|2007 Physics and Chemical Olympics|
|The first Science Olympics were held at the high school December 3 – 7th 2007. Christina Merrill and Paul McElligott organized the 10 classes amounting to 300 students in the Olympics this year. The schedule and description of the events are below:
Physics Olympics Week
December 3 – Egg Drop competition – Attempt to drop a protected egg a distance of 4 meters without breaking
December 4 Bernoulli's principle competition. – float a ping pong ball on a stream of air into a target
December 5 - Tallest Tower Competition – create a 1 meter tower with a piece of paper and tape.
December 6 – Strongest bridge competition – make a toothpick bridge that can hold one pound of force.
December 7 - Catapult competition – propel a ball up to 4 meters.
Solar Oven competition. – heat 100 grams of water using a solar oven. (postponed)
Chemistry Olympics Week
December 3 – Home Made Balance Competition – weigh an unknown object with 0.01 gram accuracy
December 4 Mass Composition Competition – Alcohol mixture – determine the % alcohol in a water mixture
December 5 - Crystal Weigh In - Percent purity competition – Percent Copper (II) in a product
December 6 – Identify the Reaction Composition – viewing a series of short reactions and identify the type of reaction.
December 7 - Home made boats competition – float a maximum amount of pennies on a wax paper boat
Winners of the 10 classes will be announced soon.
Pictures are attached.