Welsh Physics Teachers Conference 2021 - October 8th-15th 2021

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The Welsh Physics Teachers Conference Brecon 2021 which will have a blended approach this year between 8th -15th October

About this event

A fabulous week of free presentations and workshop for teachers, technicians and PGCE students with opportunities to network with colleagues.

The event will begin with a quiz - face to face which you are welcome to attend, in Brecon on Friday October 8th at 7pm.

Teachers will have an opportunity to meet face to face in the Brecon Beacons on Saturday 9th October where we will be offering workshops at an Alpaca Farm. There will be an opportunity to participate in an Alpaca trek as well as network in peaceful surroundings.

The remainder of the events will be online

On Sunday we will host a series of workshops on “Physics and Religion” online which will provide opportunities for discussion and debate.

We will offer a varied programme of online workshops, shows and presentations between 1.30pm and 8pm each evening Monday to Friday which will culminate in a virtual whisky tasting live from the Penderyn Distillery in the Brecon Beacons on Friday evening. Book your place now.


Wythnos wych o gyflwyniadau a gweithdy am ddim i athrawon, technegwyr a myfyrwyr TAR â chyfleoedd i rwydweithio â chydweithwyr.

Bydd y digwyddiad yn dechrau gyda chwis wyneb yn wyneb ac mae croeso ichi ymuno ar-lein ddydd Gwener Hydref 8fed am 7pm.

Bydd cyfle i athrawon gwrdd yn Bannau Brycheiniog wyneb yn wyneb ar ddydd Sadwrn 9 Hydref lle byddwn yn cynnig gweithdai ar Fferm Alpaca. Bydd cyfle i gymryd rhan mewn taith Alpaca yn ogystal â rhwydweithio mewn amgylchedd heddychlon.

Ddydd Sul byddwn yn cynnal cyfres o weithdai ar “Ffiseg a Chrefydd” ar lein a fydd yn darparu cyfleoedd i drafod a thrafod

Byddwn yn cynnig rhaglen amrywiol o weithdai arlein, sioeau a chyflwyniadau rhwng 1.30pm ac 8pm bob rhwng dydd Llun a dydd Gwener yn gorffen gyda taith a rhith-flasu chwisgi yn fyw o Ddistyllfa Penderyn ym Mannau Brycheiniog ar nos Wener. Archebwch eich lle nawr

Saturday 9th October Workshops - Alpaca Farm 10.30am - 3.30pm face to face

Trek with Alpacas

Sa1: What Alpacas and other animals can teach us about Physics

This session will explore various ways in which animals can help to engage us with ideas in school physics. Different activities and resources will be shown and, as we will be located on an Alpaca farm, they will feature heavily. We will look at aspects of forces and motion, energy and thermal physics, sound, light and electromagnetic waves and even some electricity. Have you ever wondered what is the terminal velocity of an Alpaca? (No Alpacas will be harmed before, during or after this session.)

Sa2: Projectiles; rockets and spitting alpacas face to face

In this workshop we'll build a "rocket" launcher that uses paper projectiles that are easy to make and alter, allowing students to carry out projectile motion experiments across all age ranges from 11-19. (A decent manual air pump is required). We'll also look at other examples of projectile motion including water jets, cherry stone spitting and chameleon tongues...and spitting alpacas.

Sunday 10th October 2pm - 4pm

Physics and Faith online

Su1: Physics and Faith 2pm Stephanie Bevan

Join Steph Bevan and friends to discuss the relationship between Physics and faith. We will explore some of the historical and growing misconceptions between Physics and religion and consider ways that those in physics careers and religious communities could work more closely together to benefit all.

Su2: Physics and Faith 3pm online

(Invitation Only): Physics and Faith Round Table Discussion – What is the need for a positive interaction between Physics and Faith? Can the IOP work closer with faith groups for a common goal?

Monday 11th October 1.30pm - 8pm online

M1: An Introduction to Teaching Forces and Waves - Dr Lawrence Cattermole 1.30pm - 3pm

We will use simple demonstrations, activities and explanations that can be used flexibly and across the Key Stages to help develop understanding based on consistent ideas. The teaching of Forces and Energy will be looked at both separately and where they can usefully be related with resources provided. This session is suitable for trainee teachers embarking on a PGCE, NQTs and those teaching physics outside their subject specialism, although all teachers are welcome to attend.

M2: Spaced Learning Physics - Alessio Bernardelli 4pm

In this workshop we will explore current research into neuroscience to consider how long-term memories can be formed and the timeframes needed by our brain to encode new information in complex cognitive constructs. We will review the evidence from neuroscience studies and research carried out in the classroom to apply these principles. Finally, we will consider how this approach could be used to enhance students’ learning in physics.

M3: Keeping up the Momentum - Graham Perrin 5pm

Momentum is a difficult concept to get across. Can it be made more accessible by considering the history of physics? Should it be taught before Newton's Laws? In this session, we'll be exploring the origins of the concept of momentum and discussing ways of teaching it.

