University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. at University of Birmingham

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Physics: Hot and Cold Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Full Event Details:

The session will introduce students to the idea of temperature – our experience of extremes
of temperature, what temperature means, and how is it different to heat. We will discuss what happens to materials when they get very hot or very cold, with lots of demonstrations using liquid nitrogen. Superconductors will be introduced at a basic level. The students will each get an opportunity to solder together a circuit designed to warn if fridge temperature exceeds a certain level (40°C) and will be able to take the completed circuit away with them to test at home! Student helpers will be involved.

Date - Wednesday 7 December 2016
Time - 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area - Physics
Year group - Year 10

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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