• Mourning The Rev

    There will be no podcast today as a mark of respect for Robin’s and Thomas’ dear friend The Reverend Tim Hardingham who was tragically killed whilst riding his bike with […]

  • Sparking a Debate: Physics CPD for Teachers

    I have been like a kid with a new Lego set this month, unpacking IOP Spark and building all sorts of imaginative lesson plans with the finely engineered building blocks […]

  • The Young Modulus – Instructions

    This is a way to determine the Young Modulus as an individual, rather than group practical. For years I thought that you needed a pulley for the wire, but it […]

  • Podcast Publish Fails

    I think I am getting a bit blasé about publishing, two fails in two weeks. ? When I create a Podcast Post I have to do three main jobs for […]

  • Links for Technicians

    We were contacted by Seamus Smith who told us about some more sites for Technicians. I have just slightly tweaked the site to have two more pages in the menu […]

  • Physics Teacher Sites

    9th April 2019: This blog post has been recreated as a Page: “Physics Teaching Sites” and any future updates will be made there. A non-exhuastive list of sites that have […]

  • Vacuum Cannon Tips

    After sending out a few cannons, I decided to send out a “Tips” sheet in the cannon packaging to help people get started. I’m reproducing it here for those who […]

  • Making a Vacuum Cannon

    The Tube The tube does not need to be super strong (the tape will fail long before the tube), but it does need to be close in diameter to a […]

  • Selling a Vacuum Cannon

    We are selling Vacuum Cannons in the shop. I am setting it up with some trepidation: if nobody buys one I will be several tens of pounds out of pocket. […]

  • Using The Rope Model of Electricity

    In the next podcast we inevitably talk about the rope model. I tried it a few times in the past and hated it ?. It was only in making the […]