Category Archives: Activity

Diverse physicist list – the posters

For the last week before summer, I gave year 12 the task of researching a physicist from a list I provided and making an informative poster with the information they found. They’ve worked really hard after the exams (most of … Continue reading

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A lesson With Metacognition

Last week I had an observed lesson and I included a specific bit of work on metacognition. It was to do with how to approach practical work. What things to think about when considering your set up and measurement taking. … Continue reading

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Blackout Poetry using Physics Text

I like to occasionally take the time in my lessons to do something creative. This activity was inspired by seeing similar poetry created by students in another school on twitter (sorry I can’t recall who posted it). It was for … Continue reading

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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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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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Nice to meet you. Physics 1st lessons.

Oh gosh! Nearly missed out on doing a weekly post already! Must be back in the full swing of a teaching term. Busy at every moment! Its been a nice first week meeting new classes. I have a year 10 … Continue reading

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