Mr. Haselden’s physics students, Dani Weeks and Elias Kief, are busy converting periods to frequencies using wavelengths and time. In their lab, Qualitative Vibrations and Waves, they set up different pendulum lengths. After their calculations, they moved on to measuring and observing longitudinal and transverse waves using a modified slinky. They witnessed constructive and destructive interference firsthand. Out of the book and into the lab!
Riley Walsh holds up his model of Jupiter for Mr. Haselden’s Astronomy class. Complete with the Great Red Spot and opposing atmospheric pressure, the fifth planet from the sun is menacing. This gas giant was originally spotted in 1610 by Galileo, who used a telescope to first witness four large moons orbiting Jupiter. This eventually led to the verification of the heliocentric model of our solar system. Great job, Riley!
The students traveled to an enchanted forest, lava-spewing volcanoes, and experienced lovely waterfalls while watching the IMAX film about the content of Africa!. The students explored A Walk Through Time in Georgia, which tells the story of Georgia’s natural history and the development of our planet. The students also participated in hands-on science fun. They enjoyed learning about sound waves, explaining the weather forecast, and just having fun with friends. We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to our parents for helping us make the journey to the museum a success!
Mr. Haselden’s astronomy class is studying the moon and Earth. For the first project, the students designed a model of any object in our solar system. Their models will hang in the classroom and dazzle the other students.
Here we have Elias. Elias pitied our former ninth planet – now a planetoid – Pluto and thought it should be represented in the classroom. Pluto is the only binary system within our solar system. In the photo Pluto is shown with one of its moons Charon (to scale). Two hands for safety, Elias!