IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back…. Charlotte - 2013 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: They’re back….

Do you remember Charlotte, one of the IOP Teacher Training scholars we featured back in October 2013? Well, Charlotte successfully completed her SCITT physics teacher training in July and has recently commenced the new school year as a Newly Qualified Teacher. We caught up with Charlotte in the summer holidays to find out how things went […]

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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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Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?” StephenWells

Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?”

This year’s IOP Top 40 Work Placement students have now completed their placements and we’re finding out what they got up to. Today it’s the turn of Stephen Wells, who has just gone into his 4th year of an MSci Physics degree at Queen’s University Belfast. This summer he spent eight weeks on placement at […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Tractor beam breaks distance record, physics reveals nature’s sparkles, and hoverboard to go on sale

By Mike B | 22 Oct, 2014 | 0

Tractor beam breaks distance record

Today’s physics news: Comet Siding Spring whizzes safely past Mars, and the Hubble Space Telescope’s greatest hits

By Mike B | 21 Oct, 2014 | 0

Comet buzzes Mars

Today’s physics news: Comet skims past Mars, mysterious space plane returns to Earth, and name sought for Rosetta landing site

By Mike B | 20 Oct, 2014 | 0

Comet Siding Spring skims past Mars

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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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Education

The first time I taught: Measuring Speed with Ticker-timers

By CarolIne D | 1 Oct, 2014 | 3
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Lauren has now been teaching physics for five years. Towards the end of her PGCE, she had to teach a lesson on speed. A colleague recommended she use ticker-timers. This is what happened – and how it influenced her subsequent lessons This was the plan… I hadn’t used ticker-timers since I was in school but […]

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?”

By Joe W | 22 Oct, 2013 | 1
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This year’s IOP Top 40 Work Placement students have now completed their placements and we’re finding out what they got up to. Today it’s the turn of Stephen Wells, who has just gone into his 4th year of an MSci Physics degree at Queen’s University Belfast. This summer he spent eight weeks on placement at […]

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Physics around the world

IOP for Africa project in South Africa news

By Tom | 8 Aug, 2014 | 0

In an article earlier this summer, the South African Creamer Media’s Engineering Newswrote about how the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) are collaborating to help raise the standard of science and maths education in South Africa. The IOP international programme, IOP for Africa, and SAIP are involved in […]

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