By Mattias B. Jones '13
Mr. Quinn’s junior-senior physics classes were at it again with a new project. The students' job was to determine different masses, distances and diameters of the different planets in our solar system. We were then asked to calculate the weight, force, and other numerous things such as the time it would take for the planet to orbit around the sun. After that was completed, the groups were designated either a poster, scale model, or a weight box to make and design.
The posters were seen on campus around the Ring Road, each with a different and accurate distance from the sun on a scaled model. In the library, the planets are hung up representing a 100,000,000th scale model. If you enter the weight room, you will see labeled weight boxes of the planets. These boxes show how much 50lbs would weigh on that planet. Special thanks to Mr. Quinn for working with us 9th period as well as Mr. Muntz for opening up the sculpture classroom for us to use.