Class 5 (Year 11, 12, 13) Prize 2021

Top winners in Class 5 (Year 11, 12, 13) out of 7 entries.

 

First Prize - $300

Student Name: Luke Weston
Registration Number: 5-6
Year: 13
School: Wellington High School
Teacher-in-charge: Murray Chisholm

 

Project Title

Wilberforce pendulum, a Complex Motion Analysis

Project Description

A Wilberforce pendulum consists of a mass hanging from a vertically oriented helical spring. The mass can both move up and down on the spring and rotate about its vertical axis. This is an investigation of the behaviour of such a pendulum and how it depends on relevant parameters.

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Second Prize - $150

Student Name: Ryan Bright
Registration Number: 5-7
Year: 12
School: Wellington High School
Teacher-in-charge: Murray Chisholm

 

Project Title

Collision Mechanics of Defying Conservation of Energy!

Project Description

A spherical ball dropped onto a hard surface will never rebound to the release height, even if it has an initial spin. A capsule-shaped object (i.e. Tic Tac mint) on the other hand may exceed the initial height. This is an investigation of the phenomenon.

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Third Prize - $100

Student Name: Yohan Kanji
Registration Number: 5-4
Year: 12
School: Wellington High School
Teacher-in-charge: Murray Chisholm

 

Project Title

Smashing headaches

Project Description

How the mass of paracetamol in a 500mg tablet decreases over time under different environmental conditions.

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