November 23rd: Explore Your Universe – Atoms to Astrophysics

This morning we were joined in our Think Lab by some of Heworth Grange’s year 9. We explored the scope of Physics with our Atoms to Astrophysics workshop. We discussed what atoms are made of, discovered how scientists can study things which are either very small or very big, and found out how we can analyse the light from distant stars to figure out what they are made of.

You can follow the entire journey from quarks to quasars in this animation of the scale of the universe.

Here are some of the sketches that were made from looking at our samples of plants, insects and minerals.

…and here you all are drawing those sketches:

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