Welsh Physics Teachers Conference 2021 – M4 -From Deep Space to Deep Impact: bringing the solar system down to Earth – Prof Paul Roche
The Faulkes Telescope Project (based at Cardiff and Swansea universities) provides free access to a global network of research-grade 2m, 1m and 0.4m telescopes. Part of its focus is on studying asteroids and comets, the building blocks of our solar system, but also the bringers of death and destruction for the dinosaurs. This talk will cover the educational opportunities available, from discovering new asteroids and measuring their rotation rates, to observing the wide variety of icy comets that periodically (and sometimes randomly) appear in the skies. Classroom activities, including desktop simulations of asteroid rotation and an online impact calculator, will be covered under the Down2Earth programme. Bring the 3 ‘D’s of STEM education (Death, Destruction and Dinosaurs) into your classroom!
This session is suitable for all teachers and trainee teachers.(KS3-KS4).
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