Everyday Physics for GCSE

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5 December 2018
All Day
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Explaining everyday events and devices using GCSE Physics – contextualise your teaching!
Perfect for NQTs, RQTs and non-physics specialists
Two sessions – book for morning, afternoon or both.

Itinerary
Morning session: Planes, drones and automobiles
Using Newton’s Laws and the equations of motion to describe, explain and investigate motion of flying machines and cars.
Session 1: Physics of flight (1000-1100)
Using models and simulations to illustrate Newton’s Laws of motion and explain how aircraft can fly – interesting context to a challenging topic area.
Session 2: Guest speaker: PC Dave Holmes, Senior Forensic Collision Investigator, GMP (1115-1215)
How the equations of motion (particularly v2-u2=2as) is used to investigate (and prosecute) road traffic collisions.

Lunch (1215-1300)

Afternoon session: Motors, magnets and microphones
Session 1: Making motors (1300-1400)
Using simple equipment to make working motors and loudspeakers
Session 2: Mobile phone technology (1415-1515)
How does electromagnetic induction (a.k.a. the generator effect) give us microphones and wireless chargers?



Address

  • Loreto Grammar School
  • Dunham Road, Altrincham, WA14 4AH
  • United Kingdom
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