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This section includes a range of curriculum resources for teaching and learning, as well as How to guides to help you encourage and develop physics at your school. Use the filters to help find the resources you are looking for.

The Ogden Trust resources have been evaluated by The Association for Science Education (ASE) – the foremost body for science education across the UK – and they have been awarded the ASE Green Tick.

Phizzi practical: observing the sun safely

Make a pinhole camera to observe the sun safely.

Phizzi practical: make a constellation projector

Observe the night sky with a constellation projector using this Phizzi practical.

Innovating for the Future

Resources for two workshops on the theme of Innovating for the Future: Planet-tastic Plastics and Wind Power – Are you a fan?

Dr Hamied Haroon: research associate

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Dr Hamied Haroon is a research associate.

Working scientifically: identifying and classifying

In this type of primary science enquiry, children make observations and measurements to help them look for similarities and differences.

Research cards: Black physicists

These research cards introduce the achievements of Black physicists.

Phizzi practical: playdough planets

Create a model of the solar system using playdough.

Phizzi enquiry: sound circus

A primary science enquiry exploring sound.

Sustainability physics

A website for teachers and students with resources, interviews and ideas for sustainability physics.

How to run a science ambassador scheme

A science ambassador scheme involves secondary students running their own science club.

Phizzi enquiry: bubble snakes

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Science Leadership Toolkit

A science leadership toolkit to provide advice and frameworks for primary schools looking to develop their science monitoring.

Shivani Dave: journalist & broadcaster

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Shivani Dave is a journalist, broadcaster and physicist.

Phizzi focus: using technology when working scientifically

This Phizzi focus looks at using technology in the primary classroom. 

Christina Riley: senior planner

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Christina Riley is a senior planner in construction.

Marion Cromb: PhD student

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Marion Cromb is a PhD student in the Extreme Light Group.

Working scientifically: pattern seeking

Pattern-seeking enquiries in primary science involve children making measurements or observations to explore situations.

Dr Naomi Rowe-Gurney: Planetary Scientist

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Dr Naomi Rowe-Gurney is a planetary scientist.

Ashar Aslam: PhD student

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Ashar Aslam is a PhD student in tropical meteorology.

Research cards: female physicists

These research cards introduce the achievements of nine female physicists - past and present.

Dr Craig Poku: Air Quality Data Scientist

Phizzi professionals give an insight into career pathways from physics. Dr Craig Poku is an air quality data scientist.

Jafarr Adam: Consultant Engineer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Jafarr Adam is a Consultant Engineer.

Ideas over time: light sources

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of light sources and their history.

Phizzi enquiry: shadows

A primary science enquiry exploring shadows.

Daisy Shearer: Postgraduate Researcher in Physics

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Daisy Shearer is a postgraduate researcher in physics.

Glen Cornhill: Chief Technology Officer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Glen Cornhill is Chief Technology Officer at Artemis Space.

Claire Malone: physicist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Claire is a physicist at the University of Cambridge and CERN.

How to support your school as a specialist science teaching assistant

A guide to utilising HLTAs to support primary science.

Playing with Protons

Playing with Protons resources for primary schools based on teacher CPD at CERN.

Luke Davis: theoretical physicist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Luke is a theoretical physicist.

Dr Mark Richards: Atmospheric physicist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Mark is an atmospheric physicist.

Phizzi practical: seeing sound vibrations

Practical activities to demonstrate sound vibrations.

Martyn Wells: Optical engineer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Martyn is an Optical Engineer.

Phizzi enquiry: slippy shoes

A primary science enquiry exploring the force of friction.

Phizzi professionals: Blank templates

Our Phizzi professionals series has been designed to give an insight into career pathways from physics.

Piyal Samara-Ratna: Mechanical engineer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Piyal is a Mechanical Engineer working on space projects.

Ewan Marshall: Tech entrepreneur & business founder

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Ewan Marshall did a Master's in physics and now develops technology for social good​.

Charlotte Burman: Marine engineer officer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Charlotte Burman is a Marine Engineer Officer for the Royal Navy.

Shami Smith-Sandhu: Fire engineer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Shami Smith-Sanhu is a fire engineer.

Ragavan Nagaratnam: Physics teacher

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Ragavan Nagaratnam is a physics teacher.

Dr Jess Boland: Lecturer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Dr Jessica Boland is a lecturer at Manchester University.

Dr Peta Foster: Senior scientist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Dr Peta Foster is a Senior Scientist, looking at ways to generate cleaner energy.

Felicity Levett: Project manager

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Felicity Levett is a Project Manager for BAE Applied Intelligence.

schoolphysics.co.uk

A free online physics resource for all secondary school physics students and their teachers.

Joe Abbott: Paediatric eye surgeon

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Joe Abbott is a Paediatric Eye Surgeon.

Hans Trivedi: Chief technology officer

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Hans Trivedi is a Chief Technology Officer.

How to create primary science displays

Ideas and inspiration to help you create effective primary science wall displays.

Dr Yolanda Ohene: Biophysicist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Dr Yolanda Ohene is a biophysicist.

Dr Heather Williams: Consultant medical physicist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Dr Heather Williams is a Consultant Medical Physicist.

Helen Czerski: Ocean physicist

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Helen Czerski is an ocean physicist.

John Jermy: School science technician

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. John Jermy is a school science technician.

Alasdair Robertson: Assistant operations manager

​Phizzi professionals gives an insight into the career pathways that can lead from physics. Alasdair Robertson works in the renewable energy sector.

Research cards: Earth and space

Research cards on six individuals and projects in the history of Earth and space, together with a lesson plan for the history of the solar system.

Samantha Jones: Aerospace engineering technical apprentice

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Samantha Jones is an Aerospace Engineering Technical Apprentice.

