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Cardboard boats teach physics
May 19, 2013 16:22 GMT
By LINDSAY BURKHOLDER Chattanooga Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- While the saltiest of sea captains might not choose cardboard and duct tape as the ideal building materials for his ship, they certainly fit the bill for Jason Owens' physics students.
And so, on a narrow strip of land extending into "Lake Buccaneer," 28 Boyd-Buchanan students launched their boats into murky water recently for the 17th annual Physics Boat Day.
Spectators lined the shore as the students readied for the race.
"On your marks. Get set. Go!" Owens shouted, and the students started paddling furiously.
Owens, chairman of the Tennessee school's physics department, said the boats are the fourth and final project his students face during the school year.
Others were building a trebuchet to launch softballs, creating Rube Goldberg machines and pointing out physics flaws in popular movies.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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