Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Physics: SPEED

This week the kids worked in teams calculating the speeds of different test subjects doing everything from running to ripsticking (can't I just say skateboarding?!). First the kids measured out a course, then they timed the subjects completing the course, and finally they calculated all the speeds. Afterward we reviewed the data and noticed some interesting results. Turns out a lot of kids hop faster than they ripstick. So when your kid tells you he/she MUST have a ripstick in order to get to school on time, you just tell them (with confidence) how you used to hop to school, uphill both ways, and it worked just fine!

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