Physics of Christmas lesson
Well its almost Christmas and I decided that this would be a great chance to do a bit of extra engagement with a few of my classes. We have also just completed a whole term of (KS3) physics. This means we have encountered, forces, light, electricity and energy. So why not do a lesson of application that is not just an exam. So here is my plan (going to try it tomorrow) – well a rough write up of a plan with associated resources:
Physics of Christmas
Calculate the speed of Father Christmas
Explain assumptions made in calculations
Evaluate situations and suggest solutions
Starter: Ask students to produce a list of what they think could be physics to do with Christmas.
Main: Circus activity where groups of students spend 5 minutes at each station to complete a challenge using their physics understanding from the previous term.
Plenary: Students complete an extended piece of writing about the physics of Christmas.
Let me know if you try any of this, I’m going to give this a go and post my review of my lessons.