Day 69: Measuring Paragraphs

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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: http://www.eeps.com/pdfs/paragraphsWithRulers.pdf

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:

http://bestcase.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/paragraphshandouts.pdf

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HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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