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National Science and Engineering Week 2009

Mon 09 - Fri 13 March 2009
Lancaster University

National Science and Engineering Week 2009 National Science and Engineering Week 2009

As part of National Science and Engineering Week 2009 Lancaster University are holding a series of activities to promote Science and Technology to school students.

The activities are spread across four days (approx 10am-3pm) and are aimed at year 10 and 11 students.

Monday 9 March: Engineering and Physics Bottle Rocket Challenge. The students will spend the day looking at the basic mechanics of rockets, the effect of thrust, and air resistance before designing and constructing the rockets. The afternoon will involve launcing the rockets and evaluating performance.

Wednesday 11 March: Lancaster Environment Centre Day - Departments of Geography, Biology and Environmental Science sessions. The day will include stepping into the shoes of an environmental chemist and analysing samples from a mine, considering what is in blood and discovering what a Geographer does!

Thursday 12 March: (Morning session only) Mind Games: Psychology in Action. Students will discover real-world applications of the science of psychology. They'll experience how the mind is tricked by illusions of vision, audition, and attention, and will learn about the different roles of the hemispheres of the brain.

Friday 13 March: Departments of Maths, Computing and Communication Systems offering a series of interactive talks and practical sessions. The day will include an interactive lecture on Maths and Magic and will inform students how they can become billionaires with GCSE Maths! Students will also get the opportunity to create animation, design a small robot and even race robots as part of a packed day!

For further information please download the session details.

We hope students will find these sessions both informative and fun, and that they will be encouraged to keep studying science and technology related subjects within school.

Due to a great response we only have limited places available. If you are a teacher and are interested in sending students to one or more of these sessions please get in touch with Alan Darragh via the SciTech Schools Programme link below.

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