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Date: Sunday, July 31


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Physics and Toys I: Force, Motion, Light, and Sound
  Location: HLSB 188
  Date: Sunday, Jul.31
  Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Price: Member: $80.00
Nonmember: $105.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Science Education for the Public
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Physics in Pre-High School Education
  Leader(s): Beverley Taylor, Raymond Turner,
  Co-Leader(s): Raymond Turner
  Description This hands-on workshop is designed for teachers at all levels in search of fun physics demonstrations, lab experiments, and interactive materials through the use of ordinary children's toys. More than 75 toys will be demonstrated, and the physical principles related to these toys will be discussed. This workshop will concentrate on toys that illustrate the concepts of force, equilibrium, linear and rotational motion, optics and light, sound and waves. You will have the opportunity to participate in both qualitative and quantitative investigations using some of these toys. The workshop leaders have found that toys can be utilized at all grade levels from kindergarten thought college by varying the sophistication of the analysis. These same toys can also be used for informal presentations to public groups of all ages, whether children or adults. Participants will be given a small assortment of toys to help start their own toy collection.
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