Friday, 19 September 2014
When getting physics kids to build musical instruments, know that open and closed air columns are the easiest to build followed distantly by strings. This year, I encouraged most kids to build panpipes unless they really wanted the challenge of a string instrument.
During our “real talk” reflection at the end of class, this group told me the project helped them understand how to calculate the types of problems we solved in class even though at first they thought the project would be a waste of their time. We still had a mix of kids at all levels of effort on the project, just as you’d expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the kids who persevered to success.
Today was the last class of presentations. Other classes held test review as we have a unit test on waves & sound coming up early next week.
This day last year: Grade Catchup Day