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Physics and Engineering Club at Hobby Derby 

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Chris Hansen 

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9/13/2010 

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Physics and Engineering Club hosts a booth at Collegedale's Annual Hobby Derby

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In between rides in Soapbox Derby cars, kids had the opportunity to experience angular momentum first hand at the Physics and Engineering Club booth at Collegedale's Annual Hobby Derby event last Sunday.  Club members manned a booth with optics demonstrations, a potato clock, a whispering gallery, a Hero's fountain, and a rotating table with a weighted bicycle tire.  At other booths, kids were able to touch sheep brains, play with robots, and fly model airplanes among other things.

     
Amy controls her rotation with a gyroscope. Can you determine if the mirror in the background is convex or concave? Sunlight ignites paper with the help of a parabolic reflector.

 

 

 
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Physics and Engineering Club at Hobby Derby
by Chris Hansen
September 13, 2010

In between rides in Soapbox Derby cars, kids had the opportunity to experience angular momentum first hand at the Physics and Engineering Club booth at Collegedale's Annual Hobby Derby event last Sunday.  Club members manned a booth with optics demonstrations, a potato clock, a whispering gallery, a Hero's fountain, and a rotating table with a weighted bicycle tire.  At other booths, kids were able to touch sheep brains, play with robots, and fly model airplanes among other things.

     
Amy controls her rotation with a gyroscope. Can you determine if the mirror in the background is convex or concave? Sunlight ignites paper with the help of a parabolic reflector.

 

 

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