Blan students get physics ed


BHS physics demos aim to inspire students

By Riley Miller - For The News Journal



Fourth-graders take turns being pushed on the hovercraft, a demonstration by Morgan DeLes, Savannah Brown, Gavin Creighton, and Aaron Anderson.

Fourth-graders take turns being pushed on the hovercraft, a demonstration by Morgan DeLes, Savannah Brown, Gavin Creighton, and Aaron Anderson.


Riley Miller photos

Brooke Honaker, Merri Lindsey and Stephanie Gerlach demonstrate the relationship between sound waves and fire in their demonstration, Lit.


Riley Miller photos

BLANCHESTER — With summer nearly here, Blanchester’s honors physics class celebrated their near completion of the school year with a physics demonstration.

The event, held by Blanchester High School physics teacher Andrea Harpen, welcomed high school students, fourth-graders, and parents all the same.

Whether amazed by the Surfboard — a hovercraft open for rides for any age — or astounded by Lit — a demonstration of how sound waves and fire can interact — the crowd soon found themselves fully immersed in the Physics Demos.

With a beach theme to welcome the end of the school year, it seems ironic that nobody was quite ready to leave the classroom after that.

All day the physics students welcomed crowd after crowd, even letting many members of the audience in on their acts. The interactive experiences surely left many young minds excited for their own chances to be behind a pair of goggles, entertaining groups of students not unlike their own.

“Physics demos are for the kids,” said Mrs. Harpen, commenting on the purpose of the show. She believes that showing such skills to young students will lead them down the path that her own students have taken.

As the seniors that hosted this event leave this year, they hope that they’ve inspired such minds to challenge themselves just as they have.

Fourth-graders take turns being pushed on the hovercraft, a demonstration by Morgan DeLes, Savannah Brown, Gavin Creighton, and Aaron Anderson.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_IMG_5905.jpgFourth-graders take turns being pushed on the hovercraft, a demonstration by Morgan DeLes, Savannah Brown, Gavin Creighton, and Aaron Anderson. Riley Miller photos

Brooke Honaker, Merri Lindsey and Stephanie Gerlach demonstrate the relationship between sound waves and fire in their demonstration, Lit.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/05/web1_IMG_5904.jpgBrooke Honaker, Merri Lindsey and Stephanie Gerlach demonstrate the relationship between sound waves and fire in their demonstration, Lit. Riley Miller photos
BHS physics demos aim to inspire students

By Riley Miller

For The News Journal