A day for everyone teaching Physics, specialist or non specialist, in and around Sheffield. A mix of workshops, lectures, new ideas, practicals together with convivial networking designed to enhance your skills in engaging the next generation of young people with physics.
This is a free day being jointly supported by the IOP and Tapton school. Lunch is provided.
Title: The sound of science and the science of sound
Ed Daw is a physicist and the University of Sheffield, and an amateur musician. His talk will cover the generation and processing of signals at audio frequencies, in other words, how to generate jazz and blues from Maxwell’s equations.
WORKSHOP SUMMARIES – Please select three from the list when you register.
Workshop A: Football and Physics – Lawrence Cattermole and Neil Atkin, IOP
This workshop will use the ‘Thinking on your feet: football and physics’ published resources from the Institute of Physics, developed with Arsenal FC, to present cheap, readily available resources and ideas for using football to teach physics to students of all ages, including kicking/throwing further, accelerating, changing momentum, balance/stability, the energy efficiency of a bounding ball and how to curve a free kick. These can relate directly to GCSE specs and be used to engage and motivate some unexpected students in your physics classroom.
Workshop B: RAF 100 – Richard Bonella and Helen Pollard, IOP
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, the RAF and IOP have got together to unveil some of the physics behind flight and the technical aspects of flying and woven them into a series of interesting practical activities for your students which you can take away. Room for History buffs too.
Workshop C: The new Energy Stores – Darren Forbes, IOP
The new specs are talking about energy stores rather than forms but this has also prompted some wrinkles during the introduction . In this workshop we will be trying to smooth out some of these winkles and help you deliver the energy topic with confidence and verve.
Workshop D: Stretching the more able physicists – Devinder Gill, Ermysted’s Grammar School Skipton, IOP
Do some of your students coast through lessons, lacking motivation because they find all the work that little bit too easy? In this workshop we will explore strategies to ensure that the students can remain engaged and stimulated during the whole lesson. KS4,5.
Workshop E: Make and take electric circuit modelling – Dan Cottle, King Edward VI Fiveways school Birmingham
Come and make a good physical model of what happens in a circuit. Allow students to imagine what happens as electrons flow as a current in a circuit and how they are made to move. All parts supplied – easy assembly – a new interesting learning tool for you to take away and use right away! Suitable for anyone teaching Physics 11-18.
Workshop F: Physics on a Shoestring – Joanna Kent, IOP
Physics equipment budgets a bit thin? Come to this workshop to discover ways of drawing good solid physics from everyday items in ways which wont break the bank or anything else.
Workshop G: Do physics! – Rachel Hartley, IOP
Do Physics is a series of 20 short hands-on practicals designed to inspire provoke and engage. They may be used as starters, investigations or bait to draw students into greater involvement in Physics. They are cheap, easily set up and rich in intriguing Physics. KS 3-5.
Workshop H: Isaac Physics – Ally Davies, IOP
Isaac Physics aims to improve the problem-solving skills of Physics GCSE and A-level students. In this session, Ally will show you how to use Isaac Physics materials in your teaching. You’ll also learn how to set (FREE) online homework assignments for your students and see their marks before they bring their work to the next lesson! Less marking and faster, better feedback!
Workshop I: Lifting the lid; God and/or the big Bang? – Mick Rolley, IOP
What about the evidence for the origins of the universe? Has the astrophysical evidence ruled out the need for a divine Creator? What do we ACTUALLY think about this or do we quietly skirt around the issue when it comes up in the interests of not upsetting or offending people who think the opposite to me? Does it even matter? What do you do when challenged by more inquisitive or (sometimes) belligerent students to justify your position? Whatever your belief come along to hopefully find some useful starting points to begin to unravel these issues in a safe but gently challenging environment!
Workshop J: Gender
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