Date: Thu Feb 28 18:32:21 2008 Back to Contents

Author: Richard Heckathorn

Subject: Re: Greece Tour n 'Lab?'

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Greetings



1. Have students determine the acceleration of
the plane as it takes off.

2. Determine how far it travels as it goes from
zero speed to leaving the ground.

3. Use parallax to determine the distance from
where they are standing to some point in the
distance.

4. Give them a small diffraction grating and have
them examine the colors of lights.

5. Have them take a photo. Then have them write a
paragraph of the physics in the picture.



Dick





Helping teachers who facilitate, motivating
students who learn.

Dick Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail Middleburg
Hts, OH 44130 440-826-0834

http://web.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/

Adjunct Physics Teacher - Baldwin Wallace College

Physics is learning how to communicate with ones
environment so that it will talk back.



-----Original Message-----
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of
Eric Chester
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:57 PM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: [tap-l] Greece Tour n 'Lab?'



I'm tapping the wisdom of the sages here.



While I am not going, all my Physics students are
going on an international school trip to Greece.
This trip is primarily focused on history (Greek
history, Christian church history, etc).



I would like to be the rotten teacher and have my
students perform a lab over there (most likely it
would be observation focused due to limited
resources). For example, how do newtons laws
apply to a specific arch or column? Or estimate
the amount of force needed to place the stone on
top of the column as well as "how" you would
accomplish this.



While these seem (well) ok, they feel more like
busy work than something the students will think
is fun and exciting.



Any thoughts?



Thanks in advance

Eric








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Greetings



1. Have students determine =
the
acceleration of the plane as it takes off.

2. Determine how far it travels as =
it goes
from zero speed to leaving the ground.

3. Use parallax to determine the =
distance
from where they are standing to some point in the =
distance.

4. Give them a small diffraction =
grating
and have them examine the colors of lights.

5. Have them take a photo. Then =
have them
write a paragraph of the physics in the picture.



Dick







Helping teachers who facilitate, motivating students =
who
learn.

Dick
Heckathorn 14665 Pawnee Trail Middleburg Hts, OH =
44130 440-826-0834

http://web.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/ =


Adjunct
Physics Teacher - Baldwin Wallace College

Physics
is learning how to communicate with ones environment so that it will =
talk back.





-----Original =
Message-----
From: =
tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf
Of Eric Chester
Sent: Thursday, February =
28, 2008
5:57 PM
To: =
tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: [tap-l] Greece =
Tour n
'Lab?'





I'm tapping the wisdom of the sages =
here.











While I am not going, all my Physics students =
are
going on an international school trip to Greece. This trip is =
primarily
focused on history (Greek history, Christian church history, =
etc).











I would like to be the rotten teacher and =
have my
students perform a lab over there (most likely it would be observation =
focused
due to limited resources). For example, how do newtons laws apply =
to a
specific arch or column? Or estimate the amount of force =
needed to
place the stone on top of the column as well as "how" you =
would
accomplish this.











While these seem (well) ok, they feel more =
like busy
work than something the students will think is fun and =
exciting.











Any thoughts?











Thanks in advance





Eric



























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