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ks_physicist
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Oct15-08, 12:55 AM
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We're transitioning into Newton's laws and gravity, and I will then do a little basic thermo (with real-world applications) and maybe a few other things. Then on to chemistry...

It is particularly tough, because my primary responsibility is my upper level physics class. This one tends to get shoved to the back burner.

Plus, some of the demos I've done simply haven't sparked any interest. They do OK when there's a lab and plenty of physical stuff to do (perhaps many of them are "kinesthetic learners"?).

I don't have much stuff that goes boom, and they aren't impressed with technology (I have LabQuests, but they prefer their iPods...). :/

Buffordboy23, I do have a LOT of leeway on this class. I still need to hit some general science standards...methods of scientific inquiry and that sort of thing...but with regards to topics, I have almost complete freedom.