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I consider Chris Hamper's InThinking page for IB Physics to be an indispensable resource for the course. Whether you use his textbook or not the IA section alone is worth the subscription cost.

Bryon Farrow, Suzhou Singapore International School, China (2015)

This site is well organized and thorough. It gives great insight into the content and how connections can be made for students. I have been using it to help me prepare for the 2016 assessment, and have used resources for each content area and laboratories...

Steven Rines, American School of Bombay, India (2015)

I am very pleased with the website and the material. Love the animated multiple choice test questions. That is a great way to ask questions and cannot be accomplished with questions on paper. Also, the labs are very good and the suggestions are very...

Susan Vogel, Rockwall-Heath High School, USA (2015)


Another student video

Thursday 23 June 2016

These student videos have been keeping me in blog posts for weeks, thanks, students. This one is by Nikita, Redi and Edson and is about angular... more

Swedish rope trick

Thursday 16 June 2016

It took me ages to find the best way but I did it in the end.Swedish rope trick? Because Algodoo was developed in Sweden. I could play with... more

Components in Algodoo

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Todays video is by Maria, Teo and Yehya (I think). They chose to explain why a block slides as the angle of a slope is increased. To do this... more

Subscriber comments

  • 16 Jun Theo Dollenberg
    Ideas based on old design labs
    I was trying to find the tick boxes to do that, but didn't think of going to the old material. Got it now. Thanks so much.
  • 16 Jun Chris Hamper
    Ideas based on old design labs
    Strange, they are in my student pages. have you ticked them in the "manage students" system. They appear under old material.
  • 16 Jun Theo Dollenberg
    Ideas based on old design labs
    Sorry Chris, still seems like a problem.
  • 14 Jun Chris Hamper
    Ideas based on old design labs
    Sorry, it was because they gave too much away for the old design labs. I'll open them up.(have done)
  • 14 Jun Theo Dollenberg
    Ideas based on old design labs
    Chris, the links to these ideas are not available to the students. Is this intentional?
  • 7 Jun Chris Hamper
    Reflections 2016
    Hi Bogdan; I'm pretty sure that the guidelines say the RQ's should be different in each class not school. If two the same end up in the sample make sure you mention in the moderators comments. If they have nothing after 5 days (I had one too)...
  • 7 Jun Bogdan Brkic
    Reflections 2016
    Hi Chris, Thanks again for posting this blog... it has been very helpful. I am finding it very difficult to run my IA this year. I run a very similar model to yours through Google classroom and have found this to be very helpful as well....
  • 2 Jun Chris Hamper
    I made one using sliders. A bit rough but it works, I put a copy on today's blog post.
  • 2 Jun Ralph Tichler
    Ok thanks. I remember you using Logger Pro for this. Do you or does anyone else have an excel template in which the values and uncertainties can be input and it will make the max / min graph through all of the points error bars? Someone kindly...
  • 2 Jun Chris Hamper
    Hi Raph; All the points.
  • 2 Jun Ralph Tichler
    Hi Chris, I've forgotten the answer to this. In the old syllabus IA, I remember you could get away with max and min gradients going through just the first and last point. In the new IA, is it the same, or must the lines go through all points...
  • Hi; Select the vector tool from the "line" menu. Then draw a vector from the point representing the charge to the point representing the test charge (probably A and B). This is exactly the same as adding a line segment except that it has direction....


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