This class explores how and why objects move the way they do. Students will learn what the laws of Physics mean and then apply them, pick them apart, and experience their implications. We will examine the simplest sorts of motion, figure out the forces involved and apply them to real life situations. Why do you feel the way you do when riding a high-speed elevator? How fast is a rollercoaster? Does gravity act the same on all bodies? How do rockets work, and can you build one that will actually launch? Your mathematical skills will be honed with real data, collected from a variety of equipment. We will also journey to a local amusement park and other off-site locations to test our skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of Algebra.
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.