By Hamish Johnston
The Institute of Physics and Picnic Films have bagged a gong at this year’s Learning on Screen Awards for making four short films about the career opportunities open to those with qualifications in physics. The award was given for best video in the “General Education Non Broadcast” category.
Each clip lasts about 6 min and topics covered include how ultrasound is used at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and how the laws of physics are applied to the creation of video games. The other two videos look at how physics can be applied to solar energy and architecture.
The clips are aimed at 14–16 year olds who are working towards their GCSE qualification in physics. By capturing the imagination of British teenagers, the Institute of Physics hopes that the films will encourage more people to choose to study physics at a higher level and ultimately choose a career in physics.
You can watch the video on solar energy above and the rest of the clips can be found here.