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Book review: Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine (part two)

The first part of this review can be found here. It deals with STEM subjects at school and as careers, and neuroscience and how it can, or more likely can not, be applied to explain gender differences. The third section … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender and my physics classroom (part 1)

Mostly this is a book review of my Easter holiday read: Delusions of Gender: the real science behind sex differences by Cordelia Fine. I’m interested in gender issues generally and have had this near the top of my to read … 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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Accidental discoveries of physics in literature

I love reading books. Usually novels that require me to look up the meaning of a word every now and then. Bonus points if they make me cry. Extra credit for adding to my already sleep deprived state because I … 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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Book Review: Punk Learning – Tait Coles

Safe to say I expected to like this book before I started reading it. That’s why I chose it from the pile of education books that have appeared in the school library.  It appealed to me, as a punk and … Continue reading

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Back to school! Hip hip hooray!

It’s back to school day! Yey! I love this time of year. Imagining what exciting things I’ll do with my classes. What new things I’ll try that will make my classes the best, most exciting places to be EVER! My … Continue reading

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A new Energy scheme for year 7

I’m in the middle of rewriting the physics energy topic for year 7. This here’s a few thoughts about it as I’m writing it. I noticed it’s down to be one of the first topics in September, so it will … Continue reading

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My summer to do list :-)

Don’t worry I’m doing lots of relaxing and fun things this summer. I’m also spending a day a week getting ready for September. It’s nice not working in the evenings 🙂 So what do I need to do before September? … Continue reading

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I love books. <3

I love books. Really love books. This is my sciencey/education book shelves. I’ve just moved house and there are still some books packed away. My main university text is missing from my shelves (University Physics: Young and Freedman). As well as some … Continue reading

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