about a dream: My lab helpers!

Friday, October 4, 2013

My lab helpers!

Look at these cuties, helping me try out a physics lab after school!
Here's Maggie! rolling the ball down the ramp. Will it hit the target?

Nina's picture is even better because I actually managed to capture the ball while it was on the ramp.

This was actually a fairly complicated lab. The kids had to figure out the ball's velocity at the end of ramp and then figure out how far out it would fly before hitting the target. Let's just say that finding the answer involves trigonometry. I showed my students these pictures on my iPad and they laughed and said, "Let me guess, your kids got the math right too?" Ha! Before long they will!

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