagram Worksheet

113 kB

Worksheet on H - R Diagram. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 7: H - R Diagram Questions

65.6 kB

Questions on H - R Diagram. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 8: Cepheids. Lesson Plan

234 kB

One page lesson plan on Cepheids. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Cosmo: Lesson 8: Cepheids. Worksheet

157 kB

Worksheet on Cepheids. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Filename

Filesize

Microsoft Powerpoint

HR Diagram Powerpoint

6.32 MB

Prepared by David Cotton

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 8: Cepheids. Questions

1.12 MB

Questions on Cepheids. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Cosmo: Lesson 8: Cepheids. Powerpoint

851 kB

Powerpoint on Cepheids. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 8: Cepheids. Video

13.4 MB

Video on Cepheids. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 9: Expanding Universe. Worksheet

326 kB

Worksheet on Expanding Universe. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

Generic

Cosmo: Lesson 9: Expanding Universe. Activity

244 kB

Practical Activity with elastic on Expanding Universe. Prepared by Russell Downie from PLC.

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Useful Demonstrations for Units 1 to 4

5.53 MB

Notes by Paul Fielding of Billanook College and Paul Fitz-Gerald of Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School.

Generic

Useful Physics Demonstrations for Years 7 to 10

6.13 MB

Notes by Paul Fielding of Billanook College and Paul Fitz-Gerald of Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School.