GCSE / National 5 Physics Teacher Resources
Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in physics lessons with secondary school children at Key Stage 4 and GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at National 4 and 5 in Scotland.
Physics with Professor Brian Cox - Forces, speed and motion
A series of short explainer films by Professor Brian Cox focused on forces, speed and motion.
Physics with Professor Brian Cox - Space Science
A series of short explainer films by Professor Brian Cox focused on space physics.
Wonders of the Universe
A series of short films in which Professor Brian Cox explains the science at the heart of the universe.
Physics with Tim Peake
Astronaut Tim Peake introduces some handpicked clips from the BBC archive, perfect for classroom use when studying physics or space science.
The Secrets of Everything
In these short films, daredevil science geek Greg Foot is prepared to attempt ANYTHING to find answers to some of life's weirder questions.
In this series of short films, Jon Chase meets a range of individuals who are using wave science to do things in the real world.
Materials: How They Work
Materials scientist Mark Miodownik takes a look into the inner world of metals, ceramics and plastics and the microscopic structure that allows them to function.
The Genius of Invention
Michael Mosley, Cassie Newland and Mark Miodownik examine the inventions that led to the electrical, the transport and the communication revolutions that shaped the modern world.
The Science of a Space Dive
A series of short films that look at the challenges faced by scientists, engineers and doctors ahead of Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking and historic skydive in 2012.
Did comets kick start life on Earth?
Life, as we know it, cannot exist without water and organic molecules – the building blocks for all living creatures. Find out if comets brought these to Earth.
How do we know the Big Bang actually happened?
Most scientists think that everything that we know and experience began with the Big Bang, 14 billion years ago. But how can we have any clue about something that supposedly happened so long ago?
Pluto: What are NASA’s five big discoveries so far?
NASA's deep space probe 'New Horizons' has discovered five big things about the little-understood Pluto. What are they?
How will the Universe end?
Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan reveals how the second law of thermodynamics explains the rise and fall of all things, including the Universe itself.
External learning-related websites:
- Isaac Physics - A free, interactive resource site for teachers and students offering interactive questions with hints, help videos and instant feedback for students.