Equipment and Resources for Schools

There is a number of equipment that we can give to schools as a loan (duration of loan to be agreed). These include:

  • Cosmic Ray Telescopes for schools – cosmic ray telescopes can be loaned from the Particle Physics Research Group, together with teacher's pack and students pack to help in setting up experiments and ideas for data collection/projects in class. 
  • Cloud Chambers for schools - school visits with cloud chambers and a spark chamber can be organised, from the Particle Physics Research Group, together with help in setting up experiments and ideas for data collection/projects in class. A new cloud chamber manual.pdf is now available; this was completed by our former student Bethany Allison during her Ogden internship in July 2018.
  • Antikythera Mechanism Exhibition - the 20 banners of the exhibition and the software needed to allow viewing of the photographs of the fragments can be borrowed by schools on request. 

Please contact the Physics Outreach Team to arrange any of the above.

Below you can find direct links to the outreach pages of some of our research groups;

In July 2017 one of our year 3 students, Alice Perry, completed an Ogden Internship in the department. During her internship Alice created a set of resources which can be used in the teaching of the H-R Diagram in GCSE Astronomy or A-level Physics. You can download these resources from the list below: