Tag Archives: science teaching

#YorkTU

On Monday I made the trip to York to go to the science teach meet hosted by the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). It’s been an annual event since 2012. This year is the first year I’ve been … 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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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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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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