Year 7 Physics Olympiad

Year 7 Physics Olympiad

Posted: 27th June 2024

Two teams of Year 7s took part in a Physics Olympics competition at Millfield School. The day involved a series of ‘events’ in which our Year 7s had to apply their physics knowledge to different practical situations, and a ‘Fermi quiz’ in which they had to make rough estimates of different quantities.

Both Queen’s teams came away as winners of individual events. One team won the ‘Hot and Cold’ challenge, which required them to produce two cups of water with the greatest temperature difference. The teams were provided with a single cup of hot water, two ice cubes and some insulating materials. The Queen’s team excelled by carefully planning their strategy and then executing it flawlessly. The other team won the Fermi quiz in which students had to apply their problem-solving skills to make estimates of physical quantities. The winning Queen’s team even scored higher than the staff! 

Freya says: “The Physics Olympics Competition was very enjoyable. At some points it was quite challenging but extremely exciting anyway. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I would gladly do it again.”

Well done to Claudiu, Nick, Shay, Freya, Kara, Tom, Maurice and Henry for working together as a team and showing great resilience in completing some very tricky challenges.

Categories: Senior School
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