The History Of The Atom Part 4

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 […]

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The History Of The Atom Part 3

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 […]

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The History Of The Atom Part 2

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. […]

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The History Of The Atom Part 1

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” […]

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Visit to the Science 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. #smCollider Rooks Heath Physics A level students […]

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Royal Institution

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 […]

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Royal Institution lecture

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 […]

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