A teacher's conference for all who teach physics.
The conference is free for anyone who teaches physics at any level or who is interested in physics education. The cost for the conference is met by the IOP; Bangor University kindly hosts the event.
09.30 – 09.45 Registration and coffee
09.45 – 09.50 Welcome
09.50 – 10.50 Guest Lecture
Bionic Boy, Ben Ryan (founder and CEO, Ambionics)
When Ben’s son had his arm amputated at 10 days old, he found the design and waiting time for a prosthetic arm unacceptable. Beginning work in his shed, he developed a better model, using an Xbox scanner and 3D printer. His aim through his company Ambionics is to help children everywhere adopt and continue to use prosthetics through into adulthood.
10.50 –11.05 Coffee
11.05 –12.05 Session 1
Select your workshop from: WJEC Update on the GCSE Science & GCE
Physics Qualifications, 360 Virtual Reality Tour of Diamond Light Source,
Bringing the Universe into the Classroom
12.05 –12.50 Lunch and Teach Physics Speed-Dating (bring along your favourite
12.50 –13.10 News Slot, Andrea Fesmer (IOP Teacher Network coordinator for North
13.10 –14.10 Session 2
Select your workshop from: Make and Take: Simple Solar Spectroscope,
Meteorites – A Thinking Skills in Science Mini-Project, Bringing the
Universe into the Classroom, Make and Take: Joule Thief
14.15 –15.15 Session 3
Select your workshop from: 360 Virtual Reality Tour of Diamond Light
Source, Make and Take: Simple Solar Spectroscope, Make and Take:
15.15 –15.30 Plenary
Questions, Evaluations and Goodie Bags
15.30 – 16.00 Stay & Network