This teaching resource collectsdemonstration experiments and ideas for pupils in physics They cover the range of physics taught to pupils from ages at secondary or high school, and either make specific points about physics subjects or aim to set pupils thinking The author, Keith Gibbs has drawn onyears experience of teaching physics to assemble these ideas The book is divided into topics, and relevant background theory is summarized at the start of each one Explanations and background theory for each demonstration are given, to help those teachers whose basic specialization is not physics The experiments use standard laboratory items such as magnets, rubber tubes and bunsen burners, and all equipment needed is listed for each demonstration together with tips on set up Simple line diagrams show how the experiment is set up and help to visualize the intended effect Safety precautions are highlighted where appropriate It is a good book of ideas for teaching physics of a funny way Many of them are very easy to do and your pupils can do it at home I recommend it I thoroughly enjoy physics and want to get that across to the children I teach, and so whenever I get the opportunity to show them physics in a great way I do When I saw this book I had hoped, as it was drawing on thirty years worth of experience, it would give me new ways to look at things and new ideas.Unfortunately if you are enthusiastic about physics anyway, a lot of these ideas are obvious or you have had a colleague tell you about it already If however you do not have an inherent love of physics and it does not come naturally then this book is ideal for you It is set out in an easy to read form, explains things nicely and will give you the confidence to try these things out and by the way I did the thing with the Christmas tree myself many years go.For a non specialist I would probably give it a five, but for myself I give it a two.I d love to see this updated to go in line with todays current National Curriculum in the UK.Please get this book if you are a non specialist or at least borrow it