@NikkiGilbey just discovered that the goody bag contains a bouncy ball. Best. Friday. Ever.—
Nik D (@nik_d_maths) June 14, 2013
@nik_d_maths I challenge you to plan a lesson based on the ball...—
Nikki Gilbey (@NikkiGilbey) June 14, 2013
So I thought about this, and realised that basically, the two things I wanted to do pretty much already existed:
Then I stopped being lazy and started planning a couple of ideas:
Then set up my camera and had a go!
I ended up with some short clips like this. The filming went better than my previous two aborted attempts (henceforth known as ‘The Great Forgery Failure AKA You can’t photocopy fivers’ and ‘Snow Melts Slowly AKA ran out of battery’)
Which is fine, but not that helpful. SO I went and spoke to the media Dept. here at college and one of the technicians kindly gave up his time to produce this:
I jumped onto photoshop and made this (currently working on the other 7…):
So how will I use this? Well in one of two ways:
- Use these to start projectiles work and build the model to find out things like angle and bounce/initial velecoity
- Use them at the end of mechanics as visual exam questions – adding and subtracting relevant information from the images
I’m undecided as yet, and the one thing that worries me is that I have no suitable Act 3 for this – How can I extend this to verify that the angle and initial velocities they work out is correct? Should I work it out and just create another image?