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2023 NJ Physics Olympics --- South Jersey

  • 21 Jan 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Timber Creek High School, Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County)


  • This is only for the hosting teacher/school

We look forward to your school's participation at this event.  The competition is a lot of fun and your students will meet, share experiences, and compete with other students from other high schools in New Jersey.

This is for the NJ Physics Olympics - South Jersey at Timber Creek HS, Sicklerville (Camden County)  Use parking lot and entrance on right side of building.

Light morning refreshments will be provided.

This year's events are: 

  1. FERMI QUESTIONS: To estimate the order of magnitude of a quantity that is difficult or impossible to measure.
  2. GRAB BAG EVENTWill be announced the day of the event!
  3. ZERO IMPACT VEHICLE: To design and build an air powered vehicle which, when released eight meters from a wall, will move as close as possible to the wall without touching it.
  4. EGG THROW: To surround an egg with a device that will allow the egg to be thrown towards a wall, without breaking, resulting in the greatest bounce distance.
  5. BERNOULLI BALLTo guide a ping-pong ball through loops using a hairdryer in the least amount of time.
  6. LASER TARGET SHOOT: To position a large equilateral triangle prism on a table in such a way that when a fixed laser beam is turned on, it will hit a fixed target on the wall. 

Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2023" section.   Link here.  

To ask questions about the rules, go to the "Forum" section of the website (Top menu/Forum).  Link here.  

  • To receive replies via email from the forum, you must “subscribe” to the forum.  
  • It is the team’s responsibility to periodically check in or inquire about changes and clarifications to the rules.
  • Note – the deadline for submitting questions about individual events is mid-November (11/ 18).  After that date, questions cannot be addressed due to committee meeting dates/holidays.

Please print Media Release forms for students/parents to sign and bring signed forms to the competition.  Winning teams are photographed.  Students with release forms will be included in the photographs of winning teams.  Forms can be printed out from rules page.

Registration info:

Signing up is free for NJAAPT members.   (Go to njaapt.org to join or renew membership)

Each team that you bring must be registered as a Guest--do not forget to register your teams !!     (2 teams = 2 guests;  a team = 1-6 students).   

Early Registration:   $30 per team  (on or before November 30). 

Regular Registration:  $40 per team  (after November 30) 

Final registration deadline:   Jan 8

All teams must be registered and paid in advance.  

There will be no on-site registration.

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