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The PhysicsBowl Approaches

Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by for Extra Credit.

The PhysicsBowl is a competition for high school students and schools. Each year, approximately 10,000 students take a 40 question, 45 minute timed, multiple choice test under their school’s supervision. Students compete in Division I (first-year physics students) or Division II (second-year physics students). Students and schools compete against each other by geographical region. (Specialized math and science schools are treated as a separate region.) Awards are given to the top students and schools in a division and region.

The questions for the PhysicsBowl are taken from high school physics classes at all levels (conceptual physics, AP Physics B/C, modern physics, etc.). It is NOT expected that any one student or school will have covered all the topics on the test. Practice exams can be printed out or taken online.

The 2014 PhysicsBowl will be administered at Midwood period 9–10, Wednesday, April 9 in room A320. Mr. Spergel is coordinating this event. Registration instructions will be emailed to all research students. Space is limited. Interested students should register and take the practice tests as soon as possible.