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Take that Covid-19!

With Churston having being closed for a week due to Covid-19, the school went digital. Students kept learning from home, resources sent out over Google Classroom:

Students even sent there own pictures back in in response to the work set - Good on you!

Churston has gone viral on Twitter - just check out my thread at the bottom of the page!

Lessons on YouTube

As many of you know, I posted some somewhat cringey videos on YouTube so that exam classes wouldn't fall behind, here are some of them:

https://youtu.be/hksbu9iBYhc
Lesson on X-Ray Attenuation
https://youtu.be/uSfOn1xfHiI
Lesson on X-Ray Momentum

I even posted one about wiring a plug... Probably my most embarrassing!

https://youtu.be/fczOSoufRkw

The videos got a little attention and I am please to have received some nice feedback from students and staff. Our Deputy Head Teacher was on BBC Spotlight and set me up somewhat!

I tweeted the outcome:

https://twitter.com/Jmurraysmith89/status/1236001834243932160

There you have it... my moment of fame! COVID-19 didn't stop Churston from educating!

Russian scientists zap tiny asteroids with lasers to protect Earth from deadly strike

 

 

Tiny asteroids measuring less than an inch wide have been blown up with lasers in lab to calculate how to prevent Earth being wiped out by a giant space rock.

Click here for more details...

Additionally - watch an animation of the number of asteroid impacts on Earth since the year 2000: http://www.iflscience.com/space/visualization-recent-asteroid-impacts-earth/

Fancy a Spacewalk?

Russia is going to start offering spacewalks for tourists!

Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 18.35.36.pngRussia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country's space industry said Thursday.

"We are discussing the possibility of sending tourists on spacewalks," Vladimir Solntsev, the head of Russian space company Energia, told Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda.

You'll have to save as a spacewalk will set you back £70 million!

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-02-russia-spacewalks-tourists.html#jCp

Potential Evidence for a Quasiparticle

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Meet the 'odderon': Large Hadron Collider experiment shows potential evidence of quasiparticle sought for decades

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-02-odderon-large-hadron-collider-potential.html#jCp

Year 12 Weekly Questions

Dear year 12's,

Your first set of weekly questions is to be set on Monday 18th September and is due on the Monday 25th. I hope they are suitably difficult :-)

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Mr M-S

Year 13 Weekly Questions – Week 2

Dear year 13's,

I have just uploaded the 2nd weekly set of questions - due on 25th September. Please bring with you your answers to the first weekly set on Monday 18th September.

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Mr M-S

Sixth Form

churston20grammar206th20form20centreAs an attempt to renew this site and use it in and around lessons I have begun by updating the sixth form section (click here).

I will be including notes to each lesson (as and when I find time to upload them - this will be before each lesson in September), I will also include some additional reading links and ideas for you to try out.

Please post any comments you feel necessary if you have questions or have spotted anything confusing.

Mr M-S

Good luck to all those collecting their results tomorrow!

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Good luck to all those collecting their GCSE results tomorrow. I hope you all get exactly as you wanted or better! I look forward too seeing how you get on.

Any questions about continuing Physics next year then let me know :)

Mr Murray-Smith

Good luck to all those collecting their results tomorrow!

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Good luck to everyone who is picking up their A-Level results on Thursday.  I hope you get exactly as you wanted or better!  To all you Physicists, I am really sorry I can't make it in to see you get your grades but thank you for being a great class and I look forward to seeing how you got on.

Whatever you choose to do next, whether it be university or straight into work, I wish you all the best for you futures. Keep in touch.

Mr Murray-Smith

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