The Association for Science Education

Practical Work in Physics

Date: Tuesday 27th November 2012

Time: 04:35 PM to 04:35 PM

Location : National Space Centre, Leicester. Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Course Overview

This session aimed at non-specialist will enable exploration of KS3 and KS4 teachers of physics, ideas for teaching topics across the physics curriculum, develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective using the inspirational context of 'space'.

Hands-on opportunities will explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications.


Participants will be able to:

• develop an understanding of the nature, purpose and importance of
practical work in physics lessons
• employ new and established practical ideas and techniques to teach
physics topics and How Science Works
• plan how to incorporate these ideas into schemes of learning
Curriculum Topics Covered
• Forces and gravity
• Newton’s laws
• Scale and size of the universe
• Light and the electromagnet spectrum
• Heat transfer

See further details in the event flyer.

For more information, or to book a CPD teacher session, please contact Lisa Colford,
National Space Academy Administrator: or 0116 2582 147