Welcome to the Rosedale Heights School of the Arts Physics Wiki!

Getting Started


  • On your course page, you will find the outline for the current unit.
  • If you miss a class or are missing handouts, go to your course page to download notes or handouts
  • Senior Sciences - Evaluation Policy - this document contains information about the science department's policy with regards to evaluations, and missed tests and assignments

Need Extra Help?

  • You can find Dr. Lim just about every lunch hour and most days after school in the physics classroom (Rm. 203);
  • Rm. 203 is also open most lunch hours for quiet study or work

Helpful Links:

The following physics websites are particularly useful for quick tutorials or review:

The following websites go in further depth, particularly for topics in modern physics:


Physics News:

LIGO detector and observation of gravity waves wins the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Video - Cassini burns into Saturn - September 15, 2017 (New York Times, 4:54)
Video - Gravitational Waves Explained 2016 (Piled Higher and Deeper PHDComics, 3:19)
Video - Prime Minister Trudeau talks about quantum computing, April 2016 (CBC 1:14)
Video: Scale model of the universe in the desert
The discovery of neutrino oscillations wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics
Invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
Higgs Boson Research wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics

Careers in Physics, Summer Programs and Awards:


  • Ontario Science Centre Summer Camp volunteer opportunities "From time to time, the Ontario Science Centre looks for enthusiastic teen volunteers with an interest in science and technology to contribute to our Sleepover and Camp programs at various times during the year. If you are between 15 and 17 years of age and you enjoy working with children and youth, volunteering at the Ontario Science Centre could be a very rewarding and enriching experience for you!" The Ontario Science Centre usually recruits in January - please check the website for an application package at that time.

  • We Made It! (Ryerson University Engineering) What do engineers do? This site was created by female high school students to encourage other students to imagine what a career in engineering would be like.

  • Focused Ultrasound High School Summer Research Program Summer research employment opportunity (July-August - 2 months) - the Focused Ultrasound Group at Sunnybrook Research Institute is looking for students who enjoy sciences and math to experience working in a lab environment to gain enriched, hands-on knowledge in the fields of physics, engineering and biology. Click this link to see what projects you might be working on: Project List Deadline for application: February 16, 2018
  • Information night: Come on out to learn more about the program on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Staff and students from the lab will be available to answer questions following the presentation. 6-7 pm, Location: E Wing, Ground Floor, Room 21 (EG 21) Address: 2075 Bayview Ave.

  • Research Opportunity Program in Engineering (ROPE) Summer research employment opportunity (July - 1 month) - work with engineering researchers at Ryerson University, aimed primarily at female science students who have just completed grade 11. Deadline for application:

  • University of Toronto DEEP Summer Program The DEEP Summer Academy provides gifted high school students from across the world with the opportunity for advanced study in a variety of engineering, technology, business and science disciplines. Opens for applications from February to March.

  • York University Helix Summer Science Institute Helix is a high school enrichment program designed exclusively for high performing students who have a strong interest in science and mathematics. Helix consists of a series of week-long, noncredit courses, for students in Grade 9-12 that run for the month of July.

  • McMaster Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP) Two-week long summer sessions, exposing students to the world of engineering with hands-on projects and introduction to departments such as Mechanical, Civil, Materials, Biomedical and Bioengineering. Registration now open for summer 2018.

  • York University Spark Lab Program
    York University’s Spark Lab Programs are week-long sessions designed for students in grades 9 to 12 who want more “hands-on” science. Using experiment-based learning, students explore physics, biology and chemistry through lab work. Escape the traditional classroom and learn science by doing science.

Physics Enrichment, Blogs