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Wayne Wittenberg
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Friday, August 4th,2017
      Our final day of the workshop we explored magnetism and electricity. We started by understanding the structure of the atom and how to read the periodic table. We built models of atoms based on their parts. Next we explored the properties of magnetism....
Friday, August 4th,2017
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Thursday, August 3rd
 Today, our fourth day of the workshop,  we explored periodic motion . This led us to investigations in vibrating objects and sound energy. We used our ramp and roller systems to explore the concept of frequency of periodic motion. We also made pendulum sys...
Thursday, August 3rd
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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Wednesday morning participants tweaked their Rube Goldberg devices in perpetration for the their final runs. It was the Lab Room Team vs the Idea Room team. Both teams had some success. The Lab Room Team had three successful runs, but the Idea Room team had...
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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Tuesday, August 1st
Today we used simple machines to learn how spreading a force over a distance can make it easier to move objects. We reviewed the six simple machines and how they work. The class then proceeded to explore levers, pulleys and a compound machine consisting of ...
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Monday, July 31st, 2017
     First day of the workshop brought exciting explorations into force and motion. Workshop Presenter,  Kelly Chapman led off with some warm up activities and incorporated a Kahoot quiz. Participants explored gravitational forces with clay and paper drop a...
Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Friday August 5th, 2016
Our last day, we finished by presenting static electricity demos. Students also heard from Susan Dahl who is the president of Friends of Fermilab and director of the Teacher Resource Center. She informed all of the teachers about the wonderful education opp...
Friday August 5th, 2016
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Thursday
            Today we finished some our simple machine explorations. We moved on to magnetism and electricity. We started by looking at a variety of magnets; bar magnets, circular magnets, horseshoe magnets and even cow magnets. We even looked at some very p...
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Wednesday
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016       We refocussed our attention on Mechanics and simple machines. We started by exploring periodic motion with our ramps and rollers system. Establishing our definition for frequency, we investigated what affected frequency in ...
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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016    Our second day of Phriendly Physics and we are exploring the properties of heat and light energy. We seriously contemplated  the existence of the concept of "cold". After all, isn't cold just the absence of heat energy? We start...
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Monday, August 1st, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016 First day of Phriendly Physics was filled with exploring forces and motion.   Students received and inventoried their physics supply box.  We began by discussing the four fundamental forces in the universe. Students conducted experime...
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