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Creativity, community and family engagement

Please use this information to inform your selection for the 13.15 workshop sessions.

These workshops look at how you can build creativity in your lessons, delivering the wow, how and now for purposeful practical physics; these sessions will also explore physics engagement beyond the classroom.

Workshop 1: Family engagement (primary and secondary)
Engaging with and involving our pupils’ families has many benefits including increasing pupils’ confidence and enthusiasm for learning, and even raising achievement. As key influencers, parental/carer attitudes towards science can affect a child’s science attainment and attitude to the subject. So how can we go about involving families meaningfully in science?

Workshop 2: 5 minute physics – primary demo challenge
Demos can create a sense of awe and wonder but do we use them effectively? This workshop requires lots of audience participation and provides opportunities to reflect on personal
practice in primary.

Workshop 3: 5 minute physics – secondary demo challenge
Demos can create a sense of awe and wonder but do we use them effectively? This workshop requires lots of audience participation and provides opportunities to reflect on personal practice in secondary.

Workshop 4: Teacher insight – university physics outreach (secondary)
University physics outreach can provide trips to schools by outreach ambassadors, school visits into universities to see researchers in action and a whole host of other opportunities. In
this session, physics outreach officers will share ideas and opportunities, and lead discussions exploring how schools and universities can work together more effectively.

Workshop 5: Science and drama in primary
This session will explore creative ways to link science and drama in activities that are mutually beneficial to both subjects, will excite children’s curiosity and allow them to develop their conceptual understanding whilst also improving their speaking and listening skills. We will explore how drama can be used to assess scientific understanding and as a vehicle for retrieval practice. The session will include interactive, practical drama activities.

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