Partnership Grants – what are meteors made of?
Students at William Perkin C of E High School are determining the origin and elemental structure of meteors under the guidance of academic professional, Professor Monica Grady, in their Partnership Grants project: Shooting stars on camera: Colour composition and contrasts.
Using special camera equipment and a knowledge of elements and spectra, students are investigating what elements make up meteors and determining their trajectory and origin. The project partners the William Perkin C of E High School with Professor Monica Grady, space scientist at the Open University, and was funded through the Royal Society Partnership Grants scheme.
Partnership Grants award up to £3000 to UK school and colleges to work on an investigative science, technology, engineering or maths project in partnership with an industry or academic professional.
Find out more about Partnership Grants at https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/partnership-grants/
By: The Royal Society.