This week, the grade 12 AP physics and grade 11 astronomy students took a tour of University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. Students attended lectures by various professors on current developments and innovations concerning aircraft design, nano- and micro-satellites, fusion energy and systems modelling.
Grade 11 students examined the physics behind simple machines and systems with multiple simple machines working in tandem. They applied their knowledge by studying objects such as doorstops, knifes, cranes, and wrenches. The students will compose a report on simple machines found in their daily lives.