Day 165: LoCoE

Monday, 5 May 2014

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I spent a good deal of time today applying Conservation of Energy to solve a number of problem types. Above is one of about 5 I solved. This one in particular was fun because some kids wanted to know the height of your friend. That led to a great conversation that used words like insignificant and negligible (turns out the velocity wavered about 2%).

Oh, and we decided the abbreviation for Law of Conservation of Energy, LoCoE, is pronounced like loco in Spanish.

What was the warmup in 4th period?

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Today I learned (TIL) that about 20% of my students can’t stand roller coasters and 1.6% of my students only thought they didn’t like roller coasters. Six Flags this past Friday was an interesting experience for the latter group…er, kid. He rode the biggest ride in the park first and loved it.

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