Revised Nuffield physics: teachers' guide - Year 5
The Teachers’ Guides for Revised Nuffield Physics sought to convey the spirit of the approach and its rationale while providing all the technical details for the experiments (based on the Guides to Experiments in the first edition). The guides suggested a language for talking about ideas in physics at an appropriate level at each stage of the course.
The guides did not include answers to the many questions in the parallel student texts. The Preface to Year 5 included a discussion of how the course could help to prepare students to be educated citizens as well as meeting the needs of future science specialists. The authors explain that the Year 5 Guide is long and discursive because the notes are offered to many different teachers with varied interests and experience, for guidance in following a new programme of teaching. Many of the experiments have been re-presented, with modern guidance on health and safety, on the Practical Physics website.
Show health and safety information
Please be aware that resources have been published on the website in the form that they were originally supplied. This means that procedures reflect general practice and standards applicable at the time resources were produced and cannot be assumed to be acceptable today. Website users are fully responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is in accordance with current regulations related to health and safety and that an appropriate risk assessment has been carried out.