Day 78: Another Rotational Practicum

It’s been a fun few days in AP doing practicums (or real live textbook problems). For today’s challenge, students had to predict the landing point of a ball rolling off the edge of an elevated ramp. They had attempted this problem previously, but failed because they didn’t know about rotational effects. Now that they have a firm handle on rotation, they get to try again. They come close, but we discovered there was an error in measurement for the ramp height.


About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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