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The whole course can be delivered through the activities on this website, Chris has been doing it this way for some years. Here is his teaching order.MechanicsActivity: Measurement and uncertaintyIn this practical the mass and diameter of different balls of Plasticine will be measured in order to verify that the mass of a sphere is proportional to the cube of its diameter. This is a simple experiment...Activity:...
Whitgift has spent this academic year gearing up for our five-year review. In the Physics department, this means ensuring that our Unit Plans are up-to-date and live. We have several IB teachers so, to reflect our different styles and resources, our documentation is in-house and produced collaboratively. The ‘How To’ guide on Unit Planning contains a template for you to copy and complete.If...
It's always humbling to welcome new users to ThinkIB Physics, and to know that we're serving the needs and wants of our experienced subscribers too. As we near the end of Emma's 'vlog series' (two great ones yet to come!), we hope that you feel more confident with getting the most from all of the features that this site has to offer. All of the instructional videos have been stored...
May Papers 1 and 2 have been and gone and now it's the turn of Paper 3. As well as revising the theoretical content of Measurements and uncertainties we should also remind our students that there are certain practicals listed in the Subject Guide.ThinkIB provides online student worksheets, support pages and exemplar results for all of the suggested practicals (and many more) to ensure that your...
This topic is the first in the Subject Guide, and there are some aspects that will need to be tackled before your students can commence other physical concepts. For students who have not studied physics recently or ever before, they should become familiar with taking measurements, identifying the uncertainties associated with data and learn the techniques for adding vectors. In this section of the website, you will also find a 'Mini Investigation'. This can be an engaging way to introduce students to the IA, perhaps after completing Mechanics.
The IB mark scheme gives the letters of the correct answers but not the complete solution. The examiners report gives some more details and statistics but again no worked solution. Here I have written out how I would solve each problem, this may not be the intended way and there has been a lot of OCC discussion on a couple of them but I've done it anyway. Students need to be familiar with MC...
IntroductionIn this practical the mass and diameter of different balls of Plasticine will be measured in order to verify that the mass of a sphere is proportional to the cube of its diameter. This is a simple experiment but introduces the concepts of uncertainties, data processing and graphing.Measuring diameterTake a piece of Plasticine and roll it into a ball. Try measuring its diameter with a ruler...
AimsIntroduce the idea of a research question.Use knowledge of mechanics to develop a hypothesis.Use practical skills to design an experiment to test a hypothesis.Use "detective" skills to evaluate results.Practice writing a formal report.IntroductionIn this activity you will perform an experiment related to a small bow and arrow made from a piece of plastic from an ice cream carton and...
A well planned site with lots of informations in Physics!
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...
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...
2 June 2019
Whitgift has spent this academic year gearing up for our five-year review. In the Physics department, this means ensuring that our Unit Plans... more
13 Jun Jaya Ramchandani
Activity teaching orderHelpful, thank you!
12 Jun Elva Fan
AHL testssuper prompt !!!!
11 Jun Chris Hamper
Vectors and scalars testPoints to the correct file so I guess it doesn't matter.
11 Jun Chris Hamper
AHL testsHi; Yep, fixed.
11 Jun Elva Fan
Vectors and scalars testHello, the answer for Vector downloaded from here, is wrongly named as "aDisplacement" rather than "aVector".
11 Jun Elva Fan
AHL testsHello, the " Charges in a B field answer" is supposed to be the problem itself, right?
10 Jun Richard Jones
Teaching sequencesHi Nicole, I've been in this position a few times over the last couple of years. I;ve asked for advice here in the past and had some helpful suggestions. Here is my current way of doing things, its far from perfect. The size of your class seems...
8 Jun Chris Hamper
Unit Planner: Wave phenomenaYes, of course, you're welcome to use it how you like.
8 Jun Amtul Qayyum
Unit Planner: Wave phenomenaCan we copy part of the unit plan on to managebac and state the reference?
5 Jun Nicole Smout
Teaching sequencesThanks for your response. Yeah the SL's would be at another class during that time. I think I might end up working on practical skills for first few weeks. Luckily the HLs are required to get an A in IGCSE Physics before starting so technically...
23 May Chris Hamper
Practical: Speed of sound (drinking straw)yep, they have to determine the frequency of the first harmonic from the differences between the other harmonic.
23 May Fergus Gray
Practical: Speed of sound (drinking straw)Ok, I got it. f=v(1/2L) Is that correct?