Institute of Physics: Physics to Go
From the Institute of Physics, the Physics to Go pack was designed for Einstein Year and contains everything needed to put on a successful physics event.
The collection contains advice on running an event and also a set of videos showing simple demonstrations.
An introduction to running physics-related events for public audiences, including:
• What's it all about?
• Tips and skills
• Finding funds
• Suggestions for follow up
How to maximise the publicity of your event, including:
• Designing posters and advertising material
• Tips for preparing a press release
• Tips for sending out a press release
• Tips for dealing with the media
• Sample poster and press release.
An introduction to working in familiar public venues with sample quiz questions and activities associated with each of the venues are included in each of these sections.
A selection of 20 physics-related demonstrations that use simple everyday ingredients and are reliable, relatively inexpensive, require little preparation and cover a range of venues, audience ages and sizes, and physical principles.
Physics tricks videos
To get an idea of how to carry out the demonstrations, teachers can view or download demonstrations of each of the tricks.
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Resource by: Institute of Physics