Physics Field Trip to Playland

On May 2, 2017, the Physics 11 and 12 classes went to Playland. The trip was perfectly timed to the pocket of sun in between days of rain.

This field trip is an opportunity for the girls to experience first hand the topics we have studied, in particular, Kinematics and Dynamics. For these girls, no longer will a roller coaster be about the thrill of the ride, but rather about the net force, and centripetal force! The students were tasked with identifying two experiences where the acceleration and velocity were in opposite directions, or perpendicular.

Hanan Kaddage
Senior Mathematics and Physics Teacher

Math Challengers & Physics Olympics Team Compete at UBC

Math Challengers Compete at UBC

MathChallengers UBC 2Kudos to the Math Challenger participants (Angel, Emily, Melissa, Jalisa and Rainy) for spending their Saturday at UBC yesterday competing in the Math Challengers provincial.

The girls didn’t bring home the championship trophy, but were happy to have made it this far.¬†Great job, girls!

Voimen Chu

Physics Olympics

A group of Grade 11 and 12 students also gave up their Saturday to head up to UBC to complete in the Physics Olympics.

The team had been working on the ‘pre-build’ part of the competition for a couple weeks. They had to make a wind turbine and a device that lowered a ball a vertical distance of 1m as slow as possible. Here is a video and a photo of their solution:

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David Riendl