First day of Phriendly Physics was filled with exploring forces and motion.
Students received and inventoried their physics supply box. We began by discussing the four fundamental forces in the universe. Students conducted experiments in gravity. Their results were confirmed by watching a video clip of Apollo 15 astronaut dropping a feather and hammer on the moon. They also used their physics stations to conduct explorations in speed, acceleration, and collisions.We experienced the power of air pressure and discussed the contributions of Galileo, Newton and Bernoulli. Our docent Lori, introduced us to exhibits at the Lederman Science Center that supported our learning.
Resident scientist Leo Bellentoni http://home.fnal.gov/~bellanto/ stopped by to provide assistance. Leo has been a long time friend of the program and we always look forward to his visits.