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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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#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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Science playlists

As part of my routine at the start of lessons, I play music as pupils come into the classroom, get settled and start to answer the revision questions on the board. Of course, the music needs to be somehow linked … 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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