Tag Archives: Physics

Physics Journal Club: Bad Science

This was the theme for the second physics journal club (PJC) I am running as an enrichment activity at the large sixth form I work at. I decided on the very general theme of Bad Science and broadly considered how … Continue reading

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Physics Journal Club: What makes Science a Science?

Now that I’m working at a large sixth form college I wanted to try and set up an extra-curricular physics club. Taking advantage of having a pool of over 300 As and A2 students, compared to the 10 or so … Continue reading

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common whiteboard mistakes to avoid

Following a hilarious staffroom conversation about our biggest whiteboard errors in front of a class, I thought I’d write my list of biggest whiteboard mistakes a new physics teacher should avoid: Think carefully before you draw a rocket. Especially if … Continue reading

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My teaching nemesis: Newton’s third

I’m sure everyone has a topic they teach where they teach it, the students look blank, you teach it differently, still blank, you then do it even differently, same response. Doubt, panic, fear! This happens to me every time I’ve … Continue reading

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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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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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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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