Today is the school’s official “review” day in preparation for finals which start tomorrow. Since the capstone projects are the final, we spent today wrapping up loose ends like surveys for the district’s Digital Learning Initiative (1:1 Chromebook pilot) and making sure everyone’s capstones were published. One student modeled a magnet falling through a copper pipe. We had some leftover liquid nitrogen and so we explored the affect of the temperature of the copper pipe on the rate at which the magnet falls. The colder pipe definitely resulted in a slower descent!
We had fun freezing various parts of students’ lunches as well. All was fun until the dewar accidentally got bumped off the table and broke. Loud bang, big mess, expensive replacement 🙁