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  Session: Labs/Apparatus (General)
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Shoe Box Labs: Designing Labs for Local High School Students
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 7:50PM
  Author: Brent G. Lunsford,, Mercer University,
4787143022, brent.grainger.lunsford@live.mercer.edu
  Co-Author(s): Andrew Wilzman,, Jeff Pullen,, Chamaree de Silva,
  Abstract: In collaboration with teachers from a local high school, we designed a set of physics and mathematics activities for students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The annual science budget for the entire school is about $600, so the students do not have an opportunity to conduct proper labs as part of the curriculum that could prepare them for college-level material. Funded by the “Research that Reaches Out” Quality Enhancement Plan at Mercer University, we designed activities for 2D-kinematics, vectors, standing waves, circuits, and probability and statistics. This included a home-built wooden catapult to demonstrate projectile motion at three different initial angles.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Brent Lunsford AAPT Presentation.pptm

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