VicPhys/STAV Conference 2020
Friday 14th, February, 2020 at La Trobe University, Bundoora with a Saturday program
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The Program included:
- An opening address on Light and Shade: revolutionising medical imaging by exploring the wave nature of light by Dr Kaye Morgan, Monash University
- A Real World Physics Forum: Tequila and a microwave oven - how to grow a diamond and apply physics in the real world by Dr Alaistair Stacey, RMIT
- Four sessions of workshops including a review of the 2019 Physics Exam by Andrew Hansen, the Chief Assessor, which is one of fifteen repeated workshops.
- Extensive display of texts and equipment.
- A Saturday program of excursion tasters and a two hour medical physics in-service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. You select one or more to attend. See details below.
9:00am Synchrotron Taster: 800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton. A 60 min presentation. See map below for directions. The following documents will be useful, particularly the safety rules in regard to footwear.
9:00am. Victorian Space Science Education Centre: 400 Pascoe Vale Rd, Strathmore. Ph 9379 3456. A 90 minute presentation.
11:30am Medical Physics In-Service Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre: 305 Grattan St, Melbourne. A two hour in-service including a tour of the facilities.
The opening to the conference included a rolling powerpoint of events and activities for students and teachers organised by the Vicphysics Teachers' Network. The events and activities include:
- Girls in Physics Breakfasts
- The Physics Photo, Video Clip and Poster Competition contests
- Physics Days at Luna Park
- Support for New Teachers: In-Service and Mentor Scheme
Some presenters supplied a file of material, listed here. Others, a link to a website.
For the D7 workshop 'Practical Activities for Teaching U3 AOS 1 Fields', Dr Barbara McKinnon, Kew High School, has provided 10 files which can be found in the Electric Fields webpage on the site.