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Homework Help: High School Physics Presentation Ideas help!

  1. Oct 10, 2004 #1
    Hi, I am new here, but I am in need of some help. I am in a High School Physics Honors class, and I was wondering if anyone had some ideas on a good quick presentation with a demonstration that gets the class involved. Please note that the maximum time is set at 10 mins, so this must be a quick presentation. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks!
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  3. Oct 10, 2004 #2
    Try to apply certain principals of physics under certain conditions such as water, friction ect and have the class estimate what will happen then explain your findings. I can't come up with anything else right now. Once you choose something I'd recommend getting your teacher's opinion on it as well.
  4. Oct 10, 2004 #3


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    Get a couple of skate boards. Have a heavy person whose weight is known stand on one. Then have students come up one at a time and stand on the other. Have one person push the other person, and measure how far each skateboard travels. Then compute the weight of the other person. Have a bathroom scale handy to verify your results.
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