In addition to the resources listed below, I recommend Integral (school login required) which provides topic notes, worksheets, activities and assessments. Also, the National STEM Centre eLibrary has a good range of mechanics resources, including the excellent Mechanics in Action investigations. Please send additional resource recommendations to resourceaholic@gmail.com.

**Quick links:**Constant Acceleration | Forces and Motion | Variable Acceleration | Moments | Friction | Projectile Motion | Application of Forces | Further Kinematics | Revision & Support

**Constant Acceleration**

- SUVAT loop - karenbakerleeds on TES
- Kinematics (AS) commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Constant acceleration slides - Dr Frost
- Constant acceleration activity - MEI
- Velocity time graphs - SRWhitehouse on TES
- SUVAT simulations - Next Level Maths
- Stopping Distances | Space Jump | Hold On - The Chalkface
- SUVAT revision worksheet - joe_berwick on TES
- SUVAT exploration pack (Physics) - OCR
- Videos:
- Bowling ball vs feathers - an experiment on gravity with Prof Brian Cox (5 minutes)
- Hammer vs feather - physics on the moon - get students to do their own calculations of the acceleration of gravity. They can estimate the height from where they are dropped, they can all time it with their phones, and they know initial velocity is zero (1.5 minutes)
- Dropping a big rock down a 1500 foot deep hole - similar estimations for this calculation of how deep is this hole, and what assumptions we have made with our model (20 seconds)

**Force and Motion**

- Forces and Motion (AS) commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Forces and Motion (A2) commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Forces and motion slides - Dr Frost
- Forces and Newton's laws check-in test - OCR
- Solving Problems using Newton's Law - Standards Unit
- Newton's Laws Experiments - MEI
- Resolving forces - SRWhitehouse on TES
- Resolving forces - Math Centre
- Feeling forces – MEI

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**Variable Acceleration**

- Variable acceleration slides - Dr Frost
- Variable acceleration (AS) commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Motion graphs - MEI
- Dynamic worksheet - Tom Button
- Variable acceleration video - Exam Solutions
- Variable acceleration exam questions (answers) - Naikermaths.com

**Moments**

- Moments slides - Dr Frost
- Moments (A2) commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Investigating moments - MEI
- Exam questions – Moments horizontal beams - Exam Solutions
- https://www.examsolutions.net/tutorials/exam-questions-moments-horizontal-beams/

**Friction**

- Friction slides - Dr Frost
- Friction commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Law of friction - MEI
- Statics check-in test - OCR
- Video: What is friction, limiting equilibrium and the coefficient of friction? - Exam Solutions

**Projectile Motion**

- Projectile motion slides - Dr Frost
- Projectiles commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Projectiles - physicsclassroom.com
- Projectile problems - MEI
- Spiderman Projectiles & Trebuchet Projectiles - The Chalkface
- Projectiles video - Exam Solutions·

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**Application of Forces**

- Application of forces slides - Dr Frost

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**Further Kinematics**

- Further Kinematics Slides - Dr Frost
- Kinematics (A2) commentary/prompts/misconceptions - MEI
- Kinematics check-in test - OCR

Revision and General Support

Revision and General Support

- MEI Casio Tasks for Mechanics - MEI
- Resources for Integrating Technology - MEI
- Legacy Edexcel exam questions by topic Year 1 - collated by Chris Ansette
- Legacy Edexcel exam questions by topic Year 2 - collated by Chris Ansette
- Mechanics A Level Homework Booklet - watson89 on TES
- Mechanics Revision (legacy specification) - supergenau on TES
- Jack Brown's new A level videos
- Year 12 Applied PowerPoints, Further Mechanics PowerPoints - Owen134866 on TES
- AQA: e-Library, Topic Tests, A level Teaching Guidance
- Edexcel: Unit Tests and Mechanics Teaching Guide
- OCR's A level resources: Check-in Tests, Delivery Guides etc
- Exam style questions - Solomon via Exam Solutions
- Practical mechanics activities - NCETM
- PhET simulations
- Legacy specification: M1 assessments and M2 assessments - Oxford University Press
- Classical Mechanics videos (live experiments) - MIT
- Practice papers - crashmaths.com
- Exam questions by topic edited for the new specification - Naiker Maths
- Legacy mechanics resources - thechalkface.net

Thank you so much for setting this up! I'll continue to look out for good mechanics resources.

ReplyDeleteThank you for your input - there'd be no mechanics page if it weren't for you! Much appreciated.

DeleteThis is a nice momentum starter https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/card-sort-momentum-pairs-6096317

ReplyDeleteThank you!

DeleteThese are great moments puzzles https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/moments-11101629

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DeleteDoes anyone have a list of recommended equipment, for a new department to order, for practicals? I would much rather have a maths kit rather than borrow from the science department all the time, but not sure what to get. Thanks so much!

ReplyDeleteFor each group of the students in the class, I would have:

ReplyDelete3 50g weight carriers

20 50g weights

2 Newton meters with a range 0 to 10N

1 single pulley

A few expandable springs

Plenty of string

Done elastic string

A set of 'bathroom' scales calibrated in Newtons.

This equipment gets used with all our single maths groups. We have a bit more for the further mathematicians

Some very enriching mechanics resources on nrich: https://nrich.maths.org/9012

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