The first time I taught: Electrostatics electrostaticballoon

The first time I taught: Electrostatics

Katie is a newly qualified teacher in a school where she is the only physics specialist. She is used to learning from her own mistakes so she didn’t let a broken Van der Graaff generator hold back her lesson on electrostatics         Year 10 Scheme of Work: Electrostatics. In my head flashed images of the […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: It’s never too late to train to teach… Jeremy - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: It’s never too late to train to teach…

Jeremy has spent 25 years working in industry, and most of this time was spent working abroad. In 2014 he decided it was time to move back to England with his family to rediscover English culture, which paved the way nicely for a new career in the classroom… “I have been working in the electronics and […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David….. David, IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David…..

Are you holding back from a career in teaching physics because your subject knowledge is rusty? If you’re considering the idea of a career in the classroom but haven’t picked up a physics text book for many years, it’s natural to feel that a lack of confidence in your subject knowledge will let you down. […]

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IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph……… 2014 IOP Scholar, Joseph

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph………

For many people, the decision to train to teach is made several years after embarking on a career in industry. For others, the decision is simpler and is made whilst studying at college or university, and is usually due to the encouragement and enthusiasm of an inspirational teacher. This was the case for Joseph, one […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Long space flight can make astronauts’ skin thinner, and a nascent ‘Kuiper belt’

By SophieH | 28 May, 2015 | 0

How can we stop big science hoovering up all the research funding? As science money is increasingly awarded to a small number of expensive projects, some academics argue that a new funding system is needed. Big science costs big money. The 100,000 Genomes Project will burn through £300m by the time researchers sequence the genetic […]

Today’s physics news: Seasonal noctilucent clouds are back, and Nobel laureate to sell off prize gold medal

By SophieH | 27 May, 2015 | 0

Watch the skies: the season for rare and mysterious noctilucent clouds is here Noctilucent clouds shimmer in the twilight summer sky on the very edge of space itself. These rare apparitions could be warning us about climate change. Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere prepare: the 2015 noctilucent cloud season has begun. These beautiful, rare […]

Today’s physics news: Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation, and Putin’s space dream dragged into £1bn black hole

By SophieH | 26 May, 2015 | 0

What’s hot? Life sciences challenge tech in global innovation The life sciences industry is increasingly taking over from the tech sector in driving global innovation, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of global patents. With more patents applied for or granted in 2014 than in any other year in history, humankind has never been more […]

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

First person to walk in space hails cosmonauts exhibition at the Science Museum

By Tom S | 27 May, 2015 | 0
Leonov's self-portrait of his spacewalk

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, described the narrow escapes of the mission when he visited the Science Museum on 21 May to highlight its forthcoming exhibition Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age. During his 12-minute walk on 18 March 1965, Leonov had to pull himself back towards the spacecraft to avoid […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Long space flight can make astronauts’ skin thinner, and a nascent ‘Kuiper belt’

By SophieH | 28 May, 2015 | 0

How can we stop big science hoovering up all the research funding? As science money is increasingly awarded to a small number of expensive projects, some academics argue that a new funding system is needed. Big science costs big money. The 100,000 Genomes Project will burn through £300m by the time researchers sequence the genetic […]

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Education

IOP Scholars’ Programme: the wonders of the universe viewed from a field in Cheshire

By CarolIne D | 15 May, 2015 | 0

  Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the University of Manchester. It has been welcoming parties of school visitors for generations. So it was the obvious place for an IOP Scholars supertrip   Jodrell Bank is home to the Lovell Telescope. Since 1957, it has been probing the depths of space and it is still the third […]

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Physics around the world

Melanie Windridge will be blogging from Svalbard on viewing the northern lights and March’s solar eclipse

By Tom S | 4 Feb, 2015 | 1
Melanie Windridge

“You should be here earlier in the winter. When it was colder,” said Knut, the Sami reindeer herder in his gruff, accented English. “Now it’s warm weather, rain, we can’t see the northern lights.” “We haven’t seen them at all since I’ve been here,” I replied. “That’s nearly a week. It’s been cloudy every day.” […]

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Physics videos

Physics videos, 9 August 2013: YouTube Geek Week physics review

By Nizaar K | 9 Aug, 2013 | 0

This week is YouTube Geek Week. We’re joining in the celebration and have gathered up some of the best physics bits from YouTube’s content drive for your perusal…

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