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Nuffield Physics

The Nuffield Science Teaching Project began in 1962. One of the first problems tackled by the project was the teaching of O-level biology, chemistry and physics. Nuffield Physics was planned as a five-year programme up to the age of 16. The project team produced a Teachers’ Guide, Guide to Experiments and a...
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1960 - 1969

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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...
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Physics: Year II

The second year of the Nuffield Physics course was designed to be a year of growing acquaintance with physical phenomena and some more instruments. There was a little more emphasis on organizing the knowledge in a scientific way - by looking for general rules of behaviour and by using imaginative models.Year II...
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Physics: Year III

In this year of the Nuffield Physics course, students were encouraged to become more mature scientists by trying to extract some general rules from experiments. There was more emphasis on generalising and abstracting than in the previous two years – leading to an introduction to more formal explanations of observed...
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Physics: Year IV

Year IV of Nuffield Physics was seen by the authors as a stage for more serious and thorough study - still with enjoyment and delight, but now with more reasoning and coordinating thinking. It was to be a year of learning to 'make a noise like a physicist', as Rutherford once put it.Year IV topics1. Physical Basis of...
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Physics: Year V

In the preface to Year V of Nuffield Physics, the authors show how they considered the programme to be suitable as a basis for developing what we now might call scientific literacy, as well as preparing for more advanced study of physics.The project team argued that a citizen in a scientific world, should neither be...
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Physics: Guidance on Apparatus and Assessment

In addition to the general introduction to the course in Teachers’ Guides I and III, the Nuffield Physics project produced two volumes of general guidance. One is about all the apparatus to be used in the course. The other is about tests and examinations both during the course and at the end.
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Junior Science

The Nuffield Junior Science project was part of the Nuffield Foundation Science Teaching Project in the 1960s. In the publications, the project team suggested topics and methods to teachers interested in the contribution which science can make to the education of younger boys and girls.In all publications the authors...
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1960 - 1969

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Nuffield Junior Science Background Booklets

The Nuffield Junior Science Project published three background booklets to supplement the information in the Teacher’s Guides. The three readers were an attempt to help fulfil the need that teachers feel for greater background knowledge of subject matter. In the three books, the project team set out to give...
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1960 - 1969

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Longman Physics Topics for 11-14 Year Olds

These books from the Longman Physics Topics series were written for students in the first three years of secondary education. The authors aimed to write books that were easy to read and copiously illustrated and showed how the principles studied in school were applied in the outside world. The books were not intended...
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1960 - 1969

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