Physics for Non-Specialists Online - Electromagnetism
This series of modules delivered online, aims to support non-specialist, early career and trainee teachers with physics teaching to Key Stage 4.
This course comprises a series of modules and aims to support non-specialist, early career and trainee teachers with physics teaching to Key Stage 4. It will be delivered by experienced trainers from Physics Partners working in partnership with the ASE.
Each module is a 3-hour Saturday session, and will focus on one topic. The overarching aim is to improve participants’ confidence in teaching physics.
The course will cover common physics misconceptions, pedagogical content knowledge and a structured approach to tackling GCSE level examination questions. Novel teaching approaches will be also introduced as well as relevant online resources, including the ASE's Concept Cartoons, a valuable learning resource used by many teachers in physics lessons, which are available at discounted rates. Modules remaining for this year include Radioactivity on 12th March and Astronomy on 2nd April.
We’ll start by revising the field around bar magnets before going on to introduce the magnetic field around a current-carrying conductor and solenoid and uses of electromagnets. We will then introduce the motor effect, the force on a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field and how a motor works.
Break 10.30 – 10.45
Session 2 10.45 – 11.45
We will demonstrate some of the experiments associated with electromagnetism from a lab, including electromagnets, motors and electromagnetic induction.
Break 11.45 – 12.00
Session 3 12.00 – 13.00
In this session we will look at dynamos, generators and transformers and some typical GCSE questions on this whole topic.
Supporting Teaching Resources - Concept Cartoons
ASE and Millgate House are delighted to be able to offer the Concept Cartoons physics package at a discounted rate for participants of Physics for Non-Specialists.
Concept Cartoons are designed to introduce science concepts in everyday settings. Each character within the Cartoons has a different opinion about the science being discussed. All of the possible answers are plausible and highlight common learner misconceptions. Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective and designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking. Every Cartoon is guaranteed to provoke passionate discussion and leave pupils wanting to know more.
The resources for physics teaching include the following:
- Section 1 – Living things
- Section 10 - Light and shadow set 1
- Section 11 – Light and shadow set 2
- Section 12 – Sound set 1
- Section 13 – Sounds set 2
- Section 14 – Earth and moon
- Section 15 – Space and gravity
- Section 2 – The nature of materials
- Section 3 – Changes and properties of materials
- Section 4 – Electricity and magnetism set 1
- Section 5 – Electricity and magnetism set 2
- Section 6 – Physical and chemical changes
- Section 7 – Forces and motion
The link for viewing examples and ordering the Physics Concept Cartoons is:
The normal price for the above resources is £15, reduced to £12 when you input the discount code which will be provided to registered participants.
ASE Member £37.50
ASE Member student/RQT/NQT £32.50
ASE Non-Member £75.00
Teachers from Multiple Academy Trusts may benefit from discounted rates according to the total number of teachers registered from each Trust - please email email@example.com for further details.
For queries about the course in general, please email firstname.lastname@example.org