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Open Source High announces cash prize winners in nationwide physics competition
Entries will be part of an online peer-to-peer high school website
By: Open Source High
Entries will be part of an online peer-to-peer high school
Open Source High announced on June 8, 2015, the winning students of its April peer-to-peer teaching competition. J. Graham Brown School students Tryphena Sithu and Nora Miodrag won the first place prize of $500 and Shreya Sean Dwyer won the second place prize of $250. The students were asked to create two-minute video teaching the physics of sound.
“Tryphena and Nora made a very engaging animation that included a highly effective demonstration of sound waves using a Slinky. Sean gave a clear explanation and demonstration of the Doppler Effect, a very difficult concept to understand,”
Open Source High, which launched in fall 2014, has been building its curriculum by running monthly competitions in which high school students win cash by creating videos teaching physics, math, and history. Prize money for the spring competitions was provided by organizations including Boston University. The topic of sound was announced April 1 and student entries were due April 31. A team of current and retired high school physics teachers critiqued the videos and the voting process was open to students across the country. J. Graham Brown students Samantha Heller, Danna Ryan-Kessler, and Joshua Granholm also won prizes for fifth and sixth place. The prize-winning videos are viewable at www.OpenSourceHigh.com.
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