Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Practical Challenge

I’ve never made any secret of the fact that I’m more comfortable doing maths than practical work. I really value practical skills, they just take me ever so slightly out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone is being sat … Continue reading

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My female STEM role models – Ada Lovelace Day 2014

I’ve been thinking about my own female STEM role models as it’s Ada Lovelace Day. It’s not a pretty story for me though… The person I credit most highly with inspiring me to take physics further is my high school … Continue reading

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Teaching Gravitational Fields

I love teaching the gravitational fields topic. It always feels like the first ‘grown up’ physics topic we visit at the start of year 13. ┬áLike, finally we’ve laid all the ground work to be able to look at something … Continue reading

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An ode to ticker timers

I begin with hope, for practical achievement They’re brilliant they all said, and then you fail with your hidden parts and your ‘new’ label, I vent. ‘They never work!’ The whole experiment I think to bail but teacher pride leads … Continue reading

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