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A Summer of Science!

  18 August 2020

A Summer of Science!

MR TELFORD'S SUMMER OF SCIENCE...

How does hand sanitiser fight against deadly infections?

As the threat of Coronavirus continues to affect our community and the world, our science departments invites students to investigate further and learn more about how something as innocuous as hand sanitiser plays a huge role in fighting off infections and viruses such as the one fueling the current pandemic.
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For students preparing to start their Science A levels, Mr Telford has recommended visiting the STEM website. On the site are numerous hand-picked resources covering the subject content for A level sciences, with advice and guidance from subject specialists. Click here to learn more.

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Covering a range of topics, eras and even some Sci- Fi, our Head of Science has put together a fantastic recommended reading list for students who want to prepare for the new term, as well as for those who have a passion for investigation and exploration...

 

                                       

You can find the full list here (Titles in bold are suitable for A Level students):

Oxford Short Introductions

'Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction' by James Binney: 9780198752851

'Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction' by Katherine Blundell: 9780199602667

'Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction' by Peter Coles: 9780192854162

'Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction' by John Gribbin: 9780199234349

'Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction' by John Polkinghorne: 9780192802521

Books about the Scientists

'52 Women who changed science and the world'  ISBN: 9780553446791

'Out of the Shadows' by Byers and Williams

Describes the important contributions of several women physicists during the 20th century and also tells of the discrimination they went through.

Astrophysics/ Cosmology/ Space

'Five Billion Years of Solitude: the Search for Life Among the Stars' : 978-1617230066

'Wonders of the Universe' by Brian Cox: 978-0007395828

'Beyond: Our Future in Space' by Chris Impey: 978-0393352153

'Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: a Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing and the Beginning of Everything' by Amanda Gefter: 978-0345531438

'Churchill's Bomb: a Hidden History of Science, War and Politics' by Graham Farmelo: 978-0571249787

'Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos (2004)' :978-0739456583

'The Elegant Universe' by Brian Green: 978-0099289920

'A Brief History of Time' by Stephen Hawking: 978-0857501004

'The First Three Minutes' by Steven Weinberg

Weinberg is a Nobel Prize winner who has researched into cosmology and particle physics. His book describes the early stages of the Universe after the Big Bang.

Quantum Mechanics

'Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World' : ISBN: 978-0241955185

'Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction' : 978-0691147154

'The Perfect Theory: a Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity' : 978-0349123677

'In search of Schrodinger's cat' by John Gribbin: 978-0552125550

Physics and Biology

'Physics in Mind: a Quantum View of the Brain' by Werner Loewenstein: 978-0465029846

'The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body' by Frances Ashcroft: 978-0141046532

'Weird Life: the Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own' by David Toomey: 978-0393348262

Sci-fi

'The Physics of Superheroes' by James Kakalios. ISBN: 978-0715639115

'Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel (2008)' : 978-0141030906

'Time travel for Beginners' by Mary and John Gribbin

A lighter read about the possibility of time travel and the potential paradoxes that might exist in a universe where you can re-visit the past.

 

If you've got some suggestions to add to the Science department's list, send them to Mr Telford or Miss Smart!






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