A typical physics lesson - with an interactive whiteboard
As the Wilhem-Ostwald school strongly aims at promoting science, physics has a significant priority within the school, too, which entails that students from grade five to ten enjoy an additional lesson of physics every week, compared to a school with a normal profile. The subject is also available in the range of compulsory electives.
The school is currently equipped with three physics labs, with one of them being fully equipped for independent experiments carried out by the students, which means every desk has its own power supply and facilities like built-in voltmeters and oscillators.
A dedicated electronics lab additionally features personal computers at every seat, allowing students to simulate their experiments before breaking out of the sandbox. This very special lab is also where dedicated electronics classes are held, which are a special addition to the ninth grade curriculum. The standard curriculum does also feature practical training at least once a year.
Some of the extra-curricular activities are also linked to physics: The radio club, the boomerang club or physics for youngsters are among those. The school also owns a telescope for astronomical observations as well as a weather station.
All of this knowledge and training is applied taking part in various competitions, e.g. the annual National Physics Olympiad or the International Physics Olympiad, with both of these being highly frequented by our students. The efforts made are justified by the excellent results achieved and the effects towards a better understanding of physics, which is also measurable at TSA: Projects like Engineering Design or System Control Technology require a wide knowledge of physics and could not be taken part in without a solid foundation in