Mawson Lakes Primary School
Experimental Name & Overview
Yr 6/7 students
Magnetosphere analysis using a mobile phone
The magnetosphere is one of the most amazing things that many kids just never think about. But we do think about our phones! We want to help teach kids about how awesome the magnetosphere is by using a phone and sending a special phone – SAM – the Space Accelerometer and Magnetometer into space! We want to measure the magnetic field at the International Space Station (ISS). We know that much data on the magnetic field already exists and forms the basis of our current understanding. However, we believe collecting our own data and analysing it to create a model of the Earth’s magnetic field will provide many learning opportunities within the curriculum – and make us powerful learners.
Division of Information Technology, Uni of SA
University College London (UCL), Australia
Southcott Hydraulics & Control Systems