Outreach

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Resources to support remote learning

We have collected together useful resources, both from ourselves and others, which can help support science and STEM learning whilst schools are closed. These resources may be of use to students, parents and teachers. We don't endorse these resources, they are ones we think might be useful but, others are available.

  • As astronomers, we wanted to help families during this period of shutdown. We’re offering virtual Zoom sessions for anything from small groups to virtual classrooms for free. We can talk about astronomy, and we can set fun activities for your kids to try. 
  • At the Winchester Science Centre site, you can find educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home! To get families learning and laughing together.
  • The Institute of Physics has developed a set of activities designed to be easy to do with household items. They are explained with some help from their resident cat and mouse, Marvin and Milo.
  • The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has a range of hands on activities about the Universe and the Moon and information PDFs available for download here: 
  • The BBC stargazing live activity pack (PDF) has some great activities to try. Plus if you have a garden don’t forget to get outside and do some stargazing!

GCSE

  • Lewis Matheson who was a physics teacher has GCSE physics tutorials, these can be sorted by curriculum, some are free, but some you have to pay for.

A-level

  • Weekly timetable, daily A-level physics lessons:
    • LEARN - Watch a short video that covers the content
    • PRACTISE - Complete some past exam questions (suitable for all exam boards)
    • REVIEW - check your answers with a daily livestream at 12.00GMT
    • REVISE - Find more videos to support this area
  • If you are a physics student, you will find complete online physics resources, written by experienced specialist physics teachers. The free resources include notes, presentations and exam style questions and are designed to be used independently for self-study.
  • A-level physics online is a set of video tutorials for year 12 and 13. It covers all exam boards and has links to Isaac Physics questions so students can practice what they have learnt. The video tutorials are informative and engaging and are a useful tool for students to revise or for teachers to use flipped learning in their lessons. Year 12 videos can be accessed for free and year 13 videos require a subscription. Created by Ogden partnership teacher Lewis Matheson.
  • Revision website organised by topics.
  • Revision website organised by Exam board and topics.
  • Lewis Matheson who was a physics teacher has A-level physics tutorials, these can be sorted by curriculum, some are free, but some you have to pay for.
  • Isaac physics is designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students from GCSE level through to university.

  • Our series of Connect Physics workshops are designed for year 8 students, but the activities within them are suitable and adaptable for year 7 students upwards. They are all available on our website, where anyone interested can register as a user and access the resources.
  • Great Science Share for Schools have resources for teachers.
  • TalkPhysics is a place for all those involved in the teaching of pre-19 physics to share ideas, hear about CPD events, network, get advice, and talk physics. Most of their content is hidden behind a login, which means your conversations can’t be accessed by anyone who isn’t a vetted member of the site.
  • A good place to start for support on practical science, design and technology and art (PDF).

Events and workshops

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the latest advice from the government relating to large gatherings, we have taken the decision to postpone all events. This decision currently applies to all events scheduled to take place between now and 31 May. Beyond that date, we will continue to follow government advice.