Good morning, dashing knights and lovely lady. 🙂
Below is your homework for the week. And, once again, don’t freak out! It looks like a huge list, I know, but it’s just a little of this and a little of that. And I have complete faith in you. 🙂
- Watch Crash Course Physics: Special Relativity
- Watch Crash Course Physics: Quantum Mechanics, Part 1
- Watch Crash Course Physics: Quantum Mechanics, Part 2
- Watch Crash Course Physics: Nuclear Physics
- Play around with the flip-top I gave you and watch it carefully as it spins. If you have the know-how, take a video of it as it spins and watch the playback in slow motion. Then write a brief explanation (one paragraph, in scientific terms) of why this type of top flips upside down.
- For 10 points extra credit (optional): If you have other toy tops at home, play with those, as well, and watch their motion carefully. Then write a brief explanation (one paragraph is enough) of why they do not flip upside down.
- Do some research into the Manhattan Project and write three paragraphs explaining the purpose and scope of the project, some of the key people who were involved, and how this project ultimately affected the war effort. I’m including a few resources you can use in your research, but you are welcome to use any other resources you find valuable.
- The Town That Never Was (20:38) – from the Bradbury Science Museum
- The Manhattan Project (10:40) – SciShow
- Oppenheimer, Fermi, and Einstein Urge Roosevelt to Commence the Manhattan Project (4:41)
- History in Five: The Manhattan Project’s Secret City (6:13)
- The Girls of Atomic City – by Denise Kiernan – this book is available in book and e-book form through the library. This is perhaps not the best resource for this assignment, but it does sound like an interesting read for anyone who would like to explore this subject more.
Enjoy your Easter weekend, everyone! 🙂