M4 - From Deep Space to Deep Impact: bringing the solar system down to Earth - Prof Paul Roche 6pm

The Faulkes Telescope Project (based at Cardiff and Swansea universities) provides free access to a global network of research-grade 2m, 1m and 0.4m telescopes. Part of its focus is on studying asteroids and comets, the building blocks of our solar system, but also the bringers of death and destruction for the dinosaurs. This talk will cover the educational opportunities available, from discovering new asteroids and measuring their rotation rates, to observing the wide variety of icy comets that periodically (and sometimes randomly) appear in the skies. Classroom activities, including desktop simulations of asteroid rotation and an online impact calculator, will be covered under the Down2Earth programme. Bring the 3 ‘D’s of STEM education (Death, Destruction and Dinosaurs) into your classroom!

M5 - From cat skin to submarines –soft materials that are a bit of a stretch.Professor Helen F Gleeson University of Leeds

Liquid crystals are a type of soft matter best known for their use in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and much of the research in the area over the past 30 years or so has been focused on achieving what was once science fiction – TVs that hang on the wall and mobile telephones that communicate both visually and audially. However, LCD technology is now mature and for some time now new, exciting properties of liquid crystals that might lead to rather futuristic applications have been emerging. This talk shows how some of the unique properties of liquid crystals can be used for other applications, including electrically switchable focus contact lenses. That work inspired a strand of research on the physics of liquid crystal elastomers as candidates for making mechanically switchable focus lenses. Liquid crystal elastomers are rubbers formed from liquid crystal units that have remarkable properties because of the interaction of the polymer network with the ordered liquid crystal units. Suggested applications include artificial irises, self-cleaning surfaces for solar panels and artificial muscles. Thin films of these materials have been shown to lift many times their own weight. In our research, we discovered a completely new physical property in liquid crystal elastomers - auxetic behaviour – whereby the material gets thicker when stretched rather than thinner. This is a property shared with cat skin and the proposed meta-acoustic properties are of potential use in submarines. Our initial understanding of the physics of the auxetic behaviour and some potential applications are described.

Tuesday 12th October 1.30pm- 8pm online

T1 : Careers in Physics – looking beyond the box - Cerian Angharad 1.30pm - 3pm

Join Cerian Angharad who will sharing resources and platforms on Careers in Physics and discussing how this can be integrated into classroom teaching. STEM Ambassadors with Physics related careers or work where Physics is an applied skill will offer a short 20 minute session showcasing how physics impacts on their working life, and how attainment in physics broadens career opportunities.

T2: Teaching Electricity and Magnetism cohesively - Dr Lawrence Cattermole 4pm

This session will look at ways of teaching Electricity and Electromagnetism cohesively across the Key Stages, to help develop understanding based on consistent ideas. We will use demonstrations, activities and explanations that can be used flexibly, and in doing so we will compare and contrast static electricity and magnetism, static electricity and electrical circuits, simple circuits and mains electricity, and electricity generation and its use.

T3 - Curriculum for Excellence - Stuart Farmer 5pm

Since its introduction in 2010 Scotland’s ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ while successful in some areas has also been dogged by problems, unintended consequences, and a series of changes to the National Qualification courses such as Higher and Advanced Higher Physics resulting in significant workload for teachers. The pandemic brought further tensions and highlighted structural problems, particularly with assessment. Following sustained pressure from professional bodies and opposition parties the Scottish Government commissioned the OECD to conduct an independent review of the Scottish school curriculum. Its report was published in June 2021 and all twelve of its recommendations immediately accepted by the Scottish Government. This includes the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the break up of Education Scotland, the national support and inspection agency, as well as many other changes. This session will provide some background and highlight lessons learned from the implementation of what many see as a forerunner of a Curriculum for Wales.

T4: Physics for All - David Keenahan 6pm

IOP strives to make physics communities more welcoming and supportive for people from all backgrounds. Our schools are more inclusive than in the past, but can teachers of physics be more accommodating and understanding of physics students with special educational needs? This workshop will explore how we might adapt our teaching to support students who have dyslexia, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, etc.

T5: The Magic of Physics - Sue Carvell 7pm

Susan Carvell aka Scientific Sue is joining us once again to share many of her Science Magic Tricks which she uses in her live and virtual shows and workshops. They are designed to have the WOW factor tool aimed to hook young minds and capture their curiosity and imagination – as these are the two key elements required for our budding scientists and engineers to become the inventors of tomorrow.

Wednesday 13th October 1.30pm 8pm online

W1: Whole School Equity and Inclusion Project - Samantha Borley 1.30pm - 3pm

The Whole School Equity and Inclusion project in Wales aims to significantly increase the number of students from under-represented groups progressing to physics-based routes post the age of 16. In this workshop we will help teachers to identify the barriers that may be limiting their pupils’ aspirations and will show how these barriers can be addressed in the classroom and across the whole school. 

