AQA GCSE Physics Required Practicals – Integrated Instructions | dave2004b

Following the success of the AQA GCSE Chemistry Required Practical Integrated Instructions, I’m putting together instructions for the Physics and Biology.

Linked here is the first half of the GCSE Physics practicals – more to follow soon.
Density – YES
Specific heat capacity – YES
Thermal insulation – YES
Resistance – YES
I-V characteristics – To follow
Force and extension – To follow
Acceleration – To follow
Waves – To follow
Light – To follow
Radiation and absorption – To follow

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The case for mixing modes of teaching: a mathematical model. | Tom Sherrington

Here’s the truth.  We struggle to define the strategies that we deploy in our classrooms and, when we undertake research to identify the most effective strategies, there’s an awful lot of noise, error and variation between the conditions we’re studying in one place compared to any other.  However, various attempts have been made and we have a growing evidence base on which to base judgements; we have the possibility to develop ‘evidence-informed wisdom’ as classroom practitioners.

But let’s not ever forget the inexact nature of this research.  One thing I often consider is, given how hard…

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2019 AP Chemistry Infographic | Adrian

The 2019 AP Chemistry Infographic is shown below in its PNG form. Alternatively, you may download a pdf version if you prefer that format. Please feel free to use liberally both electronically and in hard-copy.
Hopefully everything is self-explanatory (after all that’s the point of the infographic), but if not, please don’t hesitate with any comments or questions.

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AQA GCSE Physics Required Practicals – Integrated Instructions | dave2004b

Following the success of the AQA GCSE Chemistry Required Practical Integrated Instructions, I’m putting together instructions for the Physics and Biology.

Linked here is the first half of the GCSE Physics practicals – more to follow soon.
Density – YES
Specific heat capacity – YES
Thermal insulation – YES
Resistance – YES
I-V characteristics – To follow
Force and extension – To follow
Acceleration – To follow
Waves – To follow
Light – To follow
Radiation and absorption – To follow

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Interesting Images | Nick

A task in the online OU/RPS course TG089 is to browse Flickr Explore and find five images that “catch your eye”. These are the images (click through for the gallery):

The F-16 is just a beautiful aircraft and the photo of it is well-executed from a great vantage point. I might want to see a little narrower depth of field or a slightly longer shutter speed to add more of a sense of motion in the picture by softening the background even more.

I liked the orange metal panels for its abstract but ordered pattern. I’m not normally keen on orange things (no idea why) but this…

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The generic and the disciplinary: finding a balance | Adam

Yesterday, I posted a blog arguing that “teaching and learning” is dead. It generated some really fascinating conversations online, and I wanted to pick up on something a couple of people raised: it may be the case that curriculum comes first, and that it dictates pedagogy. And it may be the case that in the past there have been some fairly questionable outcomes of non-specialists observing specialists. But:
Are there not some things like retrieval practice which we know are generally good ideas which even a non-specialist would be able to identify?
Is there really no value to observing a…

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