Today we finished our Whirlybird Lab that has been ongoing for the last several classes. The results of today’s lab are included on the sheet linked below. Congratulations to Group 7 (Josh Beecher, Taylor Bridge-Eiler, Khylee Wiggins) for achieving the slowest and straightest combined flight. Well done to Group 6 (Jackson Brown, Jonas Fahrland, Garret Fierichs) as well having the most accurate whirlybird. Whirlybird Lab Performance
You should be starting to work on your lab report for the whirlybird lab. The handout distributed in class should give you the basic guidelines. You should ensure that you pay attention to detail, include all procedures, materials, and data analysis used during the lab. A digital copy of the guidelines are included below if you have misplaced yours. Lab Report Guidelines
You will turn in your lab report on our test day, but should be working on it each day including checking with me if you have any questions or concerns. Remember you should have 10 total whirlybirds. READ YOUR LAB CLOSELY to know EXACTLY what needs to be included with the lab report.
Today we took notes on Scientific Notation and Significant Figures before working on our Whirlybird Lab. The video below looks at Unit Conversions and Significant Figures (Crash Course is pretty good…)
Just a reminder from today, you were to answer the following questions (HINT: Think of the Steps) and think about the quote below from Feynman.
1. How could the steps of the scientific method be applied to fixing a bicycle?
2. How might you apply the scientific method to choose which college to attend?
“When I was younger, I thought science would make good things for everybody. It was obviously useful; it was good. During the war I worked on the atomic bomb. This result of science was obviously a very serious matter: It represented the destruction of people.
…After the war I was very worried about the bomb. I didn’t know what the future was going to look like, and I certainly wasn’t anywhere near sure that we would last until now. Therefore one question was: is there some evil involved in science?
Put another way, what is the value of the science I had dedicated myself to—the thing I loved—when I saw what terrible things it could do? It was a question I had to answer.” – Richard Feynman