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4 December 2021
All Day
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Regional Physics CPD day at Bath University on Saturday 4 December 2021

We are delighted to welcome Physics teachers to this annual CPD day at University of Bath.   This year has an astrophysics theme, which includes a tour of the observatory, a python coding workshop, and a keynote talk on astrophysics research being conducted at the University. In addition to this, we have many fantastic physics-themed classroom workshops for you to choose from including networking opportunities, new and training teachers’ forum, local STEM-based careers and progression routes information.

This event has been organised in partnership with the Institute of Physics and University of Bath.

Who is this suitable for?
For all Teachers including ECTs, NQTs and Trainees teaching age range 11–14 (KS3), 14-16 (KS4) and 16-18 (KS5) physics.

We hope the event will be ‘in-person’ at University of Bath, but some sessions may be virtual due to Covid restrictions.

The full Programme flyer with session descriptions is available here

Workshop choices on Saturday 4 December
Session One (9.20 – 10.20am)
1A Using research to inform how we teach maths in physics
1B The lives and work of William and Caroline Herschel
1C Electricity 1 (SKPT)
1D LEGO Physics
1E Coding Workshop – Weighing supermassive black holes (double session 1E + 2E)
Session Two (10.25 – 11.25am)
2A Panel session – industry, ITE, STEM ambassadors
2B Radiation and Particles
2C Some alternative approaches to specific heat capacity
2D Developing excitement and curiosity
2E Coding Workshop continued (double session 1E + 2E)
Session Three (11.40am – 12.40pm)
3A Spaced learning – neuroscience applied to education
3B Using Vizier to do real astrophysics research in the classroom
3C Physics on a Shoestring
3D The Magic of EM Waves
3E Newton’s Laws (online only)
Session Four (1.40 – 2.40pm)
4A New Teacher’s Forum
4B Light and Colour
4C What’s on my electricity trolley
4D Enhancing the teaching of kinematics with Tracker software
4E Physics and Weather (online only)

Keynote (2.45 – 3.45pm) Predicting the future of our evolving Universe with variable stars, Dr Vicky Scowcroft, University of Bath


  • The Edge, Bath University
  • Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7PD
  • England

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