How much does an M&M weigh in units of elephants? How many marshmallows would you have to burn in order to power the city of Las Vegas for a year? These are just some examples of the challenging tasks that Island Trees students completed at the Yale Physics Olympics.
Four physics students—Brienna Carter, Angelo Esposito, Liz Mullin and David Wendt—traveled to Yale University with Ms. Hastings and Ms. Spinale to represent Island Trees High School. The team was faced with five obscure and thought-provoking tasks and had 45 minutes to complete each one.
Competition was fierce with 50 teams competing from the tri-state area. New to this competition, in true Island Trees fashion, students held their own in each event.
The Perpetual Motion Squad ended up earning a silver medal, coming in second place overall. Congratulations to the team on their outstanding academic performance at Yale University.
—Submitted by Jodie Spinale, High School Science Coordinator