W2: GCSE and GCE Physics Update WJEC - Helen Francis 4pm

The examinations board will provide an update on GCSE examinations and discuss Science and GCE Physics

W3 Light and Space - Lewis Matheson 5pm

In this session Lewis will show some ideas you can use in the classroom when teaching about colour, ray diagrams and how we observe the moons, planets and stars. Suitable for anyone teaching about light and space from KS3 to A Level.

W4: Physics, weather and forecasting - Alison Alexander and Ruth Wiltsher 6pm

Physics plays a major part in meteorology.In this workshop we will look at some relevant physics-based concepts and measurements. Join in and explore physics related to temperature, pressure, air movement, radiation and many more concepts relevant to weather forecasting. We will be asking you to try out some simple activities. You will need to have ready some miscellaneous items easily found at home. A list will be sent to participants who sign up.

W5 - Physics Down Under 7pm - 8pm

Join colleagues in New Zealand to share resources and find out how the teaching of Physics has evolved over 11,000 miles away. An opportunity to network and share experiences.

Thursday 14th October online

Th1: Prep Room Physics Cerian Angharad 1.30pm - 3pm

An opportunity for technicians to talk to colleagues online and share resources and ideas. This session will be supported by suppliers and their technical team. Please encourage your technicians to engage. An opportunity to network with other schools across Wales and beyond.

Th2:Physics in Archaeology - Anthony Clowser and Keith Jones 4pm

'Physics in Archaeology - join Anthony and Keith as they use Physics knowledge and skills to travel back in time to tell the story of how the people of Wales lived in the past. We will be discussing techniques such as Geophysics, radioactive dating and others used by archaeologists to find out about the past. The techniques discussed will be linked to the stories of sites across Wales in time and location, and to topics in the Science curriculum for Wales. Suitable for all.

Th3: The Digital Century - Prof Neil Stansfield National Physical Laboratory

It has been said that the nineteenth century was the century of chemistry, the twentieth century the century of physics.The twenty first century is the century of digital. In 2020 over two thirds of the earth’s population had internet access – 96% in the UK. The number of active smartphones in the world grew to nearly 3.5 billion. 30 billion devices were wirelessly connected to the internet to form an ‘internet of things. Welcome to the digital age, where digital technologies are the engine of the economy and of society, and data is the fuel. But can we be confident in the technologies that are the bedrock of this digital world? So join us to talk about the digital world and discuss how we can harness science and engineering to provide trust and confidence in this rapidly changing world.

Th4: Materials in Action Dr Diane Aston 6pm (Head of Education and Professional Development at IOM3)

Materials play a central role in our lives. Maybe you would choose the but to a great extent we take them very much for granted. How often do you consider the engineering and science that has gone into producing all the things around you. In this presentation we will explore how the use of these biocompatible materials have helped change and improve the technology that we rely on by looking at how they are used in computers, aircrafts, sports equipment and medical devices. The use of biocompatible materials inside our body has allowed us to improve the quality of life of millions of people and we are now able to successfully replace joints, lenses and even blood vessels. Join us on a journey of discovery.

Th5: Physics in Ireland - David Keenahan 7pm

Each Thursday during term Teachers of Physics in Ireland meet online at IOP Ireland Physics Hub. These events give teachers an opportunity to share ideas and support each other. Each Hub event offers a blend of short presentations from guest contributors and offers opportunities to discuss and ask questions. As part of the Welsh Physics Teachers Conference this special edition of Physics Hub welcomes delegates from the Conference. Suitable for all.

Friday 15th October online

F1: An introduction to teaching Electricity and Waves - Dr Lawrence Cattermole 1.30pm - 3pm

We will use simple demonstrations, activities and explanations that can be used flexibly and across the Key Stages to help develop understanding based on consistent ideas. The teaching of Electricity and Waves will be looked at separately, as well as where there is meaning that can helpfully be applied to both, with resources provided. This session is suitable for trainee teachers embarking on a PGCE, NQTs and those teaching physics outside their subject specialism, although all teachers are welcome to attend.

F2: Teaching Motion - Gary Williams 4pm

This workshop will look at how the projectile launcher made in a previous workshop can be turned into a "Dragster" launcher and the teaching opportunities that this presents. It will help if you already have a launcher but details of how to build one will be available. We will discuss how this and similar ideas can form the basis of a topic for teaching across the Curriculum for Wales 'Science and Technology' AoLE, including ways to make timing gates. Suitable for all.

F3: Ireland's Greatest Physicists - Paul Nugent 5pm

Ireland is a small island nation on the edge of Europe. It is well accepted that Ireland ‘punches above her weight’ in terms of producing many excellent writers, musicians and sports people. Irish scientists have contributed to some of science’s greatest achievements: splitting the nucleus, putting men on the moon, discovering pulsars, putting cars on the road and many more. Join us in this session as we discover the lives and work of these scientists who helped to change the world. {Disclaimer: we will only have time to discuss some of the many}

F4: Tones, Tines and Tings: Ideas, Demonstrations and Stories for teaching Sound. David Cotton 6pm

The sound world of speech and song in which most of us live and communicate is rich and complex. How can we better engage our students in exploring the basic physics on which all this depends? Enjoy ideas and demonstrations that focus on aspects of sound waves in the curriculum and beyond. These ideas tell a story based on the development and use of oscillation and vibration in music and communication, for example, how to turn a tuning fork and a magnet into a model guitar pick up! Key Stages 3,4,5

F5:Virtual Tour of Penderyn Whisky 7pm

Penderyn, the leading Welsh whisky distillery, s in the historic village of Penderyn on the southern tip of the Brecon Beacons, because of the site’s own supply of fresh natural spring water. They also had a unique copper single-pot still designed by Dr David Faraday, a relative of the great 19th-century scientist Michael Faraday.

