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January 2010

Swanshurst Year 10 Forces Lessons (2nd & 3rd February 2010)

The aim of these lessons was to support these high abilty Year 9 girls with their understanding of KS4 forces and to give their enthusiasm and confidence in Physics a boost.

SUMMARY OF COURSE EVALUATIONS
45 students attended
100% of students said they thought the lesson was either ‘good or very good’ with 58% saying it was ‘very good’
96% of students said they would like to attend more lessons at the Physics Factory
27% of students said at the end of the lesson they would like to study Physics at A Level

A FEW STUDENT COMMENTS
make the lesson a full day so we can learn more things and have more practicals
the Physics Factory changed my opinion about Physics and yes, I am good at it, I din’t know how much I knew
I really enjoyed learning about Newton’s third law of motion because it was and I learned a lot
I liked the activity with the fake snow as I thought it was amazing and extremely cool
I enjoyed all the activities especially the balloon one. It taught me a lot that I didn’t know and reassured my previous knowledge
The lesson was very enjoyable and I don’t think it could be improved! I’d like to spend more time here
I enjoyed going on the hoovercraft and launching the rocket as it was fun and exciting. I havn’t done anything like this before it was very hands on

Archbishop Ilsley Year 9 Physics Master Classes (14th and 21st Jan 2010)

The aim of these lessons was to enthuse some high ability students with Physics to encourage them to choose to study triple science in Year 10

STUDENT EVALUATIONS – SUMMARY

100% of students said they thought the lesson was either ‘good or very good’ with 65% saying it was ‘very good’
100% of students said they would like to attend more lessons at the Physics Factory
81% of students said at the end of the lesson they would like to study Physics at A Level

A FEW STUDENT COMMENTS
the lesson was great
all lessons should be fun and interesting like this, i want to do more practical work
the lesson was fun and interesting
i think doing practicals helps you learn more
i loved the singing table experiment
i would have liked the lesson to be longer

Birmingham University Biology PGCE students course 22.01.2010

COURSE EVALUATIONS – SUMMARY
‘Practical ideas to engage your students with Physics’

13 delegates
100% said the course was very good

Some comments from the delegates:
Cleared up some of my misconceptions and gave me very good practical ideas. Very interesting
Made me interested in Physics again
Excellent content, lots of ideas that I would never have been aware of. Really engaging and presented well
So much fun”
Explanation of concepts were really helpful
Really well explained theory with excellent practical demos and involvement. Very approachable presenter for questions
An excellent course, thoroughly enjoyed it with some excellent ideas for teaching
Definately enthused with Physics
Well structured, interesting and well presented
Well demonstrated, clear about what he wanted us to learn
Phil was very welcoming, approachable and successfully delivered the course in an interesting and presentable manner
I feel much more confident on how to teach some aspects of Physics that I would previously shy away from

Delegates identified future inset needs:-
More ideas for practicals, sound,radio activity, electricity, energy resources and energy, transfer, forces and light.


Physics Factory: Anu Ohja class


Anu Ojha Director: National Space Centre

Anu Ojha is the Director of Education and Space Communications at the National Space Centre, Leicester.

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