Years 6-9 Outreach Activities
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Welsh and English medium schools and FE Colleges may ask for placements of our University students who are fluent in Welsh to support Welsh-medium delivery.
The fourth Summer School of Ancient Languages will take place at Swansea University in July 2019.
This fully interactive presentation will introduce young students to the scientific concepts associated with the analytical technique of Mass Spectrometry: that all matter in our world is comprised of building blocks called atoms that join together to form molecules; that molecules of different mass can be moved and separated; and that unknown charged molecules can be detected. The aims include developing enquiring minds and a scientific approach to problem solving as well as applying science to everyday life.
This activity is an interactive presentation which aims to build on students' understanding of atomic theory and the periodic table, chemical reactions and the analysis of substances in a working analytical environment within a National Facility. Mass spectrometry is shown in action, identifying the compounds in a common painkiller tablet straight from the blister pack
The following topics are available: Astronomy, Cosmology, Electricity, Energy, Forces and motion, Gravity, Light, Low Temperature Physics, Materials, Nanotechnology, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, and Radioactivity.
The activity consists of a series of six interactive Saturday morning lectures in the spring term for more able and talented year 9 students on a range of mathematically diverse topics. Students are expected to try and apply the ideas themselves, either singly or in small groups.
Students will be given an insight into how specific Mathematics topics are used in real life, examples of careers where Mathematics-rich degrees are required, university ratings and university entry requirements. Schools will receive leaflets with information related to careers in Maths-rich subjects.