The Stimulating Physics Network (an Institute of Physics project funded by the Department for Education) is expanding their network of Lead Schools – http://www.stimulatingphysics.org/join
Dr Abby Bell from Sir Christopher Hatton School tells us about her experiences of becoming an SPN Lead School and outlines the benefits of being part of the programme.
I want to study Engineering
Our aim is to teach you to solve engineering problems and to show that this process can be rewarding and a lot of fun.
School mathematics and physics provide the tools we need, so we offer around 300 questions adapted from OCR A-level papers. There are full video tutorials and a facility to provide email help if you get “confused” (provided you are logged in).
Building on the A-level material, you can work on our 211 more difficult problems. These are designed to reflect some of the challenges in university engineering admissions interviews. Again, there is support in the form of video tutorials and the “confused” button for when you get stuck.
For a break, try our innovative educational games to learn about electricity, logic, mechanics, materials and more. Problem solving is all about practice; the more problems you solve the better you will become, so let’s get started!
Physics insight and understanding comes through doing physics, in particular solving problems. Isaac is a site designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and to students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through to Sixth Form (Y12 & 13), to university. It combines an online study tool with face-to-face events at partner schools and institutions across the UK. Isaac is the new name for what began as the Rutherford Physics Partnership.
Our resources and events are designed to provide students with an additional arena in which to develop the skills required to solve physical problems. Here they will develop an intuition and understanding of physical principles by tackling a range of examples from idealised problems through to real-world situations. With our online resource we also provide pages that give insight and practice in fundamental mathematical and physical techniques that are essential for potential physicists and engineers to have at their fingertips.
This Roger Moore James Bond opening sequence features a beautiful free falling and opening of a parachute.
You could challenge your pupils to draw a velocity-time graph of Bond’s fall.
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This fun game guides you through series and parallel circuit rules. It also illustrates the place of switches and the difference between the different types of circuit.
Crack The Circuit
This simulation allows you to charge two balloons against a jumper and see how repulsion and attraction occur.
You can also use it to explain how a charged balloon can be made to stick to a wall. Give it a go next time you teach static electricity.
A Level Physics Online
These excellent video lessons take students through all A Level Physics concepts in a clear and manageable fashion. All exam boards are catered for. Past papers are also worked through question by question – example below. School subscriptions are available.
This handy booklet is published by the Institute of Physics and is full of guidance on finding your first physics teaching job.
The website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16–19. The site aims to help those new to teaching this age group, and assumes only a limited access to equipment, resources, and advice from experienced colleagues. It is not intended to constrain the development of other equally valid approaches. The resources may be downloaded and adapted according to your own requirements.
This website is for teachers of physics in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of physical concepts and processes.
Some of the experiments can be used as starting-points for investigations or for enhancement activities. Many have links to carefully selected further reading and all include information and guidance for technicians.