[ASC-list] Physics experiment competition: win $1000 and present at the national physics congress

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Mon Sep 24 06:46:20 UTC 2012

Dear ASCers,

Here's a great opportunity for high school physics students to undertake an experimental project that could get them presenting their work at the national physics conference, and winning $1000.

Students should register their interest by 15 October and complete the project by 15 November. Here are the details:
Physics Experiment Competition-share the stage at the 2012 Australian Institute of Physics Congress with a Nobel Laureate, and win $1,000

Year 7 to 11 students from around Australia have the chance to present their work at the 2012 Australian Institute of Physics Congress in Sydney in December.

Register your interest by 15 October at http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/phys_schools/high-school-physics-competition.htm. This just requires your name, contact details and a proposed project title. The two-page project report must be submitted by 15 November.

Students will investigate a physical phenomenon of their choice and write up their research for evaluation by a panel of judges.

The overall winner will get a prize of $1000 and will be invited to present their research as the warm-up act to 2011 Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt's public lecture at the Congress (www.aip2012.org.au<http://www.aip2012.org.au/>).

All accepted entries will feature in a UNSW poster session and up to 10 runners-up will have their posters displayed at the national conference, with the two best posters receiving $500.

Students can come up with their own experimental question to test, or tackle one of these questions below:

*         Why is the sky blue?

*         Why are the front brakes on cars bigger than the rear brakes?

*         How much has the visible face of the moon changed since Galileo?

*         How does a plane (or a bird or a bee) fly?

*         How is a magnet affected when rotated about various axes?

For more information, an experiment report template and other information, visit:

Kind regards,


Niall Byrne
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