Essential Resources for Physics Teachers – Please add ideas

This is an evolving resource so please add links to other resources/blogs/twitter feeds etc at the bottom in Comments

As anyone who reads my blogs knows I am committed to creating scientists rather than people who can pass science exams. There will be no rants here , just useful links and essential websites

Resources from the Institute of Physics

Comprehensive resources and thoroughly checked for quality. Including the at times contentious new way of looking at energy. I hated it at first but have now come round to it making much more sense than the old way of doing things – Want to know more ? Follow the link below and look at the Energy Sections and also the Events . These resources are supported by a team of dedicated Teaching and Learning Coaches (TLCs) to find if your school can benefit and see the program and impressive impact report click here

Supporting Physics Teachers – SPT Resources from aged 5 – 14 These are available to download as pdfs or to view as websites

You will ned to register to download the resources, but its free and gives you access to the Talkphysics forum that is a truly superb community able to answer any questions you may have. Click on the image to go to the site 

SPT Materials

SPT Materials

and a series of events – You can find the calendar by clicking on the image 

IOP Events

IOP Events

The IOP tweets educationally on @TakeOnPhysics To see my lists on twitter of great physics tweeters to follow use this link Please contact me with more suggestions and dont be shy of self promotion I tweet as @natkin 

  

Dr Muller aka Veritasium has the most amazing youtube channel as well as conducting some great research into physics teaching his Youtube link is here 

SlowMo Guys are awesome! link here

 

Teaching Advanced Physics – from the IOP some great resources here 

Teaching Advanced Physics

Teaching Advanced Physics

Nuffield Physics (Im a product of the Nuffield Physics course and I love it ) Great practicals to do 

Practical Physics

Practical Physics

PhET

This has been going ages but is still a great source of animations lots of these have now been updated to HTML5 so can be viewed on iPads.

PhET

PhET

Keith Gibbs

One of the people who inspired me as a student . If you ever get the opportunity go and see him present . He is awesome and a lovely man

His website has lots of free resources and I can recommend his book

Keith Gibbs

Keith Gibbs

Challenging questions

Isaacs Physics has a series of great questions that go beyond the standard ones

Isaacs Questions

Isaacs Questions

The British Physics Olympiad is a great for challenging your AS and A2 students and for Oxbridge preparation

BPhO

BPhO

Engineering Students – Great stuff here to help them prepare 

IWTSE

IWTSE

Scottish Physics Teacher Resources – You have to be a member 

Scottish Physics

Scottish Physics

Flipped Learning or Revision Videos

Physics and Maths Tutor

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My blogs on physics ideas may be useful 

Teaching reflection of light  http://neilatkin.com/2014/04/10/10-cool-ideas-for-teaching-reflection-of-light/

Waves and Sound http://neilatkin.com/2013/08/20/teaching-waves-and-sound/

Heat Transfer http://neilatkin.com/2013/12/30/science-teachers-10-ideas-for-heat-transfer-lessons/

Teaching Forces http://neilatkin.com/2015/07/27/teaching-forces-misconceptions-and-how-to-overcome-them/

Short Guide on improving practicals http://neilatkin.com/2015/10/26/a-short-guide-on-how-you-might-teach-science-more-effectively/

Rant about the state of science teaching  http://neilatkin.com/2014/08/21/where-has-the-science-gone-from-our-classrooms-13-ideas-to-bring-it-back/

Link to Pinterest Physics teaching support – Please note this as well as this blog will be continually updated so please add resources and ideas

http://www.pinterest.com/neilatkin/physics/