Tag Archives: light

P8 Light (Combined Science)

New GCSE Bitesize – Light (4m 48s):

P8 light from davaruss – a good powerpoint but it covers more than we need (check the syllabus statements).

P8 converging lens from davaruss


Three short videos clips from Clipbank: Rules of Reflection, Reflection from Mirrors & Parabolic Reflectors.


A short (3m 14s) video clip on Rules of Refraction form Clipbank and from Bitesize Top 20 Demos – Refraction (1m 39s).

Two short clips on TIR: Total Internal Reflection (2m 11s) from Bitesize Top 20 Demos & Total Internal Reflection (1m 36s) from Clipbank. Also, from BT Educational services a 13m 15s video – Physics of Optical Communication.

P9 Electromagnetic Spectrum (Combined Science)

Science Bank 6 (Electromagnetic Spectrum): part 1 – the visible spectrum (to 4m 40s); part 2 – longer waves (to 9m 15s); part 3 – shorter waves (to 14m 15s):

P9 electromagnetic spectrum from davaruss

Three short video clips from Clipbank: the Electromagnetic Spectrum, UV & X-rays & the passionate Jon Chase describes Electromagnetic Radiation in 4m 19s.

All the different forms of radiation in the Electromagnetic Spectrum are described here in a 24m 30s video (BBC KS4 Class Clips).

Other videos include How does a microwave work? from Naked Science Scrapbook (4m 35s), Waves & Communication from Jon Chase (4m 19s), Science in Focus – Electromagnetic Spectrum (19m 9s), & in GCSE Bitesize foundation level – Waves  – the second part revises the electromagnetic spectrum.

8K Light

Scientific Eye – Light & Reflection – a 19m 7s video:

A video lesson on Light (10m).

Bill Nye – Light & Colour – a 6m video clip.

Science in Action – Light – a 19m video.

Science in Action – Mirrors & Light – a 19m video.

Science in Action – Colour & Refraction – a 18m 36s video.

KS3 Bitesize – Light & Sound – a 21m 17s (foundation level) video & Colour – a 9m (higher level) video.

Scientific Eye – Seeing the Light – a 19m 18s video:

Scientific Eye – Colour – a 19m 6s video:

Scientific Eye: Seeing & Believing (15m).

8.3 Photosynthesis

8.3 photosynthesis from Bob Smullen

Find a video lesson on this sub-topic at Dan Rott videos.

8.2 Photosynthesis essay qus

McGraw Hill Photosynthesis tutorial and Paul Andersen explains the process of Photosynthesis in a 12m 27s tutorial:

Also IB 2.9 & 8.3 – Photosynthesis Part 1: Introduction to photosynthesis including ways to measure the rate and limiting factors of photosynthesis in 10m from Dan Rott. Or here is Photosynthesis part 1 of a series of tutorials, specific to IB Biology from Alex Lee.


Two fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – photosynthesis electron transport and  photophosporylation (cyclic & non-cyclic) – both are a bit more detailed than we need but they’re good.

This animation also shows how PSII and PSI reduce NADP.

Photosynthesis – Light-dependent Stage, an 8m video from Mr Exham or here is IB 2.9 & 8.3 – Photosynthesis Part 2: LDR in 9m from Dan Rott.

Mr W sings Photosynthesis – the LDR.


The Calvin cycle – a fantastic animated tutorial from McGraw Hill Education.

And here’s an animated, narrated tutorial on harvesting light – PSI & PSII in photosynthesisfrom Sinauer Associates.

Photosynthesis – Light-independent stage, a 5m video from Mr Exham, and here is a 5m TED-Ed lesson: Nature’s smallest factory: The Calvin cycle and this is IB 2.9 & 8.3 Photosynthesis Part 3: LIR in 11m from Dan Rott.

Mr W sings Photosynthesis – the LIR.


BioNInja has a great summary of the lollipop experiment, including a nice animation.

Calvin’s Experiments (2016) IB Biology, a 10m video from Alex Lee.


Key terms as flashcards from Quizlet (you also can test yourself in a number of ways):