Secondary Science | Physics

Secondary Science Physics Courses and network meetings for teachers and technicians. The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

Please note, online bookings close 36 hours before course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

For any queries regarding the courses please contact Anna Cummings on finance@dtsa.org.uk.

Upcoming Courses

Wednesday Night is Physics Night: Forces and Motion

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • name some common forces and agree a common language when describing and labelling them
  • describe the links between forces and motion
  • quote Newton’s laws, and apply them to new situations
Forces and Motion

Date: 6 October 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Scaffolding Physics concepts for learners with SEND

A hands-on practical workshop with strategies that you can take back and use in your own physics lessons.  This workshop will share strategies and practical activities, and there will be the opportunity to network and create resources to take back to your own setting.

 

Special offer

Book one place and get the second half price. Email stem@dtsa.org.uk to activate this offer.

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Date: 14 October 2021

Venue:Brookfield Primary School, 50 Brierfield Way, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9SA 
Time:
9.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: £185 / £370

Wednesday Night is Physics Night: Energy

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • recognise the importance of  scientific models to describe physical  concepts
  • describe physical processes in terms of energy stores and transfers
  • explain the law of conservation of energy
  • construct Sankey diagrams to show the energy transfers in a physical system
  • evaluate some activities to show heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.
energy changes

Date: 20 October 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Wednesday Night is Physics Night: Electricity

By the end of the session you will have:

  • considered how objects become charged by friction and some of the problems associated with static charge.
  • explained some observed effects linked to our knowledge of the behaviour of charges.
  • considered some of the alternative conceptions linked to electricity?
  • thought about the different models could you use to teach about electrical circuits?
Physics Electricity

Date: 3 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Wednesday Night is Physics Night: Radioactivity

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Considered some myths and misconceptions about radioactivity
  • Investigated a wide range of different teaching ideas
  • Evaluated different models for the decay of a radioactive material
Radioactivity and atomic structure physics

Date: 17 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS3 – Forces and Motion

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • name some common forces and agree a common language when describing and labelling them
  • describe the links between forces and motion
  • quote Newton’s laws, and apply them to new situations
Forces and Motion

Date: 25 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
11.30am – 12.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS3 – Electricity

By the end of the session you will have:

  • considered how objects become charged by friction and some of the problems associated with static charge.
  • explained some observed effects linked to our knowledge of the behaviour of charges.
  • considered some of the alternative conceptions linked to electricity?
  • thought about the different models could you use to teach about electrical circuits?
Physics Electricity

Date: 29 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS3: Waves and Energy

By the end of the session you will be able to;

  • recognise the importance of  scientific models to describe physical  concepts
  • describe physical processes in terms of energy stores and transfers
  • explain the law of conservation of energy
  • construct Sankey diagrams to show the energy transfers in a physical system
  • evaluate some activities to show heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.
Energy Physics

Date: 1 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
9am – 10am
Cost: £40 / £80

Wednesday Night is Physics Night: Waves

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Describe how waves are created and their properties
  • Describe the properties of the family of waves known as the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Use the wave equation to calculate the speed of a wave
Physics Waves

Date: 1 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS4 – Forces and Motion

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • name some common forces and agree a common language when describing and labelling them
  • describe the links between forces and motion
  • quote Newton’s laws, and apply them to new situations
Forces and motion

Date: 7 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
11am – 12pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS4 – Electricity Ohms Law

By the end of the session you will have discussed theories surrounding Ohms Law.

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Date: 9 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
10.30am – 11.30am
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS4 – Nuclear Radiation

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Considered some myths and misconceptions about radioactivity
  • Investigated a wide range of different teaching ideas
  • Evaluated different models for the decay of a radioactive material
Radiation

Date: 13 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
10am – 11am
Cost: £40 / £80

Wednesday Night is Physics Night: Magnetism and Electromagnetism

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Describe the strength of a magnetic field with regard to distance
  • Describe the motor effect and the LH motor rule
  • Use ratios to form the transformer rule
Electromagnetic_waves

Date: 15 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Physics KS4 – Hooke’s Law

By the end of the session you will have in depth theories on Hooke’s Law.

Hooke's Law

Date: 15 December 2021

Venue: Online
Time:
1pm – 2pm
Cost: £40 / £80

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.