Physics Teaching

December 1, 2009

Bloodhound SSC and velocity-time graphs

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — ianhardiman @ 3:00 pm

Just been reading last week’s New Scientist which has a fascinating article about the Bloodhound SSC. I think I’ve probably mentioned this in every lesson for the past week! I have one of the big free posters (available here) in the corner of my room and it’s a real talking point.

Anyway, I’m using the data from www.revisingphysics.com/gcse (a link to the Bloodhound file is in the mechanics section) to produce velocity-time graphs with year 10s. It’s a really fun activity and with a bit of cross-curricular thrown in too it’s a real winner! Plenty of awe and wonder as well. They find it fascinating to imagine travelling that fast.
Hope it’s useful to you.

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