Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tasker Milward School

I love it when some innovative teacher does something very impressive that doesn't have anything to do with National Curriculum targets. This lot are launching their own weather balloon which should hopefully reach 20 odd miles altitude.

Mind you two grand seems quite steep. I'd have been temped to try it on the cheap with a load of hydrogen made in the science lab, a party pack of 500 balloons from Aldi and half a dozen confiscated smartphones for data and photos.

Probably why I'm not allowed to teach any more...


Anonymous said...

Not allowed? Eh? Wossis then?


Anonymous said...

Friend of mine, while a senior classics master at a South London school, built a full-size copy of a Roman ballista which hurled a missile some hundreds of yards, but that was back in the 1970s.