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Our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. You can also contact your local Physics Network Coordinator to request a workshop on a topic of your choice, or to host a regional session.

EVENTS

EVENT

LOCATION

DATE

DETAILS

Space Science on Earth – Physics in a box

High School for Girls Denmark Road, Gloucester
GL1 3JN

22 June 2017
4.30pm - 6.30pm

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Find out how students can follow the example of Tim Peake’s physics demonstrations, during his time on the International Space Station, but here on Earth! Explore the physics of free fall with some engaging demonstrations that will enthuse your students and make them appreciate the physics of the International Space Station.

The workshop includes a ‘Make-and-Take’ activity: you will make and then be able to take away your own starter demonstration set up in a box, along with capturing the film footage of it and some ideas for follow-up. You will need to bring your own smartphone.

Annual South West Physics Day

University of Exeter
EX1 2LU

23 June 2017
9am - 3.45pm

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This popular CPD day features a mix of practical workshops, inspiring talks and congenial networking. All teachers of physics, technicians and trainees are welcome. Sessions will include ideas for those new to physics teaching as well as the more experienced, with stimulating material for use in your labs and classrooms with ages 11 upwards.

More details to follow.

Demonstrating cool and very cool physics

Kingswood School
BA1 5RG

27 June 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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We will be looking at cool and very cool physics demonstrations using a combination of liquid nitrogen, dry ice and thermal cameras. Please bring along your favourite demos for this too. We are also hoping to have time to discuss the new A level exams our students have just taken as well as continuing the discussion on the practical endorsement activities.

Refreshments available from 4.30pm. The timetable is below – you can arrive late/leave early if you need to. Please bring along any ideas or resources that have worked for you.

4.30 – 5pm General sharing of ideas/demos.
5 – 6pm Cool and very cool physics demos – led by Lewis and Lawrence.
6 – 6.30pm Continued discussion and sharing of further ideas and resources.

The Triple Bits of Physics

The Arnewood School
BH25 6RS

28 June 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Are you a non-physicist preparing to teach triple physics next year? Or are you a physics specialist wanting to brush up on topics in the new triple science specifications?

This workshop has two aims. Firstly to develop a solid understanding of the concepts taught in triple physics. Then to identify key areas of difficulty for students and to share strategies for helping them to succeed in the classroom.

Topics covered will include nuclear physics, advanced mechanics, pressure in fluids, lenses, ray diagrams, colours, black body radiation, the generator effect and space physics.

This workshop is suited to teachers, trainees and technicians.

There will be a free bag of IOP resources for each delegate.

Required Practicals at KS3

Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
BN11 2JX

6 July 2017
3.30pm - 4.30pm

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The second half of ‘KS3 friendly ways of gaining skills ready for KS4 required practicals’. These practicals aim to make students more familiar with the context of the investigation as well as lay down foundations for the skills required at KS4.

Annual Physics CPD Conference at Charterhouse

Charterhouse School
GU7 2DX

8 July 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm

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A full day of Physics CPD workshops provided by the Stimulating Physics Network – whether you’re a physics specialist or not. All teachers of physics, technicians and trainees are welcome to attend.

Join us for another free day of varied physics CPD, including a wide range of workshops, a supplier exhibition, and a chance to network with colleagues from across the region. We’re excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Anu Ojha OBE, Director of the UK’s National Space Academy programme and a Director of the National Space Centre.

Lunch and refreshments provided.
More details to follow.

Keble College
OX1 3PG

7 - 10 August 2017 (residential)

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Our First Year programme covers core topics such as electricity, energy and forces. You’ll be exposed to a range of ideas and resources to address physics teaching issues, including gender balance in the classroom.
There will also be a range of social activities for you to enjoy!

Places are currently open to non-specialist teachers of physics in
SPN Partner Schools only.

More information - stimulatingphysics.org/summer-schools

Keble College
OX1 3PG

7 - 10 August 2017 (residential)

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Our Second Year programme builds on the foundations laid in the first year course and introduces new topics including radioactivity, momentum and electromagnetism. There will also be a range of social activities for you to enjoy!
The second year course is for teachers who've previously attended a first year course. Places are currently open to non-specialist teachers of physics in
SPN Partner Schools only
.

More information - stimulatingphysics.org/summer-schools

KS2 and KS3 Overlapping in Science – raising the level of challenge in KS3 practicals

Davison CE High School for Girls, Worthing
BN11 2JX

21 September 2017
3.30pm - 4.30pm

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This session is an opportunity to try a range of physics-based activities at KS3 aiming to extend the level of challenge from Y7-Y9 (following the AQA KS3 curriculum).

St Peter's School
BH14 8UL

Request this workshop in 2017

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Making something abstract concrete is a useful tool for those teaching physics. Cloud chambers allow students to see the paths that ionising radiation has travelled. In this workshop you get to make a take-away cloud chamber big enough for a group of people to see into. You'll also get ideas for getting the most out of your dry ice.

Con or fusing? Teaching KS3 Electricity

South Molton Community College
EX36 4LA

Request this workshop in 2017

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Join us for another no-cost CPD session provided by the Stimulating Physics Network. This event is run by Physics Network Coordinator Alastair Cuthbertson.

Your regional team


Suzy Gray

Higher Education Liaison Officer

s.gray@soton.ac.uk

02380 592 624

Trevor Plant

TLC Team Leader

trevor.plant@iop.org

07850 311 229

Lawrence Cattermole

TLC Deputy Team Leader

lawrence.cattermole@iop.org

07850 311 905

Teaching and Learning Coaches (IOP)

Neil Atkin

neil.atkin@iop.org

07540 203 722

Alessio Bernardelli

alessio.bernardelli@iop.org

07525 631 483

Bill Gott

william.gott@iop.org

07850 311 910

Colin Piper

colin.piper@iop.org

07769 755 056

Joanna Kent

joanna.kent@iop.org

07540 204 087

School-based Physics Coach and Lead School

Jill Noakes, Truro & Penwith College

jillnoakes@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Link Schools with Adviser

Catherine Bickley, Bohunt School

cbickley@bohunt.hants.sch.uk

Isabelle Parks, The Arnewood School Academy

i.parkes@arnewood.hants.sch.uk

Physics Network Coordinators

Alessio Bernardelli

alessio.bernardelli@iop.org

Alastair Cuthbertson

mandacuthbertson@gmail.com

Lin Harwood

lin.home@zams.co.uk

Gender Balance Officers

Nicky Thomas

nicky.thomas@iop.org

 

 

 

 

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