Fantastic physics

Physics is one of the oldest natural sciences, dedicated to the study of how the universe works.

Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. It is the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy.

Physics is interesting, relevant, and it can prepare you for great jobs in a wide variety of places.

Find out where a passion in physics can take you.

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch.
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Fantastic physics resources

These resources were developed by Dr Renee Goreham, a University of Newcastle physics lecturer and Ryan Suckling, a University of Newcastle physics student.

Motion in One and Two Directions is aimed at Stage 6 students.

Meanwhile, Spectroscopy in a Box can be taught at many levels, from primary to high school.

For more information, please contact Dr Renee Goreham at  renee.goreham@newcastle.edu.au.

Spectroscopy in a box

Spectroscopy in a box

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Motion in one and two direction – student workbook

This resource enables Stage 6 students to understand ‘Motion in one and two direction’, addressing the HSC Syllabus Inquiry question: How can models that are used to explain projectile motion be used to analyse and make predictions?

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Motion in one and two direction – teacher resource

This resource assists teachers in delivering lessons on  ‘Motion in one and two direction’, which addresses the HSC Syllabus Inquiry question: How can models that are used to explain projectile motion be used to analyse and make predictions?

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Spectroscopy in a box – student workbook

This comprehensive workbook enables students to understand spectroscopy – the study of interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation. It can be tailored for students in both primary and high school.

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Spectroscopy in a box – teacher manual

This resource assists teachers in delivering lessons on spectroscopy, and can be tailored for students in both primary and high school.

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