PHYSICS BALSA BRIDGE BUILDING CONTEST

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Bridge Building Photo

Winners: 1996-97 Clarissa Gamboa & Vanessa Wong (117.5 kg)

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[Student Comments: 1995]

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PRIME MINISTER'S AWARDS
FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
1995-96

This contest has been held annually since 1980. Hundreds of bridges have been tested. The students who take part in the contest are enrolled in either Physics 11 or Physics 12 at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School. All physics students at Notre Dame take part in the contest. While there is an evaluation component to the contest, the primary aim is for students to experiment with materials, in this case balsa wood and glue, and learn about structure and strength. Instructors wishing more information on the contest, in particular on the way it is run, may wish to contact me directly.


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