APS Science (in sport ) Week 2011

APS Science (in sport ) Week 2011

Brendan Amooty | 22/05/2011

Students at Alexandra Park School have been celebrating National Science Week, by exploring science in sport over the course of the last two weeks.


Todays experiment /activity challenge, saw all of Year7-9 and staff given the opportunity to put Newton's Third Law of Motion to the test, by running down an inflatable bungee runway, attached to an elastic cord.

III. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Most of us found out, that the opposite reaction resulted in being dumped on your seat.

PE classes held inter tutor competitions to see who could run the furthest distance down the runway, depositing a velcro marker, before being tugged back by the elastic cord that exerted quite a force.

This event followed inter tutor 'Welly Throwing' looking at angles of trajectory and Tug of War, which helped demonstrate, Newton's First Law of Motion: often termed simply the "Law of Inertia" -

I. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

A great time was had by all & students are now looking forward to next years Science Week.