Day 69: Measuring Paragraphs


College-Prep Physics: Today I flew down to Orlando for AAPT’s Winter Meeting. While I’m away, students are working on a pen-and-paper lab to find the relationship between the height of a paragraph of text and its width. It’s their first inverse relationship. This should make our future exploration of Newton’s Second Law easier.

You can download the paragraph passages here:

And there’s also a more detailed student handout (with different paragraphs though) which has both inverse (height vs. width) and quadratic (height vs. font size) relationships to investigate:


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HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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