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If your physics teacher were to drop things off a building

Postby bigbadberry3 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:03 pm

What would you want to see dropped from 60 feet off the side of football stands?

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Water ballloons
Eggs
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Bowling balls


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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:15 pm

Westboro baptist church activists?

Carbonated beverages work well too (in cans).

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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby bigbadberry3 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:18 pm

PapaSmurf2k3 wrote: Carbonated beverages work well too (in cans).
My mom also voted for that. I'm going to shake them up real good first ;)

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Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:27 pm

Big stuff is fun too. Think porcelean (toilets, old batch tubs), washing machines and other large appliances, etc.

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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby szh » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:45 pm

As mentioned in the OP, bowling balls dropped off buildings are fun! :yesnod

When in college, we dropped one off a 5 story building (our fraternity house) into our neighbors lawn (another fraternity). It sank into the earth quite a bit. :chuckle: We had to help fix the damage, of course. :)

The dormitory (Baker House) near my fraternity used to enjoy dropping piano's off their six or seven story building roof as standard ritual every year. The broken pieces would then be dropped off the Harvard Bridge into the frozen Charles River ... they eventually stopped doing that one, since it could not be cleaned up properly once the ice stopped freezing (due to the bubblers that were installed to remove the pollution in the river).

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Postby alms24sebring » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:18 pm

Babies.

Whats fun though? Nitro Glycerin? ... yep

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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby audtatious » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Pelosi

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Postby bigbadberry3 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:58 pm

Lol went well. Watermelons, can of soda, and bowling balls by far the best.

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Postby audtatious » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:49 pm

No kittens? :(

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Postby szh » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:46 am

audtatious wrote:No kittens? :(
Or buttered toast? :chuckle:

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Postby audtatious » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:59 pm

both together and you have anti-gravity kitty!!!!

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Postby szh » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:44 pm

audtatious wrote:both together and you have anti-gravity kitty!!!!
Exactly!!! :chuckle: :crazy: :chuckle:

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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby bigbadberry3 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:03 pm

Lol kitties only over 70 feet.

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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby C-Kwik » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:23 pm

If I were still in high school, my answer probably would have been the principal.

On a more serious note, a bowling ball with an offset weight might be interesting if it stays intact enough to see how it sits inside the ball. You could lead into how the offset weight aids in getting the ball to hook by changing the angular speed of the ball's rotation. Probably more interesting for kids in an AP level course though.

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Postby bigbadberry3 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:30 pm

C-Kwik wrote:If I were still in high school, my answer probably would have been the principal.

On a more serious note, a bowling ball with an offset weight might be interesting if it stays intact enough to see how it sits inside the ball. You could lead into how the offset weight aids in getting the ball to hook by changing the angular speed of the ball's rotation. Probably more interesting for kids in an AP level course though.
Sadly, our school has never run an AP Physics class but next year it may happen. Cats actually righting themselves as they fall is also a good example for conservation of angular momentum.

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Postby stebo0728 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:40 am

Lawn dart - drop it weight side up initially to watch it spin in free fall, badmitton birdie would work too
slinky - hold compressed, drop bottom first, then let go of top as it nears expansion limit
10 ft chain, dropped when stretched out
jello mold, maybe from bunt pan or smililarly shapped mold

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Postby Ace2cool » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:06 pm

Speaking of slinkies....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCw5JXD18y4[/youtube]

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Re: If your physics teacher were to drop things off a buildi

Postby bigbadberry3 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:08 pm

Lovely :)


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