Day 67: Marshmallow Puff Tube

 

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College-Prep Physics: We did an exploratory activity as an introduction to impulse. Another single-sentence lab:

LAB 13 — Marshmallow Puff Tube
Design several mini-experiments to determine the factors that affect the speed of the marshmallow.

Here’s the results from one group.

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Sadly, no one thought to change the mass of the marshmallow:

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More info about building marshmallow puff tubes:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/marshmallow_puff/

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:
#3. Planning and carrying out investigations

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HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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