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QuarkNet Cymru

Posted on 13 November 2017 by Paul Roche

You can detect particles from space! QuarkNet Cymru is an outreach project directed toward GCSE and A-level physics students, and run jointly by scientists at Cardiff University and Swansea University . The project involves several hands-on laboratory activities with various types of instruments for detecting cosmic rays. The equipment is available for loan to schools
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A summer in the life of an intern

Posted on 29 August 2017 by Meirin Evans

I’m Meirin Evans, studying Physics at the University of Manchester but I look forward to coming home to Cardiff every holiday so that I can spend a little time working with the Physics and Astronomy outreach team. This summer has been an especially busy one for me, which has meant it’s been very exciting! The
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Cardiff Physics AS Level Summer Programme

Posted on 12 May 2017 by Brychan Govier

We will host a 3 day non-residential workshop for AS level students interested in continuing on to Physics degrees. Taking place in Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy the workshops will run 26-28 June, including activities and lectures provided by Cardiff University staff and students. The event will run 10:00 – 16:30, with refreshments from 09:30. A more
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Welsh Teachers Reach for the Stars

Posted on 22 February 2017 by Sarah Roberts

The largest teacher-training event ever run by the School of Physics and Astronomy was held on Friday 3rd February with 30 welsh teachers receiving new activities, interactive resources and digital technologies for the classroom. A second event took place at the Centre for Alternative Technology on Thursday 9th February, inviting educators from schools in North,
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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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Centaurus A

New Physics Educational Resources

Posted on 16 January 2017 by Sophie Bartlett

Cardiff University’s school of Physics and Astronomy, working with Faulkes Telescope and Down2Earth Projects have developed two new resources for Key Stage 4 students. Using astronomy and space science these new resources aim to provide an innovative context for students to experience the GCSE physics syllabus. The first resource uses observations of supernovae (taken using
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A 1-meter telescope in the LCOGT network

ISE 2016 Observing Challenge

Posted on 17 May 2016 by Brychan Govier

Take part in the ISE 2016 Observing Challenge and receive a personalised astronomical poster for your class! The Universe is a big place. More than big — it includes everything that exists! Help your students understand the magnitude of the cosmos by using your class time to explore some of the objects in the vast
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Inspiring Science Education UK Newsletter: January 2015

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Chris North

The Inspiring Science Education project really is hitting full steam ahead this year, with the repository populated with tools and resources across a wide range of science topics. There are some excellent opportunities for you to take advantage of as well: a free prize draw for school lab equipment, an international competition, and two upcoming teacher CPD
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Inspiring Science Workshop: Ashby School

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Chris North

Last week I visited Ashby School in Leicestershire, to deliver a workshop to local teachers for as part of the Inspiring Science Education programme. The half-day workshop took place in the school’s “3D immersive hub”, which has 360 degree projection all around the room – an impressive facility. It allowed us to put Stellarium, a freely
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Inspiring Science Teachers in Aberystwyth

Posted on 5 February 2014 by Chris North

At the end of January I visited Aberystwyth University to help give the PGCE secondary science trainee teachers there a flavour of the resources available for teaching astronomy. This is the second year the PGCE Physics tutor, David Grace, has invited me to talk to his group, and it’s been very rewarding both times.
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