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2013 STAV/AIP Physics Teachers Conference

Fri 15
th

-

Sat 16
th

February
, 2013

Monash University, Clayton, Victoria

The Program includes:



Day and Evening sessions. Participants can attend the day and/or evening
sessions,



Opening address on '
The First Gala
xies' by Prof Stuart Wyithe, University of
Melbourne.



A session of small group discussions on 'Setting the Parameters for a Physics
Curriculum'.



Report by Bruce Walsh, the Chief Assessor, on the June and November Exams,
during the day program and again in
the evening program,



Over 50 workshops across five sessions,



A Saturday program of excursions tasters and a medical physics in
-
service.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Friday
Day Program

8:00

Day Registration

8:50

Conference Opening

9:00

Opening Address

10:15

Small
Group Discussions

11:15

Morning Tea/ Displays

12:00

Workshops: Session A

1:00

Lunch / Displays

1:50

Workshops: Session B

2:55

Workshops: Session C

4:00

Finish


Friday Evening Program

5:00

Light Meal

6:00

Workshops: Session D

7:00

Workshops: Session E

8:00

Finish


Saturday
P
rogram

9:00

Choice of Venues
-

1 hour presentations


11:00

Choice of Venues
-

90 min or 2 hour presentations


1:00

One Venue
-

90 minute presentation


Wireless Internet and l
aptops at the Conference

Wireless internet is available to par
ticipants, a username and
password will be needed. Some presenters have invited
participants to bring along their own devices including laptops.
Check descriptions below for (BYOD). To store laptops during
the day, laptop lockers with power are availabl
e in the lobby of
the S9
-

S12 lecture theatres at no cost. Lockers need to be
booked on the Application Form. Keys can be picked up at
Registration.

2012 STAV/AIP PHYSICS TEACHERS CONFERENCE


Descriptions of Workshop Sessions

(Commercial: C, Units 1 &

2: 1&2, Units 3 & 4: 3&4, General: G)

Session A

A1

The Zooniverse and Beyond: Engaging Students Using Real Data (1 & 2)


Robert Hollow, ATNF

Astronomy is an excellent context for developing students
\
' investigation and ICT skills. There is wealth of
read
ily accessible real astronomical data, much of it available via Citizen Science programs such as the
Zooniverse, Participants will be introduced to the concept of Citizen Science and explore a range of projects
and data. Examples of how these projects and
data can be incorporated into structured learning tasks and
open
-
ended investigations will be developed.


A2

Delivering VCE Physics 100% Online and Interactive

(G)


Bruce Carpenter, Bendigo Senior Secondary College,
(BYOD)

The Victorian Virtual Learning N
etwork Project provides VCE curriculum that is more than just a collection
of independent, electronic documents. Four years in the making, our recently completed online Physics course
is interactive, instructional and available to students 24/7. It enables

access to hard
-
to
-
staff curriculum for
remote students and allows self
-
paced learning within a traditional school environment. Bruce has been
delivering unit 1
-

4 VCE Physics to students in remote parts of Victoria during 2012. He will show examples
of t
he instructional videos, virtual practical activities and online learning objects he has employed. Participants
will have an opportunity to explore the course materials.


A3

Radioactive underwear; a practical introduction (1&2)
,
Repeated in B3 (BYOD)


Davi
d Hoxley,

Bob Aikenhead, La Trobe University

A century ago, radioactivity was promoted as a health
-
giving, revitalising force for good health. Now
perceptions are more mixed. In this practical session, you will measure and analyse radioactive decay from
several sources, including an observation of half
-
life. This activity is available as part of the La Trobe
University future students program, and can be integrated into a VCE SAC. Please bring your laptop, fully
charged.


