Mission: Physics announces cash prize winners of fall 2014 competition

Entries will be part of an online portal of student-generated physics lessons
By: Mission: Physics
 
GUILFORD, Conn. - Feb. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- Mission: Physics announced on Jan. 26, 2015, the winning students of its first peer-to-peer teaching competition. Cory Lynch, Sean Hackett, and Sam Westgate, juniors at Guilford High School in Guilford, Connecticut, won the first-place prize of $1,000 with their two-minute video teaching Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation.

“Cory, Sam, and Sean creatively incorporated black holes to demonstrate the relationship between distance and the gravitational force,” Jim Flannery, founder of Mission: Physics, said. “Thanks to these students, we are on our way to building an online portal of student-generated physics lessons. I am looking forward to our spring competition.”

Mission: Physics, which launched in fall 2014, is a competition in which high school students win cash by creating videos teaching introductory physics. Prize money for the fall competition was raised in November through public support in an IndieGoGo campaign. The topic of gravity was announced Dec. 1 and student entries were due Dec. 31. A team of current and retired high school physics teachers judged the videos. The prize-winning videos are viewable at missionphysics.com (http://www.missionphysics.com/).

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Jim Flannery, founder of Mission: Physics, presents Cory Lynch, Sam Westgate, and Sean Hackett (juniors from Guilford High School in Guilford, Connecticut) a giant check for winning the fall 2014 competition.

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