What did you do this week?:
This week our group put together a Faraday cage for our plasma ball experiment. We constructed the frame from wood from our teacher's school workshop and we wrapped it in wire. I also completed collecting data for my project on the correlation between barometric pressure and muon counts. I recorded the barometer reading and muon count every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. everyday for the past two weeks.
Why did you do that?:
We constructed the Faraday cage because we are planning to perform an experiment on the effect of a plasma ball on the readings our panels recieve. I took the data for the pressure because I was performing an experiment on the correlation between barometric pressure and muons hitting earth's surface.
What are you doing next?:
Next we are performing experiments with the plasma ball and faraday cage. We will put one set of panels in the faraday cage and see if we can find anything out about the effect of a plasma ball on the muon counts we read.
Why are you doing that?:
We are doing this because there have been little to no studies performed on the correlations between a plasma ball, electric field, and the scintillator panels, so we are hoping to find something conclusive from our research.