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MODEL Project

The Institute of Physics' 'MODEL Project: Practical Physics at Work' provides engaging and relevant practical physics activities, student instructions and worksheets plus guidance for teacher and technicians.The practical activities are supported by video sequences showing how some people use physics in the jobs they...
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2000 - 2009

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Harnessing Energy

'What will happen as we use up fossil fuels? Are we facing an energy crisis? Where will we get our energy from in the future?' Understanding the nature of energy, how it moves from one place to another and how it can be changed from one form to another will help us harness energy more effectively in the future.' This...
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2000 - 2009

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Making a Spectacle

'Not everyone has good eyesight. Many of us need spectacles or contact lenses to improve our vision. A lot of science goes into making sure people get the right spectacles to suit their needs.' These practicals and videos use a workplace context to help students to develop their understanding of the electromagnetic...
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2000 - 2009

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Sounds Good

'Our modern society has more ways of making sounds than ever before. How can we control sound to get good quality when we want it and cut out the sounds we don't want to hear?' These practicals and videos use a workplace context to develop students' understanding of the properties of sound, and how science can be...
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2000 - 2009

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Cutting Edge Materials

'What do materials scientists do? They investigate the properties of materials. Sometimes they try to make a material for a purpose. Sometimes a material is discovered and they explore its potential uses. The properties of all materials must be rigorously assessed.' These practicals and videos use a workplace context...
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2000 - 2009

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Bright Sparks

'We rely on electricity. It is a very versatile form of energy. But who installs electrical systems in our homes and workplaces? How can we be sure they will work correctly and safely once installed? An understanding the physics of electricity helps electricians do their work.' This group of practicals and videos...
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2000 - 2009

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