GALLERY: Local high schoolers compete in WKU science competition

Bowling Green high school chemistry teacher Cristen Olson celebrates a successful run from a BGHS gravity vehicle at the WKU physics olympics on Saturday. In addition to BGHS, students from Warren Central and Greenwood high school were also in attendance. 

Chris Kohley

A lecture room in Snell Hall was transformed
into a physics playground on Saturday as high schoolers from Bowling Green prepared their contraptions to compete in the WKU Department of Physics and Astronomy Physics Olympics competition.

Nine teams sent homemade cars down a track and fired catapults at tiny villages made of toilet paper rolls and construction paper. Students watched with anticipation to see if their creations would fail or succeed on the big stage. Medals and $600 in WKU scholarships were presented to the top finishers.