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: Happy 25th Birthday Hubble, and Dawn spacecraft settles into its first science orbit around Ceres

By SophieH | 24 Apr, 2015 | 0

Cosmic confetti celebrates Hubble’s 25th birthday Star-spangled image released for anniversary of space telescope’s launch. The star cluster Westerlund 2 (centre right) forms the dramatic focus for this image released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. The space shuttle Discovery carried Hubble into orbit on 24 April 1990. […]

Today’s physics news: A record breaking clock which only loses a second in 15bn years, and a space history sale

By SophieH | 22 Apr, 2015 | 0

Record breaking clock invented which only loses a second in 15bn years The ‘optical lattice’ device is now three times more accurate than previous incarnations. Physicists have said they have fine-tuned an atomic clock to the point where it won’t lose or gain a second in 15bn years – longer than the universe has existed. […]

Today’s physics news: The largest individual structure ever identified by humanity, and lasers to shoot down space junk

By SophieH | 21 Apr, 2015 | 0

International Space Station could be fitted with huge lasers to shoot down space junk Space debris poses a huge risk to the satellites that are in space and power much of communication on Earth. Scientists want to fit huge lasers to the International Space Station (ISS) and use them to blast away the estimated 3,000 […]

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

Stained-glass windows are a portal into modern physics

By Tom S | 24 Nov, 2014 | 0
Quantum

Celebrating some of the highlights of 20th-century physics in stained-glass windows may seem like a tall order, but it’s a challenge that IOP member Tom Jacobs set himself and has completed with enthusiasm. He has created a series of seven windows to illustrate modern physics themes, plus one on global warming, that hang in his […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Happy 25th Birthday Hubble, and Dawn spacecraft settles into its first science orbit around Ceres

By SophieH | 24 Apr, 2015 | 0

Cosmic confetti celebrates Hubble’s 25th birthday Star-spangled image released for anniversary of space telescope’s launch. The star cluster Westerlund 2 (centre right) forms the dramatic focus for this image released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. The space shuttle Discovery carried Hubble into orbit on 24 April 1990. […]

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Education

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: What better job is there?

By Jo M | 30 Mar, 2015 | 0
Mary - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

In 2014, Mary was awarded one of our prestigious teacher training scholarships, which provides financial and academic support during physics teacher training. When we first met Mary, she was already working in a secondary school as a physics technician, but wanted to gain qualified teacher status. Read on to find out why she thinks there is […]

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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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