Secondary

Generation Tech – A Day in the Life of a Student

Posted on 6 May 2022 by Chris North

Calling all secondary school teachers! Do your secondary school pupils want to take part in a new and exciting interactive exercise that aims to bring science to a wider and more diverse audience? Science and technology dominate our everyday lives – from the alarms we use to wake ourselves up in the morning to how
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Join our 2022 AS Summer Programme

Posted on 5 May 2022 by Chemaine Barrett

We are thrilled to announce that in June we will once again be hosting our face to face, popular 3-day non-residential workshop for AS level students.  The workshop is aimed at students who are considering pursuing a physics degree. This free event will take place on Monday 13 – Wednesday 15 June 2022, from 10:00-16:30 at
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Enrichment activities for the topic of space – 9th March 2022

Posted on 1 March 2022 by Chris North

Organised by Techniquest and Cardiff University, this secondary STEM half day online workshop will cover many aspects of KS3 science, with resources based on topics including material science (spacesuits), astronomy and space science (ESERO-UK, JWST) and studies of the solar system (astrobiology; using robotic telescopes; classroom and online simulations). It will include an overview of
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Universally Different – 8th March 2022

Posted on 1 March 2022 by Chris North

Space is for everyone, a whole universe of wonders and possibilities. However, for many pupils the way these topics are taught can make these subjects seem out of their reach and daunting. Teaching these out of this world concepts can be difficult, even for seasoned educators. Experiments and demonstrations are usually abstract representations of what
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Join Our 2021 Online Summer Schools

Posted on 25 May 2021 by Grace Mullally

For the fifth year, Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy are running a summer school for AS level students interested in studying Physics at University. This year, as in 2020, the summer school will run online, from Monday 7th to Friday 18th June. We are excited to announce that the summer school will take
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phosphene on venus

Is there life on Venus?

Posted on 30 September 2020 by Grace Mullally

People across the world have been excited by the recent discovery of the molecule phosphine (PH3) in the atmosphere of Venus – the finding of an international collaboration of researchers lead by Cardiff University’s Professor Jane Greaves. With no known explanations for where the molecules came from, the two explanations left are some unknown chemistry
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