Teaching Advanced Physics

This website contains detailed ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16–19. The site aims to help those new to teaching this age group, and assumes only a limited access to equipment, resources, and advice from experienced colleagues. It is not intended to constrain the development of other equally valid approaches. The resources may be downloaded and adapted according to your own requirements.

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The material on this site is sponsored by Gatsby Technical Education Projects (GTEP), and is copyright. It may be used within educational establishments free of charge, but it may not be reproduced for profit by any other organisation.

Electricity

Electric current, electrical resistance, series and parallel circuits, EMF and internal resistance, capacitors.                

Electricity 

Fields

Gravitational fields, electric fields, electromagnetism.

Fields 

Astronomy

Astrophysics, cosmology

Astronomy 

Mechanics

Statics, kinematics, drag forces, Newton’s laws, work, energy and power, momentum, circular motion, materials.

Mechanics 

Atoms and nuclei

Quantum physics, radioactivity, particle physics

Atoms and nuclei 

Vibrations and waves

Simple harmonic motion, progressive waves, electromagnetic waves, reflection and refraction, superposition.        

Vibrations and waves 

Energy

Kinetic theory, thermal physics

Energy 

 
 

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