Year: 2015

Slow Motion Slinky in Free Fall

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One of the most interesting demos in the IOP workshop “What Happens Next?” is the falling slinky and I think it might also be in the Marvin and Milo cards. Anyway, with modern technology more readily available in the pockets

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#ASEchat summary – 23/11/15 What games work well to teach science?

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Tonight we were moderating a great and engaging session at #ASEchat and, as usual, we have added our summary in the form of a Twitter Collection below. As always, please forgive us if your contributions are missing, but we had

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A-level practical endorsement using ICT – Free Fall experiments

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Many schools will have started planning their practical endorsements for their A-level students. Although there is not much new from what we have always been used to do, all exam boards have stressed the importance of practical work, particularly because

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Pluto and Charon – endless opportunities for numeracy and literacy

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With more and more data and amazing images arriving from New Horizons every day, there has never been a better time to look at the two body system Pluto-Charon and embed engaging literacy and numeracy opportunities in your science lessons

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Goodbye Science on Stage 2015

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So this is an account of the last day of Science on Stage 2015, London. Last Saturday was the last day of the festival and the only day when we actually had some time to go around and look at

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Science on Stage 2015 – Open Day

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Today it was Open Day at Science on Stage 2015, which meant a hoard of science teachers external to the festival joins us to see the ideas and projects brought by European educators. It was a really nice day, but very

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Science on Stage 2015 – Day 2

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The second day at Science on Stage Europe 2015 was even more enjoyable and valuable than the first day. We didn’t have as much time as we would have liked to go around different stands, because the day was packed

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Science on Stage 2015 – Day 1

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We have the great privilege of representing Britain at this year’s Science on Stage Europe and this series of blog posts will attempt to give you a flavour of the great ideas, projects and inspiring atmosphere that can be felt

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Space to engage – #asechat summary 25/05/15

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It was again a pleasure to moderate #asechat this evening and, as usual, the collection of ideas and resources suggested by the educators who took part were really good and useful! I have created a Twitter Collection that summarises the

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iPhone 6 Vs SLOPRO

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I recently purchased an iPhone 6 and I couldn’t wait to check out the new slow motion camera they fitted in the phone. This is a proper high frame per second camera and the images are not rendered digitally. To

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