Extra-curricular resources and activities

Explore a wide variety of extra-curricular resources and activities to further engage your students listed below.

  • Ashfield Music Festival
    Ashfield Music Festival is an activity designed to develop skills in work-related learning and inspire more students to study physics post-16. 
  • Grants for schools and colleges
    The Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics run a small grants scheme designed specifically for schools and colleges.

    The aim of the scheme is to provide schools with grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics or engineering. Please read on for further information about the scheme on our IOP website.

  • I'm a scientist, get me out of here!
    I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is the UK’s largest online science engagement event where students get to meet and interact with real scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between the scientists, where students are the judges.
  • Toolkit for Organising Routes through Education events in Schools
    Everything to help organise an event to provide information for pupils and parents into different careers.
  • Physics in Perspective
    Physics in Perspective is a three-day enrichment course run by the IOP for sixth formers and college students.
  • SciCast Physics
    SciCast Physics was a mini-science-movie-making competition. Teams of all ages were challenged to produce films of less than two and a half minutes that explained a principle of physics in an entertaining way to non-scientists.

    While the competition is no longer running, all the films submitted are available to view on the website, making up a valuable classroom resource. 

    The site also contains information on film making techniques, advice on what equipment to invest in and a clear explanation of licensing issues – vital if you’re thinking of producing anything using words, music or images that are not your own.

  • Physics Activity Pack for STEM clubs 
    The Institute produces an activity pack containing physics-based ideas, resources and activities for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) clubs.
  • Thinking on your feet: Football and physics 
    This new resource from the education team has been developed in collaboration with Arsenal Football Club and explores 8 physics activities linked to the beautiful game.



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