A4

Physics investigations with
iPads, Android and Windows 8 Tablets (C) (BYOD)


Doug Bail, Ciderhouse ICT

As more and more schools invest in tablet technologies how do we use them effectively in the Physic's
classroom? PASCO has extended their same desktop technology to encompass just a
bout every device your
students may have in the classroom. We'll look at how you go about using them in Physics, what you need,
how you can better integrate and utilise the device in the classroom and also look at a range of existing
resources developed in

conjunction with leading texts. I am also a practising Physics teacher who has first
hand experience of managing these devices in the classroom.


A5

Engaging with Physics Education Research (G)


Theo Hughes, Physics Dept, Monash University

(Subtitle
-

Ha
ving fun in Istanbul) I'll talk about my experience at the WCPE (World Conference on Physics
Education) in Istanbul and then about PER (Physics Education Research) in general. My intent is to
encourage teachers to think of attending such events and readin
g PER journals; engaging with, or even
contributing to, PER. Note: Teachers can apply for the AIP Travelling Scholarship to attend an international
conference.


A6

Can we cut emissions fast enough to avoid dangerous climate change? (G) Repeated in E2


Kei
th Burrows, Australian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee

Yes we CAN! We will look at new developments from around the world which show that renewable energy
can provide ALL our energy
-

for electricity generation, for transport, and pow
er for homes, industry and
agriculture. We will look at the work of the local Beyond Zero Emissions group as well other researchers and
commercial developments around the world.


A7

StudyON for VCE Physics: Want to Improve Your Students' Exam Results? (C)
Repeated in C7


Neale Taylor, Jacaranda / John Wiley and Sons Pty Ltd
(Computer Lab, so BYOD optional)

In this hands
-
on workshop you will explore StudyON for VCE Physics Units 3&4 and our new StudyON
Teacher Edition. StudyON is Jacaranda's online study, re
vision and exam practice tool which lets you

.

Track the progress of your students throughout the year at an individual, group or class level

.

View each student's online performance on actual past VCAA exam and practice questions

StudyON incorporates vide
os, animations, interactive study activities and a results tracker. You will receive
complementary packs of studyON Physics 3 and full access to StudyON Teacher Edition for 12 months.


A8

What’s been happening at the Large Hadron Collider? ICHEP 2012 and

the Higgs Boson.


(3&4)


Shane McLean, St Margaret's School

At the commencement of the International Conference of High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in Melbourne in July
2012 the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson was made. Many other important r
esults were
also made during this conference regarding the experiments undertaken at the Large Hadron Collider outside
Geneva. This session covers some of the exciting experimental results presented and also looks at the physics
master classes for seconda
ry students which are offered by CERN and Fermilab in the US.


A9

Electricity ideas for the classroom (C)


Bronwyn Quint, Scienceworks

Explore how current electricity is produced using permanent magnets and coils of wire and how this principle
is applied i
n power stations and electrical devices. Observe how electrical motors transform electrical energy
into movement energy and see how an electromagnet can be created. Find out about static electricity,
conductors and insulators, electric circuits, fuses and
safety switches.


A10

Materials and their uses in Structures with CSIRO (C)


Simon Matheson, CSIROSEC

The activities in this workshop illustrate the central ideas of the Unit 3 Detailed Study 'Materials and their
uses in Structures'. The equipment used off
ers participants a depth of analysis unavailable in most school labs.
The specific activities include axial testing to obtain accurate load
-
extension data, observing the elastic and
plastic behaviour of different materials, testing structures to identify
and measure forces, and examining the
effect of temperature on the toughness of materials. All equipment, including some data logging activities, is
provided.


A11

Applying Physics to Patient Care (1&2)


Mr Chris Fox, Senior Medical Physicist, Peter McCall
um Cancer Centre

The session will briefly describe the physics aspects of the effects of radiation on the human body and of the
medical technology at Peter Mac, how the technology is used in diagnosis and treatment, as well as
information on the training a
nd career paths associated with medical physics.


