5pm - 7:15pm
Friday 29 June 2018

Teach the teachers workshop: Nuclear physics at Surrey

This is a free afterschool event aimed at secondary school science teachers.


Department of Physics
Alan Turing building (BB), floor 3
University of Surrey
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Join the Department of Physics for a teacher's masterclass. This after school programme gives teachers the opportunity to find out more about cutting-edge research in nuclear physics and applications of nuclear technologies. Plus practical activities they can take back to the classroom. And a chance to ask lots of questions about anything related to nuclear physics. 

The course will enable teacher to gain a greater understanding of curriculum linked topics in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics and nuclear energy.
The day will include talks from UK nuclear physicists, practical workshops using radiation detectors to investigate local rock samples and a chance to learn how to get a piece of CERN technology into your school through the CERN @ school programme. Plus a nuclear physics lego activity that enables participants to build an eight metre long 3D nuclear chart of all isotopes made completely out of lego.

Along the way, the builders are educated in:

  • Nuclear fusion
  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear astrophysics
  • Nuclear physics in medicine
  • Exotic nuclei.

Dinner and refreshments for participants will be provided.

Proposed timetable

4:45pm Arrival and registration
5pm - 5:30pm Welcome and introductory lecture
5:30pm - 6pm Cern @ school activity in the Radiation Lab
6pm - 6:30pm Nuclear physics classroom activity
6:30pm - 7pm Nuclear physics lego
7pm - 7:15pm Feedback and end
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