Entries by Carol

Take part in World Space Week 4th – 10th October

World Space week has been celebrated since 1999, when the UN declared the 4th – 10th October to be World Space Week.   The UK World Space week website is here. When I think about Space, I think about discovery and exploration (and Star Trek, if I’m honest).  This year, the theme for World Space Week […]

Yellow Giant Exhibition

Yellow Giant is an exhibition by Helen Schell.  Inspired by the Sun and Space, Helen uses optical illusions to express phenomena of space. In creating the artwork for this exhibition, Helen has worked with solar physicists, Dr Gert Botha, Dr Stephane Regnier from Northumbria University, and Dr Helen Mason from Cambridge University. The exhibition is open from […]

The Great North East Space Expo

On 22nd June, Think Physics and Northumbria University sponsored and exhibited at the Great North East Space Expo.  This event was organised by the Ashington Learning Partnership, and held at the Discovery Museum.  It was a really good event, with over 390 students coming along to learn about space and careers in the space sector. […]

The Magic of Light Boxes

Think Physics, and Think Club members, had a great time at Maker Faire UK this weekend.  As you may have seen from our blog, we’ve been creating and making things for Maker Faire for a few weeks. Here are some of the creations from our wall of light boxes.  There was an ever-changing parade of […]

Evolution CPD

Think Physics, in conjunction with Reading University, is hosting a free CPD session aimed at primary science teachers. The session will take place on Tuesday 21 April 2015 from 16:30 until 18:30 in Think Lab at Northumbria University. Light refreshments will be available from 16:00. The session will be delivered by Chris Hatcher from the University of Reading. […]

Work with us?

Think Physics is looking for another Outreach Specialist in Secondary education to work with the current team and extend the range of activities we can offer to secondary schools. We’re looking for someone who wants to share a love of physics (and other STEM subjects) with others, who is determined to make a difference in […]

Partnership working

Although the Think Physics project is led by Northumbria University, it is a partnership between 10 different organisations. This afternoon, I had the pleasure of spending time supporting teachers from one of our partners, North Tyneside Learning Trust.  I was leading a session for primary school teachers about levers, pulleys and gears – which are […]

Thermal Selfies

Today Think Physics was visiting The Hermitage Academy STEM fair.  It was lovely to chat with the people of Chester-le-Street and beyond. We took with us our thermal camera and plasma ball, both of which we use as part of the ‘Explore your Universe’ workshops (which are available for booking!).  Our theme was ‘seeing things differently’ and […]

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day.  Across the country, schools will be celebrating books and reading.  Here at Think Physics we’re very keen to encourage reading too. For our primary work with younger children, we’ve been looking for fiction books which feature science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM).  And if possible, a strong female main character. […]