Welcome to Intro Physics.

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This course is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to enable them to set up and operate equipment used in a physics laboratory. It is suitable for learners with limited or no knowledge of physics equipment used in secondary schools. By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to school physics laboratory equipment and its safe use.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to set up physics equipment, measuring techniques and basic fault finding.

This course is aimed at school technical support staff and is SQA accredited (2 SCQF points at level 5) and is a pre-requisite  to the Intermediate Physics Course.

This course, along with other SSERC physics, chemistry and biology courses, forms part of a suite of competency based CLPL for support staff.

A PDF copy of our notes for this course can be found here.

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A PDF copy of out ‘Activities’ booklet can be found here.

The youtube playlist containing videos of all the course activities can be found here.