#180blog Test fired two rocket engines today to learn the impulse they deliver. Kids analyzed a thrust vs time graph in LoggerPro, I showed them the integration tool, and explained this calculus idea. They're rising freshmen in high school, so that's a stretch. We also played with the PhET Collision Lab, took data, then applied our knowledge to new scenarios. Listening to the kids reason this out was fascinating.
Fun fact: this post was created automatically using a recipe I programmed on IFTTT. It grabs all my Instagrams hashtagged with #180blog and auto-publishes them.