Year 12 Science and Maths Academy at Flinders (SMAF) is a project that aims to provide an exciting, collaborative venture which will enhance and support the teaching of Stage 2 Physics, Chemistry and Specialist Mathematics closely aligned with pathways to University.
SMAF commenced in February 2011 and has been developed in collaboration with southern high schools, the Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnership Office and Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century.
For more information on Year 12 Science and Maths Academy at Flinders
Students in physics investigated the distance between two very closely spaced slits in a double slit interferometer. They also had to measure the wavelength of an unknown source of light and observe the effect that a change in wavelength has on the interference pattern. Students observed the interference pattern produced by a source of white light.
Students using apparatus to collect data
Donna Riordan Academy Physics Teacher
explaining to students how the apparatus works.
Students learnt today about
transmission diffraction gratings.