[time-nuts] science projects

Chris Dawes cdawes at scientific-devices.com.au
Fri Feb 10 10:05:33 UTC 2012

Thanks Hal,

Will have to visit next time I am in San Fran sounds interesting


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Behalf Of Hal Murray
Sent: Friday, 10 February 2012 8:38 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] science projects

> It's the "international science and engineering fair", so both kinds  
> show up.

> 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
the fun and learning will rub off on other kids.

I use demo to refer to an experiment that doesn't involve taking data.
just observe that if I do X, Y happens.  Or if I make X bigger, Y gets

I'm probably biased.  A friend works at the Exploratorium.  For those of
who don't know about it, it's the great grandaddy of the hands-on
museums.  They have hundreds of exhibits.  It's highly recommended if
ever get to San Francisco.

Paul teaches science to high-school science teachers.  A lot of that
showing them low cost experiments/demos.  The teachers are always
new/neat ways to do things.

These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's.  I hate spam.

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