Practical Physics Workshop
Practical Physics will help young people understand basic principles of physics as they test their speed, strength and reactions on four pieces of cutting edge sports testing equipment. A worksheet will allow learners to record their scores and challenge them with relevant problems.
A session which takes science into the gym – using radar, reaction boards, WATT bikes and photo electric timing to demonstrate basic physics principles, allowing the students to have fun, fill in data on worksheets and answer simple questions at the end of the session, which lasts approximately one hour , but can be tailored to fit into a school lesson. The session can be adjusted to meet the requirements of Yr 5 through to Yr 11, for a class sized group of students (30) at a time. If needed the topic can be altered to cover Biology or Chemistry for KS4 students.
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Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||21 September 2017|
|Last modified||17 September 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Mathematics, Science, Physics, Practical work|
|Age||7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
Costs vary per session and number of young people and delivery staff involved. Prices include bespoke specifications per individual school requirements. Price also dependent on school location.