HOW WE DRIVE
Each year in our Senior School's Physics 2 and Advanced Topics in Physics and Engineering courses, students have the opportunity to independently design and build projects that interest them, like the “Couch Car” pictured below.
Students are not directed to create something specific; rather, they are given the freedom to design and build anything that interests them that has some relationship to physics, allowing them to really get excited and stretch their creativity. Some recent projects have included motorized couches, trikes and skateboards; robotic submarines and snowmobiles; wind turbines, catapults and more.
Students not only present their finished projects in class, they also invite our Junior School kindergarten students for a special demonstration day, where they show off their cool inventions to the wide-eyed youngsters. This special visit ties into the kindergarten academic unit on inventors and inventions, and it inspires the younger students to think about what they might be able to invent themselves one day.
Our challenging curriculum gives students the freedom to create projects around their passions, while expert teachers provide support wherever it’s needed.