Date: Fri Feb 29 09:24:52 2008 Back to Contents

Author: Chuck Patten

Subject: Re: Greece Tour n 'Lab?'

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you might want to check with your tax consultant regarding your opportunity
to deduct the cost of the trip...

cheers,
chuck...

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From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
Behalf Of Eric Chester
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:38 PM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Greece Tour n 'Lab?'


Love it!!! ;-)


On 2/28/08, Michael A Thomason wrote:

One suggestion is to have them measure their water displacement in the hot
tub. Then they could jump out and run through the streets naked yelling
"Eureka". This could tie in with Aristotelian Ethics and contemporary Greek
culture,



Michael Thomason

Director of Physics Learning Laboratories

University of Colorado Boulder Department of Physics

303-492-7117

thomason@colorado.edu


http://physicslearning.colorado.edu



From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
Behalf Of Eric Chester
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:57 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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you might want to check with your tax =
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trip...

cheers,
chuck...


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[mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Eric=20
ChesterSent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:38 =
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tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSubject: Re: [tap-l] Greece Tour n=20
'Lab?'
Love it!!! ;-)
On 2/28/08, Michael A=20
Thomason =
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One suggestion is =
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them measure their water displacement in the hot tub. Then they =
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jump out and run through the streets naked yelling "Eureka". =
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tie in with Aristotelian Ethics and contemporary Greek =
culture,

Michael =
Thomason
Director of Physics =
Learning=20
Laboratories
University of =
Colorado=20
Boulder Department of Physics
=20
303-492-7117
thomason@colorado.edu
http://physicslearning.colorado.edu=20



From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of =
Eric=20
ChesterSent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:57 =
PMTo: tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSubject: [tap-l] =
Greece Tour=20
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=20
school trip to Greece. This trip is primarily focused on history =
(Greek=20
history, Christian church history, etc).



I would like to be the rotten teacher and have my students perform =
a lab=20
over there (most likely it would be observation focused due to limited =

resources). For example, how do newtons laws apply to a specific =
arch=20
or column? Or estimate the amount of force needed to place =
the=20
stone on top of the column as well as "how" you would accomplish=20
this.



While these seem (well) ok, they feel more like busy work than =
something=20
the students will think is fun and exciting.



Any thoughts?



Thanks in advance

Eric





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