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Monday, 02 July 2012
A team of four year 8 students were the winners of the Physics
Olympics held at St. Peter's School in York.
Luke Hodson, Amartya Vadlamani, Thomas Underwood and Adam Shine
gave an outstanding performance in all six of the day's challenges
to beat 31 other teams who came from schools throughout the North
The challenges included designing and building rockets, building
a tower to support a box of crème eggs made out of only one
Saturday Times, building a solar powered catamaran, working out the
SPF of unknown sunscreens, and finding the density of a lump of
silly putty with only a spring, some graph paper and a plastic rod
as measuring apparatus!
Throughout the day they also had to complete the Fermi Quiz -
testing both maths and physics skills to a standard that most A
Level students would just about be comfortable with!
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