[time-nuts] science projects
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Fri Feb 10 09:37:32 UTC 2012
> It's the "international science and engineering fair", so both kinds show
> The line between applied science and engineering is pretty fuzzy.
There is another category. I'm not sure what the right term is. How about
"just having fun"?
I think it's neat to see an experiment or demo that is well done. I expect a
kid will have fun and learn a lot setting one up. With luck, some of both
the fun and learning will rub off on other kids.
I use demo to refer to an experiment that doesn't involve taking data. You
just observe that if I do X, Y happens. Or if I make X bigger, Y gets bigger.
I'm probably biased. A friend works at the Exploratorium. For those of you
who don't know about it, it's the great grandaddy of the hands-on science
museums. They have hundreds of exhibits. It's highly recommended if you
ever get to San Francisco.
Paul teaches science to high-school science teachers. A lot of that involves
showing them low cost experiments/demos. The teachers are always finding
new/neat ways to do things.
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