Physics modules and project ideas

  • Ashfield Music Festival (IOP's main website)
    The Ashfield Music Festival, gives students the chance to find out more about the practical applications of physics by trying out life as a sound or lighting engineer working at a music festival
  • Medical Physics module
    Medical Physics module based on 8 weeks (16-20 hours). Includes hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Supported by Institute of Physics in Ireland and IBEC.
  • Astronomy module
    Designed for and (primarily by) teachers interested in giving a module in Astronomy. Assuming no previous knowledge of Astronomy, it is based on a series of 19 "hands-on" activities for the students, augmented by clearly written background material. Powerpoint presentations are also provided for the teacher.
  • Design and Discovery Module (Intel)
    This design and discovery module promotes a hands-on learning experience by encouraging students to identify creative solutions to everyday problems in the world of design and engineering. The module focuses on basic scientific, design and engineering concepts. 
  • The Virtual Physics Laboratory
    From a lens to a nuclear power station. A suite of over 170 simulations based on real data. Produced by the National Physics Laboratory and the Institute of Physics. Contact paulnugent@eircom.net
  • Science UPDS
    Science UPD8 is a website translating the latest breakthroughs and science behind the news, into inspiring activities – and publishing them fast. Includes activities and worksheets. Well worth the short registration
  • Teachers domain
    Excellent collection of short video clips by experts
  • TEACHNET
    Senior Cycle and Transition Year physics resources
  • LEPLA
    Relevant, simple, but non-trivial, physics experiments with support materials to help set up the experiments and analyse the results. They are designed to help ease the transition from school to university. 
  • SciCast Physics competition
    Produce a film of less than two and a half minutes that explains physics in an entertaining way and get your film nominated for the red carpet 'hollywood style' awards ceremony. Open to all ages. Go to the SciCast website to see previous years winning films which are highly entertaining yet educational.