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SCIENCE FAIR 2013


INTRODUCING THE GROUPS WHAT AN ASTRONAUT SHOULD WEAR - 7C Groups:

• Erin R-Davies, Lily Green, Monty Helmsley & Thira B-Warr • Will Bateman, Rohan Edwards-Cole, Lydia Goddard & Charlotte Hawksworth During Science week, the students in 7C have been finding out about the materials used when constructing a Space Suit. They have considered the hazards and conditions in Space such as extreme temperatures and pressures and how the suit must protect them from this hostile environment. They have researched the current high tech “Smart” materials utilised today and how they compare with the materials used in the suit worn by Neil Armstrong during the first Lunar Landing in 1969.

DEVELOPING A SATELLITE - 7A

ROCKETS FOR A SAFE LANDING - 7T

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• Emily Platt, Amelia Seymour & Lauren Weight • Lee Crump, Sebastian Morris-Geary, Benjamin Jackson & Oliver Martin • Samuel Burton, Jessica Guy, Emily Simons & David Thorpe Satellites are vital in the modern world for communication and surveillance. Students in 7A have been taking on a series of roles to design and build model satellites to help them understand how different satellites work and what they can do for us. Students took inspiration from recently launched satellites and research completed at the National Space Centre to complete their designs and make their model.

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Toby Craddock, Charlie Dalby & Archie Rockman Amy Dodson, Abigail Gray & Stephanie Raxter Josh Craddock, Will Gray & Sameet Thapa Sarah McDonald, Sophie Smith & Niamh Wilkinson

7T have been looking at the science behind rocket flight. They have replicated the first ever rocket device, the Hero engine; investigated the best type of fuel for canister rockets and developed and tested the best designs for bottle rockets. They really can say: “Yes - it is rocket science!”


PARACHUTES FOR A SAFE LANDING - 7M

DESIGNING A MOON ROVER - 7O

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• Zoe Chamberlain, Jamie Robertson & Jacob Worthington • Jaymee Feely, Rhys MacGuinness & Nancy Turnbull • Skye Bussingham, Connie Castle & Callum Mullineaux How can we safely land a lander onto an unknown planet? This was the question posed to students in 7M. Students attended a session by Mr Macdonald during Science week in which he displayed his parachute and explained the key features behind the design of his parachute. Using this information, students developed the first prototype of their parachute, which they have developed even further for the fair.

HEAT SHIELDS FOR A SPACECRAFT - 7S Groups: • Jake Burton, Samantha Carter, Alice Lucas & Jack Moulton • Finlay Gabbert & Rufus Richardson • Sam Conboy, Isabelle Dooley, Eden Harrold & Jade Holland “We have been investigating and looking at heat shields and the importance of the design of these in space crafts. During Science week, we looked at different materials and how they conduct thermal radiation. Using this information we designed and built space shuttles that could go to space and then come back to Earth safely.”

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Cameron Kirk, Daniel Williams & Ben Higgins Eve Tempest, Emily Broughton & Emma Jane Wallace Jamie Tew, Luke Wallace & Dom Frost Hannah Seymour, Sam Wilkinson & Deanna Deakin

What’s out there? How could we find out? Students in 7O have taken on a number of roles, such as: engineers, physicists and graphic designers, to develop a series of moon rover prototypes that could in order to potentially be launched into space. Seeking inspiration from NASA’s latest launch, the Curiosity rover, students made group decisions about what data analysis the rovers would take, how they are powered, what technology would be required on board. Whilst at the National Space Centre, students took part in a NXT Rover workshop where they each had the opportunity to programme and drive moon rovers, as well as question the staff operating the rovers. This experience was invaluable in shaping their project designs. Students have taken part in a series of investigations looking into the variables that affect the electrical output from solar cells. The data analysis from these experiments helped students to develop a solar powered remote-controlled car.


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