The SEPnet outreach team has produced a number of resources for teachers and school pupils, based on our successful outreach programmes.

For pupils

Physics and Finance [pdf, 184k] This one page document outlines the costs associated with studying physics at university and careers in the future.

The Ogden Trust Guide to University Finances
This guide, produced by the Ogden Trust in 2013, outlines the details of fees, bursaries, scholarships and grants that are on offer.

Alternative Pathways to Physics [coming soon] This guide outlines some of the possible pathways into physics that vary from the traditional A-Levels and university pathway.

Understanding the Higgs Boson
This book was developed for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013 by a group of universities working in particle physics. It includes articles by researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Sussex.

For teachers

Cheap and simple GCSE experiments [pdf, 672k] This series of easy to use activities are based on our popular GCSE programme and cover a range of Key Stage 4 topics.

Make your own spectroscope template [pdf, 89k] A simple way to make a spectroscope out of card and a CD.

Physics in Sport
This series of hands on challenge activities for teams of Key Stage 3 pupils are based on our Inspire Marked Physics of Sport competition in 2012. There are 8 separate challenges on different Olympic and Paralympic sports. Each activity has a scientific background sheet, a challenge sheet, teacher’s notes, a worksheet if appropriate and a video.

LEGO Particle Physics
A selection of resources for Key Stage 3-5, using LEGO to demonstrate fission, fusion and particle physics in the classroom.

Resources from our popular demonstration show about particle accelerators, including videos and activity sheets.

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