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Physics Students Conduct an Experiment at the Observatory

Oct 04
by Kai Staats

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AWB Update - September 28 at 10:26 PM Zacharia shares the following, "This week, the Ailanga Form 3 and 4 physics teacher asked me [to] help him find a video about Astronomical telescopes and how they work in comparison to microscopes, to show his students in our observatory. Yesterday night we [brought] students to the observatory to show them the video which led us into a very good discussion. [T]heir teacher was there together with me to lead the discussion. It was awesome because students were so excited and more engaged in asking questions!"

Tonight they watched the 5th episode of COSMOS. They learned about light, and Isaac Newton's experiments with a thermometer and prism. Now, the students want to duplicate the experiment. There are many prisms and a few thermometers, but we may look for a higher quality, digital unit to get high quality results.

Stay tuned! 

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