Technicians supporting physics (11-19) NY606 / B19

Start date
2 Mar 20
3 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


“If it moves, it’s biology. If it smells, it’s chemistry. If it doesn’t work, it’s physics”. This is the old saying that’s mentioned when physics practicals go wrong. This course will dismiss this myth with exciting, engaging, simple physics practicals that always work! On the course participants will explore cost effective ways of making physics practicals happen especially, for the core A level and GCSE practicals.

The sessions will explore practicals to support teaching and learning and the core practical students have to do. Sessions will cover topics for key stage 3, GCSE and A level.
The content has been designed to fulfill the physics curriculum for 11 to 19 students and will include topics that will inspire pupils to attain in their physics qualifications. We will fly through light, explore with telescopes, electrify ourselves with energy and forces and watch particles in your own cloud chamber kit.

The course has been developed on five main strands to make sure its relevant to technicians, these five strands include, where to source the equipment, how to set it up, how the practical runs in the classroom, scientific background to the practical and health and safety.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.



You will be able to:

  • successfully implement new physics skills and knowledge acquired on the course
  • identify key issues that are essential for effective performance in your role
  • communicate with others to implement safe and effective physics practicals in your school or college
  • prepare physics practicals from a range of sources, to engage students and others.


Technicians supporting physics - day 102 March 202011:00-18:00Virtual
Technicians supporting physics - day 203 March 202009:00-18:00Virtual
Technicians supporting physics - day 304 March 202009:00-16:00Virtual

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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