The 2011 outreach participants heard lectures from faculty member Mark Oreglia on topics in physics. The hands-on labs involved designing a webpage, programming a microprocessor and learning about energy, earth science and the human body.
|Make an LED Blink
Control Blinking LED with Button
Use a Speaker
Two Note Keyboard
Simple Memory Game
Machines harness energy transfers to complete useful tasks. On Monday, we constructed boats that used energy transfers to make them "go" - Rubber Band Boats, Balloon Boats, and "Secret Potion" Boats. We discovered that all of the boats moved forward through the transfer of energy, although the kind of energy transfer was different among the boats (Rubber Band = Elastic, Balloon = Motion, and "Secret Potion" = Chemical). Once our boats were constructed, we timed them to see how long it took them to get from one end of a large basin to the other, and uploaded this data to Create A Graph. These are our results.
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