Secondary

Young physicists recognised for achievement

Posted on 23 August 2018 by Chris North

The School of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year event on Wednesday 18th July to celebrate young regional physicists. The School Physicist of the Year (SPotY) programme recognises outstanding efforts and achievements of secondary school students in physics. Seven physics students from local schools were awarded prizes at the
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Cardiff Physics AS Level Summer Programme 2018

Posted on 17 April 2018 by Brychan Govier

This event has closed. Information about the 2019 event will be provided in due course. To receive information about these opportunities, please join our mailing list. With the success of last years A/S Level summer workshops we are once again hosting a 3 day non-residential workshop for AS level students interested in continuing on to
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Astronomy Data in Maths & Physics

Posted on 27 March 2018 by Victoria Ayley

Overview Three lesson plans at three different levels designed to help students develop their maths and physics skills via application, as well as hoping to inspire an interest in astronomy in the process. During the lessons students will learn how to classify galaxies, determine the age of galaxies, and calculate the age of the Universe
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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 2017

Posted on 12 May 2017 by Brychan Govier

Please note that this page refers to the 2017 Summer School. Please come back later for information on the 2018 Summer School 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
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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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