# What is High school student: Definition and 74 Discussions

A secondary school describes an institution that provides secondary education and also usually includes the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools provide both lower secondary education (age 12 to 15) and upper secondary education (age 15 to 18) i.e. levels 2 and 3 of the ISCED scale, but these can also be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. In the UK, elite public schools typically admit pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. UK state schools accommodate pupils between the ages of 11 to 18.
Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and prepare for vocational or tertiary education. Attendance is usually compulsory for students until age 16. The organisations, buildings, and terminology are more or less unique in each country.

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1. ### Exploring the Universe: A High School Student's Dream to Study Physics

I want to be able to explain phenomena around me and generally understand the universe to the best of my ability.I am looking for a professional path in which i will be able to stimulate and convert my curiousity while having some financial success.I am willing to work arduously in order to learn.
2. ### Yes! Calculating Friction Coefficient

Fg = m * g: Fg = 30 * 9.8 = 294 N Fnet = m * a: Fnet = 30 * 1.2 = 36 N Fax = Fnet + Ff: Fax = 36 + 10 = 46 Fa = Fax / cos(angle): Fa = 46 / cos(25) = 50.75 Fay = Fa * sin(angle): Fay = 50.76 * sin(25) = 21.45 Fn = Fg - Fay: Fn = 294 - 21.45 = 272.55 Ff = mu kinetic * Fn, solving for...
3. ### I'm Stuck on Solving This - R2 Confuses Me

I tried solving this and realized that I have no idea what r2 is and I can't just insert an equation there
4. ### Intro Physics Looking for beginner to advanced physics textbooks

Hi there, I’m looking for beginner to advanced physics textbook. The books doesn’t have to be by only one author or series of volumes. I’m in year 9 at the moment (australia) and really want to learn further than what the curriculum provides. I’ve got the feynman’s lectures on physics, so any...
5. ### Are CRTs Suitable for Use in Ion Thrusters?

Hello! I'm trying to make a simple ion thruster that will be used in a science fair so I'm not concerned about its efficiency but just creating at least some thrust. However I wanted to make it as close as reality as possible, using every component and respecting its details if possible. Ion...
6. ### Can Curiosity Lead to Scientific Discoveries?

Hello everyone! My name's Maxi and I'm a 16 years old high school student from Argentina. My dream is to become an aerospace engineer someday. Currently I'm researching for a science fair held by The Pierre Auger Observatory, which means I'll be around this amazing site asking some silly...
7. ### Schools Recommendations of experiments to a high school student.

Hello! First of all, thank you taking the time to read this. I'm a high school student currently about to begin my last year (I'm from Argentina so here we start in March) and would like to study physics in 2020. Because of that, I contacted a university here and they told me that if I wanted...
8. ### Number Theory Cryptanalysis Books: Prerequisites for Beginners

Hey guys, I just bought the book Elementary Cryptanalysis: A Mathematical Approach by Abraham Sinkov, yet before I start it, I would like to know if there are any prerequisites I should know about as I am 16 and I still haven't even taken all of high school mathematics although I am self...
9. ### Schools Physics Project Ideas for High School Student

For the final project I do at a high school level, we are required to construct an experiment regarding any topic of physics. The experiment should yield quantitative data which can then be analysed through equations or trends. Essentially, I need to be able to discuss and critique the work...
10. ### Programs How should I prepare for Berkeley's Math 1A & Physics 8A?

I just finished my sophomore year of high school and I'm taking Math 1A and physics 8A this summer. I got A's for both my physics II (school doesn't offer AP phys) and advanced algebra 2 + trig (I think it's equivalent to precalc, highest level offered in my grade) classes, but I feel like the...
11. ### Schools How can a high school student get involved in research?

I'm currently in high school and interested in physics. I want to get involved in research somehow - whether it be as an intern, or actually conducting a project, so I can expose myself to the process and community. First of all, is this worth it? Will it help me get accepted into a good program...
12. ### Schools Take AP Physics C & 2? Senior Year Help

Would it be a good idea to take both AP Physics C and AP Physics 2 in my senior year of high school (next year for me)? Does anyone have any experience with this and if so what was it like? Would I be biting off more than I can chew or should I go for it?
13. ### Schools Research sites like MIT News or Scientific American (for a high school student)

Do you know of any good websites like MIT News or Scientific American where the cutting edge research is shared in as simple way that a high school student can understand?
14. ### Schools Princeton vs. UChicago Biophysics Undergrad

I'm currently a high school junior, and I'm highly interested in studying biophysics in college, my eventual goal being to get a Ph.D. in it. Out of all the colleges I've visited, Princeton and the University of Chicago have been my favorite. Which of these schools would allow me the best...
15. ### Schools Feasibility of Research in High School

Quick background: I'm currently a junior (grade 11) in high school who is intending to major in math and/or physics in college. Recently, I had a conversation with a college counselor that turned to my interests in math and physics, including my independent studying of the subjects. The...
16. ### Schools High school student struggling with Honors Chemistry

Hopefully this is the pot of gold I have been searching for on getting help. I am a Sophomore. Over the course of this entire school year I have really struggled through my Honors Chemistry course. I really don't know what it is, I will say the lectures bore me to death, but I power through them...
17. ### Schools Guidance for High School Student Interested In Physics

Hello. I'm currently a junior in high school and I'm interested in pursuing an academic path in physics at a university. My interests have always been in the math and sciences, although I will admit that I probably haven't even been exposed to some of the more complicated concepts, but I try to...
18. ### Schools Faraday rotation experiment for a high school student?

