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Bethesda-Chevy Chase Team Wins Physics Olympics

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 4/22/2013, 2:40pm  ET

Physics Olympics, via B-CC High SchoolA team of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School physics students won a contest of physics-related challenges called the Physics Olympics last weekend at the University of Maryland.

The B-CC team, led by physics teacher Matt Jacobs, had to accomplish a number of tasks including the “Egg Drop,” “Balloon Car,” “Laser Bulleye,” “Projectile Contest,” as well as two mystery projects.

The Egg Drop for example required teams to prep an egg containment chamber that would preserve the egg’s unbroken state during and after being dropped from the roof of the University of Maryland’s Physics Building onto the cement at ground level.

The teams were maxed out at 12 students each and the event was judged based on scores in all the events.

Photo via Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School