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Manchester High School for Girls

PHYSICS OLYMPICS IN YORK

Four girls from Year 8 travelled up to St Peter's School in York on 15th June to take part in the school's annual Physics Olympics.

Young physicians from schools across the country spent the day solving complex physics problems and tackling scientific challenges.

Nadia, Lucy, Bella and Mahima were excited to tackle the tasks which required team work, problem solving and mathematical skills, as well as constructing.

They explained: "We completed a difficult fermi quiz, which included estimation and powers of ten. For each task, we only had 30 minutes which proved challenging, but intriguing!"

The tasks included measuring the mass and density of a teddy bear and rubber putty, constructing a boat out of a milk carton to sail down the channel, building a tower to hold lots of mass and trying to make the hightest temperature difference between two cups of water. 

The girls concluded: "We had such a great time. The day was a mixture of challenges, fun and excitement!