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7 October 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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For all teachers of Physics… join the Welsh Physics Teachers Conference Brecon 2020 which will be online this year between 5th-10th October 2020. A fabulous free week of presentations and workshop for teachers, technicians and PGCE students with opportunities to network with colleagues online.

Movement, measurement and the Laws of Motion – The development of mass-produced inertial sensors for consumer electronics has provided low-cost, wearable acceleration sensors. These lightweight systems can capture movement kinetics with millisecond resolution and so provide detailed time-series data on human motion. In this talk I will discuss the use of accelerometers to study human movement patterns and describe the signals analysis that provides information in two example studies – activity intensity of school children and the fitness levels of professional footballers.

In relation to science teaching, I aim to convince you that accelerometers provide a ready-tool for demonstrating the laws of motion and when applied to human movement also allow exploration of the fundamentals of physiological dynamics.

Suitable for teachers, technicians and students KS4 and KS5.

To register go to https://welshphysicsteachersconferenceonlinebrecon2020.eventbrite.co.uk
(to book this workshop choose Wednesday and then W1)

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