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K46 CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe and Successful Classroom Physics.

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K46 CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe and Successful Classroom Physics.

This course aims to enable secondary school science laboratory technicians to be more confident in supporting the teaching of practical physics.

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1st March 2018

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The course covers: Hazard identification and risk assessment with demonstrations, including:

  • lasers
  • microwaves
  • ionising radiations
  • heat
  • flammable liquids
  • electrical and mechanical hazards

Practical workshop hands-on activities, with an emphasis on the work often carried out by technicians to support physics teaching, including:

  • magnetism
  • model steam engines
  • ionising radiation – absorption, range and half life investigation
  • datalogging equipment; Oscilloscope and signal generator
  • ammeters, voltmeters and multimeters
  • radiant heat investigations
  • laser light
  • microwaves
  • electron beams
  • colour mixing
  • power lines

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