Energy and Thermal Physics

Videos to support the remote teaching and learning of energy and thermal physics

Remote teaching support for 11-14 14-16 16-19

A selection of videos that are suitable to use remotely with your students.

For students aged 11-16

Videos relating to energy stores

Pendulum demonstration - do you trust in the laws of physics?

Stacked ball drop

Energy song

Coupled pendulum experiment - students could discuss the energy stores involved

Videos relating to Energy resources

Energy use in the home - can bikes be used to power your home?

Why is the atmosphere getting warmer? 

Videos relating to thermal energy

Which freezes faster: hot or cold water?

Fireproof balloon

  • Marvin and Milo flame balloon home experiment -  instructions for students to do this experiment themselves with adult supervision.  All experiments are carried out at your own risk.  To avoid risk of injury or damage, we recommend that you follow the instructions as shown, and that a responsible adult supervises all practical activity and considers the suitability of each task for their child.

For students aged 16-19

Misconceptions about temperature

Perpetual motion machines (with references to ideal gas laws)


appears in the relation ΔEΔt>ℏ/2 ΔQ=mcΔθ E=hf E ∝ A^2
has the special case Photon Energy
is used in analyses relating to Emission/Absorption Spectra Phase Change
IOP DOMAINS Physics CPD programme

New videos on forces

Our first collection of videos gives teachers and coaches of physics a preview of the training we offer ahead of this term's live support sessions.

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