[time-nuts] science projects
cdawes at scientific-devices.com.au
Fri Feb 10 10:05:33 UTC 2012
Will have to visit next time I am in San Fran sounds interesting
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
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
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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