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Vinita Sharat, The Shri Ram School, India

I was new to teaching IB and moved to a brand new school with no other Physics teacher and no resources at all... With the huge help from the InThinking Physics site I was able to put in place a course with no problems at all. It has been like having...

Graeme Keer-Keer, Alcanta International School, China

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

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14 February 2019

A couple of days ago I posted about this year's Group 4 project at UWCRCN. Students are going to measure electrical energy usage over a 24 hour... more

Gp4 hands off / hands on

10 February 2019

That's my school in the photo. Plenty of snow but it's melting fast. Pity because it would be great to do a gp4 project in the snow. Some years... more

Subscriber comments

  • 21 Feb Colin Cuthbert
    Introduction to the site
    Hi Chris, Do you still have the two sections that I'm looking for? 1. Activities that the students work through at their own pace 2. The revision section with animations and questions etc I can't seem to find them
  • 21 Feb Rodrigue Keumoe
    MCQs: Moments of inertia
    Hi there Please I tried the second question on my own, I think that there is a mistake on that question. Angular accélaration = Sum of moment (we might take in consideration that weight are 1 kg and that will avoid the 2N force to move the...
  • 21 Feb Joylene Vette-Guillaume
    MCQs: Electric fields
    Question: I thought that the distance value in Coulomb's law is from the surface of a charged sphere because the charge will gather on the surface of a conductor rather than at its centre. So I tell my students to use the distance from the...
  • 21 Feb Emma Mitchell
    Standard Level Core
    Hi Jaya, I'm not actually Head of Physics at my school so I don't buy our books. I think that we generally order direct from the publisher but after a little shopping around to compare prices (against Amazon and local academic book sellers,...
  • 21 Feb Chris Hamper
    Introduction to the site
    I'm afraid not, they were all written directly into the webpage editor interface. Copy and paste will get the text but not the boxes.
  • 21 Feb Chris Hamper
    Standard Level Core
    I'm not sure, I get mine straight from the publisher. Maybe Emma has a recommendation.
  • 21 Feb Jaya Ramchandani
    Introduction to the site
    Hi Chris, do you have the doc files of these unit plans?
  • 20 Feb Jaya Ramchandani
    Standard Level Core
    What's the best online shop to buy the text books? Warm regards, Jaya
  • 20 Feb Chris Hamper
    Ideas for investigations
    Could be interesting if they compare with, for example an iterative model. Might also be interesting to attempt to limit the heat loss so that heat is only lost by one of the processes (convection, conduction and radiation) and see how it affects...
  • 20 Feb Koelia Ojha
    Ideas for investigations
    Hello Chris, One of my students is detecting the rate of cooling of a cup of milk vs the method of cooling. Do you think it will make a good IA? Kindly advice as I ma quite new to IA.
  • 19 Feb Chris Hamper
    Hi Colin; That's what I thought but it turns out they're OK with it. Damp squib it is then.
  • 18 Feb Colin Cuthbert
    I think School Management would have a problem with it because it looks like payment rather than prize. Would a token, that can still be spent, be equally motivating but less controversial (even though it is essentially the same thing)


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