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Printer with attitude

Wednesday 28 September 2016

This morning I was printing a test (thin film interference) and the printer made my smile by the way it threw out my printing at a playful angle.... more

Rave reviews

Friday 23 September 2016

Today we had a rave in class. Well not really but we did get out the rave glasses and look at a spectral lamp which is almost as good and nowhere... more


Wednesday 21 September 2016

The other week I was in Barcelona running a category 1 workshop with OCC regular Danny Doucette. We work well as a team, sharing the same enthusiasm... more

Subscriber comments

  • 29 Sep Chris Hamper
    The investigation
    Hi Erlend; It's OK as far as data collection goes but he might be limited when it comes to making conclusions from the processed data.
  • 29 Sep Erlend Einerkjær Harbo
    The investigation
    Hi Chris I have a student that would like to look at time near a black hole as a IA. He will collect data of the mass of the black hole from a databank and use the Schwarchild metric to calculate for different masses. Is this enough data Collection...
  • 29 Sep Chris Hamper
    Measuring half life of beer foam
    Did you use the video method?
  • This is an interesting method. I got my students to do it with coke. Though the bubbles die out quickly, but the results are very good. Thanks for the idea.
  • 28 Sep Gisha C Mathew
    thank you Chris
  • 28 Sep Chris Hamper
    I don't think it is against any IB policy. Measuring half life is after all a required practical. The experiments must be done safely of course, this should be mentioned in the report.
  • 28 Sep Gisha C Mathew
    Dear Chris, One of my HL students is very keen in doing an IA in radiation physics. is it allowed by IB? i am really confused as some of my colleagues are saying that its against the IB experimentation policy. Any fact in that? can he go ahead...
  • 27 Sep Chris Hamper
    Constant acceleration
    Hi Jagruti, These quizzesdon´t print out too well but if you go to the qbank ( ) you can put together your own quizzes that print out better.
  • 27 Sep Jagruti Joshi
    Constant acceleration
    Hi Chris, Is there any specific method I can download MCQ .Since copy paste and direct printing consumes lot of pages.
  • 25 Sep Catherine Zhou
    Writing an Extended Essay
    Thanks Chris. I have been busy recently and just checked your message. There is an increasing number of students doing Physics EE at my school. A lot of extra job for myself. But I am very happy to see many students become interested in Physics...
  • 23 Sep Chris Hamper
    I do pretty much the same thing. If they still have no idea I start suggesting possible ideas.
  • 23 Sep Colin Cuthbert
    Hi Chris, What are your strategies for helping students coming up with ideas. I show them the cupboards, my internal website showing what we've done, the text book as places to find inspiration. 60% find something pretty quick but 40% really...


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