Physics Explorations 2002
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The famous physics legend claims that Isaac Newton was inspired to the classical laws of physics when an apple fell on his head. Modern physicists tend to keep their inspirational 'Apples' away from their craniums and on top of their desks or laps...

This 15-hour intensive session is designed to introduce aspiring middle-school scientists (rising 7th- through 9th-graders) to the study of a few classical physics systems. What type of optical rules govern the way a telescope is built, or allow a camera to function? What determines the flight path of a baseball or a rocketship? How do electricity and magnetism combine to make a moving motor? The session is designed to inspire through hands-on experimentation with physical 'apples' and yet lend greater insight with support of a computational models.