A12

Virtual prac in teaching wave properties of light (G) Repeated in C12


Yuriy Verkhatsky, Carwatha College

Physics is a practical science. Practical activities play important role in students’ motivation

to learn physics,
they also develop much deeper understanding of physics, visualise physics processes and phenomena, sharpen
students thinking, stimulate questions. It is a fun and exciting way of learning physics. Unfortunately
implementation of practica
l work is limited to time, space costs and lack of equipment constraints. Virtual
experiment can be an additional approach in implementing laboratory experiments where students can
participate interactively, where students can experiment for themselves wha
t will happen when parameters are
varied, where students can progress at their own pace and can continue their investigation in their own time at
their own place. These particular practical activities represent set of virtual experiments aimed to enhance
s
tudents understanding of what is wave, how waves are created, propagate and interact.


A13

"Buyer Beware" is Alive and Well (G) Repeated in B13


Ken Greatorex and Don Hyatt, Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch)

It's reasonable to think that consumer laws

increase protection for the consumer
-

yet many products and
propositions are still marketed with little or no evidence base. Regulatory bodies ostensibly acting in the
public interest are frequently slow to act against dubious marketing practices, produc
ts based on paranormal
belief, and remedies without any background of clinical trial. Large amounts of money are involved. This
presentation aims to increase awareness of the pervasiveness of anti
-
Science and non
-
Science in alt
-
med and
other areas, and to

encourage rationality and a comprehensive Science education in response.


A14

Australian Synchrotron Tour (3&4)


Jonathan de Booy, The Australian Synchtrotron

A one hour tour of the Australian Synchrotron located in Blackburn Rd. Transport to the Synchro
tron will not
be provided. Participants will be given an opportunity to arrange a ride and should leave the University
promptly at the end of the previous session.


A15

Physics of War, Sport and Magic (G)
(Computer lab, so BYOD optional)


Peter Razos

-

Tr
inity Grammar School

Teaching physics in context and the Australian Science Curriculum can be a challenge. We will present how
this is done at Trinity Grammar and povide an opportunity for participants to view the resources available and
discuss relevant i
ssues. You may wish to check out the units of work at
www.dynamicscience.com.au/tester
<http://www.dynamicscience.com.au/tester>

enter as a stud
ent and type in
the following: organisationid =dynsci, password=student


A16

Physics of Angry Birds (C)


Adrian Camm and Joel Willis, Quantum Victoria

Using the addictive and unique destructive powers of Angry Birds, slingshot your students into some
advan
ced analysis, conjecturing and hypothesizing about the Physics of Angry Birds. This hands
-
on
workshop will focus on using Tracker, a free video analysis and modeling tool, allowing participants to
conduct an experimental investigation into the motion and
trajectory of Angry Birds as they seek revenge. The
open
-
ended nature of the investigation will the exploration of game mechanics and concepts such as
acceleration due to gravity, momentum, energy and conservation laws.


A17

Video Analysis for Everyone (G)


Kelvin Barraclough, Gisborne Secondary College

Have you use video analysis with motion experiments? Would you like to use thi sengaging technique and
intuitive software to encourage students to analyse motion of objects? This session will focus on free

software
that enables the accurate extraction of position/time data from moving objects which have been filmed.
Examples of some pitfalls that students experienced will be highlighted and a wide variety of experiments
where this software has been utilise
d will be discussed. Software for PC, Mac and iPad will be covered. You
can easily get excellent results with all levels of students. I encourage you to try video analysis with your
classes.


Session B

B1

Cheap Tricks and Tips for Inexperienced Physics
Teachers, (G) Repeated in E1


Colin Hopkins, Bialik College

A series of useful ideas for engaging students in the study of Physics. Colin will provide a range of resources
and ongoing support for teachers new to Physics.


B2

Quantum Queries (3&4)


Theo Hu
ghes, Physics Dept, Monash University

Following a couple of questions raised in conversations at last year's conference, and elsewhere, I will attempt
to shed some light on some difficult concepts related to "Interactions of light and matter" e.g. "How can

a
photon (being mass
-
less) have momentum?", "Why do we sometimes get the Photoelectric effect and at other
times get Compton scattering?"


