Physics

A Physics Puzzle – Solution

Posted on 15 March 2017 by Chris North

A few weeks ago we posted the puzzle on the right – well, here’s the answer. A simple pendulum has a period given by If you insert that into the expression in the puzzle you get That simplifies to πg – which you could otherwise write as pi g! Not too complicated, providing you spot the trick! If
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Calling All Science Teachers!

Posted on 21 February 2017 by Matthew Fleet

Fancy some new GCSE physics and astronomy learning materials on the topic of redshift? I am a third year physics undergraduate, doing my independent research project on the teaching of physics and astronomy at GCSE level. The designing of learning materials has lead me to investigate the impacts of the exam board systems in England
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A Physics Puzzle

Posted on 15 February 2017 by Chris North

There are quite a lot of physics puzzles and brain-teasers out there about physics, but here’s one we quite liked. It requires you to know a little bit about pendulums – which is normally covered in A/S-level physics (or equivalent). We’ll post the solution on 15th March 2017 – so make sure to check back then!
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Evening Reception: Einstein’s Revolution and Public talks (Wednesday 9th December)

Posted on 24 November 2015 by Chris North

On Wednesday 9th December, join Cardiff astronomers and physicists to celebrate the centenary of Albert Einstein’s most famous work, his “General Theory of Relativity”. Book your place In November 1915 Einstein revolutionised how we understand the Universe with his General Theory of Relativity. It was General Relativity that made Einstein famous, and the reason he
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STELLAR Science Teachers

Posted on 17 February 2014 by Chris North

I was delighted to be asked back to Leicestershire (where I grew up) last week to give a keynote talk at the launch of a Science Learning Partnership in the region. These partnerships are part of the national network of Science Learning Centres, and bring together science teachers from across the educational system (from primary
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