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Interview help! PHYSICS KS3

Discussion in 'Science' started by cam1982, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Hi all....and a big thank you in advance for taking the time to read this!
    I have an interview on Wed and the following is what I have to do for my lesson:
    "As part of the interview day you will be required to prepare and teach a
    25 minute lesson to a class of Year 9 students to explain how the
    electric bell works. Their targeted grades are A* - C and the end of
    year target for most is L6."
    I am a chemistry specialist...an have often struggled to make my Physics lessons as exciting as my Chemistry lessons. Now, personally I think the circuit for an electric bell is fascinating! But I'm not sure pupils will share my enthusiasm!?
    How can I make this lesson relevant/interesting to young people?
    What will the interviewing school be looking for (apart from the usual....engaging pupils, progression, interaction etc)
    Are you a Physics teacher with an inspriing idea for this lesson?
    Thank you for your help!
    Carrie Ann
     
  2. Hi all....and a big thank you in advance for taking the time to read this!
    I have an interview on Wed and the following is what I have to do for my lesson:
    "As part of the interview day you will be required to prepare and teach a
    25 minute lesson to a class of Year 9 students to explain how the
    electric bell works. Their targeted grades are A* - C and the end of
    year target for most is L6."
    I am a chemistry specialist...an have often struggled to make my Physics lessons as exciting as my Chemistry lessons. Now, personally I think the circuit for an electric bell is fascinating! But I'm not sure pupils will share my enthusiasm!?
    How can I make this lesson relevant/interesting to young people?
    What will the interviewing school be looking for (apart from the usual....engaging pupils, progression, interaction etc)
    Are you a Physics teacher with an inspriing idea for this lesson?
    Thank you for your help!
    Carrie Ann
     
  3. This has got to be for a State school! Look up what L6 means & get some worksheets at that level (and just under).
    You may want to start the lesson by asking them what they know about the electromagnetic effect. You will get a feel for the vocabulary they are comfortable with and can guide the discussion / review to uses of the effect ==> the electric bell! Another use that they may know about & is easy to understand is the sorting of ferrous metal in scrap yards.
    There may be an animation on the interweb which will help explain the electric bell - and you can show in the lesson.
    You MUST have a demonstration bell in the lesson, or several (one for each group) and a class set of diagrams of a bell that they can annotate & stick in their books.
    Depending on how able the pupils are and how well you have taught it, by the end of the lesson they should be able to write their own description (in pairs?) on how the bell works or put, in the correct order, a series of (5 to 6) sentences that describe the bell.
    Consolidation at the end of the lesson can be to do the worksheets: leave for homework or if time get them started in the lesson.
     
  4. missmunchie

    missmunchie New commenter

  5. So..... how did it go?
     

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