What better way to learn and understand Newton's laws of motion than design, build, and race balloon cars? After discovering the best balloon car design in the class from a bracket-style drag racing tournament, we finished the project with an all-out Ben Hur style Baha race.
After coming back well-rested from Thanksgiving break, we jumped right into a new chapter dealing with circular motion and centrifugal force. But it's Mr Patt's class; we never go small scale. We had the perfect excuse to use a hovercraft and to fling a student across a basketball court... There was nothing to stop us.