SPN Physics CPD day at Dulwich College SATURDAY 18th October 2014
9.00 to 16.00
This day is open to all secondary teachers of Physics and Science, specialist and non-specialist. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there is no charge for the day. All we ask is that, if you book a place, you attend (we often have a waiting list for places).
The workshops and activities are targeted at KS3 and KS4 level. There are no A level sessions. Technicians are also welcome and will find workshops worthwhile but there is no specific ‘thread’ of sessions this year.
Please select one workshop from each session.
Session 1 – 9.35 -10.55
1A – KS3 Energy.
Making sense of the approach to teaching Energy in the new KS3 curriculum – Stores and Pathways.
1B – Cosmology.
We’ll focus on the teaching of two challenging concepts at KS4 – the Big Bang and the life cycle of stars. It includes an introduction to the IOP’s free DVD Teaching Astronomy and Space (11-16) and suggestions of accessible teaching activities.
1C – Teaching the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum.
Looks at innovative ways of teaching the electromagnetic spectrum including making a spectroscope!
Session 2 – 11.20 – 12.40
2A – KS3 Energy
This is a repeat of session 1A
2B – Interactions and Momentum
Explore Newton’s Third law, Conservation of Momentum and how these concepts have been used to make cars safer and try out some great experiments.
2C - Dealing with Misconceptions in KS3 Forces
Being aware of the common misconceptions will make your lessons easier to plan and more effective.
2D - Refraction, Lenses and Telescopes.
This workshop covers refraction effects, the images formed by lenses and their use in telescopes.
LUNCH – 12.40 – 13.30
Session 3 –13.30 – 14.30
3A - Money Matters
Ways of using money to teach Physics ideas.
3B – Girls in Physics
Exploring issues and some ideas for action to help ‘Improve the Gender Balance’.
3C – Encouraging TALK in Physics lessons
A series of activities to structure appropriate talk and group work in Physics lessons.
Session 4 –14.35 – 15.35
4A - Money Matters
This is a repeat of session 3A. Ways of using money to teach Physics ideas.
4B – Using TOYS to teach Physics.
Showing how many different toys can illustrate Physics ideas and applications.
4C – What happens next?
A collection of activities to stimulate discussion (good for exploring understanding).
4D – ‘Do Physics’
A collection of 20 short activities to illustrate physics ideas + careers information.
Evaluations and Farewells –15.35 – 15.50