Re: Snack extension

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Date: Mon Sep 29 2003 - 15:41:06 PDT

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Deb Hunt
Snacktalk Moderator
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123-1099

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 wrote:

> This comment or question is for someone from the Exploratorium:
> My students must do a science project that contains all the elements of your
> basic experiment from design and hypothesis to experiment, data collection and
> display (graphs) to conclusions and results. The rubric that determines
> their grade does not include the complexity of the project. Having been a long
> time fan of the Exploratorium and having used the Snacks as
> presentation/demonstration projects in my physics classes, I suggested that the students use the
> Snacks as a springboard of ideas for their project. For instance, I
> suggested that they read about the colored shadows (a perennial favorite) and then
> vary something in the demo and report about the changes that brought about.
> Like, they might use a fluourescent light for a light source instead of an
> incandescent light source. There are also other light sources (lamps) that they
> might use. Could some of the brain trust at Exploratorium suggest other snacks
> that might lend itself to an extension into a simple experiment????? My
> students (9th grade) are looking for ideas.
> Thank you.
> R. Clements

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