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2019 OAPT Physics Contest is Open for Enrollment!

Sandy Evans, Editor OAPT Physics Contest, Teacher Northview Secondary School

The OAPT Contest is a FREE physics contest and will run on May 22nd, 2019. It is free due to the generous support of the Department of Engineering at the University of Toronto.
It is open to all students in currently attending school in Ontario who had not completed 11U Physics in September 2018. There is even a strong possibility that it will be open in a separate division for Grade 12 students this year — more news about this to come!

The students have 60 minutes to complete the contest which has 30 multiple-choice questions, with one or two of the questions based on the previous years’ Nobel Prize in physics or current events in physics. The questions range from easy to difficult, conceptual to mathematical and abstract to concrete. It is a reasonable challenge for all Grade 11 SPH3U students.

The contest is available in both an online version and a paper version. It may be written at any time during the day. Past prizes have included a 3-6 week summer science internship at York University, 1 week at the DEEP Summer Academy, University of Toronto, tickets to Canada’s Wonderland and cash prizes. More details about the contest, including the contests form 2012-2018 practice questions from previous years and how to enrol, may be found on the following link: https://oaopt.wildapricot.org/contest

On that page you will also find a bank of over a thousand multiple-choice questions organized into categories. These questions can be used throughout the year for assessment ‘of’, ‘and’ and ‘for’ learning. Here are some samples to whet your appetite.





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