Students from Year 10 visited Jodrell Bank this week.
This visit formed part of our Triple Science curriculum enrichment, and was a valuable opportunity for students to engage in workshops that deepened their understanding of topics within the Physics curriculum, as well as gaining an insight in to further study and careers within the STEM field.
Students were able to explore the gardens and learn about the Lovell telescope and its role in astronomy. They investigated models of black holes and thermal imaging, then listened to a talk on stars and nebulae in an inflatable planetarium.
They also attended a challenging workshop on detecting the presence of Exoplanets using the transit method, conducting an experiment on light level detection and calculating Exoplanet size.
After lunch, they explored the museum and gardens before returning to school.