Is it possible to replicate the Faraday rotation experiment for a high school junior? I am in honors physics (IB) and have been taught about waves, electromagnetism, energy transfers, etc. My physics teacher will guide me if I choose to do this. Is the experiment too ambitious?
19. ### Studying A changing focus from Art to Engineering

Alrighty, here we go. I'm currently a junior in high school (going into my senior year this fall), and my plan was always to become an artist as i thought it the way i could make a change in the world; however, I've begun to think pursuing engineering (particularly electrical) will enable me to...
20. ### Schools Math research as a high school student

I study and learn math independently but I was wondering if there was some kind of math research that I could do. I'm no where near a genius but I would like to take a shot. Obviously my math background is limited so this might be a stupid question all together. A big reason why I'm asking is...
21. ### How much knowledge do I need in Math

I am starting grade 10, and want to become a doctor of some sort. But I admit, I am a little dodgy in math (Around 75%). In my other coarses, I excel at like Science, Socials, and French. But have never really grown a talent for math. So my question, Should I have better grades in math, or is...
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### Hello, I am Nick, a high school student

Hello, As per the title - my name is Nick. I am soon to enter my senior year of high school. I come here partly due to recommendation of my teacher. This year, my plan is to participate in my city's annual science and engineering competition, which is connected to the Intel International...
23. ### High School Student Thinking About Future Careers

Hey! I'm a Grade 11 (entering Grade 12) high school student living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and I was wondering if I could come here and ask a question on if anyone could give me any advice on what I should do with my life? More specifically, which one of these careers do you think would be...
24. ### Physics Textbook for A High School Student

I am 17 years old and I am very curious about physics I am studying Leonard Susskind Lectures And I am in Lecture 2.Could you advice me textbook.about physics My english is not very good so ıt must be simple english.I am also read boks about physics but they are so simple...
25. ### Schools High school student submitting a paper?

Good morning, I would like to ask for a piece of advice. I am in the third grade of high school, and I am thinking of submitting a scientific paper to A&A. I have made a lot of research on particle acceleration in Tycho supernova remnant, I have also won many competitions and mainly...
26. ### About the concept of work done (High school student)

Hi I am kind of Confused about an example in work done: It says that a man applies 250 N parallel to the slope to push a box up a slope for 3 m, Now I know that the formula for work done if Force by Perpendicular distance which is 250 x 3 = 750 (which is the correct answer in my book). The...
27. ### Schools Ways for a high school student to geek out at home?

Hey, weird post but I am interested in science and building things and I wanted to ask any good ways to learn and have fun at home with science (preferably physics) and also some ideas of stuff I can use physics knowledge to build. THANKS!
28. ### High School Student looking for insight regarding engineering

High School Student looking for insight regarding engineering! Hi, I'm a junior in high school who is looking to focus on some type of engineering. I have researched a lot on the web and at interesting questions on this forum about the different types of engineers and what they do. What most...
29. ### A High School Student Asks: Should I Even Bother Applying to UT Austin?

Hello, this is my first post :). I am a high school sophmore and am incredibly interested in physics... My school gives an intro-physics course for those who want to pursue it. I got over a one hundered average in that class, I have a 3.83 (out of 4) gpa. I also got advanced on the "MCAS"...
30. ### Schools High school student doing college physics

I am an high school student starting grade 11 this year . I have been interested in physics since class 6 and i have been studying advanced physics since then . IN grade 9 and 10 i have read and solved problems from Resnick,halliday and walker's book ( which i think is a undergrad book isn't...
31. ### Schools Need guidance as to what to do next, high school student

Hello I am a grade 12 student looking to be a physicist. the school course is hardly satisfactory so I did a hell of a lot of self study, I'm wondering in which direction i should head next. I did high school physics in grade 9, calculus in grade 10, first yr uni physics g11, and intro to real...
32. ### Schools High School Student Preparing for College

Hello all! I am a 14 year old student attending an elite private school in North Texas and I aspire to someday become a theoretical physicist. I currently take mostly AP classes and am doing better than a good portion of my peers. I have knowledge of high school math (taught it all to myself...
33. ### Passion for aviation, where to start? A high school student

Hello everyone, I'm a high school 10th grader from Thailand studying at a rigorous private boarding school in the US. I have a passion for aviation and aeroplanes, and my dream is to be an aerospace engineer. The problem is though, I do not know where to start. Seeing my friends at school...
34. ### Schools High School Student Unable to Decide Between Math or Physics

Hello, I am a junior in high school and I can't seem to decide between physics or mathematics. I have always had an affinity for the two subjects since preschool. This is a very difficult decision for me because I enjoy both subjects very much. My knowledge for both subjects are at a layman's...
35. ### Math research ideas for high school student?

