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Cool Physics Problem

Whew! Let the teaching begin!

This week practicum has started. I’m teaching grade 9 math, and next week I’m going to expand to grade 12 physics as well. I feel like I’m finally getting a real taste of what it’s like to do this teaching thing day in and day out! So far, I’m definitely liking it.

I keep trying to think of some fun, technology related, inquiry based activities that can be done in math and/or physics class.

Next week, I’m going to start the momentum unit with the grade 12 physics class and, as I was looking up some cool youtube videos to share, I stumbled across this one.

1) I want to make this.

2) I would love to send this video out to students and say: based on the frequency of oscillations of each ball, what is the relationship between the lengths of the pendulums? It would be interesting to discuss how everyone came up with their answers.

Happy teaching!

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