At Penderyn they produce their own malted barley spirit which, when matured, is recognised worldwide as one of the finest single malt whiskies. The majority of their spirit goes into casks for ageing in their cellars.. With investment, inspiration, hard work, attention to detail, the finest barley, expert distillers and the best American oak bourbon casks, Penderyn Whisky has quickly gained a worldwide reputation winning several awards en route.

The virtual tour will provide an unique opportunity to see the Distillery, ask questions and sample a variety of popular Penderyn bottlings, which will be delivered in 2cl bottle samples via post before the tour take place.

Manylion yn Gymraeg

Dydd Sadwrn 9 Hydref wyneb yn wyneb

Gweithdai / Taith gydag Alpacas. Fferm Alpaca

Bydd diwrnod cyntaf Cynhadledd Athrawon Ffiseg Cymru yng nghanol Bannau Brycheiniog. Ymunwch â ni am gyfres o weithdai sy’n canolbwyntio ar Ffiseg yr Alpacas. Wrth i chi gerdded gyda’ch gilydd o amgylch Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog, byddwch chi’n dysgu rhai ffeithiau diddorol am yr anifeiliaid hudolus a chwilfrydig hyn. Mae’r golygfeydd gwych yn gefndir perffaith ar gyfer dysgu a rhwydweithio. Byddwn yn ymdrechu i roi profiad therapiwtig a doniol i chi a’ch cydweithwyr.

Sa1: Yr hyn y gall alpacas ac anifeiliaid eraill ei ddysgu inni am Ffiseg

Bydd y sesiwn hon yn archwilio amrywiol ffyrdd y gall anifeiliaid helpu i ennyn ein diddordeb yn yr ystafell ddosbarth. Bydd gwahanol weithgareddau ac adnoddau yn cael eu dangos ac, gan y byddwn wedi ein lleoli ar fferm Alpaca. Byddwn yn edrych ar agweddau o rymoedd a ffiseg symud, egni thermol, tonnau sain, golau ac electromagneteg a hyd yn oed rhywfaint o drydan. Ydych chi erioed wedi meddwl beth yw cyflymder terfynol Alpaca? (Ni fydd unrhyw Alpacas yn cael ei niweidio cyn, yn ystod neu ar ôl y sesiwn hon.)

Sa2:Taflegrau; rocedi a phoer alpacas!

Yn y gweithdy hwn byddwn yn adeiladu lansiwr “roced” sy’n defnyddio taflegrau papur sy’n hawdd eu gwneud a’u newid, gan ganiatáu i fyfyrwyr gynnal arbrofion ar gyder pob ystod oedran o 11-19. Byddwn hefyd yn edrych ar enghreifftiau eraill o fudiant taflegryn gan gynnwys jetiau dŵr, poeri cerrig ceirios a thafodau chameleon … a phoern alpacas.

Dydd Sul 10 Hydref arlein

Su1: Ffiseg a Ffydd

Ymunwch â Steph Bevan a’i ffrindiau i drafod y berthynas rhwng Ffiseg a ffydd. Byddwn yn archwilio rhai o’r camdybiaethau hanesyddol a chynyddol rhwng Ffiseg a chrefydd ac yn ystyried ffyrdd y gallai’r rheini mewn gyrfaoedd ffiseg a chymunedau crefyddol weithio’n agosach gyda’i gilydd er budd pawb.Addas I bawb.

Su2: Trafodaeth bwrdd crwn Ffiseg a Ffydd (gwahoddiad yn unig)

Beth yw’r angen am ryngweithio cadarnhaol rhwng Ffiseg a Ffydd? A all yr IOP weithio’n agosach gyda grwpiau ffydd tuag at nod cyffredin?

Dydd Llun 11 Hydref arlein

M1: Cyflwyniad i Ddysgu Grymoedd a Thonnau / Dr Lawrence Cattermole

Byddwn yn defnyddio arddangosiadau, gweithgareddau ac esboniadau syml y gellir eu defnyddio’n hyblyg ac ar draws y Cyfnodau Allweddol i helpu i ddatblygu dealltwriaeth yn seiliedig ar syniadau cyson. Edrychir ar ddysgu Grynoedd ac Egni ar wahân a lle y gallant fod yn gysylltiedig â’r adnoddau a ddarperir. Mae’r sesiwn hon yn addas ar gyfer athrawon dan hyfforddiant sy’n cychwyn ar TAR, ANG a’r rhai sy’n dysgu ffiseg y tu allan i’w harbenigedd pwnc, er bod croeso i bob athro i fod yn bresennol.