So I've been accepted into a research program at my school, and I'm to come up with a research topic to work on over the school year. My mathematics is limited to geometry, though after this year will encompass trig and pre-calc. Anyway, I'm interested in pure mathematics, but obviously my...
36. ### High School Student Text book question

Anyone know of a good textbook that i can get off of amazon. I just want a good book to steer me in a good direction. Because i just study this a lot in my spare time and i don't have a decent source of information. Any textbook will do but i need something. The difficulty of the book does...
37. ### Which direction to explore, books to buy for self-learning (high school student)

I'm a Polish high school student (in Poland education is like this: preschool → primary school → middle school → high school (entrance age 16) → graduate school (entrance age 19~20)). My school is very good (in top 2.2% in Poland). I don't have problems with mathematics in school, but I have the...
38. ### Questions for a Mechanical Engineer from a High School Student

Hello, I am a high school student and am trying to complete an assignment to interview someone in a career field I am interested in - mechanical engineering. Would anyone be willing to answer these questions for me? A PM would be fine if you can. I really appreciate it! What are your...
39. ### Schools Suggested Fields of Research for High School Student

I got accepted into a fairly competitive three-year program at my high school where we work with local colleges on scientific research and I need to choose what to do within the next couple of months. We publish our findings with several science organizations/magazines, so I want to pick a field...
40. ### Introductory Physics Books For a High School Student?

Hello, every one. I'm more of a lurker than a poster here on these forums, but I have my moments. Here's one. :3 Basically, all I search for is physics books not necessarily targeted at high school students, but shouldn't be overly complicated for one to understand: more specifically, for me...
41. ### Schools Advice for a High School Student

Hi, i am currently a junior in high school, and i am very interested in becoming a physicist. However, i don't want to jump to any conclusions based on any false idealized notion of what i think being a professional physicist would be like. I am currently in an honors physics class and a member...
42. ### Career advice for a high school student

Hi I am a grade 12 student who is interested in engineering and passionate about music. So I want to pursue a career which mixes both engineering and music. I want to be involved in a part of time that designs and manufactures electrical musical instruments (digital piano, electrical violin...
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### Probability of lone high school student publication?

Hello, My name is Thomas Evans, I am a high school student in the East Coast of the USA. I have been independently teaching myself along with some assistance from my grandparents (both physicists) physics and mathematics since the 7th grade. I have written (completed) two papers recently on...
44. ### Physics and/or chemistry science book for a high school student

I want to improve my scientific language and broaden my vocabulary, what will for sure help me in writing my physics and chemistry essays. Can You recommend me any book, which kind I mentioned in the topic?
45. ### Schools Can I take Abstract Algebra as a High School Student?

I've read up a little bit about Abstract Algebra and it seems like a really interesting subject. A university near me will offer an intro class in it next semester. Trouble is, the university requires Calc III as a prerequisite for the course. I'm taking AP Calc right now at school, but it...
46. ### Research ideas for a high school student

Hello, I am new to this forum and to research itself. I am a high school students that wants to do a physics research project to put on my college resume and to prepare myself for college curriculum. Right now I am a student pilot so i was thinking of doing something with aerodynamics or...
47. ### Advice for a high school student moving on to uni next year

hi Just as the title say, please give me good advice Because I feel really stupid to want to become a theoretical physicist when my parents want me to become doctor I am not from a rich family but I really love math and physics all this summer I have been studying first year university...
48. ### Schools Self Studying over Summer (high school student)

I have two main questions: 1. What's next? I have taken several physics courses(covered both mechanics, E/M, wave motion, fluid dynamics, and special relativity) in my high school career. I want to know what i can learn next? (preferably not quantum) The reason I ask is because I love...
49. ### Is a high school student allowed to submit his/her discovery to academia?

Of couse this is unlikely to happen to me but I was just curious that, If a high school student genious or child prodigy like Jacob Barnett discovered a pattern of prime numbers, is (s)he allowed to submit his/her work to academia?
50. ### Courses High School Student Looking for College Physics Course in New England

Hi, I'm a high school student...I was wondering if anyone could help me find a college where I'd be able to take a physics course over the summer (it doesn't matter if it's for credit or not). I live in Massachusetts, and would prefer a program in New England. If there are any pre-AP or SAT II...