Institute of Physics: Supporting Physics Teaching
The Supporting Physics Teaching initiative from the Institute of Physics is intended to support specialist and non-specialist teachers who teach physics in Key Stages Three to Four, in secondary education. Each topic contains a set of interactive documents which contain extensive teacher support along with student activities.
The sections covered in this series are:
• Earth in Space
• Electricity and magnetism
Each topic contains a physics narrative, teaching and learning issues and teaching approaches:
• The physics narrative explains the physics of the topic using text, diagrams and video clips and could be used as a resource in the classroom.
• The teaching and learning issues explore some of the pupil misconceptions and challenges when teaching the topic.
• The teaching approaches describe suggested activities for the classroom, incorporating equipment lists and safety notes.
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.
Resource by: Institute of Physics