Institute of Physics Releases Free Online Resource Bank

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has launched a brand new education website – IOPSpark www.iop.org/spark - designed to provide an online ‘go to’ resource for every aspect of teaching pre-19 physics.

Institute of Physics Releases Free Online Resource Bank
 
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