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Teaching sequencesfree20 August 2019

This is my plan for the two year course. The times are the IB suggested times. I teach a combined class (HL and SL) in the first year then they split into HL and SL in the 2nd year, if I were teaching... more

Doppler17 August 2019

Doppler effect applies to sound, water and light waves, same model for different phenomena.Some students may not have noticed the Doppler effect so a video of an ambulance passing an observer is a good... more

Introduction to the sitefree14 August 2019

We hope that you will find the Getting started section useful if you are new to the IB, physics teaching or these resources. Returning subscribers are also advised to check out this area to make sure... more

Required practicalsfree8 August 2019

This is the list of 10 required practicals that you must include on the 4psow. The reason you have to do these is that there will be a question on paper 3 that related to one of them. There are many ways... more

Activity: Expanding universe6 August 2019

Cosmology is the study of the Universe which up to now (in this course) has been modeled by Newton's universal law of gravitation but this had some problems for scientists 100 years ago.100 years ago... more

Problems: Newton's 3rd5 August 2019

1. A soldier fires 10 bullets per second from a machine gun. Each bullet has a mass of 50g and travels at 100ms-1. Calculate the force exerted by the soldier on the gun.2. A 200g rubber ball hits the... more

Solutions5 August 2019

1. A soldier fires 10 bullets per second from a machine gun. Each bullet has a mass of 50g and travels at 100ms-1. Calculate the force exerted by the soldier on the gun.Hint: more

Activity: Light from stars2 August 2019

Almost everything known about stars has been discovered from the information obtained from the electro magnetic radiation they give out and most of that information is collected on EarthWith the naked... more

Unit Planner: Astrophysicsfree29 July 2019

Start date:Diploma assessmentPaper 1Paper 2Paper 3 xInvestigation xText book referenceHamper - online resourcesTransfer GoalsList here one to three big, overarching, long-term goals for this unit. Transfer... more

Unit Planner: Imagingfree29 July 2019

Start date:Diploma assessmentPaper 1Paper 2Paper 3 xInvestigation xText book referenceHamper - online resourcesTransfer GoalsList here one to three big, overarching, long-term goals for this unit. Transfer... more