Here's how we do physics

Senior Conor Donohue is a big fan of his advanced physics class - it's not hard to see why!


What better way to learn and understand Newton's laws of motion than design, build, and race balloon cars? After discovering the best balloon car design in the class from a bracket-style drag racing tournament, we finished the project with an all-out Ben Hur style Baha race. 


After coming back well-rested from Thanksgiving break, we jumped right into a new chapter dealing with circular motion and centrifugal force. But it's Mr Patt's class; we never go small scale. We had the perfect excuse to use a hovercraft and to fling a student across a basketball court... There was nothing to stop us.