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July 13, 2017

UTC students success at Big Bang Fair

A group of Year 13 students, David, Sean and Michael Groom have won an endeavour award at The Big Bang Fair North West after they designed and built their own cloud chamber which will now be used as a teaching resource at the UTC.

A cloud chamber is a particle detector used for ionising radiation. It’s an advanced piece of equipment that can be very expensive to buy so the students built their own using equipment from the school’s science labs as well as parts they ordered. They built the cloud chamber during their Year 13 project based learning sessions, an innovative element that the school offers to students alongside their studies.

The students will take their project to compete on a national level at The Big Bang Fair later in the year.

Congratulations to all students and good luck!

An image of the Cloud Chamber designed by students.