Dr Monifa Phillips: Trainee patent attorney

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Monifa is a trainee patent attorney.

Tinashe Muchada: Inventor & start-up director

Phizzi professionals gives an insight into career pathways from physics. Tinashe has invented a new way to monitor diseases.

Ideas over time: largest planes

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of forces and flight.

Ideas over time: fastest way to travel

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of forces and movement.

Ideas over time: bridges

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of materials and forces.

Ideas over time: loudest sounds till roll timeline

Create a till roll timeline mapping 10 of the loudest sounds heard over the past two centuries.

Ideas over time: Moon landings

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of the history of space travel.

Ideas over time: electrical inventions

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of the history of electricity.

NUSTEM A-level practical videos

NUSTEM has teamed up with physics teacher Alom Shaha to produce a series of films on the A-level required practicals.

Ideas over time: electricity

Looking at how ideas about electricity have changed over time helps children develop their understanding of how science works.

Ideas over time: history of the universe

Create a till roll timeline of the history of the universe and get children looking at the bigger picture.

Isaac Physics

Online study tools to help students develop the skills required to solve physics problems.

Phizzi problem solving: fridge magnets

A physics-themed practical activity with links to maths.

How to organise a science fair

Increase the profile of science in school and inspire and engage children.

How to create a primary science lab

Some suggestions to help you set up a primary science lab.

How to organise a physics olympics

A guide to organising an inter-school physics olympics.

How to organise a rocket workshop

A guide to running a rocket workshop at your school.

How to run physics busking

A guide to running physics busking at your school.

How to set up a child-led science committee

A guide to setting up a student-led science committee.

How to support your school as a science governor

A guide to support school science governors.

How to lead a primary science moderation meeting

A guide to the how and why of science moderation meetings.

How to run primary science ambassador schemes

Planning a primary science ambassador scheme? Find ideas and inspiration with this guide.

How to run stargazing events for children and parents

A introduction to the night sky and stargazing events.

Research cards: sound

These research cards identify key individuals in the history of our understanding about sound.

Research cards: gravity

Research cards on six individuals and projects that made contributions to how our ideas about gravity have changed over time.

Research cards: friction

Research cards on six individuals and projects that made contributions to how our ideas about friction have changed over time.

Research cards: Moon landings

Research cards on six Moon landings over the years, giving an insight into space exploration.

Research cards: helping us hear

These research cards identify six key developments in the history of hearing devices.

Research cards: light

These research cards identify six key individuals in the history of our understanding about light.

Working scientifically: comparative test

In comparative tests in primary science the children compare different cases and situations.

Working scientifically: ideas over time

This resource helps children to develop skills in exploring how scientific ideas have changed over time.

Research cards: electricity

These research cards identify six key individuals in the history of electricity.

Working scientifically: research

In primary science research enquiries, children get to use a range of secondary sources to help them find the answers to ‘big questions’.

Phizzi enquiry: tea for a tiger

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Working scientifically: observing over time

Observing over time enquiries in primary science are a fantastic way for children to be curious about the world around them.

Working scientifically: fair test

Fair test enquiries in primary science are an opportunity for children to explore cause and effect relationships in science.

Phizzi problem solving: magnetometer

A physics-themed practical activity with links to maths.

Phizzi problem solving: fishing game

A physics-themed practical activity with links to maths.

Phizzi problem solving: magnetic racing game

A physics-themed practical activity with links to maths.

Phizzi focus: moon landings

This Phizzi focus includes stimulating ideas, links and resources to bring the topic of space exploration into the primary classroom.

Phizzi focus: earth and space

This Phizzi focus includes stimulating ideas, links and resources to bring the topic of Earth and space into the primary classroom.

Phizzi focus: electricity

This Phizzi focus includes stimulating ideas, links and resources to bring the topic of electricity into the primary classroom.

Phizzi focus: forces

This Phizzi focus includes stimulating ideas, links and resources to bring the topic of forces into the primary classroom.

Phizzi focus: women in physics

This Phizzi focus has been written for International Women's Day and includes links, resources and ideas to celebrate women in science.

Phizzi enquiry: paper clip painting

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: pipe cleaner push & pull

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: sinking eggs

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: soggy cereals

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: wonderful wind

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: lolly stick skyscraper

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: balloon beards

A phizzi foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi enquiry: stretchy chocolate

A Phizzi Foundation enquiry to encourage curiosity and questioning.

Phizzi practical: make a hydrophone

Make a hydrophone and see if sound travels through water.

Phizzi practical: heat shield testing

Use this Phizzi practical to make and test a heat shield.

STEM Sisters

Teaching plans and resources showcasing historical female scientists and mathematicians.

Physics online

Video tutorials and resources for GCSE and A-level physics.

Ideas over time: tallest buildings

A simple card sort game for children learning about the physical properties of materials.

Phizzi practical: forces and flight

Investigate forces and flight in this paper aeroplane practical.

Phizzi practical: fruity batteries

How to make and test a fruity battery.

Phizzi practical: planetary picnic

Explore weight, mass and the force of gravity.

Phizzi practical: scribblebot

A guide to making your own scribblebot.

Phizzi practical: solar system in my pocket

Learn about the distances between planets and the Sun with a solar system for your pocket.

Phizzi practical: investigating gears

Making and investigating simple gears.

Phizzi practical: electroscope

A guide to making your own simple electroscope.

Phizzi practical: bear cave

Create a bear cave for the children to explore as they learn about light.

Phizzi practical: coin battery

A guide to making your own simple coin battery.

Ideas over time: simple machines

A simple timeline game looking at how ideas about machines have changed over time.

Phizzi practical: magnetometer

Follow this guide to make a simple magnetometer.