Low tech practicals


sciencing“Today I’m celebrating the low tech practical. Practical where the equipment looks basic. Then put together it shows off an amazing effect. Last week I made telescopes with year 11. They needed 2 lenses, 2 lens holders, blu tack and a metre ruler. They were underwhelmed when they saw the equipment, but all of them made it work and ended up really enjoying the lesson AND seeing the theory behind how a telescope works in action.

Book on a string and a straw to show resonance: 

The benefits of keeping it simple: it works for all students.  The basic physics concept doesn’t get lost in the complication of the experiment. It’s easy to set up and run too and helps build basic practical skills, but the most important benefit is the first one: it works.” To read further please click here:

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