Mrs Physics is keen to get everyone using software to aid their Physics, so as part of the forces topic you will complete a Hooke’s Law experiment and write this up and use Excel to create your table and graph. The instructions are given in the booklets below. GLOW users and other users of Office 365 will be using the Excel 2016 version, but users of Office 2010 can use the booklets marked 2010.
If you missed the lesson and want to practice use this data here.
Mrs Physics is keen to get everyone using modern software, so as part of the forces topic you will complete a Hooke’s Law experiment and write this up like an old National 5 Outcome 1 and use Excel to create your table and graph. The instructions are given in the booklets below. GLOW users and other users of Office 365 will be using the Excel 2016 version, but users of Office 2010 can use the booklets marked 2010.
Everyone is different- which is a good thing. Everyone learns in a different way. Some like to see things and are probably visual learners.Other like to listen, and are audio learners; whilst other like to be doing and are kinaesthetic learners. If you know your learning style then you can find ways that suit your style. Many of us are a combination of learner. Take a test, either online or on paper and then check out some suggestions you might like to try to help you learn.
What Type of Learner are You?
Before you start a revision plan check out what kind of learner you are. This will then direct you to the best way for YOU to revise. Find your learning style
lists, notes and text in all its formats and whether in print or online.
If this is your learning style you will prefer to use the printed word as the most important way to convey and receive information.
If you have a strong preference for learning by Reading and Writing (R & W) learning you should use some or all of the following:
To take in the information:
readings – library
notes (often verbatim)
teachers who use words well and have lots of information in sentences and notes
manuals (computing and laboratory)
SWOT – Study without tears
To make a learnable package:
Convert your “notes” into a learnable package by reducing them (3:1)
Write out the words again and again.
Read your notes (silently) again and again.
Rewrite the ideas and principles into other words.
Organize any diagrams, graphs … into statements, e.g. “The trend is…”
Turn reactions, actions, diagrams, charts and flows into words.
Imagine your lists arranged in multiple choice questions and distinguish each from each.
To perform well in any test, assignment or examination:
Write exam answers.
Practice with multiple choice questions.
Write paragraphs, beginnings and endings.
Write your lists (a,b,c,d,1,2,3,4).
Arrange your words into hierarchies and points.
You like this page because the emphasis is on words and lists. You believe the meanings are within the words, so any talk is OK but this handout is better. You are heading for the library.
IDEAS for VISUAL learners
Use coloured highlighter pens to mark your revision notes. You should identify key words (these may be names, dates, places, etc.) You could even use different colours for different types of information. In the margins of your subject note-book, draw sketches or cartoons that relate to that particular topic or paragraph. These will not only help you to locate that particular section but will also make it more memorable.
Learn to MindMap
Pay attention to the layout of your revision notes. You might find it useful to use flow-charts (in science, history, English and other subjects to keep track of events) or diagrams (in science, gegraphy , maths and other subjects.) Use the “Roman Room” memory system.
IDEAS for AUDITORY learners
You might find it helpful to play soothing music as you revise. Experts suggest that some types of music (particularly that with a tempo of 58-60 beats per minute) can help to generate relaxed-but-alert Beta brain-waves – which can help you learn more effectively. However, music at a faster tempo or music with a strong lyric can have a distracting effect.
Record key points on tape and play them over, especially just before going to sleep.
Having identified key points from your revision notes, try making these into a rhyme, rap or song. This will make them more memorable.
Explain what you have learned to someone else, perhaps to your parents. They usually go on about how important it is to revise properly – so why shouldn’t they suffer as well!
IDEAS for KINAESTHETIC (PHYSICAL) learners
Learn the “Body-pegs” memory technique and use it to learn key points.