Contact Applecross SHS

Contact Applecross SHS

Address

Links Road
ARDROSS 6153
Western Australia

Phone

(P)+61 8 9314 9393

 

Important News

Important News

Year 12 News

Year 12 students have had a busy last few days and this is even before the Ball that will be held on Friday 23rd February. A highlight every year for Year 12 students is when the Leavers Jackets arrive.

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The Fathering Project

Dads and Year 7 kids at Applecross SHS you are invited The Fathering Project for a boccee and pizza evening.  See flyer below for more information.

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E BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS AT APPLECROSS SHS

Our Library may close after school, but our eLibrary is always open.  All students at Applecross Senior High School have been registered to borrow eBooks and audiobooks anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.  Our eLibrary has over 1900 titles to choose from.

 

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Year 11 Physics

Our Year 11 Physics Students recently studied the effect of weight on the frictional force created on the Science block carpet. They used ramps to create a known starting speed, which they could calculate. This way each trolley started at the same speed – a controlled variable.

The students then loaded up the carts with different masses, measuring the distance each trolley travelled once it landed on the carpet. Knowing the starting speed and the distance it travelled until it stopped, they could calculate the average frictional force on the trolleys (and thereby also the coefficient of rolling friction between the trolley and the carpet).

Many groups were surprised to find that the mass in the trolley didn’t make much difference to the stopping distance of the trolley. This is because the frictional force is proportional to the mass of the trolley, so although the frictional force goes up with more mass, so does the force needed to slow the trolley, so the two effects effectively ‘cancel out’.

Damen Bradbury, Science Teacher

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