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Aims Understand how an event can be measured in different frames of reference. Understand the difference between inertial and non inertial frames of reference. Apply the Galilean transformations. Understand how the nature of light poses problems for Galilean relativity Frames of Reference The position and time for an event can be measure by an observer in a frame of reference....
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...
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.
InThinking site for IB physics is a wonderful resource to learn and teach IB physics effectively. I have been trained mostly through Chris Hampers' ideas and innovations on this site. I couldn't have made it without this resource. Thank you for making...
Friday 20 January 2017
The question looks quite straightforwardA 1000 kg car travels up a 15° Hill at a constant speed of 80 kmh-1. Calculate the power of the engine... more
Thursday 12 January 2017
Always worth timing many cycles when trying to find out the time period but maybe timing the same one over and over again is not going to improve... more
13 Jan Chris Hamper
Tests and quizzesvery simple 70%+ 7 60% 6 etc.
13 Jan Larysa Darchuk
Tests and quizzesHello Chris, I would like to ask you how you grade IB HL Physics exams. If a student gets 50% or 70% in a Mock exam what grades you give him? What conversion do you use to go from % to IB grades 1-7?
13 Jan Chris Hamper
(Eng HL) Fluid dynamicsIt must be the same on each side or the section would be accelerating.
13 Jan lee kim
(Eng HL) Fluid dynamicsHi Chris, What kid of answer are you expecting from the students to the question "If the velocity in the lower section is constant what can you deduce about the Pressure inside this section of pipe and the pressure outside?" Is there an equation...
11 Jan Dan Berliner
Speed of sound (drinking straw)I was skeptical about how well this would work in a noisy room with old laptops, but it worked extremely well. All of my students got speeds between 340 and 350 ms-1.
5 Jan Chris Hamper
Acceleration and suvatThis is fixed now. Tell me if you find anymore links that don't work.
4 Jan Asmaa Almestarihi
Acceleration and suvatHello, I cannot access any of the labs
4 Jan Chris Hamper
TOK in PhysicsSorry but I can't remember what that video was so I removed it, you can find loads more TOK stuff in the lesson plans under the Syllabus content tab.
4 Jan Christopher Rieger
TOK in PhysicsChris, when I click on this video I get the message "this video does not exist". Can you please check the link? Thanks!
19 Dec Chris Hamper
Gravitational potentialI can see it. P's and goodwill by the way.
19 Dec David Elliott
Gravitational potentialI think a 'P' is missing in question 8
6 Dec Danny Doucette
Group 4 ProjectWe need to do our G4P during class hours, so we block off two weeks and have the students go through a pseudo-Investigation in groups of 3. They design and collect data together, but conduct their own analysis and write up their own reports...