The Teacher Network offers a number of CPD sessions that can help put a little extra sparkle into your teaching.
To find out about workshops in your area, contact your local Coordinator now.
If there are no workshops planned that are convenient for you, you can contact your network coordinator and ask them to run a session at your school. The workshops can be run as one-hour twilight sessions, or something longer depending how hands-on you want to get.
There is no charge for any of the workshops.
- What Happens Next? - A showcase of short demonstrations with unexpected outcomes to get your pupils thinking and debating physics
- Lights, Cameras, Images - Discover a variety of activities for use in the classroom when teaching light, colour and spectra. Find out how to make 3D images and how to build a telescope. As well as collecting plenty of ideas for the use of images in general, you will receive link to all the information needed to use the workshop ideas in the classroom
- Virtual Physics Laboratory - Take a guided tour of the Virtual Physics Laboratory with its 200-plus physics simulations and free software
- Rockets – Make and Take - Use plumbing parts to make your own compressed-air rocket launcher which fires paper rockets
- Dragsters – Make and Take - Come along to make your own high-pressure-air-powered paper racing cars
- Datamouse - Making affordable timing gates
- Games Laboratory - Learning physics by using games
- Shocked and Stunned - Gain confidence in using the Van de Graaff generator. Get ideas and information about resources to bring the generator to life for your students
- Software for Skint Schools - Discover 19 bits of free software to use in school to enliven your teaching while saving your budget
- Cloud Chambers - Make and Take - Build your own cloud chamber using a fish-tank and a baking tray
- Teaching the Electromagnetic Spectrum - Explore ideas and approaches for teaching this sometimes tricky topic
What Happens Next?
Lights, Camera, Images
Virtual Physics Laboratory
Rockets – Make and Take
Dragsters – Make and Take
|Shocked and Stunned |
This workshop aims to improve your knowledge of how the Van de Graaff generator works and build your confidence with effective ways of using the generator in class. These shrunk down particle accelerators can really help visualise physics and make for a memorable lesson so come along to play with the portable generators and accessories supplied and get some ideas about how to employ them in your teaching.
|Software for Skint Schools |
Discover 19 bits of free software to use in school to enliven your teaching while saving your budget. The software is offered free on the web but you may not have discovered it yet so come along to see what these packages offer.
|Cloud Chambers - Make and Take |
Making something abstract concrete is a useful tool for those teaching physics. Cloud chambers allow students to see the paths that ionising radiation has travelled. In this workshop you get to make a take away a cloud chamber big enough for a group of people to see into. You'll also get ideas for getting the most out of your dry ice.
|Teaching the Electromagnetic Spectrum |
A hands-on workshop introducing ideas for teaching the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to x rays. These ideas include practical activities, demonstrations, and computer resources to help you make the topic more relevant and interactive for pupils.