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The InThinking Physics site has been a life saver. Chris's explanations of syllabus content and assessment criteria have helped enormously with planning and programming. The inclusion of marked IAs in particular was really beneficial when I started teaching...

Kate Baldry, The Friends School, Australia (2015)

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)

InThinking Physics is a valuable resource. If you are teaching IB Physics for the first time, then it is an absolute must-have. The materials provided are practical, easy to follow and full of interesting resources.

Joylene Vette-Guillaume, Heidelberg International School, Germany (2015)


I hopped 500 miles (to wash my clothes)

Thursday 21 July 2016

For some unknown reason I watched this video on facebook about a washing machine that you power by pumping a pedal. It´s a well made video... more

Shadows and reflections

Sunday 10 July 2016

Although my students like to appear on my blog I don't think they would appreciate me writing about their results. However subscribers can read... more

My sphere of interest

Thursday 30 June 2016

A couple of months ago Paul Tonkinson mentioned how you can't simulate the field inside a sphere in the 2D PhET simuation. Geogebra is 3D so... more

Subscriber comments

  • 27 Jul Shabih Fatima
    The investigation
    Great, thank you.
  • 26 Jul Chris Hamper
    The investigation
    Seems reasonable. I´m guessing that more energy will be lost with higher launch velocity. Linearising isn´t necessary if not possible or appropriate. Energy will be lost due to air resistance so might be interesting to vary that in Algodoo....
  • 26 Jul Shabih Fatima
    The investigation
    Hi Chris, one of my student is looking into the energy of a tossed ball. His RQ is : When a ball is thrown upwards, what is the relationship between kinetic and potential energy at the initial position and maximum height reached by the ball? Does...
  • 20 Jul Chris Hamper
    Rolling cylinders (Hamza)
  • 20 Jul Chris Hamper
    Rolling cylinders (Hamza)
    I´ll add the marks on a teachers only page.
  • 20 Jul Shabih Fatima
    Rolling cylinders (Hamza)
    Curios to know how many marks has he got?? Fatima
  • 14 Jul Malgorzata Kulakowska
    That would be just great, thanks.
  • 13 Jul Chris Hamper
    I am soon going to write a newsletter which will go to all subscribers, if you like I could mention your request for a partner school.
  • 13 Jul Malgorzata Kulakowska
    I am an IB Physics teacher at VI LO Kielce Poland, I have been organising a number of exchange projects within various European programmes, but not with IB schools. I have contacted all the IB school in neighbouring countries, but did not manage...
  • 11 Jul Chris Hamper
    Absolutely, that would be a great idea. Do you have a school in mind?
  • 10 Jul Malgorzata Kulakowska
    Fo some time now I've been considering that Group 4 project would offer a perfect opportunity for school co-operation, what do you think?
  • 27 Jun Lorena Gazzola
    Reflections on active learning
    Hi Chris, Thank you so so so much for this website! The school where I work is new to the IB, we just started off 2 years ago. We are following the IB and the national curriculum. Everything is new to us and this website is soooo helpful....


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