Welcome to practical physicsPracticle physics - practical activities designed for use in the classroom with 11 to 19 year olds


Energy is an abstract concept that requires lots of discussion with students about physical observations and their interpretation. We begin with simple experiments that introduce the language of energy, and go on to include more advanced topics such as the energy shared amongst the particles of matter - the internal energy in hot objects, often called 'heat'.

Experiment collections


For the Energy topic, we are very grateful to the following for their advice:
Richard Boohan
Ian Lawrence
Robin Millar
Jon Ogborn 


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