A Level Physics day for teachers

Practical work – Graphs and their interpretation Robert Birke Teaching and learning coach Stimulating Physics Network robert.birke@iop.org As a physics teacher I very rarely have the time to do whole experiments. I just get time to check the equipment is working so it was quite refreshing to have a go at some experiments under the […]

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A Level Physics day for teachers

Making molecules real Prof Neil A. Downie Air Products Plc / University of Surrey/ Royal Academy of Engineering http://www.saturdayscience.org/ At the start of his lecture Professor Downie demonstrated some of the experiments from his book. You can see him demonstrate some of these experiments such as the carrot cannon on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kecNGkZWD_4   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Book-Saturday-Science-ebook/dp/B007BOB8EU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375052670&sr=1-1 The […]

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A Level Physics day for teachers

Research carried out at King’s College London Different scales in the Universe: Two different scales at once From the very small to the very big http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_imaging    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/biohealth/research/divisions/randall/research/sections/structural/index.aspx The Structural Biology Section of Kings focuses on determining protein structures by X-ray crystallography and NMR, supported by other biophysical techniques and computer-aided molecular modelling. Current research […]

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A Level Physics day for teachers

Update on Cosmic Inflation and Dark Stuff Malcolm Fairbairn, KCL Physics malcolm.fairbairn@kcl.ac.uk Research Dr Fairbairn’s  research is concerned with the interaction between cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics. In particular he is interested in dark matter, dark energy, cosmological inflation and particle astrophysics. Cosmic inflation, not to be confused with ……..        Historical note: […]

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Year 12 at Thorpe Park

Year 12 Rooks Heath Physics students at Thorpe Park You might think that physics is all about boring things like electricity but it is important for fun things like animations and thrill rides such as those at Thorpe Park. The students were lucky to spend the day experiencing the rides and took part in a […]

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