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The 11th Annual East Midlands Network Day

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You are invited to the 11th annual Institute of Physics East Midlands Network Day at Ockbrook School on Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 9.30am - 3.15pm. The whole day (including lunch and refreshments) will be FREE OF CHARGE, thanks to support from the Institute of Physics and Ockbrook School. The school is situated close to Derby, 5 minutes from J25 on the M1 and 1 minute from the A52

The conference features a keynote lecture presented by Dave Cotton and IoP Teacher Network coordinator in Preston, entitled “Tones, Tines and Tings” - a short discourse on the development of ideas and usage of oscillation and vibration in music and beyond. This has been developed in memory of Anthony Waterhouse. You also have the opportunity to choose three workshops from seven from a busy programme, exploring ideas to use in your labs and classrooms for age 7 - 18, along with novel resources, cutting edge applications of Physics, and hands-on practicals. These will be run by IoP Physics Network Coordinators and SPN Teaching and Learning Coaches. The programme and workshop details are below.

All teachers of physics are welcome – including experienced teachers, those new to physics teaching, NQTs, technicians and trainees.

09.30 Coffee and registration

10.00 Welcome - Neal Gupta (IOP Teacher Network Coordinator, Derby)

10.05 Lecture: ‘Tones, Tines and Tings’
A short discourse on the development of ideas and usage of oscillation and vibration in music and beyond. This has been developed in memory of Anthony Waterhouse. Dave Cotton (IOP Teacher Network Coordinator, Preston, Lancs)


11.00 Workshop 1 *

11.55 Workshop 2 *

12.50 L U N C H

13.30 Workshop 3 *

14.25 Have you ever shown them this?

14.55 Evaluations

15.00 Plenary and raffle

15.15 C L O S E

*Choose 3 workshops from seven on offer this year (all the workshops are repeated):

A Everyday Physics with Marvin & Milo
The essence of ‘Everyday Physics’ practicals is that they are easy to set up, using readily-available, cheap items. While the experiments should be fun, we can always ask: “Why does that happen?” In some cases, there may be a satisfactory explanation at the level of primary-school science. In others, they can be used to introduce quite complicated concepts. Key Stage 2,3,4 & 5


Sue Woolhouse (IOP Teaching and Learning Coach, Loughborough)

B Putting GCSE practicals in context
Physics is a practical subject. This workshop will help you put GCSE practical experiments into relevant, real life contexts to make them more meaningful to students. The workshop includes some practical activities linked to the GCSE practicals, but the main focus is delivering GCSE experiments as part of a package that incorporates real-life situations, uses results to solve problems and ideas from industry to move the focus of practical work beyond just passing exams. You will be able to take away resources. Key Stage 4

Nicky Thomas (Gender Balance Officer: Stimulating Physics Network & Physics Network Coordinator, Herefordshire and Worcestershire)


C Applying the New Approach to Energy
In this session you will look at how the new approach to energy can be applied at key stage three and key stage four. Attendees will be provided with resources to help them carry out theoretical and practical work with energy and a structured approach to assessment. Key stages 3 & 4

Darren Forbes (IOP Teaching and Learning Coach - Widnes)


D Do Physics!
A series of 20 short intriguing practicals, cheap and easy to set up which provoke the question ‘why is it doing that?’ . These are very flexible and may be used as starters, revision or as an overview at the start of a new topic. Key stages 2,3,4 & 5

MIck Rolley (IOP Teaching and Learning Coach - S.Yorks)

E Light always travels in straight lines
This workshop will explore how light changes direction during reflection, refraction, dispersion, and total internal reflection. The wonders of Pepper’s Ghost, lasers, and lenses amongst others will also be explored. Key Stages 3 & 4

Peter Tiktin (IOP Teaching and Learning Coach, Nuneaton)

F Tuning forks and other oscillations
A workshop with some sound ideas for teaching oscillation and vibration in the classroom. This will provide some novel ways to use those dusty oscilloscopes.
Key Stages 3 & 4
Dave Cotton (IOP Teacher Network Coordinator, Preston, Lancs)

G Practical Physics for Key Stages 3 & 4

Engaging practicals and demonstrations for forces, waves, heat transfer
and electricity that can be used at Key Stages 3 and 4. Key Stages 3 & 4


Mathew Taunton (IOP Teacher Network Coordinator, Leicester)


There is no cost for the course, and a sandwich lunch is provided. We’ll run a waiting list, so please let us know if you’re unable to attend.

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