Wednesday, January 29, 2014

POS 21/24

Chapter 21:
"Within the 'empty spaces' inside an atom are the 'matter waves' associated with an electron's motion." (Kakalios, 247) Explain what the matter waves are according to Kakalios and how they apply to atomic theory.

Chapter 24:
What does Ironman's transistor have to do with solid-state physics?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Poe Poetry: Sonnets

With your partner, write and post a sonnet about physics.  You may choose to write a Shakespearean sonnet or an Italian sonnet.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Poe question

Are the characters in Poe stories stereotypes?  If so, explain why EA Poe used stereotypes.  If not, explain how the characters merit individuality. (200 words/in text citations)

Masque of Red Death Question

What possible significance could there be in the fact that Red Death travels from the East (blue) room to the West (black) room? (100 words/ in text citation)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Spiderman Question

Compared to what you originally thought about Spiderman after reading the origin comic, do you think that Spiderman's use of the spiderweb (silk) is plausible?  Justify your answer from your readings and your knowledge of force.

Physics of Superheroes Question

Post your question about the reading in the response.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rules for Blogspot Participation

In order to earn full credit for digital discussions you must do the following:

1. Post one original responses that answer the question.  It needs to be thoughtful and have evidence to support your answer from the texts (this means citations).  Also it must be 200 words +/- 10.

2. You must post three responses to your peers that are appropriate (think socratic seminar type of response).  You might present a different perspective, agree and expand, or pose some question that ultimately leads to more discussion.