IOP Teachers of Physics Awards
The Teachers of Physics awards celebrate the success of secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics and science in schools. We know that teachers contribute an immense amount to society, and we wish to accord them the recognition they deserve.
With these awards, we honour teachers alongside distinguished research scientists and industrialists.
In this way we recognise that without dedicated teachers there would be no physics research community or technological base in society.
The winners receive a prize of £1,000, an engraved glass paperweight and a certificate.
There is a common application system for all teachers in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales but judging of the awards will take place using separate national panels.
Nominations are now open and close on 23 April 2021.
Put students at the centre of the action with Energy Quest!
We’re calling on all students aged 11 to 14 to help us save the day. In this new workshop, they’ll embed learning about energy sources and energy transfer as they put themselves in the shoes of engineers to design a solution to power a mobile phone.
This free 2-hour Energy Quest workshop, funded by Shell, is a great way to revisit core curriculum content and bring relatable role-models into the classroom.
Would you like a trained facilitator to run a remote session with your students? We’re booking workshops for the summer term and beyond – get in touch today to reserve your spot!
Digital Skills activity for Primary Teachers: Delivering a computer programme session through Lego Robotics
Tuesday May 4th, 4pm - 5pm Online
Join the team at British Computer Society South Wales. Having developed a workshop for KS2 pupils they are now working with 3 primary teachers supporting the digital skills competency framework for the new curriculum.
The team welcome reaching out to more schools with these unmissable opportunities:
Resources, support for teachers, live online workshops for pupils and a lesson plan to assist classroom learning.
Teachers and STEM Ambassadors are welcomed to take part in the session.
Using LEGO EV4 kits pupils gain expertise in programming, construction, problem solving, critical thinking, numeracy and creativity.
Part of the workshop includes literacy and creative ideas using investigations relevant to everyday life.
Available to book now – Chemistry of COVID workshop for years 5 to 8.
See Science, with funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry, have developed a brand new Chemistry workshop based on COVID-19. We aim to answer questions children everywhere are likely to have following a global pandemic.
The full workshop will involve 3 different sessions, approximately 50 minutes each. The first will be delivered by See Science and will be an introduction to viruses, COVID-19, pandemics and vaccines. This will then be followed by a teacher-led session with hands-on activities for pupils to carry out with all materials/resources provided. Finally, there will be a third session, again delivered by us, which will include a debate activity and plenary.
We can deliver remotely, and the three sessions can be run in one day or spread out over a few days - to suit the school.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book or for more information.
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See Science is committed to supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) delivery across the whole of Wales to all schools, FE colleges HE Institutions and community groups.
We offer a range of products and services that support the teaching and learning of STEM subjects in Wales within a real world context.
Workshops and Projects
See Science offer a variety of bilingual STEM workshops and CPD for schools and businesses which can be tailored to suit your individual needs – read more here.
STEM Ambassador Hub Wales
See Science coordinate the STEM Ambassador Hub in Wales to help inspire young people about STEM.
We keep schools in Wales informed about high-quality activities that they can access to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum and enable them to use a range of STEM Ambassadors, so that teachers can incorporate into their teaching exemplary links to the world of work.
Participating in the STEM Ambassador programme is easier than ever via the STEM Ambassador website, designed to put you in control of your STEM Ambassador experience.
How do I use the website to engage with STEM Ambassadors?
You can register and request a STEM Ambassador through the website whenever you want and wherever you are.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers.
Registering and requesting a STEM Ambassador via the website is quick and easy. You can access the website on your smartphone, tablet or PC whenever it's convenient.
CREST is Britain’s largest national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. CREST brings science to life by offering young people aged 11-19 opportunities to explore real world projects in an exciting and innovative way.
See Science is the Regional CREST Support Organisation (RCSO) Wales. We provide expert guidance throughout the CREST Awards scheme.
Read more about See Science and CREST here.
Resources, activities and providers
"The project has definitely strengthened transition links, made us consider teaching skills in different ways and equipped pupils with a stronger drive to pursue a career in science in the future. Many thanks all!! Please feel free to pilot any schemes on our family of schools in the future."
Read more feedback and testimonials about See Science's services and projects here.