Monday, October 21, 2013

Atomic Theory Project

The pre-AP Chemistry students completed research projects on scientists who contributed to the development of the Atomic Theory. 

Two of Mrs. Angirasa's students created a great video about J.J. Thomson  

Another group in Mrs. Angirasa's class created a clever "Facebook page" for Niels Bohr.  What a fun and creative way for students to present what they learned in their research.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The physics of Angry Birds

The Physics students used LoggerPro to uncover the basic principles of projectile motion in Angry Birds. The students played a movie of Angry Birds and used the LoggerPro software to create position versus time graphs for the behavior of the bird.  They were then able to determine the horizontal velocity and the rate of acceleration due to gravity in Angry Birds.