Fascinating physics for schoolchildren

Fascinating physics for schoolchildren

The Cavendish Laboratory is throwing open its doors this week to hundreds of schoolchildren during the annual Physics at Work Exhibition.

The exhibition, which has been running in Cambridge for 16 years is designed to show schoolchildren why physics is worth studying by showing how the physics that they learn in schools can be related to everyday life.

Around 20 exhibits will be on show this year, including displays by the British Antarctic Survey, British Energy, the Cavendish Laboratory and Ford Motor Company.

Brenda Jennison, Lecturer in Physics Education, who organised the exhibition, said: "We aim to inspire youngsters to choose physics as an A level subject and give them a taste of some of the exciting careers they could find themselves pursuing after studying physics."

Physics at Work is a joint venture of the Cavendish Laboratory and the School of Education. It is sponsored entirely by the industrial exhibitors and is one of the most successful events of its kind in the country.

Further information:
Brenda Jennison, Lecturer in Physics Education. Tel: 01223 332888 or 01223 337200

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