Category: Podcast

  • 21. The Rev

    21. The Rev

    Robin and Thomas gush somewhat when chatting to ex-colleague The Reverend Tim Hardingham, Physics Teacher and ordained minister who qualified as a teacher in 1972. Timestamps Introducing “The Rev” @ 00:30 Nuffield @ 02:05 Tim’s advice to non-specialists @ 03:40 Tim’s favourite practical? @ 05:18 Thomas and Robin reminisce about working with Tim @ 07:32…

  • 20. Ways to teach… Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration

    20. Ways to teach… Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration

    The second “Ways to Teach” episode where we channel tips from our wonderfully generous contributors.  Teachers of Physics are heroes as we never tire of saying, and they have been so generous with their time, sharing a wealth of wisdom on helping students get to grips with displacement, velocity and acceleration.   Timestamps Vacuum cannon back…

  • 19. The “New” Model of Energy

    19. The “New” Model of Energy

    Thomas and Robin feel the pain of Physics teachers all over the UK and attempt to get to grips with the new model of energy as promoted by the IoP. No more energy types, just energy stores that increase and decrease in magnitude and transfer processes that are allowed by the energy differences. Timestamps Philae…

  • 19.1 “New” Energy Model ~ Extended Interview with Tom Norris

    19.1 “New” Energy Model ~ Extended Interview with Tom Norris

    20 minutes of chat with Tom including him going in to more detail about the “New” model of energy. Join in! Please share ideas or successes – or indeed questions – on our Facebook Page: https://fb.me/physicstp .  You can also message us via our website contact form at the.physicsteachingpodcast.com, Twitter @physicstp, email using  the address given in the podcast (if…

  • 18. Spin, Shared Resources and Social Media

    18. Spin, Shared Resources and Social Media

    Photographic Physics in the News (great for a podcast) before Paul Reynolds tells us about his web site, planetphysics.co.uk that started as a personal site for storing files for printing but has slowly become a resource for non-specialists. Thomas and Robin then discuss how the internet can support non-specialists. Timestamps Single atom visible @ 00:54…

  • 17. Smashing Neutrons, Supporting Non-Specialists and Surviving No Practicals

    17. Smashing Neutrons, Supporting Non-Specialists and Surviving No Practicals

    Thomas and Robin chat about Kilonova (neutron star collisions that create heavy elements), ways of supporting non-specialists and what to do when practicals fail. Timestamps Neutron Stars and Kilonova @ 2:45 Science(ish) Podcast and their episode “Is LIGO right?” @ 4:05 Flywheels for energy storage @ 5:22 Faking being a Physics Specialist @ 5:54 Tips…

  • 16. The Vacuum Cannon!

    16. The Vacuum Cannon!

    Thomas, Robin and Patrick Kaplo discuss the amazing vacuum cannon and how it can be used to make physics thrilling. The cannon is now available in the shop. Buy it and you’ll be supporting the podcast while you have a BLAST! It is half term next week in the UK so it will be two…

  • 15.1 Extended Interview with Nicky Thomas about Diffraction

    15.1 Extended Interview with Nicky Thomas about Diffraction

    Full interview with Nicky Thomas about teaching diffraction (29 minutes). She covers how she teaches it in more detail as well as more context and thoughts about doing diffraction as a practical EPQ. Join in! Please share ideas or successes – or indeed questions – on our Facebook Page: https://fb.me/physicstp .  You can also message us via…

  • 15. Water, Waves and Woodlice

    15. Water, Waves and Woodlice

    Sea slugs use physics to move up to 90 km a day. Who’d have known? In the main body of the podcast Robin talks to Nicky Thomas about teaching diffraction. She has much to share so we released an extended interview podcast Finally woodlice can also assist in physics teaching by being a source of…

  • 14. Cataracts, Cameras and (CERN) Competitions

    14. Cataracts, Cameras and (CERN) Competitions

    Thomas and Robin respond to a request from a listener and investigate the BL4S Competition run by CERN. Win an all expenses trip to a high energy beam lab where you will be supported to do your own experiment. They also announce the subject of the next “Ways to teach…” episode: Distance, Speed and Acceleration.…