The 2011 Physics Olympics

Welcome to the 2011 Physics Olympics, hosted by the Foothill Science and Engineering Association!

The Physics Olympics is a competition to test your knowledge of physics, emphasizing creativity and fun.

Friday, June 17, 2011 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Refreshments will be provided

Physics rooms 5406, 5407

A short summary of each event is provided below.

More detailed descriptions can be found in the Physics Olympics tab above.

Individual Events:
Inertia ball – guide a massive ball through an obstacle course using only the handle of a broomstick.  Fastest time wins!
Block stacking – stack blocks to reach the farthest past the starting line with no blocks touching the ground past the starting line without collapsing

Group events (you can still do these individually if you like):
Electrostatic boat race – build a boat from aluminum foil and race it around a water course using only the force of static electricity
Water bottle rockets – build a water bottle rocket which can stay in the air for the longest time

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