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 Graaf 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: Drones bounce back from collisions, and a bestseller book for Italian physicist

By SophieH | 27 Mar, 2015 | 0

Drones bounce back from collisions Scientists have created a drone with flapping wings that can fold in and rebound following a mid-air collision. By copying the wing anatomy of birds and bats, the researchers designed a mechanism to allow their flying robot to squeeze between obstacles and recover from impacts. Details are published in the […]

Today’s physics news: Graphene sandwich makes square ice formation, and Russia to take tourists to ISS

By SophieH | 26 Mar, 2015 | 0

NASA plans mission to land on asteroid and explore deep space The mission in 2020 would cost more than $1.25bn and involve grabbing a boulder from an asteroid and having humans inspect it in space. NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it […]

Today’s physics news: Guardian readers offered the opportunity to search the skies with the Bradford Robotic Telescope, and Curiosity Mars rover detects ‘useful nitrogen’

By SophieH | 25 Mar, 2015 | 0

Search the skies with the Bradford Robotic Telescope For the next month the telescope will be free for Guardian readers to remotely observe the moon, nebulae, constellations and other objects in the night sky. The Bradford Robotic Telescope sits more than a mile above sea level on the rim of an old volcano on Tenerife […]

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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: Drones bounce back from collisions, and a bestseller book for Italian physicist

By SophieH | 27 Mar, 2015 | 0

Drones bounce back from collisions Scientists have created a drone with flapping wings that can fold in and rebound following a mid-air collision. By copying the wing anatomy of birds and bats, the researchers designed a mechanism to allow their flying robot to squeeze between obstacles and recover from impacts. Details are published in the […]

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Education

The first time I taught: Electrostatics

By CarolIne D | 27 Mar, 2015 | 0
electrostaticballoon

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 Graaf generator hold back her lesson on electrostatics         Year 10 Scheme of Work: Electrostatics. In my head flashed images of the […]

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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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