First workshop for the Cornwall Physics Education Partnership

The Cornwall Physics Education Partnership held its first teacher workshop on 10 October at Truro School. Delegates from eight local schools attended – Bodmin College, Camborne Science and International Academy, Falmouth School, Humphry Davy School, Penair, Richard Lander School, Truro High School and Wadebridge School. Led by Adam Laity (Head of Physics, Truro School) and…

Skittles and bowling: Teaching radioactivity

Take nine exhausted end-of-term science teachers, some radioactive sources, a few bags of Skittles, some play-dough and mix in a few dodgy sporting analogies – and you have all the ingredients needed for a successful Physics Partners training session! We started with some true/false statements to break the ice and tease out some themes. This…

Harris federation feedback

The enthusiasm of the facilitators for all things physics was infectious. Inexperienced staff at Harris have been given the confidence to teach physics in an engaging and challenging way. New and innovative teaching strategies have been demonstrated to ensure a positive impact on T&L in the classroom at Harris academies. S3 Physics have been used…

Thanks from Buxton School

I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed having the team from Physics Partners here for inset sessions. It has been really good to be able to ask questions and do the hands on practical with them. Other physics insets I have attended were just watch and do, but Physics Partners have the time…