Cosmic Ray detection on the roof of BGGS
A group of Year 12 pupils are working on understanding which factors, if any, affect the number of cosmic rays detected on Earth.
Some of the factors they are investigating in this practical science experiment at BGGS include
- pollution, and
- fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field.
We have two cosmic ray detectors on the school roof that they are using to help them with this project. These were built on site at Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form as part of a collaboration with the University of Birmingham and the CERN establishment in Switzerland.
Newsflash: we also have a magnetometer that is being delivered to the school so that we can also measure the strength of the magnetic field ourselves.
Find out more about Magnetometers here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetometer