Study Day: Frogs and Physics

FrogInfraRedUncover how collaborative scientific research can aid wildlife conservation. A-level students get first-hand experience of working with our live animal collection with Manchester Museum’s Curator of Herpetology and conduct scientific measurements using physics research equipment in the Photon Science Institute with the University of Manchester’s Senior Lecturer Dr. Mark Dickinson.

Full day: 9.45am-3pm, 20 places available

Date: Unfortunately we are currently not able to offer new dates for this study day.

Cost: Free of charge – Places are limited to students from priority schools and colleges (please contact us to discuss whether your students are eligible)

Example of itinerary:

9:45am         Arrive and Register – Manchester Museum

10.00am      Are colours important in the animal world?

– Interactive exploration of topic with Museum collection

10:30am      Sunbathing Frogs!

Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology, Manchester Museum

11:15am      Refreshments (provided)

11.30am      So frogs are green are they?

Dr. Mark Dickinson, Photon Science Institute & Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

12.15pm      Lunch (NOT provided)

1:00pm        Meet in Museum foyer to travel to The Photon Science Institute

1.15pm        Laboratory Practical

– Introduction to analytical techniques and research methods

3.00pm        Day finishes 

Frogs&PhysicsStudentIf you require more information please contact us on 0161 306 1764

or email emily.robinson@manchester.ac.uk

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