Physicists explore magnetism, forces and space as part of Physics Week at Bishop’s
Physics Week began with Year 10 physicists completing a circus of magnetism. Students were able to make their own compass, balance coins and play with model Maglev trains, all designed to show how powerful magnets are and how they are utilised in all aspects of our lives. Year 8 physicists built structures that were able to withstand forces, using unusual tensegrity formations, a great architectural method used to build bridges, e.g. the Kurilpa Bridge in Brisbane, Australia. Physicists in Year 9 combined their artistic flair with the power of polarised light to observe and change the different colours of their drawn images. Finally, Year 7 physicists enjoyed a day at the National Space Centre where they explored the wonders of space in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.