Summer Projects 2018

Below you will find a list of ideas for the physics summer project 2018

  1. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - the background, how the project is developing, implications for future research etc.
  2. Pop goes the Weasel - how the running of CERN was affected by a curious weasel.
  3. The Chinese Telescope - an enormous telescope is under construction in Guizhou Province, China; tell us all about it...
  4. The Indian Space Agency - what are they working on and will they be a serious competitor for NASA and ESA in the future?
  5. Gravitational waves - predicted by Einstein one hundred years ago, discovered last year; how, why, what next?  (this is quite a difficult one!)

Alternatively, if there is any physics related story or issue of particular interest to you, we would love to hear about it.

Projects can take any form you like.

You might want to make a video, or a powerpoint, or produce a poster, write a report or make a scrapbook or even a model.

Whichever you choose.

The best projects may be awarded a Headmaster's Commendation.

What are you waiting for?  Enjoy!

More Project Ideas

Observe the Perseid meteor shower and make an illustrated diary of your observations: This is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13.  Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Asteroid Impact! Are we at risk?

How to make the perfect paper aeroplane

Make a Cartesian diver

Balloon hovercraft

Magnetise a needle to make your own compass

Milk carton periscope

Make a rubber band car

Build and film a Rube Goldberg Machine