Category Archives: Physics

Belmont Park

The optional Saturday field trip to Belmont Park is always one of my best attended events. Belmont Park is an oceanfront playground, perfect for studying the Laws of Momentum. Notice the green elastic before. Now the green elastic shows acceleration.

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Waves

Here I pull the paper while hold market pens stationary to demonstrate the period and frequency of waves. Max Waves from Ted McColl on Vimeo. A classic Slinky demonstrates wave enery. Waves at Del Mar from Ted McColl on Vimeo. … Continue reading

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Point Loma Lighthouse

A trip to the Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument is a great opportunity to chat about light refraction, erosion and other concepts. Check out the Cabrillo National Monument Earth Science Worksheet by Ted McColl

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Miramar Airshow

The Miramar Airshow is one of the largest in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of people come to see jet fighters, helicopters, biplanes and everything in between. And without realizing it, they’re also seeing some mighty fine physics principles at … Continue reading

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California Center for Sustainable Energy

The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating change for a clean energy future. They have excellent resources for teachers. Check out the CCSE Worksheet by Ted McColl here.

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San Diego Maritime Museum

The San Diego Maritime Museum, which includes 13 ships including the Star of India, the oldest continuous sailing ship in the world, is a place where the concepts of wind, steam, power, and navigation come alive. It also has some … Continue reading

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Midway Field Trip

Calculating the acceleration of a catapult launch at the U.S.S. Midway, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked at a San Diego’s harbor, is a physics wonderland. Check out the Midway Earth Science worksheet here.

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Inside the classroom.

Learning happens inside the classroom. And it also happens outside the classroom. I work hard to take science concepts beyond the text book and show real life applications. Below you will find classroom projects, as well as worksheets from optional … Continue reading

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