Category Archives: Practicals

After the exams – a classroom update

Exam season is over again. Time to relax!   jk. I am, of course, still very busy. Year 11 and 13 gone though so less work having to be done out of school time. Yes! Year 12 have been back … Continue reading

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“The important thing is to never stop questioning!”

…I shout to my students as they disappear into the big wide world. I’ve done all I can for them now. The rest it up to them. Ok, so it’s a bit less dramatic in real life. I may have just … Continue reading

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Standing waves

Content, content, content, when will we fit in the assessed practicals, content, content, how close are the exams? content, is how most of my classes are going at the moment. I’ve been teaching year 12 about standing waves. We’ve looked … Continue reading

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Low tech practicals

Today I’m celebrating the low tech practical. Practical where the equipment looks basic. Then put together it shows off an amazing effect. Last week I made telescopes with year 11. They needed 2 lenses, 2 lens holders, blu tack and … Continue reading

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A practical challenge update and my jelly baby wave machine

A little update to my practical challenge. I’ve been trying to introduce a new practical to one of my lessons at least once a week. It’s been going very well. I’ve been dedicating one of my frees every week to … Continue reading

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SHM, damping and trolleys.

I missed posting a blog last week. Oh no! I’ll have to catch up with an extra one at some point to make my one a week challenge. I put my failure last week down to dealing with an ill … Continue reading

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Time and tasks inequality

This week clever humans landed a robot on a comet. We landed a robot on a comet! The tweets by the account @philae2014  have been brilliant and the last few, heartbreaking. What an amazing week for science. So why didn’t … Continue reading

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