Science, Science Everywhere: Science, Science Everywhere Emily Knox Educ 513 Section 2 Steve Wall Blog #2 Christmas! Where is the Science?:
Christmas! Where is the Science? The beautiful lights displayed on the
tree is a perfect example of Science in everyday life! These lights are an example of a series circuit because if one of the lights goes dead then the entire strand does not work.
Dancing…Where is the Science? : Dancing…Where is the Science? Dancing is a great example of physics. Our bodies have stored energy (potential energy) and are capable of producing kinetic energy (energy of motion) (Clegg, Phys 100 notes). Prior to dancing, our bodies had potential energy, but while dancing it transferred into kinetic energy! Fun in the Sun at the Beach…Where is the Science?: Fun in the Sun at the Beach…Where is the Science? There are numerous examples of Science at the beach! Some examples are: - the sun’s ultraviolet radiation - tidal patterns marine life the food chain pollution Snow! Where is the Science? : Snow! Where is the Science? The process in which water vapor condenses and freezes to form snow is an example of Science! Also, when we stand by our windows and “observe” the snow falling from the sky we are completing a step of the Scientific Method. Finally, the wool scarf I have around my neck aids in trapping the heat from escaping my body, keeping me warm. Panda Bears in China! Where is the Science? : Panda Bears in China! Where is the Science? This summer I had the opportunity to visit the Panda Park in Chengdu, China. This is a prime example of Science because of their rarity in China. Pandas are in danger of becoming extinct if they are not cared for properly. Airplanes- Where is the Science? : Airplanes- Where is the Science? An airplane flying through the sky is an example of Newton’s third law of motion which states, “When there is a force on an object, there is also an equal and opposite force on the object” (Clegg, Phys 100 notes). Food…Where is the Science? : Food…Where is the Science? The food we eat must go through a process known as “digestion,” providing our bodies with energy to use throughout the day! Playing the Violin- Where is the Science? : Playing the Violin- Where is the Science? http://www.google.com/imgres?q=violin&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1680&bih=848&tbm=isch&tbnid=ao85n1L6ZH1klM:&imgrefurl=http://www.gviolins.com/ItalianViolins/It_violins.htm&docid=kpNe9j_xpYxXGM&w=601&h=400&ei=kydcTqjrPMPk0QGEoMWUCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=829&vpy=348&dur=1517&hovh=124&hovw=186&tx=165&ty=66&page=2&tbnh=124&tbnw=186&start=39&ndsp=37&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:39 When the bow strikes the violin string it grabs hold of the string and produces sound waves which fill the room for others to hear! The violin strings are also capable of producing differing pitches due to their varying thicknesses and amount of tension, regulated by the pegs on the violin (Clegg, Phys 100 notes). Ice cream! Where is the Science? : Ice cream! Where is the Science? Ice cream is an example of a phase transition (from a liquid to a solid). While making ice cream you typically add salt to the ice (water) to lower the freezing point. Climbing the Great Wall of China-Where is the Science?: Climbing the Great Wall of China-Where is the Science? Climbing the Great Wall of China took a large amount of kinetic energy or energy of motion. Prior to the climb, our bodies had a large amount of potential energy or stored energy that needed to be used up (Clegg, Phys 100 notes). Tubing…Where is the Science? : Tubing…Where is the Science? Tubes are a perfect example of Newton’s first law of motion which states, “a body in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force.” The tube will therefore remain in motion until the presence of an outside force (Clegg, Phys 100 notes). The End: The End Credits : Credits Special thanks to Professor Clegg- Phys 100 Matt Kearny- Breathe in Breathe Out- 3:42