Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners
Academics / Upper School

Gliders and Kites: Hands On Lessons in Physics and Geometry for 21st Century Learners

The great thing about physics is that it explains the world around us. The great thing about learning about physics is that there are so many ways to make physics lessons real and tangible to engage students in the learning process. Physics students at Grandview build slingshots to demonstrate projectile motion and learn about Newton’s … Continue reading

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta
Academics / Faculty / Upper School

Physics Students Compete in Grandview Regatta

Broadly speaking, the goal of physics is to understand how the universe behaves. It is fitting, then, that physics students should not be contained inside the walls of a classroom. Physics students at Grandview Preparatory School spend time building catapults, slingshots, and kites (and soon, gliders!). Their newest project: building a boat to compete in … Continue reading

Physics Students Construct Giant Slingshots
Academics / Faculty / Upper School

Physics Students Construct Giant Slingshots

This week, Mr. Sack’s Physics classes demonstrated projectile motion by constructing and testing slingshots. Β For those of you who have long forgotten high school physics (haven’t gotten there yet), projectile motion isΒ when an object is thrown near the earth’s surface, moving along a curved path under the singular force of gravity. Β The slingshot is the … Continue reading