I am new to teaching physics

Welcome to the world of teaching physics. You’re going to find (if you haven’t already) yourself in a challenging, rewarding and exciting arena where every day you get to share the fascinating concepts of physics to a room full of young and inquisitive minds

Students looking at an image of the sun

There’s no denying that there will be challenges ahead, however we hope that you will remember we’re here to support you through the difficult times. Regardless of your science specialism or if you are finding your way around physics for the first time in a few years; we have loads of resources and advice to help you to feel confident in the classroom with the physics you are teaching.

For more information, contact student.teacher@iop.org.



Other IOP websites


A community for teachers of physics and their supporters


Resources to build your subject knowledge and teaching from 11-16


Ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19


Your guide to physics on the web


A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England

IOP projects


Helping physics teachers to share their skills and experience