Hillcrest, King Edward VI Five Ways, Lordswood Girls, St Paul's School for Girls and Edgbaston High School for Girls each brought six Year 11 G&T students to the first Ogden Trust/Physics Factory masterclass.
The students took part in lots of fun activities to do with forces and motion and electricity.
The students were awesome and a real credit to their schools!
Today a year seven group from Shenley learnt how Forces can be lots of fun!!!!! They were so well-behaved and enthusiastic that we completed five practical activites in two hours!! They whizzed rocket balloons across the lab, made helium balloons hover in the air, created magic snow, watched the amazing putt-putt boats and sped across the lab on the hovercraft.
Many thanks to Gisela Stuart (Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston) for finding the time to visit the Physics Factory today. She was given a tour and met a number of students who have been taught by the Physics Factory.
I have my MOJO back. It may sound cliched but The Physics Factory course last summer has genuinely changed my teaching of Physics.
For the first time in my teaching career, I am confident with my ability to teach Physics and I am thoroughly enjoying it. My lessons are great fun and the pupils are engaged in a stimulating learning environment.
I can see the big picture now. I never imagined that Physics could actually be interesting (in fact, I now find it fascinating!!)
Aint life wierd!
Cheers Philip and kindest regards
Al-Hijrah School today brought their top ability Year 11 girls group to the Physics Factory. The group were taught the gases and pressure section from the EDEXCEL P3 topic called Particles in Action. Their teacher enjoyed the Magdeburg hemispheres activity!
Al-Hijrah School today brought their top ability Year 11 boys group to the Physics Factory. The group were taught the gases and pressure section from the EDEXCEL P3 topic called Particles in Action. The group worked very hard, and learnt lots by participating in lots of engaging practical activities. The boys were a credit to their school.
Their teacher Abdul Aziz was a pleasure to work with too and got stuff into all of the activities!
Neil with Allison from SciChem on our stand on Saturday
Thanks to everyone who stopped to speak to us at the ASE conference in Liverpool and the interest shown in the Physics Factory project. Special thanks to Allison and all at SciChem for hosting us on their stand. Neil, Phil and Jenny.