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Authoritative guidance for teachers on practical physics from the Nuffield Curriculum Centre and the Institute of Physics.
Institute of Physics
In this activity children investigate the effects of gravity and create a series of force diagrams to explain what it would be like in zero gravity.
The International Year of Astronomy provides a wonderful opportunity to explore with children the amazing universe that surrounds our own planet Ea
Julie Wiskow shares how her school has achieved the Space Education Quality Mark and brought this topic to life.
Justin shows us a simple way of taking long-exposure photos of the Sun's apparent traverse of the sky.
A teaching module to introduce students to a feature of the nature of science (analogies and models) through learning about a curriculum topic (ele
Keith S. Taber
Forces, motion, electricity, atomic physics and wave effects can be illustrated using outdoor student activities.
Leonardo Colletti explores how teaching activities looking at the physics concept of rotations can support learning about movement and the solar sy
What does effective ‘Environmental’ or ‘Sustainability Education’ look like? How does this link to best practice STEM education?
Analogies relating to electric circuits can aid understanding but the limitations of such analogies should always be considered.
Mark D. Walker