M2: Dysgu Bylchog mewn Ffiseg / Alessio Bernardelli /CA3-CA5

Yn y gweithdy hwn byddwn yn archwilio ymchwil gyfredol i niwrowyddoniaeth i ystyried sut y gellir ffurfio atgofion tymor hir a’r amserlenni sydd eu hangen ar ein hymennydd i amgodio gwybodaeth newydd mewn lluniadau gwybyddol cymhleth. Byddwn yn adolygu’r dystiolaeth o astudiaethau niwrowyddoniaeth ac ymchwil a gynhaliwyd yn y ystafell ddosbarth i gymhwyso’r egwyddorion hyn. Yn gyffredinol, byddwn yn ystyried sut y gellid defnyddio’r dull hwn i wella dysgu myfyrwyr mewn ffiseg.Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

M3: Cadw’r Momentwm i fyny / Graham Perrin / CA3-CA5

Mae momentwm yn gysyniad anodd i’w gyfleu. ellir ei wneud yn fwy hygyrch trwy ystyried hanes ffiseg? A ddylid ei ddysgu cyn Deddfau Newton? Yn y sesiwn hon, byddwn yn archwilio gwreiddiau’r cysyniad o fomentwm ac yn trafod ffyrdd o’i ddysgu. Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

M4: O’r Gofod Dwfn i’r Effaith Ddwfn: dod â chysawd yr haul i lawr i’r Ddaear / Yr Athro Paul Roche / CA3-CA4

Mae Prosiect Telesgop Faulkes (wedi’i leoli ym Mhrifysgolion Caerdydd ac Abertawe) yn darparu mynediad am ddim i rwydwaith byd-eang o delesgopau gradd ymchwil 2m, 1m a 0.4m. Mae rhan o’i ffocws ar astudio asteroidau a chomedau, blociau adeiladu ein cysawd yr haul, ond hefyd y rhai sy’n dod â marwolaeth a dinistr i’r deinosoriaid. Bydd y sgwrs hon yn ymdrin â’r cyfleoedd addysgol sydd ar gael, o ddarganfod asteroidau newydd a mesur eu cyfraddau cylchdroi, i arsylwi ar yr amrywiaeth eang o gomedau rhewllyd sy’n ymddangos yn yr awyr o bryd i’w gilydd (ac weithiau ar hap). Bydd gweithgareddau ystafell ddosbarth, gan gynnwys efelychiadau bwrdd gwaith o gylchdroi asteroid a chyfrifiannell effaith ar-lein, yn cael eu cynnwys o dan raglen Down2Earth. Dewch â’r 3 ‘gwybodaeth’ o addysg STEM (Marwolaeth, Dinistrio a Deinosoriaid) i mewn i’ch ystafell ddosbarth! Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

M5: O groen cath i longau tanfor – deunyddiau meddal sy’n ymestyn / Yr Athro Helen F Gleeson, Prifysgol Leeds

Mae crisialau hylif yn fath o fater meddal sy’n fwyaf adnabyddus gan eu bod yn cael eu defnyddio mewn arddangosfeydd crisial hylifol (LCDs) ac mae llawer o’r ymchwil dros y 30 mlynedd diwethaf wedi bod yn canolbwyntio ar gyflawni’r hyn a oedd unwaith yn ffuglen wyddonol – setiau teledu sy’n hongian ar y wal a ffonau symudol sy’n cyfathrebu’n weledol ac yn glywedol. Fodd bynnag, gall priodweddau crisialau hylif arwain at gymwysiadau y dyfodolol. Mae’r sgwrs hon yn dangossut y gellir defnyddio rhai o briodweddau unigryw crisialau hylif ar gyfer cymwysiadau eraill, gan gynnwys lensys cyffwrddffocws trydanol.

Dydd Mawrth 12 Hydref arlein

T1: Gyrfaoedd mewn Ffiseg – edrych y tu hwnt i’r bocs / Cerian Angharad /CA3-CA4

Ymunwch â Cerian Angharad a fydd yn rhannu adnoddau a llwyfannau ar Yrfaoedd mewn Ffiseg ac yn trafod sut y gellir plethu hyn i addysgu yn yr ystafell ddosbarth. Bydd Llysgenhadon STEM sydd â gyrfaoedd neu waith sy’n gysylltiedig â Ffiseg lle mae Ffiseg yn sgil gymhwysol yn cynnig sesiwn fer 20 munud yn arddangos sut mae ffiseg yn effeithio ar eu bywyd gwaith, a sut mae cyrhaeddiad mewn ffiseg yn ehangu cyfleoedd gyrfa.

