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2018 IOP Big Day Out at Cosford

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Royal Air Force Museum

Lysander Avenue

Cosford

TF11 8UP

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This year our Big Day Out incorporates celebrating 100 years of the RAF. Lunch and refreshments are also provided making the entire event free to attend paid for by the Institute of Physics. This event is for anyone teaching physics to secondary school pupils and/or sixth form students, technicians also sometimes come along.

A full day of free physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network and the IOP Teacher Network. Teachers, trainees and technicians are all welcome, whether you are a physics specialist or not.

The programme is as follows:

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome and registration

10.15 - 10.30: Introduction

10.30 - 11.30: Workshop 1

11.30 - 11.45: Break

11.45 - 12.45: Workshop 2

12.45 - 13.30: Lunch

13.30 - 2.30: Workshop 3

2.30 - 3.30: Speed Networking*

3.30 - 3.45: Goody bags and close


Take a look at the workshop choices below, and decide which you'd like to attend. Please make a note of your choices, as you won't be able to see the following information when you enter your registration details. (You can download a copy of the timetable and workshop choices from talkphysics.org.)

*Speed networking will showcase several useful ideas in 10 min slots each. Last year we had useful contributions from delegates and if anyone has a "show and tell" to share please get in touch with Tom Dawson at physicsiseasy@googlemail.com

THE WORKSHOPS (choose 1 from each session)

Workshop 1 Choices

Workshop 1A: RAF 100 - The IOP has produced a set of eight STEM activities on behalf of the RAF, whose centenary it is this year. They are linked to the 11-16 curriculum, but each stands on its own. These activities are all downloadable, free of charge, at https://www.raf100schools.org.uk/. In this session, we'll demonstrate and give you some hands-on time with them.

Workshop 1B: Neodymium Magnets - This workshop will feature various demonstrations and experiments where neodymium magnets can be used. The ideas can be integrated into schemes of work at key stages 3, 4 and 5.


Workshop 1C: Do Physics - A carousel of short experiments suitable as starters, investigations or bait to draw students into greater involvement in Physics. They are easily set up and rich in intriguing Physics designed to inspire, provoke and engage. As well as trying experiments, we'll consider ways to use these with students to support careers.

Workshop 2 Choices

Workshop 2A: Rockets - Build your own “rocket” launcher. You can then use the compressed air launcher in the classroom to engage students with the design of the rockets. Through modifications such as adding fins or altering the shape of the nose cone, students can theorise and then try out how a rocket’s flight path can be affected.

Workshop 2B: Better equipped - Come and see how new physics equipment can be used in the classroom to inspire your pupils. Better Equipped will be incorporating Data Harvest in their workshop showing you what can be done with data loggers demonstrated by a physics teacher who now works for Data Harvest. You should go from here with a clear idea of what is possible within your own classroom using data loggers and sensors. (Or maybe you've got data logging kit at school but you just don't know where to begin in using it - let these folk help you).

Workshop 2C: Do Physics - A carousel of short experiments suitable as starters, investigations or bait to draw students into greater involvement in Physics. They are easily set up and rich in intriguing Physics designed to inspire, provoke and engage. As well as trying experiments, we'll consider ways to use these with students to support careers.

Workshop 3 Choices

Workshop 3A: Thermal Physics - Come and discuss and take part in a number of hands on activities to teach this topic including ideas on kinetic theory, specific and latent heat and energy transfer. Small make and take of easy immersion heaters for use in the classroom. Lots of engaging ideas about this KS3, 4 and 5 topic.

Workshop 3B: Neodymium magnets - This workshop will feature various demonstrations and experiments where neodymium magnets can be used. The ideas can be integrated into schemes of work at key stages 3, 4 and 5.

Workshop 3C: RAF 100 - The IOP has produced a set of eight STEM activities on behalf of the RAF, whose centenary it is this year. They are linked to the 11-16 curriculum, but each stands on its own. These activities are all downloadable, free of charge, at https://www.raf100schools.org.uk/. In this session, we'll demonstrate and give you some hands-on time with them.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Train to Cosford Rail station then a 1/2 mile walk/taxi to the museum. Cars can park on site for free by the cold war hangar.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Tom Dawson on physicsiseasy@googlemail.com


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We have a register of expected attendees and you simply give your name to the reception desk.

Can I update my registration information?

No. Once you have regiatered that is it but you can contact the organiser.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No. Your ticket is unique to you and is not transferable.

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