B3

Radioactive underwear; a practical introduction

(1&2) Repeat of A3


David Hoxley,

Bob Aikenhead, La Trobe Univer
sity


B4

Observing the Universe: Tools and Techniques (1&2)


Robert Hollow, ATNF

Whilst the telescope is the tool synonymous with astronomy it is only one component of a chain of
instruments and techniques utilised by astronomers to gather data and make se
nse of the Universe. The basic
concepts of the telescope and key astrophysical techniques is covered. Examples of current and planned
astronomical facilities and instruments across the electromagnetic spectrum are discussed. With an emphasis
on Australia's

significant contributions, examples relevant for the Australian Curriculum will be presented.


B5

Hands
-
on Photonics for VCE physics (C)


Simon Matheson, CSIROSEC

CSIRO offers an exciting hands
-
on program examining the physics of this rapidly growing and
exciting new
field of communications. With experiments ranging from a simple exploration of Total Internal Reflection to
advanced concepts in telecommunications, students will be able to learn how new advances are enabling us all
to keep in touch faster a
nd more efficiently.


B6

Quick and easy Astronomy tasks to engage your class (1&2) Repeated in C6


Paul Natoli, Ballarat High School

A selection of ideas and tasks that can be used with a range of students from Yr11 Astronomy/Astrophysics,
to primary scho
ol classes. This session will cover ways to use ICT as well as hands on activities. Including
ways to read stars, finding south at night, scale solar systems, running an observing night and more.


B7

Australian Synchrotron: The Physics of the Machine

(3&4
) Repeated in D2


Jonathan De Booy, The Aust Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron is a particle accelerator used for the production of x
-
rays millions of times
brighter than the sun. This session describes the physics of the machine, the production of x
-
rays and how this
ties to the unit 4 curriculum


B8

Discovering Physics at Ecolinc (C) Repeated in C8 (Computer lab, so BYOD optional)


Suzanne

Clarke, Jacqui Slattery, Ecolinc

Ecolinc is a (DEECD) Science Specialist Centre situated in Bacchus Marsh (www.
ecolinc.vic.edu.au) Ecolinc
is a unique educational facility, demonstrating a range of award winning ecological sustainable design (ESD)
features. In addition Ecolinc's online CSIRO designed Weather Wall and Building Management System (BMS)
provide the opp
ortunity for Physics students to explore the efficiency of the building design. This session will
overview Ecolinc's Units 1 & 2 Detailed study 3.5 to initiate or conclude an investigation into sustainable
energy sources.


B9

Towards a new curriculum. Stim
ulating Technology for the Physics classroom

(C) Repeat in C9


Phil Jones, The Logical Interface
(Computer lab, so BYOD optional)

Sophisticated technology, once only the domain of forensic and research laboratories, is now within the reach
of every scien
ce teacher. In this workshop I examine a number of such technologies for teaching physics,
including * TLI Motion video analysis software
-

ideal for analysing motion in one and two dimensions. *
Interactive Physics
-

perfect for creating simulations in ph
ysics
-

from Kepler's Laws through to
Electromagnetic simulations. * TLI WaveGen and TLI CRO exploit the power of the sound card in your PC. *
and convert your PC into a powerful Signal Generator and Oscilloscope. * Krucible is revolutionary software
for c
reating simulations and demonstrating experiments that are impractical in the secondary science lab.
With Krucible you can even convert your PC into a fully functional Ripple Tank! * Data loggers support a
wide range of experiments from elementary to more

advanced experiments such as force on current carrying
wire, electromagnetic induction, apparent mass and electronic ticker timer.


B10

Mastering electronics for your physics classes (G) Repeated in C10


Robert Ross, La Trobe University

Do your students g
o home raving about the robot they constructed or the laser tag system they built? Students
coming through the programs offered by La Trobe’s Electronic Engineering department do. This seminar will
introduce the full range of electronics engagement progr
ams we offer at La Trobe University, covering a wide
spectrum of secondary school education


featuring robots, biomedical monitors and laser
-
tag through to the
hands
-
on Master Classes specifically designed to support the VCE physics curriculum.


