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: Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report

By ChrisW | 25 Aug, 2015 | 0

Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study. BBC Image: A coal-fired power plant in Russia. Tim18 / Wikimedia Commons

Today’s physics news: Could this man made wormhole be used as an invisibility cloak?

By ChrisW | 24 Aug, 2015 | 0

Could this man made wormhole be used as an invisibility cloak? Scientists create ‘portal’ that conceals magnetic fields Researchers have built a device that can make magnetic fields invisible  It produces the illusion that a magnetic field has ‘tunnelled’ through space The device proves a theoretical technique for creating magnetic wormholes It could be adapted […]

Today’s physics news: Cassini’s latest photos from Saturn’s moon Dione, plus confirmation of cosmic neutrinos

By ChrisW | 21 Aug, 2015 | 0

  Farewell Dione! Cassini reveals spectacular views of Saturn’s moon during its final approach to the icy world Spacecraft passed 295 miles (474km) above Dione’s surface at 11:33am PDT (2:33pm EDT) on August 17 This was the mission’s last close approach to the icy world aimed at analysing Dione’s interior structure Two of the new […]

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Physics around the UK & Ireland

Creating a climate where it’s okay to ask questions

By Chris Worsfold | 26 Aug, 2015 | 0

There is a lot of public interest in the issue of climate change and how to meet the UKs energy requirements. But with so much of the public discussion dominated by conflicting opinion, it’s understandable that many people are left not knowing what to believe. In recent years the public has been told fracking in […]

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Daily news

Today’s physics news: Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report

By ChrisW | 25 Aug, 2015 | 0

Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study. BBC Image: A coal-fired power plant in Russia. Tim18 / Wikimedia Commons

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Education

Beyond the niche: how AuthorAID expands academic horizons

By Richard de Grijs | 17 Aug, 2015 | 0

  Richard de Grijs describes how AuthorAID, an INASP initiative that tackles the under-representation of researchers in developing countries, enriched his academic career following a move to China. Five years ago, I made the life-changing decision to resign from my comfortable academic position at the University of Sheffield and move to the Kavli Institute for […]

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Physics around the world

Beyond the niche: how AuthorAID expands academic horizons

By Richard de Grijs | 17 Aug, 2015 | 0

  Richard de Grijs describes how AuthorAID, an INASP initiative that tackles the under-representation of researchers in developing countries, enriched his academic career following a move to China. Five years ago, I made the life-changing decision to resign from my comfortable academic position at the University of Sheffield and move to the Kavli Institute for […]

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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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