Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger By Matthew Kelly 13B Niels Bohr http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr Niels Bohr (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who helped discover quantum physics and the structure of the atom. The Rutherford–Bohr model or just Bohr model for short (1913) followed on from the plum-pudding model (1904) and […]Read more "The History Of The Atom Part 5"
Ernest Rutherford and James Chadwick By Alfie Mussett 13Y Ernest Rutherford (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) Ernest Rutherford was born in 1871 in Nelson, New Zealand where he was the fourth child of James and Martha Rutherford. His research often involved the use and study of alpha particles since he classified them in […]Read more "The History Of The Atom Part 4"
John Dalton and J.J. Thomson By Aslam Sookia 13B John Dalton John Dalton (6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, meteorologist and physicist. He is best known for his work on the development of the modern atomic theory. His theory was that different atoms could be distinguished by their different weights […]Read more "The History Of The Atom Part 3"
Aristotle and Roger Joseph Boscovich by Pameer Saeed 13O Aristotle Aristotle was born around 360 BCE in Stagira (north Greece). He was the son of Nichomachus who was the court physician to the Macedonian royal family. He was first trained in medicine, and in 367 he was sent to Athens to study philosophy with Plato. […]Read more "The History Of The Atom Part 2"
Leucippus and Democritus By Wing Chung Hau 13B Leucippus (c. 480 – c. 420 B.C.) and Democritus, his student (460-370 B.C.) were philosophers who were the first to be credited with coming up with an Atomic Theory. This was a theory that said that the world was made up of atoms. The word “atom” […]Read more "The History Of The Atom Part 1"
Year 13 2013 trip to the Cavendish Museum The year 13 students are preparing to give one of our year 9 classes a lesson on the history of the atom so to help them we visited the Cavendish Museum to see some of the apparatus used by famous scientists in the field of Particle Physics. […]Read more "Visiting the Cavendish Museum"
An audience with Professor Peter Higgs The Guardian hosted a live Q&A with Professor Peter Higgs at the Science Museum, London. Peter Higgs is the Nobel Prize winning physicist Peter Higgs answers questions from young physicists in this hour-long session Q&A session. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Higgs http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/higgs/peter-higgs http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/higgs/ #smCollider http://www.theguardian.com/uk http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk Rooks Heath Physics A level students […]Read more "Visit to the Science Museum"
The Science of fireworks Year eight students were very lucky to be able to visit the Royal Institution and watch a wonderful lecture on fireworks. Fireworks consultant, author and former Oxford chemist Dr Tom Smith explained the basic chemistry and construction of fireworks, and their use in modern fireworks displays. The talk included spectacular demonstrations […]Read more "Royal Institution"
http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/nettlecombecourt.aspx Nettlecombe Court lies in a secluded valley at the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. The house is a striking example of a Tudor and Georgian country mansion set within its own grounds. The Centre has excellent access to the Somerset coast as well as Exmoor National Park and The Quantocks Area of Outstanding […]Read more "Biology Field Trip to Nettlecombe"
Reported by Alfie Mussett (13Y) and Pameer Saeed (13O) Edited by Mrs Hare Before we grapple with superconductivity, we need to know what ordinary conductivity is. The basic facts about electricity An atom is made up of a nucleus containing protons and neutrons with electrons orbiting the outside. As the electrons get further from the […]Read more "Royal Institution lecture"