Tag: Physics

Consolidating Newton’s 3rd Law

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We have been thinking about effective ways to teach and consolidate Newton’s 3rd law of motion and in particular we have focused on an example that often causes a lot of confusion among learners and (sometimes) teachers – an object at

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Half-life of Coke Zero bubbles – Essential new GCSE Science

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I took the video below using a Coke Zero bottle, shaking it and opening the lid to produce lots of bubbles. Then, I used the Vernier Video Physics app from my iPad to track the level of the bubbles as

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New GCSE Physics and pressure in a gas

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We have been looking at the new AQA GCSE specifications for next year and we thought the example in the two photos below would support teachers in tackling the “Changing pressure in a gas” topic which is physics only and HT. Note

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New mathematical requirements in GCSE Science

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We have been looking at the mathematical requirements for the new GCSE Science exams from September 2016, so we thought we’d share the mind map below we created to make sense of these requirements. The magnet, microscope and conical flask icons

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#ASEchat 30/05/16 – How are schools preparing for the new GCSE Science?

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We were once again very glad to host #asechat tonight and the topic, as always, was very relevant for practicing teachers of science. As expected, the suggestions given by the participants were very useful and some even shared resources for

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#asechat summary 28/03/16 – What Science Clubs do you run?

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We were glad to host #asechat tonight and we have tried to capture the most interesting threads in the Twitter Collection below. The chat was a bit quieter than usual, but that was to be expected on Easter Monday. However,

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Is this refraction?

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How many of you (like myself) has taught that the photo below shows an example of refraction in water?     But if that is an example of refraction in water, how do we explain the photo below?    

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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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