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Physics students 'Awayday to Mars'

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11th May 2011

A group of AS level Physics students spent an intensive day at the National Space Centre to help them prepare for their exams.
The Physics Masterclass 'Awayday to Mars', uses the challenges of a Martian exploration to explore the curriculum.

The interactive, hands-on session involved lots of experiments and demonstrations, as well as teamwork and problem solving skills, to support the students with their revision.

During the day the students built and launched their own rockets and watched demonstrations by Sophie Allan, Space Academy Education Officer, involving infra-red cameras and the creation of a comet.

Physics student Ibrahim, 19, said: "The day was really interesting and will definitely help with exams. The way Sophie taught it made it interesting."

Sophie Allan, Space Academy Education Officer, said:  “I very much enjoyed working with the Regent students.  I found them to be a bright, fun enthusiastic group who worked really well.  The questions they asked were excellent, and their participation on the day was fantastic.  They really were a credit to Regent College and I hope that they enjoyed the masterclass.  It was a real pleasure!”

All of the students attending the session received a resource book to follow up on the days activities and help them with revision.

A group of AS level Physics students spent an intensive day at the National Space Centre to help them prepare for their exams.

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