B11

Austr
alian Senior Physics Curriculum: an overview (G) Repeated in C11


Neil Champion, Buckley Park College

The Australian Senior Physics curriculum has been developed in a national context. The structure and content
of the curriculum, its strengths, challenges
and opportunities are explored.


B12

Climate Science
-

The latest developments
, (G)


Keith Burrows, Australian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee

There are constant developments in climate science, and there are sure to be new ones betwe
en the time this
abstract is being written and the conference! The purpose of this session will be to bring you up
-
to
-
date with
some of the latest climate science as reported in journals such as Nature, and Nature Climate Science. We will
also examine the
difficulty of conveying the importance of the issue to a public which is fed a very confusing
picture of the science by a media which is often at best incoherent and at worst deliberately misleading.


B13

"Buyer Beware" is Alive and Well (G) Repeat of A13


Ken Greatorex and Don Hyatt, Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch)


B14

Measuring Motion
-

In seconds? (C) Repeated in C14


Peter Fox, Texas Instruments

Most students own a TI
-
nspire calculator. Most schools own a CBR. Connect the two devices and you
\
'll

be
measuring motion in seconds, it's really that easy. Participants will measure the motion of simple objects and
analyse energy transformations. Pendulum and projectile motion will also be investigated.


B15

A Real Time Microcomputer Environment for VCE
Physics Experiments and Investigations (C)
Repeated in C15


Andrew Reid, Imaging Associates International

This talk is about applying the TEXAS INSTRUMENTS MSP
-
EXP430G2 experimenter board called the
LaunchPad, in the Classroom, Laboratory, or Student Home
for Real Time sensor based practical Data
logging and Physics experimental analysis using an "on
-
board" programming language called 4E4th.
Students & Teachers can obtain a Launchpad for $4.30. As this 4e4th language is "on
-
board" it means that
"
Student Applications & Projects " environment may be shared between different operating systems using
again a free program called TeamViewer. Teachers using TeamViewer could oversee or control in Real Time
student 4e4th Launchpad users and at the same ti
me, have audio and visual contact. Also applicable to
Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Science.


B16

Victorian Young Physicists' Tournament (1&2) Repeated in E4


Dan O'Keeffe Australian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee

The Victor
ian Young Physicists’ Tournament (VYPT) is a competition for Year 11 physics students
established by the AIP (Vic Branch) Education Committee. In the course of the year, in teams of three,
students carry out a range of experimental investigations drawn fr
om a common set that relate to Units 1 & 2
content, then later in the year in December, present and defend their findings in scientific discussions with
other teams. This session will outline the topics for the year, the support for teachers and students
and advice
from teachers who entered teams in previous years. Video footage from the previous competitions will also
be used to show what the students do. The value of the tournament is that it is team based, focuses on
experimental investigations and en
courages communication skills.


B17

Engaging students in Physics though online interactions (G)


Michael Rosenbrock, Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Steve Draper, Melbourne High School

Too many people are resistant to do astronomy in class due to astrono
my being a night time task. However,
there is many activities that students can look into that shows them the wonders of the universe and can get
their minds thinking about what is out there. Participants will be shown some quick and simple tasks that ca
n
engage students in the wonders of astronomy.


SESSION C

C1

Chief Assessor's Report on 2012 Units 3 & 4 Exams (3&4) Repeated in D1


Bruce Walsh, Xavier College

General areas of concern and specific questions will be discussed. The session will include the

examination
statistics for both June and November. A brief overview of the on line marking procedure will also be given.


C2

Waves, Electronics and Espionage in WWII (G) Repeated in D2


Ken McGregor, RMIT


In the talk I want to look at a number of exampl
es of where an understanding of the physics of waves was
brought to bear in the development and application of radar, sonar and radio systems in WWII. It will also
cover some of the subterfuge and deceptions that were employed in their usage. Examples in
clude the search
for the German night time radio navigation systems and their effective elimination, development of radar and
its countermeasures, and the advance of sonar systems. It is intended to give teachers a useful perspective of
some of the applic
ations of waves.


