Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Today you will see a short video on Heat and Thermodynamics, then we will go over the equations related to Heat and Thermo and then you will have a homework packet with practice problems.
The homework packet is available HERE.
For more information on Heat and Thermodynamics, you can go to the following sites:
http://www.sparknotes.com/physics/ - go down to "Thermodynamics"
Monday, April 26, 2010
Today was the testing of the bridge project. The results are listed below.
Bryan, Sindy, Hernan, Mohammed - 11.4 kg and still didn't break.
Alyssa, Alex, Kevin A. - 9.2 kg
Marissa, Lizette, Nefertiti, Naelia - 8 kg
Sherwin, Emmanuel, Kevin P. - 4.2 kg (used least amount of wood though)
Allen, Sergio, Adrian - 9.8 kg
Baronny, Marguerita, Angelo - 9.0 kg
Phylisse, Precious, Selena - 9.0 kg
Cynthia, Eunice - 5.4kg
Aldrin, Kevin, Victoria - 3.5 kg
Elizebeth, Roneisha - 3.5 kg
Damien, Courtney, Dondre - 3.5 kg
Everyone did a great job designing and building the bridges and the testing showed you all how the different designs can hold different masses.
Below are pictures of the bridges:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Today is Earth Day. As part of Earth Day, we are not going to use any paper in class today.
You can design your Pringles container on http://aviary.com/launch/falcon - just select "no images, just doodling" and then click "get started".
Make sure you have a design and materials ready for building the packaging for the pringles on Friday. (Rules are on the post below.)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today, Tuesday, is the last day for construction of the bridges.
We will test them on Friday, giving the glue plenty of time to dry and set up.
While we are letting the bridges dry, we have a new, fun, project to work on.
"The Pringles Challenge"
Your task is to design a package the will allow a single Pringles Potato Chip to be safely mailed through the US Postal Service to our partner school. Our partner school is Waipahu Intermediate School in Hawaii!
You may work individually or in small groups. You are responsible for finding the materials for making your package (I will have some materials). The package must adhere to US Postal Service Guidelines and will be mailed via First Class Mail (I will mail them). The rules and scoring info are listed below.
We will be scoring the ones sent to us by our partner school.
Be creative and work efficiently. Will will have some time this week in class to work on them also.
The packages are due this Friday before we test the bridges.