Nuffield Physics: Year I
Nuffield Physics Year I was planned to be a year of gaining acquaintance with materials and their properties and behaviour, and instruments, and the way in which scientists do things, and just a little of the way in which scientists talk. It was intended as a year of seeing and doing, with very little to be learnt by heart.
The spirit of the approach is captured in this quotation from Teachers’ Guide I: “In looking forward to this Year we should think of the pupil who learns a piece of physics thoroughly, trying his own experiments and watching demonstrations, discussing with the teacher, doing his own thinking. He makes simple knowledge his own, and says: I understand this. That is a proud possession, giving a sense of power, a sense of strong knowledge which can be of lasting value in his education”.
Year I topics
1. Materials and Molecules
2. Making a Microbalance
3. Rough Measurement
4. Looking for a Law of Levers
5. Investigations of Springs
6. Air Pressure and Molecules
7. Measurement of a Molecule 8. Energy
Nuffield Physics Teachers’ Guide I included a general introduction to the course as a whole followed by specific guidance on the first year of the programme. The authors were very concerned to explain the spirit in which the course should be taught. They asked teachers to consider that they were encouraging young...
This Nuffield Physics guide to experiments was designed to supplement Teachers' Guide I by giving details of the class experiments and demonstrations to be done during the first year of the Nuffield O-level physics programme. A special feature of the guides was the very clear, three-dimensional diagrams of the...
In Nuffield Physics, constructive problems or questions that ask for active thinking largely took the place of pupils' reading in texts or background books. The purpose and nature of these questions was explained in chapter 1 of Nuffield Physics Tests and Examinations...
|Published||1960 - 1969|
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