C3

Practical Activities for Light (1&2) Repeated in D3


Helen Lye, ACER, Dan O'Keeffe, Australian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee

This session will illustrate the numerous practical activities that are possible in th
is topic, including
introductory exploratory exercises, POE's, demonstrations, short exercises, longer experiments and
investigations.


C4

SACs, Apps and Pracs with P1 and P2 (G) Repeated in D4


Paul Fitzgerald, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and

Paul Field
ing, Billanook College


"SACs, Apps and Pracs with P1 and P2". This workshop will cover several proven practical experiments.
Some have successfully been used as SACs as they require significant student analysis and thought. Most
utilize very low cost equi
pment. Topics include circular motion, electricity, sound, force and atomic structure.


C5

Australian Synchrotron Physics Excursions (3&4)


Jonathan De Booy, The Australian Synchrotron

Schools can now book full day excursion to the Australian Synchrotron t
hat includes a tour of the facility and
an opportunity to do a range of practical activities for the Synchrotron Detailed Study as well as the Light and
Matter area of study. The activities use equipment that is not often available to schools. The session

will
describe what the students will see and do and will analyse some basic results.


C6

Quick and Easy Activities and Demonstrations for Astronomy

(1&2) Repeat of B6


Paul Natoli, Ballarat High School


C7

StudyON for VCE Physics: Want to Improve Your St
udents' Exam Results? (C) Repeat of A7


Neale Taylor, Jacaranda / John Wiley and Sons Pty Ltd


C8

Discovering Physics at Ecolinc (C) Repeat of B8 (Computer lab, so BYOD optional)


Suzanne

Clarke, Jacqui Slattery, Ecolinc


C9

Towards a new curriculum. Stimu
lating Technology for the Physics classroom

(C) Repeat of B9


Phil Jones, The Logical Interface
(Computer lab, so BYOD optional)


C10

Mastering electronics for your physics classes (G) Repeat of B10


Robert Ross, La Trobe University


C11

Australian Senior

Physics Curriculum: an overview (G) Repeat of B11


Neil Champion, Buckley Park College


C12

Virtual prac in teaching wave properties of light (G) Repeat of A12


Yuriy Verkhatsky, Carwatha College


C13

The Physics of Flight (1&2)


Peter Razos, Trinity Gram
mar School

Participants will have the opportunity to build and launch a propeller plane and a model rocket. This session
will demonstrate the importance of bringing the physics of flight to life and encourage a greater participation
in junior physics. We w
ill cover themes such as energy conversion, forces of flight, space travel. A number of
online resources will be made available and can be accessed at
www.dynamicscience.com.au/tester
<http://www.dynamicscience.com.au/tester>

enter as a student and type in
the following: organisationid =dynsci, password=student


C14

Measuring Motion
-

In seconds? (C) Repeat of B14


C15

A Real Time Microcomputer En
vironment for VCE Physics Experiments and Investigations (C)
Repeat of B15


Andrew Reid, Imaging Associates International


C16

Increasing retention in physics by making physics real (G)


Eroia Barone
-
Nugent, Santa Maria College

The ARC Centre of Excellence

for Coherent X
-
ray Science (University of Melbourne) and Santa Maria
College, Northcote have developed a partnership to empower girls in continuing with their study of physics to
Year 12. The program
-

Growing Tall Poppies in Science
-
An authentic science
experience, gives students real
experiences with the enabling power of physics, and has doubled the number of girls studying physics at Santa
Maria College. A longitudinal study identified the program’s impact and results show a statistically significant
i
ncrease in both students choosing year 11 physics and the retention of those students into year 12 physics.
This program
will be of value to other schools with small cohorts of physics students and could help increase
numbers
.


