The first time I taught: Electrostatics

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…

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: Wearable technology in the classroom, and some questions from an AMA with Stephen Hawking

By SophieH | 28 Jul, 2015 | 0
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    Wearable technology in the classroom: what’s available and what does it do? There’s little stopping teachers experimenting with ‘wearables’ such as virtual reality headsets in lessons. Journalist David Nield explores what’s out there. The Guardian ( Teacher Network) Renewable energy poses challenge for Tokyo The world’s largest wind turbine looms over the port […]

Today’s physics news: Earth 2.0, and an origami bridge

By SophieH | 24 Jul, 2015 | 0
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Earth’s twin is found, but it’s a long-haul relationship Nasa has discovered the first Earth-like planet potentially capable of supporting life, in a constellation of the Milky Way more than 8,400 trillion miles away. The Times If we discover extraterrestrial life, what happens next? Fifty years ago the era of robotic exploration of our solar […]

Today’s physics news: A village on the moon, a #guardianscienceinsix vine and a ‘space’ pool plan

By SophieH | 23 Jul, 2015 | 0
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    The world’s most charismatic mathematician On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left home with a trunk on his back. He was a skinny 18-year-old, with long, unkempt hair – a sort of proto-hippie – and although he generally preferred to go barefoot, on this occasion he wore strappy Jesus […]

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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: Wearable technology in the classroom, and some questions from an AMA with Stephen Hawking

By SophieH | 28 Jul, 2015 | 0
wearable-tech

    Wearable technology in the classroom: what’s available and what does it do? There’s little stopping teachers experimenting with ‘wearables’ such as virtual reality headsets in lessons. Journalist David Nield explores what’s out there. The Guardian ( Teacher Network) Renewable energy poses challenge for Tokyo The world’s largest wind turbine looms over the port […]

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Education

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: My volunteering inspiration…

By Jo M | 7 Jul, 2015 | 0
Miranda - 2014 IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Volunteering inspired Miranda to look further into a career in teaching physics. She took a break from her role in cancer research to gain different experiences and decide whether to continue in research or to try something new. “I gained experience with young people through a local Girl Guide group; I loved doing the science […]

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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 | 0

“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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