Thursday, August 24, 2006

Teaching physics conference

The Education Group of the Institute of Physics in Ireland will be holding its "Frontiers of Physics 2006" Physics Teachers' Annual Conference on Saturday 23rd September 2006 at the School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology.

It promises to be a fascinating event and will be attended by about 60 enthusiastic teachers from all over Ireland. Talks on the day will include:

The Baffling Mechanics of Simple Toys
Prof Tadashi Tokeida
University of Cambridge and African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

IOP Opportunities for Schools
Alison Hackett

Innovations in Physics Education - the DIT Perspective
DIT Physics Education Research Group

Hands on Physics
Science on Stage – SOS Team
Class Room Demonstrations – Dr Cathal Flynn, DIT
The Infinity Project – Mr Michael Tully, DIT
SLSS Software
Matlab – Electronics projects for the classroom

Exploration Station – What’s in store at Ireland’s proposed Interactive Science Centre?
Jane Jerry
Exploration Station

From Mega to Micro and way Beyond
Medical Physics and its Applications

The event is supported by the Teacher Education Section of the Department of Education and Science through the Second Level Support Service as part of continuing support for Leaving Certificate Physics, the Institute of Physics, Education Group and the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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