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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.

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A cover of the 'Early years challenges Earth and beyond' It includes 4 children from different backgrounds and ethnicity, siting on a hill with one child pointing to the stars. At the bottom it says 'suitable for 3-5 year olds'

CREST Star Award: Earth and beyond

Eight activities that introduce EYFS children to Earth and the Moon.

Research cards: Moon landings

These research cards identify six key events in the history of space exploration.

Research cards: earth and space

These research cards identify six key individuals and events in the history of our understanding of the universe.

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.

Ideas over time: Moon landings

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

3 children figuring out where to plug in the cables.

Phizzi enquiry: circuit analyst

A primary science enquiry exploring electrical circuits.

Phizzi practical: electrical games

How to make an electrical game.

CERN large Hadron Collider

How to plan a trip to CERN

A trip to CERN can inspire A-level physicists to take physics further.

Megan Neale: Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Phizzi professionals give an insight into pathways from physics. Megan Neale is a Mechanical Maintenance Technician.

Phizzi focus: using secondary data

This Phizzi focus looks at how you can use secondary data sources to support the development of working scientifically skills in the primary classroom.

Phizzi focus: light

This Phizzi focus includes links to ideas, resources, and cross-curricular connections, to bring the topic of sound into the primary classroom.

Phizzi focus: sound

This Phizzi focus includes links to ideas, resources, and cross-curricular connections, to bring the topic of sound into the primary classroom.

Phizzi enquiry: parachutes

A primary science enquiry linking learning about Earth & space, and forces.

Phizzi practical: observing the sun safely

Make a pinhole camera to observe the sun safely.

Dr Hamied Haroon: research associate

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

Jafarr Adam: Consultant Engineer

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

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?

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.

Shivani Dave: journalist & broadcaster

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

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.

Daisy Shearer: Postgraduate Researcher in Physics

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

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 Mark Richards: Atmospheric physicist

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

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.

Claire Malone: physicist

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

Martyn Wells: Optical engineer

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

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.

Phizzi enquiry: shadows

A primary science enquiry exploring shadows.

Glen Cornhill: Chief Technology Officer

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

How to support your school as a specialist science teaching assistant

A guide to utilising HLTAs to support primary science.

Shami Smith-Sandhu: Fire engineer

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

Luke Davis: theoretical physicist

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

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.

Phizzi practical: seeing sound vibrations

Practical activities to demonstrate sound vibrations.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Isaac Physics

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

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.

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’.

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 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.

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.

Phizzi practical: magnetometer

Follow this guide to make a simple magnetometer.