T2: Dysgu Trydan a Magnetedd yn Gydlynol / Dr Lawrence Cattermole / CA3-CA4

Bydd y sesiwn hon yn edrych ar ffyrdd o ddysgu Trydan ac Electromagnetiaeth yn gydlynol ar draws y Cyfnodau Allweddol, i helpu i ddatblygu dealltwriaeth yn seiliedig ar syniadau cyson. Byddwn yn defnyddio arddangosiadau, gweithgareddau ac esboniadau y gellir eu defnyddio’n hyblyg, ac wrth wneud hynny byddwn yn cymharu a chyferbynnu trydan statig a magnetedd, trydan statig a chylchedau trydanol, cylchedau syml a thrydan prif gyflenwad, a chynhyrchu trydan a’i ddefnyddio. Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

T3: Y Cwricwlwm Rhagoriaeth / Stuart Farmer

Ers ei gyflwyno yn 2010 mae ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ yr Alban, wedi bod yn llwyddiannus mewn rhai meysydd, hefyd wedi amlygu problemau, canlyniadau anfwriadol, a chyfres o newidiadau i’r cyrsiau Cymhwyster Cenedlaethol fel Ffiseg Uwch gan arwain at lwyth gwaith sylweddol i athrawon. Daeth y pandemig â thensiynau pellach gan dynnu sylw at broblemau strwythurol, yn enwedig gydag asesu. Yn dilyn pwysau parhaus gan gyrff proffesiynol a’r wrthblaid comisiynodd Llywodraeth yr Alban yr OECD i gynnal adolygiad annibynnol o gwricwlwm ysgolion yr Alban. Cyhoeddwyd ei adroddiad ym mis Mehefin 2021 a derbyniwyd pob un o’i ddeuddeg o’i argymhellion ar unwaith gan Lywodraeth yr Alban. Mae hyn yn cynnwys disodli Awdurdod Cymwysterau’r Alban a chwalu Education Scotland, yr asiantaeth cymorth ac arolygu genedlaethol, yn ogystal â llawer o newidiadau eraill. Bydd y sesiwn hon yn darparu rhywfaint o gefndir ac yn tynnu sylw at wersi a ddysgwyd o weithredu’r hyn y mae llawer yn ei ystyried yn rhagflaenydd Cwricwlwm i Gymru.Addas i bawb.

T4: Ffiseg i Bawb / David Keenahan

Mae IOP yn ymdrechu i wneud cymunedau ffiseg yn fwy croesawgar a chefnogol i bobl o bob cefndir. Mae ein hysgolion yn fwy cynhwysol nag yn y gorffennol, ond a all athrawon ffiseg fod yn fwy derbyniol a dealltwriaeth o fyfyrwyr ffiseg ag anghenion addysgol arbennig? Bydd y gweithdy hwn yn archwilio sut y gallem addasu ein haddysgu i gefnogi myfyrwyr sydd â dyslecsia, ADHD, awtistiaeth, dyspracsia, ac ati.Addas i bawb.

T5: Hud Ffiseg / Sue Carvell / CA3-CA4

Mae Susan Carvell aka Scientific Sue yn ymuno â ni unwaith eto i rannu llawer o’r hud y mae’n eu defnyddio yn ei sioeau a’i gweithdai byw a rhithwir. Fe’u dyluniwyd gyda’r nod o fachu meddyliau ifanc a dal eu chwilfrydedd a’u dychymyg – gan mai’r rhain yw’r ddwy elfen allweddol sy’n ofynnol i’n darpar wyddonwyr a pheirianwyr ddod yn ddyfeiswyr yfory. Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

Dydd Mercher 13 Hydref arlein

W1: Prosiect Cynhwysiant Ysgolion Cyfan / Samatha Borley

Nod y prosiect Cynhwysiant Ysgol Gyfan yng Nghymru yw cynyddu nifer y myfyrwyr o grwpiau heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol sy’n symud ymlaen i lwybrau ffiseg ar ôl 16 oed. Yn y gweithdy hwn, byddwn yn helpu athrawon i nodi’r rhwystrau a allai fod yn cyfyngu ar eu disgyblion ‘ dyheadau a bydd yn dangos sut y gellir mynd i’r afael â’r rhwystrau hyn yn yr ystafell ddosbarth ac ar draws yr ysgol gyfan.Addas i bawb.

W2: Diweddariad Ffiseg TGAU a TAG WJEC / Helen Francis, WJEC / CA3-CA5

Bydd y bwrdd arholiadau yn darparu diweddariad ar arholiadau TGAU ac yn trafod Gwyddoniaeth a Ffiseg TAG. Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

W3: Golau a Gofod / Lewis Matheson, A level Physics Online / CA3 i Lefel A

Yn y sesiwn hon bydd Lewis yn dangos rhai syniadau y gallwch eu defnyddio yn yr ystafell ddosbarth wrth ddysgu am liw, diagramau pelydr a sut rydyn ni’n arsylwi ar y lleuadau, y planedau a’r sêr. Yn addas i unrhyw un sy’n dysgu am olau a gofod o CA3 i Lefel A.

