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Sat, Mar 03, 2012 10:44 AM in Critical Thinking with Creation Myths
I have a feeling this is a bad idea, but I'd like to get some input anyway.
I live in a highly religious area. When I've brought up subjects such as the Big Bang and Evolution, which will be discussed in the last quarter, I have heard the usual "Only a Theory" comments, as well as talks of bringing a Bible to class to counter the evidence for those theories.
I'm not at all worried about this...
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Wed, Feb 29, 2012 6:19 PM in New Force & Motion Unit - Ideas?
Here's a video of a fantastic apparatus for demonstrating inertia.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 12:19 PM in New Force & Motion Unit - Ideas?
Yesterday I did a great lab with my students for Newton's second law of motion. It's a modified version of the lab found in Pearson's Interactive Science.
I dubbed it the Drag Race Lab. Basically, after simply overcoming inertia, students tried to make a model car accelerate as fast as possible to beat other students in a drag race over lab tables. They had a ton of fun with it, and by the end ...
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