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IOP Big Day Out at Cosford - Thursday 20th June 2019

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Royal Air Force Museum

Lysander Avenue

Cosford

TF11 8UP

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The IOP is enabling FREE attendance at the IOP Physics Big Day Out at the stunning venue of RAF Cosford museum. 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 may also come along. Each person attending needs to book their own ticket through this platform.

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 - 13.45: Updates

13.45 - 14.30: Talk - Prof. Judith Hillier - "In what ways is physics education research relevant to physics teachers?"

14:30 - 15:30: Workshop 3

15.30 - 15.45: Goody bags, evaluations 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. There is also a Talkphysics page where resources for the event will be put for you to download later. This will also be emailed to you in your e-receipt/ticket: https://www.talkphysics.org/events/iop-big-day-out-at-cosford/

THE WORKSHOPS (choose 1 from each session)

Workshop 1 Choices

Workshop 1A: Using smartphones in class. In this workshop we will explore useful and engaging ways to use smartphones in physics. Examples of practical activities will be given and there will be plenty of hand-on activities to model how to make the most of your students’ devices both at GCSE and A-level. Please bring your own fully charged device to this workshop. (This session is repeated later)

Workshop 1B: Maths in Physics. A look at some useful approaches in helping both teachers and students understand and apply maths in physics with a particular emphasis on the use of units (the power of the “per”) and on handling equations.

Workshop 1C: Wonders of Waves. This workshop covers teaching approaches, pitfalls and fun demos to enhance your teaching of waves, including the jelly baby machine and alternative approaches for some required practicals. Suitable for KS3-5 teachers.

Workshop 1D: Thermal Physics - making an aircraft move. This is something that you could bring your Year 10/11 and Year 12/13 students to do at Cosford. Both lifting and propelling aircraft depend on Newton's Laws of Motion. Propulsion, whether by propeller, 'jet' or rocket depends on thermodynamics. Let's talk about these with some real engines in front of us.

Workshop 2 Choices

Workshop 2A: Using smartphones in class. In this workshop we will explore useful and engaging ways to use smartphones in physics. Examples of practical activities will be given and there will be plenty of hand-on activities to model how to make the most of your students’ devices both at GCSE and A-level. Please bring your own fully charged device to this workshop. (This is a repeat of an earlier session).

Workshop 2B: 3B Scientific. Join Nadine from 3B Scientific for a hands on session covering a range of equipment, including Teltron tubes, electric circuits, optics and waves.

Workshop 2C: Teaching electricity. Models and approaches for teaching electricity at KS3 and beyond. The session will share some practical and hands-on ways to engage learners, address misconceptions and develop a sound understanding of current electricity, and share some time and frustration-saving resources for teaching.

Workshop 2D: Physics on foot. Whizzy stuff is part of physics, but the kit costs money and needs to be set up. This workshop will walk you through some acting-out of physics ideas that require only the simplest of kit. Comfortable footwear would be useful, but no greasepaint will be needed (unless you really want to). Suitable for all ages.

Workshop 3 Choices

Workshop 3A: The electromagnetic spectrum. This workshop will also include a circus of activities linked to applications of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Workshop 3B: Ideas for teaching electromagnetism. Explore a range of practical approaches and teacher demonstrations to bring this topic to life. Including the motor effect, electromagnetic induction and uses of electromagnetism. Practice applying Flemings left hand rule and learn some alternative ways of doing familiar experiments.

Workshop 3C: Magnet magic - a workshop to demonstrate the power and wonder of neodymium magnets.

Workshop 3D: Help me know / teach. We thought it would be good just to have an open session where you can bring along any questions you might have about knowing or teaching any areas of physics. There will be three or four IOP folk available so that smaller groups can be made for more bespoke discussions to help you.

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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