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Table top Supernova

This activity is based on work being carried out at The University of Oxford. A team is using laser-light to create tabletop supernovas to understand the origins of magnetic fields in our universe.

Students will act as science journalists and use a range of sources to find out more about the research and its aims before writing an article for a science news website. In doing so they will learn about the art of good science communication as well as the science of supernovas and magnetic field generation.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students understand what a supernova and supernovae remnant are
  • Students are able to use a variety of sources of information in order to write a science article outlining research taking place at The University of Oxford


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