Aims of Course

Description of the Course

The course will consist of a series of practical experiments, research investigations and class work relating to the following topic areas.

Energy production in Scotland: Fossil fuel and renewables. How Scotland can go forward and meet its carbon emission targets.

Electricity and electronics: Household electricity and safety, design and building of practical electronics systems.

Transport: Speed and acceleration measurement methods, investigation of road safety.

Space: Investigating the Solar System and beyond, building and firing rockets. Investigating the possibility of extra-terrestrial life.

Forces: gravity, friction and magnetism.

Waves: properties of light and the electromagnetic spectrum

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