Physical Science

Airbags and crumple zones

Airbags and crumple zones

This sounds like having a snack in bed?  Let’s investigate! Modern cars are designed in such a way that the front and rear ends have crumple zones that distort or crumple during a collision.  This is how it works: The force that is necessary to bring a car to a stop is dependent on the momentum of the car and[Read More…]

by May 3, 2012 Life Science, Physical Science
LIFE IS A GIFT!!

LIFE IS A GIFT!!

All of us have to grab every opportunity that comes our way…Nobody is going to make you happy, you have to be happy in yourself. Start dreaming…and have fun! KEEP ON… KEEPING ON! New teacher…new ways!!! Every day Maths, and therefore every day Maths homework!!! You may wonder why so much Maths? Well, to be successful in life you have[Read More…]

by April 23, 2012 Physical Science
Don’t let it be “EINA”!

Don’t let it be “EINA”!

Let us look at the art of catching a cricket ball painlessly. It all has got to do with MOMENTUM.  Momentum is mass in motion, therefore momentum is determined by mass x velocity.  So when a body’s velocity changes, it’s momentum will change.  When a fielder catches a cricket ball, he actually changes the velocity of the oncoming ball to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2012 Physical Science

What an experience!

The Physical Science students of Grade 10, 11 and 12 had the opportunity to experience some “real life Science” when they visited the Cape Town Science Centre on Monday. A harp without strings – but the music is so sweet – A ball that drifts in the air Mirrors of all shapes and sizes which reflect the strangest images An[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 Physical Science
Alternative Periodic Tables

Alternative Periodic Tables

Once again the learners put their most creative foot forward, producing more stunning examples of alternative periodic tables. Megan of course had the periodic table of eventers, whilst  Samantha had a play on words with the periodic table of Elemutts, a collection of the worlds dog breeds. Dario and Dylan made one for every red blooded stereotypical south African man.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2012 Physical Science
Science, up close and personal

Science, up close and personal

Our Physical Science students will be able to relish experiencing science in action when they visit Cape Town Science Centre.  The complexities of this subject stretch well beyond the boundaries of a classroom setting.  On Monday, 19 March our Grade 10, 11 and 12 scientists will be exploring interactive displays and a host of intriguing science experiments exhibited.  It promises[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Physical Science