Key Stage 3 Physics Challenge Day 2018 - It's electrifying!

26 Jan 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Department of Education - University of Oxford
School years 7-9


About: Each year students from local schools come to the University of Oxford to take part in a series of interactive workshops and hands-on collaborative activities designed to explore a core topic in Physics.

The event

The event aims to promote physics and encourage participation in science clubs, and triple science at GCSE, by taking a practical approach to reinforce curriculum topics. The event provides students with experience of real-life problem solving, hands-on collaborative activities and knowledge of applied physics. Oxford Physics graduate students are there to help guide and explore new topics with the school students.

This year the event explores the wonders of Electric Fields and Accelerator Science; expect to see homemade particle accelerators and sparks flying from Van de Graff generators.

Juice and biscuits will be provided but pupils are asked to bring their own packed lunch on the day. All students receive a certificate and goodie bag for participating and prizes are available for students who do well on the day.


The event is targeted at pupils in school years 7-9. Bookings will be limited to 10 - 15 students per school and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please reserve your places using our online booking form.



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The Physics Key Stage 3 Challenge Day is sponsored by the Ogden Trust and has been developed by the Oxford Ogden Science Partnership. The event is hosted by the Oxford University Education Department.