Practical Physics

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Groups of approximately 60 learners

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Keystage 3, 4 and 5

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40-60 minutes

About the Workshop

Introduction to the physics in sport and a safety briefing on each piece of equipment. Learners then rotate through the activities and complete a worksheet to support them in analysing their own performance and the scientific principles underpinning this. 


  • Sprint though timing gates. 

  • Ball kick in radar inflatable goal.

  • Reaction time in batak board.

  • Look at the power they can generate by using a rowing machine. 


Session finishes with a review of what they have learnt. 


Workshop variation: 

In a smaller space we can combine our practical physics and fitness activites for a practical science session.

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Room Requirements: 

  • Large hall space with a high ceiling (at least 3m) Power

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork

Curriculum Links

  • Science: Apply mathematical concepts and calculate results.

  • Mathematics: use and derive simple equations and carry out appropriate calculations.

  •  Science -Describing motion: speed and the quantitative relationship between average speed, distance and time (speed = distance ÷ time).

  • Science- Forces: using force arrows in diagrams, adding forces in one dimension, balanced and unbalanced forces. 

  • Science - Energy: comparing amounts of energy transferred (J, kJ, kW hour)

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