During Week 2 Year 11 Physics SL students improved their understanding of the current topic Momentum(动量) with a practical activity. Water containers (桶装饮用水) were used to investigate qualitative aspects of momentum exchange during elastic collisions between objects of equal and unequal masses. The also investigated exchanging their own body momentum with heavy moving objects. Their equipment included a trolley and both small and large drinking water containers (11kg and 19kg respectively).
Student Collaboration Visit
An international Year 11 student from a neighbouring IBDP school in Suzhoumade a casual visit last Sunday (18 Sep 2106). He collaborated with Physics SL students to devise laboratory experiments to demonstrate the principles of Momentum(动量).
It was useful for our students and their guest to experience the each other’s different learning styles and perspectives between the different IBDP programs. They practiced their collaboration and English communication skills while they formulated their own laboratory activities and discussed how they would report their methods and results.