## good luck for int2, higher & advanced higher

The big man of Physics has a special message for you:

I have classes periods 1 & 4 but you are free to stop by E3 any other time before the exam if you need some help.

## Intermediate 2 Physics past papers and solutions

I have posted past papers and solutions on the Int2 Physics revision page.  I don’t have copies of the very earliest papers, I’m afraid.

## how satellites rule our world

BBC2 showed a really good programme about satellites last night.  This screenshot showing a satellite passing over the Highlands is taken from about 17 minutes into the show.  Click on the picture to visit the BBC’s own page about the documentary.

It was quite eye-opening to see just how much modern society relies on satellite technology.

Ria asked if a slinky really stops in mid air when it is released.  Eoin helped us to find out the answer.

It’s easier to see what happens if you watch a slow motion version.

Or even slower motion.

Why does that happen?

## decommissioning Dounreay – Bang Goes the Theory

This week’s episode of Band Goes the Theory was about the Fukushima disaster in Japan.  Part of the programme was filmed at Dounreay, where Dallas investigated the methods being used to decontaminate the site.  You can watch the part about Dounreay by playing this clip.

## vectors: how to draw a scale diagram

We started to look at vectors this week. Here is a video I made to help you with the processes involved in drawing a scale diagram.

## very large telescope

I found a brilliant timelapse video on the Popular Science site.  It shows the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at work in Chile.

Here are some VLT links to explore

You can get a pdf summary of the VLT from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the organisation that runs the VLT, by clicking on the download link below.

## good luck from Albert and me

I’m sure you’ll do your best tomorrow.  Remember to check the exam advice for Higher and Standard Grade on BBC Bitesize.

Higher classes – remember my advice to attempt Section B first. 70 of the 90 marks are there and each mark requires less effort than Section A.  Aim to leave 35 minutes for the multiple choice questions.