Heartland AEA 11
6500 Corporate Dr.
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Curt Jeffreys, Heartland AEA 11, (515) 270-9030, ext. 4321
Steve Jones, Heartland AEA 11 Communications, (515) 270-9030 ext. 4317
AREA HIGH SCHOOLS IN HEARTLAND'S PHYSICS OLYMPICS, FEB. 16
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- A mousetrap car and a student-powered water heater are two of the events for high school students at the Physics Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Des Moines.
Sixteen central Iowa high school teams will test their science abilities in the event sponsored by Heartland Area Education Agency and Drake University. The Physics Olympics begins at 9:30 a.m. at Drake's Olmsted Center.
Competition takes place in five events: mousetrap-powered car, toothpick bridge, self-propelled catapult, soda straw arm that supports a weight and a student-powered water heater. Winners will be eligible for the state physics competition April 4 in Cedar Rapids.
NOTE TO EDITORS: The Physics Olympics will be quite visual and will be good for video and photographs.
2000 Physics Olympics Teams
Feb. 16 at Drake University
Ed Brown Bondurant-Farrar High School
Tom Oppelt Carroll High School
Carlotta Paul Dallas Center-Grimes High School
Mike Blair Des Moines Roosevelt High School
Dominic Giegerich Earlham High School
Ed Rezabek Glidden-Ralston High School
Cindy Anderson Martensdale-St. Marys High School
John Emerson Ogden High School
Bill Wright Panorama High School
Lee Zondervan Pella Christian High School
Mike Bechtel Saydel High School
Angela Kelso Southeast Warren High School
Mike Goudy Twin Cedars High School
Marc Hermon Urbandale High School
Nathan Speichinger West Des Moines Valley High School
John Hughes Winterset High School