Health and Safety in Physics,
Various demonstrations (interactive) including lasers, portable appliances, Van de Graaff generator.
2, Sources of information and useful contacts will be discussed.
Light gates, meters, basic circuits, electronics kit, ray boxes, Using light gates and timers.
Measuring current, voltage and resistance.
Basic fault-finding using meters.
Assembling circuits using Unilab Alpha kit.
Using ray boxes with lenses and prisms.
3, Power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes, AC and DC supplies.
Smoothed and unsmoothed DC.
Stabilised power supplies.
Signal generator controls.
Using a signal generator with a loudspeaker.
Setting up an oscilloscope.
Using an oscilloscope with a signal generator.
4, Plenary session,
1, Issues encountered in school*,
2, Practical assessment, Participants are observed carrying out practical activities. In one activity involving light gates and timers, participants may bring apparatus from their base school.
3, Written assessment,
4, Plenary., Question and Answer Session.