After a month of planning and designing, we finally presented our Rube Goldberg machines in grade 12 physics. Our machines are designed to perform simple tasks in intricate ways consisting of multiple steps and energy transfers. Examples of tasks our machines performed include cutting hair and ripping toilet paper.
From prose and poetry to madness and insanity, many themes prevail in King Lear, which we are studying in grade 12 English class. Arguably one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, we watched different renditions of the play and will be submitting an analysis next week. We will also discuss relevant themes and characters in a fishbowl seminar.
Suit? Check. Dress shoes? check. Every year, we compete at DECA regionals, a competition for students interested in business. We present case studies while acting as various business officials, such as sales associates or hotel managers. Many of us win medals and move on to compete at the provincial and even international level.
In groups of four and five, the grade 12 AP physics students executed self-designed experiments to test the properties of diodes, transistors, and capacitors. They constructed circuits to measure the electrical potential and current at a desired semiconductor. Students attended lectures about semiconductors to help them with their experiments.