February 24, 2012
Hopefully I am once again blogging weekly (or even more often) as time permits! My struggle with a severe form of tendonitis in one hand has made typing impossible for several months.
I had the pleasure of being invited to Mr. Matt Miller's physics class recently. His students were learning to calculate potential energy and kinetic energy using mass, speed, distance, and time measurements. A magnetic roller coaster model provided the simulation for which they gathered the information for their calculations. The students learned a great deal regarding how real roller coasters are designed and how scale models are used for testing the impact of sample designs before they are built. Thanks to Mr. Miller for the invitation--I am always glad to be invited to see our students' work!
We are getting closer to our next phased move for the construction project--on or before April 9, we will probably occupy our new north and south additions! We are about halfway through the 18-month construction project, and while at times it feels like forever, it continues to be fun and exciting as we watch new training areas being built around us!
Have a great weekend!