W4: Ffiseg, y tywydd a rhagweld / Alison Alexander a Ruth Wiltsher / CA3-CA4

Mae ffiseg yn chwarae rhan fawr mewn meteoroleg. Yn y gweithdy hwn byddwn yn edrych ar rai cysyniadau a mesuriadau ffiseg perthnasol. Ymunwch ac archwilio ffiseg sy’n gysylltiedig â thymheredd, gwasgedd, symudiad aer, ymbelydredd a llawer mwy o gysyniadau sy’n berthnasol i ragweld y tywydd. Byddwn yn gofyn ichi roi cynnig ar rai gweithgareddau syml. Bydd angen i chi baratoi rhai eitemau amrywiol sy’n hawdd eu cael gartref. Anfonir rhestr at y cyfranogwyr sy’n cofrestru. Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

W5: Ffiseg o Seland Newydd / Gary Williams a David Housden

Ymunwch â chydweithwyr yn Seland Newydd i rannu adnoddau a darganfod sut mae addysgu Ffiseg wedi esblygu dros 11, 000 milltir i ffwrdd. Cyfle i rwydweithio a rhannu profiadau.Addas i bawb.

Dydd Iau 14 Hydref arlein

Th1: Ffiseg Ystafell Paratoi / Cerian Angharad

Cyfle i dechnegwyr siarad â chydweithwyr ar-lein a rhannu adnoddau a syniadau. Cefnogir y sesiwn hon gan gyflenwyr a’u tîm technegol. Anogwch eich technegwyr i ymgysylltu. Cyfle i rwydweithio ag ysgolion eraill ledled Cymru a thu hwnt Addas i dechnegwyr.

Th2: Ffiseg mewn Archeoleg / Anthony Clowser a Keith Jones

Ymunwch ag Anthony a Keith wrth iddynt ddefnyddio gwybodaeth a sgiliau Ffiseg i deithio yn ôl mewn amser i adrodd stori sut roedd pobl Cymru yn byw yn y gorffennol. Byddwn yn trafod technegau fel Geoffiseg, dyddio ymbelydrol â ddefnyddiodd archeolegwyr i ddarganfod mwy am y gorffennol. Bydd y technegau â drafodir yn gysylltiedig â straeon o safleoedd ledled Cymru mewn amser a lleoliad, ac â phynciau yng nghwricwlwm Gwyddoniaeth Cymru. Yn addas i bawb.

Th3: Y Ganrif Ddigidol / Yr Athro Neil Stansfield, NPL

Dywedwyd mai’r bedwaredd ganrif ar bymtheg oedd canrif cemeg, yr ugeinfed ganrif oedd canrif ffiseg. Yr unfed ganrif ar hugain yw y ganrif ddigidol. Yn 2020 roedd gan dros ddwy ran o dair o boblogaeth y ddaear fynediad i’r rhyngrwyd, a roedd hynny yn 96% yn y DU. Tyfodd nifer y ffonau smart gweithredol yn y byd i bron i 3.5 biliwn. Roedd 30 biliwn o ddyfeisiau wedi’u cysylltu’n ddi-wifren â’r rhyngrwyd i ffurfio ‘rhyngrwyd o bethau’. Croeso i’r oes ddigidol, technolegau digidol yw peiriant yr economi a chymdeithas, a data yw’r tanwydd. Ond a allwn ni fod yn hyderus yn y technolegau sy’n sylfaen i’r byd digidol hwn? Felly ymunwch â ni i siarad am y byd digidol a thrafod sut y gallwn harneisio gwyddoniaeth a pheirianneg i ddarparu ymddiriedaeth a hyder yn y byd hwn sy’n newid yn gyflym.

Th4: Deunyddiau ar Waith / Dr Diane Aston, Pennaeth Addysg a Datblygiad Proffesiynol yn IOM3 / CA3-CA5 Mae deunyddiau’n chwarae rhan ganolog yn ein bywydau. Efallai y byddech chi’n dewis y defnydd mwyaf addas, ond i raddau helaeth, rydyn ni’n eu cymryd yn ganiataol iawn. Pa mor aml ydych chi’n ystyried y peirianneg a’r wyddoniaeth sydd wedi mynd i gynhyrchu’r holl bethau o’ch cwmpas. Yn y cyflwyniad hwn byddwn yn archwilio sut mae defnyddio’r deunyddiau biocompatible hyn wedi helpu i newid a gwella’r dechnoleg yr ydym yn dibynnu arni trwy edrych ar sut y cânt eu defnyddio mewn cyfrifiaduron, llongau awyr, offer chwaraeon a dyfeisiau meddygol. Mae’r defnydd o ddeunyddiau biocompatible y tu mewn i’n corff wedi caniatáu inni wella ansawdd bywyd miliynau o bobl ac rydym bellach yn gallu ailosod cymalau, lensys a hyd yn oed pibellau gwaed. Ymunwch â niar siwrne o ddarganfod. Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

Th5: Ffiseg yn Iwerddon / David Keenahan

Bob dydd Iau yn ystod y tymor mae Athrawon Ffiseg yn Iwerddon yn cwrdd ar-lein yn Hwb Ffiseg IOP Iwerddon Mae’r e-ddigwyddiadau hyn yn rhoi cyfle i athrawon rannu syniadau a chefnogi ei gilydd. Mae pob digwyddiad Hwb yn cynnig cyfuniad o gyflwyniadau byr gan gyfranwyr gwadd ac yn cynnig cyfleoedd i drafod a gofyn cwestiynau. Fel rhan o gynhadledd Aberhonddu mae ein rhifyn arbennig o’r Hwb Ffiseg yn croesawu ein cefndryd o Gymru i ymuno â ni.Addas i bawb.

