Outreach and schools
Physics Open Days
We welcome you to visit the department during University open days to find out about our facilities, teaching, and to meet the academic staff.
Resources for Teachers
We are pleased to be able to offer support for Advanced Higher pupils for practical investigation via our School's Laboratory.
We also run a schools lecture series in which we visit your class to talk about various topics in physics including Astrophysics, Bio-photonics, and Plasma physics.
We have developed class based activities in optics. Find out how to build your own spectrometer and pinhole camera.
We also have printable copies of Heriot-Watt Physics posters.
We organise a wide range of schools workshops that we run for a wide range of age groups. Many of these are arranged to run in our own laboratories, but we also attend external events. Our workshops are designed to include hands-on activities exploring light, magnetism, electronics, and cryogenics.