high school physics long term project?

I am a physics teacher. My school is requiring that we do a long term project. It will be around 3-4 days.

What is a good project that I can do with my students.

One teacher mentioned that he is doing rockets.

What do you all recommend?

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  • 6 months ago

    How about conservation of energy?

    Experiment with pendulums, balls on ramps, elastic collisions, springs, gravity.

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  • Vaman
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Better to build sun dial and try to see date and time of the day. It is very tricky. It is also called as Surya Yantra.

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  • oubaas
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I dare suggest something closer to us : "electric motor systems" on full electric and hybrid cars, highlighting how technology has changed electric machines in the last twenty years !!

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  • 6 months ago

    You can teach your students to make a suit of chocolate so when they are hungry they can just breaks off pieces of the suit and eat it

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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Does a head-on collision between two cars, each traveling at speed S, produce the same damage as a single car collision with a brick wall at speed 2*S?

    Mythbusters did this; perhaps you can find some video. Seems I recall lumps of modeling clay to deform on collision in a measurable way (attached to the front of toy cars), and that they used ramps to impart kinetic energy to the toy cars in a repeatable way, as a function of height.

    Very respectable scale model science.

    Mythbusters being Mythbusters, they did a full-scale test at the end...

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