After whiteboarding the pendulum lab, inconclusive results, discussing best practices for gathering data, students wanted to gather new data for the pendulum lab. Their goal is to generalize their model and apply it to the bowling ball pendulum in the room. There wasn’t consensus on how to measure its length; so, they measured it several ways!
Great initial meeting of the leads of the new Technology Integration Team. I shared the highlights of my recent rant about EdTech which was warmly received. We will be reading Creating Innovators, which looks good. I was having so much fun, I almost forgot to go to class and was a few minutes late!
Found on clearance at OfficeMax this weekend (the covers not the textbooks). Now each group has a covered text or use in the classroom.
Whiteboarding special relativity problems. Resulted in the realization of velocity invariance.
Turtle graphics is a great way to show students that they can experiment, explore, and make something cool without understanding all of the details up front. I love the tone it set for AP Computer Science this year!
I love starting the year with the Marshmallow Challenge! This group had the tallest structure. Surprisingly, all groups elevated their marshmallow off the table at least some.
I was thinking we may be sitting on the floor whiteboarding tomorrow, but the new tables arrived today! The renovated room I which I’ll teach AP Physics looks great!