My students need stopwatches to perform physics experiments.
This project expired on February 17, 2012.
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Ready, Set Go! These aren't just words for the beginning of a track meet event. The proper measurement of time in science is critical to successful experiments and thus learning.
My students are inquisitive, dedicated, excited learners who are excited about applying their classroom knowledge to the experience of actually doing science.
My students are good-natured urban kids come from a wide variety of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture and academic abilities. One of the common factors in their lives is the joy they experience not only in learning science, but in doing science.
Some of the most basic concepts in all of science are those which relate to how objects move through space over time. Whether is is a fly ball in baseball, the motion of a passenger on a train or the motion of the moon as it orbits the earth, the motion of an object through space is necessarily tied to every action in our daily experiences on this earth and in the universe. A simple tool like stopwatches will allow my students to gain a better understanding of not only how solitary objects move through space, but also of the interaction between objects.
To quote Groucho Marx, "Time flies like an arrow and fruit flies like a banana" I need your help to show students how arrows move about over time, how time truly does fly like an arrow and your gift of stopwatches will give me a necessary tool for the study of physics.
As far as fruit flies like bananas, well I will leave that to my biology colleagues.
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