Monthly Archives: May 2009

Suns and Galaxies

A member of Year 9 has told me that she’s fascinated by astronomy, as am I.  So, I’m going to post a few interesting links from time to time here which I happen to have seen and enjoyed myself. I … Continue reading

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Specific Heat Calculation

Here’s a block of copper. Doesn’t look like it, but it’s the best I could do. For now, let’s pretend that it has a mass of 0.1kg and is at a temperature of 1000C (which we ensure by dunking it … Continue reading

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes aren’t as rare as you might expect. Every year there are over 300,000 of them worldwide. Fortunately, most are unnoticeable without special detectors, but if there’s a huge or ‘great’ earthquake, there can be massive loss of life, like … Continue reading

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