Saving Nellie

Saving Nellie, which was produced by the Institute of Physics, is a scripted drama that shows two teachers struggling to change their teaching to “save” their student Nellie’s interest in physics. 

The aims of the video are: 

  • to present the important findings of research in an accessible and entertaining way, so that teachers remember key messages
  • to show teaching approaches that will promote effective learning of physics among all students, and to encourage girls
  • to consider continuing with the subject
  • to stimulate discussion among teachers about their own practices to encourage school departments to review their teaching and learning strategies