Dydd Gwener 15 Hydref arlein

F1: Cyflwyniad i ddysgu Trydan a Thonnau / Dr Lawrence Cattermole

Byddwn yn defnyddio arddangosiadau, gweithgareddau ac esboniadau syml y gellir eu defnyddio’n hyblyg ac ar draws y Cyfnodau Allweddol i helpu i ddatblygu dealltwriaeth yn seiliedig ar syniadau cyson. Edrychir ar wahân i ddysgu Trydan a Thonnau, yn ogystal â lle mae ystyr y gellir ei gymhwyso’n ddefnyddiol i’r ddau, gan ddarparu adnoddau. Mae’r sesiwn hon yn addas ar gyfer athrawon dan hyfforddiant sy’n cychwyn ar TAR, ANG a’r rhai sy’n dysgu ffiseg y tu allan i’w arbenigedd pwnc, er bod croeso i bob athro ddod.

F2: Dysgu Symudiad / Gary Williams

Bydd y gweithdy hwn yn edrych ar sut y gellir troi’r lansiwr a wnaed mewn gweithdy blaenorol yn lansiwr ‘Dragster’ a’r cyfleoedd addysgu y mae hyn yn eu cyflwyno. Bydd o gymorth os oes gennych lansiwr eisoes ond bydd manylion ar sut i adeiladu un ar gael. Byddwn yn trafod sut y gall hyn a syniadau tebyg fod yn sail i bwnc ar gyfer addysgu ar draws yr ALoE, gan gynnwys ffyrdd o wneud gatiau amseru. Yn addas i bawb.

F3: Ffisegwyr Mwyaf Iwerddon / Paul Nugent

Mae Iwerddon yn genedl ynys fach ar gyrion Ewrop. Gwyddir yn dda Fod Iwerddon yn ‘dyrnu uwchlaw ei phwysau’ o ran cynhyrchu llawer o awduron, cerddorion a sêr chwaraeon rhagorol. Mae gwyddonwyr Gwyddelig wedi cyfrannu at rai o lwyddiannau mwyaf gwyddoniaeth: rhannu’r niwclews, rhoi dynion ar y lleuad, darganfod pylsar, rhoi ceir ar y ffordd a llawer mwy. Ymunwch â ni yn y sesiwn hon wrth i ni ddarganfod bywydau a gwaith y gwyddonwyr hyn a helpodd i newid y byd. Ymwadiad: dim ond amser i drafod rhai o’r nifer sydd gennym. Addas i bawb.

F4: Tonnau, Tinau a Theiniau: Syniadau, Arddangosiadau a Straeon ar gyfer dysgu Sain / David Cotton / CA3-CA5

Mae byd cadarn lleferydd a chân y mae’r mwyafrif ohonom yn byw ac yn cyfathrebu ynddo yn gyfoethog a chymhleth. Sut allwn ni gynnwys ein myfyrwyr yn well wrth archwilio’r ffiseg sylfaenol y mae hyn i gyd yn dibynnu arni? Mwynhewch syniadau ac arddangosiadau sy’n canolbwyntio ar agweddau ar donnau sain yn y cwricwlwm a thu hwnt. Mae’r syniadau hyn yn adrodd stori yn seiliedig ar ddatblygiad a defnydd osciliad a dirgryniad mewn cerddoriaeth a chyfathrebu, er enghraifft, sut i droi fforc tiwnio a magnet yn fodel codi gitâr! Addas i athrawon ffiseg a myfyrwyr TAR.

F5: Rhith Daith o Wisgi Penderyn

Mae Penderyn, y ddistyllfa wisgi Gymreig flaenllaw, ym mhentref hanesyddol Penderyn ar ben deheuol Bannau Brycheiniog, oherwydd cyflenwad y safle ei hun o ddŵr ffynnon naturiol ffres. Roedd ganddyn nhw hefyd bot sengl copr unigryw a ddyluniwyd gan Dr David Faraday, perthynas i’r gwyddonydd mawr o’r 19eg ganrif Michael Faraday. Yn Penderyn maent yn cynhyrchu eu hysbryd haidd braenog eu hunain sydd, wrth aeddfedu, yn cael ei gydnabod ledled y byd fel un o’r wisgi brag sengl gorau. Bydd y daith rithwir yn rhoi cyfle unigryw i weld y Ddistyllfa, gofyn cwestiynau a blasu amrywiaeth o samplau poblogaidd Penderyn, a fydd yn cael ei ddanfon trwy’r post cyn i’r daith ddigwydd.

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Organiser of Welsh Physics Teachers Conference 2021 - October 8th-15th 2021

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