Archive | May 14, 2013

Day 151: Build Phase (Modified Bike Light Circuit)

IMAG2201Conceptual Physics: Groups started building their modified bike light circuits based on their designs from yesterday. (Nobody said it had to look pretty!)

College-Prep Physics: Reflected upon the video we saw yesterday showing wave interference in the pond (areas of rippling water and still water).

  • What do you observe?
  • Come up with 3 possible explanations for what we observe.
  • Shared explanations.
  • Show students long slinky and send pulses along it.
  • Use the slinky to design an experiment to test the “canceling out” explanation.

AP Physics C: Began reading Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, an amazing play about love, physics, and mathematics.