Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 17:15:14 -0700

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: Demos that make students convert


I hope you keep track of the results (converts to Physics). It would
be interesting to see what works best...


At 2/6/2002 01:43 PM, you wrote:
>One semester, I built the k'nex roller coaster and put it on display on
>the main
>hall. I heard several students and professors say "cool!". One day, a graduate
>student came to my office and told me he had overheard one friend saying to
>another, "Next semester, I'm taking Physics. They're the only department
>to have
>a roller coaster in the building!" She ended up being a major.
>This year, its a ferris wheel...


Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Physics Department, Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
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fax: 406-994-4452

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