Session D

D1

Chief Assessor
's Report on 2012 Units 3 & 4 Exams (3&4) Repeat of C1


Bruce Walsh, Xavier College


D2

Waves, Electronics and Espionage in WWII (G) Repeat of C2


Ken McGregor, RMIT


D3

Practical Activities for Light (1&2) Repeat of C3


Helen Lye, ACER, Dan O'Keeffe, Aust
ralian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee


D4

SACs, Apps and Pracs with P1 and P2 (G) Repeat of C4


Paul Fitzgerald, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School and

Paul Fielding, Billanook College



Session E

E1

Cheap Tricks and Tips for Inexperience
d Physics Teachers, (G) Repeat of B1


Colin Hopkins, Bialik College


E2

Can we cut emissions fast enough to avoid dangerous climate change? (G) Repeat of A6


Keith Burrows, Australian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee


E3

Using X
-
Rays t
o see into the nano world (3&4)


Jonathan de Booy, The Australian Synchrotron

Powerful new x
-
ray techniques offer a unique window into the nanoscale world, enabling researchers to
investigate structures so small that thousands of them could fit across a si
ngle human hair. Understanding how
materials behave at the nano level is rapidly advancing our ability to determine how molecular and atomic
structures affect the behaviour of these materials in real world environments. This session discusses how
researche
rs are using the Australian Synchrotron to investigate materials at the nano level in fields such as
medicine, mining, materials science, agriculture and environmental science, and to assist the preservation of
our cultural heritage.


E4

Victorian Young Ph
ysicists' Tournament (1&2) Repeat of B14


Dan O'Keeffe Australian Institute of Physics (Vic Branch) Education Committee


Saturday Excursion Taster and Medical Physics In
-
Service


9:00

F1

Australian Synchrotron (1 hour)

Clayton

F2

Sound in Practice (1 hour
)

Clayton


11:00

G1

Medical Physics In
-
Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2 hours)

East Melbourne

G2

Victorian Space Science Education Centre (90 min)

Strathmore

G3

Australian Synchrotron (90 min)

Clayton

G4

Sound in Practice (90 min)

Clayton

G5

Qu
antum Victoria (90 min)

Macleod


1:30

H1

Victorian Space Science Education Centre (90 min)

Strathmore


The Australian Synchrotron
(
http://www.synchrotron.org.au/

)

Participants will have a guided tour of the
facility as well as an opportunity to see the range of practical
activities that are available for secondary students to do as part of an excursion.

Location: Blackburn Rd,
Clayton.


Sound in Practice
(
https://sites.google.com/site/vcesoundinpractice/home
)

The Sound in Practice excursion has been specifically designed to support the delivery of the Sound Detailed
Study. The excursion provides a range of activities, demonstrations and i
nvestigations which give students
invaluable insights as to how the theory works in practice. Locations for the 2013 program are yet to be
confirmed, the location of this taster is the Synchrotron Education Centre, Blackburn Rd, Clayton.


Victorian

Space

Science Education Centre

(
http://www.vssec.vic.edu.au/

)

The tour explains the various student programs that VSSEC offers. Their programs provide a sensory rich,
hands
-
on, scenario
-
based science experience fo
r students from primary to senior secondary. There are also
programs

on
Astronomy

(co
-
ordinate systems, solar system and telescopes) and
Astrophysics

(models of the
nature and origin of the Universe, and the life cycle of stars)


Quantum Victoria (
http://www.quantumvictoria.vic.edu.au/)

The tour will showcase the facilities of one of Victoria’s newest Specialist Science and Maths Centres.
Delegates will receive an overview of the student and teacher
programs that support the teaching and learning
of Physics across the secondary years.


Medical Physics In
-
Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The program will feature a one hour talk on:



the physics aspects of the effect of radiation on the human bod
y and of the medical technology at Peter
Mac,



how the technology is used in diagnosis and treatment, as well as



information on the training and career paths associated with medical physics.

The second hour will be an extensive tour of the facilities at Pet
er Mac.