Classroom Physics: June 2020
The June edition of Classroom Physics is digital-only as most schools and colleges have been operating remotely during the COVID-19 period.
This issue concentrates on ideas for teaching and learning remotely. If your school is opening up to students and you would like support, get in touch with your local IOP teacher support team.
We very much hope all students will be able to return to school in September. But whatever happens, our resources, our CPD sessions and our physics coaches are available to all teachers of physics for the rest of this term and beyond.
In this issue...
Teaching in lockdown
"The last few months have probably been the most challenging of your teaching career. We applaud your determination and have been amazed at your ingenuity." Message from Charles Tracy, IOP Head of Education
Resources for teaching and learning physics remotely
A comprehensive set of materials which teachers and students can use from home, organised by topic, age range and resource type.
Can students learn from simulations home alone?
Physics education researchers discuss how effective online simulations can be when face-to-face practical work is not possible.
The socially just physics classroom
"You may have heard the term science capital - but what can you do to support and build the science capital of your students?"
Findings from Professor Louise Archer's Aspires 3 project.
News from Wales, Scotland and Ireland
Find out how we've been supporting teachers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - and find some online CPD or local support near you.
Classroom activities: physics at home
Practical activities to set for your students to try out at home:
- whistling waveforms - download an oscilloscope app to investigate pitch and loudness
- elastic band universe - build a model universe using washers and elastic bands.
We’re working on the next edition of Classroom Physics. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything that you would like us to include!