Science WeekDuring Science Week we attended a Science Week Physics Workshop in Monaghan County Museum. We observed and took part in several experiments and investigations which show that physics is at work all around us.

We solved the following puzzle; You are locked in a room and the key is too high for you to reach. How will you get out using a balloon, some string and a tray? The answer lies in physics – the wider a surface area the more evenly weight can be distributed

We investigated the force of a person. A heavier person exerts more force than a lighter person. The surface area influences the force of a weight. If a person stands on your foot wearing a high heel (ouch!) it will exert more pressure than the same person standing on your foot wearing a flat shoe.

We looked at many other aspects of physics including floating and sinking, the push and pull of magnets, electricity and gravity.

The physics workshop was a lot of fun and really informative.

We solved the following puzzle; You are locked in a room and the key is too high for you to reach. How will you get out using a balloon, some string and a tray? The answer lies in physics – the wider a surface area the more evenly weight can be distributed

We investigated the force of a person. A heavier person exerts more force than a lighter person. The surface area influences the force of a weight. If a person stands on your foot wearing a high heel (ouch!) it will exert more pressure than the same person standing on your foot wearing a flat shoe.

We looked at many other aspects of physics including floating and sinking, the push and pull of magnets, electricity and gravity.

The physics workshop was a lot of fun and really informative.