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Boarding and day preparatory school for boys 4-13 years

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Physics Presentation

Physics Presentation

Horris Hill boys were recently entertained and enthralled by a Physics presentation delivered by Nic Allott of Marlborough College. As one boy remarked afterwards “Every third chair had a package underneath it. We took the package and found it contained a muffin case and a coin. We then dropped the muffin case with, and then without, the coin to see the difference in time it took to reach the ground. We then moved on to an experiment with a trolley, a pulley system and some sandbags with the sandbags used to propel whatever or whoever was on the trolley. More sandbags meant more speed. Then it was on to gas propulsion which sent half the room cowering against the side of the hall whilst a coke can rocketed across the vast space.”

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