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  • Physics Phun Day

    knott's

    This year we will be taking our annual trip to an amusement park to Knott's Berry Farm.  Tickets will be around $42 and will include a full day with very short lines and the bus fees.  Students will work in groups to make measurements related to several rides and to make calculations to determine details about the ride.  An example of this would be measuring a couple of heights, the velocity of the coaster and the radius of a looping rollercoaster to determine the apparent weight you should feel at the top of the loop; they would then go on the ride with a vertical accelerometer to determine the validity of their calculated result.

    There will be an alternate assignment for those who do not wish to attend.

    Remember, if you need a calculator for it, then fun is spelled phun!


     

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  • Carter's Office Hours:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays

    2:30-3:30

    (this is when I promise to be available)

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  • Hi.  I'm Mr. Carter.
     
     Me demonstrating the meaning of the term "falling body"
     
    I graduated Don Lugo two years before Ayala was built.  In high school, I was in the running for the biggest nerd on campus, having been an officer for and written the constitutions for the Clock Club, the Juggling Club (pun intended), and the Role Playing Games Club.  I'm proud to say that with my transition to college I also graduated from nerd to geek, being an active member and officer in Chico State's award winning chapter of The Society of Physics Students.  I have a BS in Physical Science with an emphasis in Astronomy and minors in Physics and Mathematics.  This is my 20th year teaching at Ayala. While I have also taught chemistry, earth science, and various math courses, my one true academic love is physics.  I hope you're ready to learn the meaning of having phun!
     
    My preferred method of contact is email: scott_carter@chino.k12.ca.us