As part of Science Week, the
Y8 members of our Deep Thinkers Club headed to Oxford to join Satellite
Applications Catapult for an enriching day learning all about use of artificial
Their first session involved
building a mini satellite from components similar to those used to produce real
mini-satellites launched from the International Space Station. In the second
session, the boys learned about the use and future uses of satellites (including
being able to monitor the health of individual members of a herd of cattle from
the distance they walk each day!). In the last session, the boys used graphical
data from an actual orbiting satellite to calculate it’s speed and temperature
changes during its orbit.
Overall an excellent day!