Physics at Home Competition 2012

RBAI teams at the ‘Physics at Home’ Competition 2012

On Thursday 22nd March 201, two teams of Year 10 and 11 Physics pupils participated in the ‘Physics at Home’ Competition, held at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the Institute of Physics. The competition requires pupils to explain and demonstrate theories and areas of Physics using only materials readily available around the home or in everyday life. This is no easy task – especially when you are presenting to a judging panel of physicists and non-scientists.

Our Year 10 team, consisting of Peter Watson, Keiran Davis and Richard Williamson entitled their presentation ‘Under Pressure.’ The boys did an excellent job in demonstrating pressure using a tomato, drawing pins and marshmallows, much to the judges’ delight!

Team ‘Under Pressure’

Our second team consisted of Daniel Taylor from Year 10; Daniel Madden, Matthew Mulligan and John Darling from Year 11. Their presentation on magnetism and electromagnetism was excellently explained and well received by the judges.


Team ‘Opposites Attract’ during their presentation

The boys all received certificates of participation and really enjoyed their day at Queen’s.

Congratulations must go to both teams who participated in the competition, and put a lot of effort into the preparation for their presentations.