Energy and Thermal Physics

Questions to check understanding and support the remote teaching of energy and thermal physics

Remote teaching support for 11-14 14-16

For students aged 14-16:

A small selection of worksheets to support the remote teaching of energy. This list will be added to regularly.


For students aged 11-14:

  • Renewable energy island challenge - resources include energy fact cards, a map and information about the needs of different communities.
  • Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) - A selection of diagnostic questions, with solutions and suggestions about how to tackle misconceptions, for use with students. A brief selection of some of these questions are given below, but there are many more available on the website (available in both in editable Word and PowerPoint formats). Please note: You may need to create a free STEM Learning account to gain full access to these resources.


For students aged 16-19:

  • Star Trek Physics - questions relating to different areas of the A-level specification linking to real applications and to science fiction.


appears in the relation ΔEΔt>ℏ/2 ΔQ=mcΔθ E=hf E ∝ A^2
has the special case Photon Energy
is used in analyses relating to Emission/Absorption Spectra Phase Change
IOP DOMAINS Physics CPD programme

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Our first collection of videos gives teachers and coaches of physics a preview of the training we offer ahead of this term's live support sessions.

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