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Home Experiment to see Sub Atomic Particles

This is an awesome experiment that shows that subatomic particles exist and lets you watch their paths in your own home. All you need is:

  • A Jar and Lid
  • Black Marker
  • Sponge
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dry Ice

Watch the video below to for instructions and an explanation.

 

Ever wanted to take a tour of the International Space Station

This is a really cool web page that allows you to do just that (without all that zero gravity of course). It allows you to navigate the entire space station and gives little snippets of information in your own time at your own pace.

Click on the image or follow the ISS TOUR LINK.

ISS Panoramic Tour

ISS Panoramic Tour

New Equipment for Physics and Physical Science

This summer,
I requested some resources for the coming year by fundraising through a crowdsourcing site called Donors Choose. I asked for some basic resources that myself and the other science teachers agreed we could use and posted a request.

Students using some of the materials we purchased with the DonorsChoose fundraiser.

Students using some of the materials we purchased with the DonorsChoose fundraiser.

Although the items only cost a few hundred dollars, I was astonished to find that within a morning of emailing parents about the fundraiser, we were fully funded.

 

With the money, we were able to purchase meter sticks, constant velocity cars and a high frame rate digital camera (that takes up to 240 frames per second).

Parents at Hawbridge are really awesome and I would like to take this moment to thank you all for your support. Without which we could not achieve so many of the things that we are able to do.

Shanee Cowland