Thought-provoking Physics Practicals Phase II
Second Teacher Training Workshop
Sponsors and Collaborators:

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: Registration is required.
Date: November 22, 2018 November 23, 2018 November 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm, 10:00 am - 05:00 pm, 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore

Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and Ali Institute of Education (AIE) have initiated a joint Teacher Training Program, فکر انگیز سائنسی تعلیم Thought-provoking Science Education. In this program, we will focus on teaching practical physics through thought-provoking, innovative and exciting experiments. The program comprises of three independent interactive workshops, the second of which will take place on 22nd to 24th November, 2018 at the Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
The purpose of this workshop is to enable physics teachers to learn about the culture of modern physics experimentation preparing them to design and deliver modern, exciting, and insightful physics experiments to their students. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to get exposure to
  1. building experimental hardware from low-cost items;
  2. use modern gadgets and techniques such as video tracking and physics using the smartphone;
  3. plotting and interpretation of data, and
  4. connecting the laboratory to the classroom.
The hand-picked experiments to be offered in this workshop are designed based on topics selected from the syllabi of Grades 9 to 12 (matric to intermediate) and O levels. These four-five experiments will not be a replica of experiments traditionally performed by students in our laboratories, rather they are thought-inspiring experiments designed to highlight how physics practicals, in our opinion, should be conducted in an enabling, skills-oriented, and contemporary fashion. All experiments will be low-cost and will become fodder for ideas for teachers who could recreate their own experiments to amplify physics topics in their textbooks.
Coverage areas: The coverage of these experiments will be from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, basic electronics, waves, and vibrations.
Laboratory skills: measurement, uncertainties, graphing, data processing, using the camera and the smartphone for physics experiments, building hardware, connecting theory with experiment, interpreting experimental results.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop. If you teach physics, especially practical physics, conduct laboratory training for your students, want to set up new labs, are motivated about physics education and would like to usher in radical reforms to how physics is taught in your school, or are a headmaster or headmistress and would like to nominate some talented individual from your school or college, please fill out the registration form.
Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Once the registration form is filled, the participants will be selected and shortlisted on the basis of their willingness to learn, background, and inclination towards practical aspects of teaching. Further details are provided below:
  • Date: 22nd – 24th November 2018
  • Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
  • Timings: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
  • Registration Deadline: 18th November 2018
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1500 (to be paid by ATM transfer before 20th November; details will be sent by email)
  • Accommodation provided: No
  • Certificates provided at the end of the workshop: Yes

Resource Persons:
Instructor, Trainer
Umar Hasan
Khwarizmi Science Society

Instructor, Trainer
Aamna Saleem
Cosmic Prespective

Supplementary Documents: Report of the second teacher training workshop Inverse square law of radiation Energy momentum transfer Ohms law Projectile motion Understanding energy transfer Vibrations on a string