04 October 2012

Bill Gates, fund this experiment

My guys want to try this experiment, we just need the money.

It is time for the projectile motion labs. While I have the guys in the regular physics class use photogates to determine the speed of a marble at the bottom of a ramp and from there predict how far away the marble will land on the floor, I try to make things a little more challenging for my AP guys. I have them make the prediction based on the vertical drop on the ramp. The day of, we spend the first few minutes making sure everybody has the right equation. This year, after we go to this point

one guy blurted out, "So, gravity doesn't matter!" Another chimed in "We could do this on the Moon." Now we just need to raise the money.

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