I don’t normally toot my own horn, however, I am quite proud of this video. This is a demonstration of the Classic Bullet Projectile Motion Experiment. I don’t have the budget of Mythbusters, so I used a lacrosse ball instead, which actually allows for a split screen, slow motion visualization of the answer to which bullet lands first.
2014.06.17: I have a crazy idea. Okay, I know what you are thinking. “Aren’t all of mr.p’s ideas crazy?” And while that may be true, I guess I have another one. I am looking for Flipping Physics Fans who live outside the United States who would enjoy having a small role in one of my videos as a “Flipping Physics Correspondent from (Your Country)”. The idea is that I would give you a line or two and have you video yourself saying them. For example:
My anticipated timeline is wide open. I’d like to do it sometime in the next few months, probably.
There you go. If you live outside the United States, have access to a video camera and are interested in being a Flipping Physics Correspondent, please let me know. email, tweet, FB message, whatever...
Sir Issac Newton posted on my FaceBook Page today. Amazing. Especially considering he died 287 years ago.
A friend of mine, Bogdan Ghiorghiu, will be representing Romania in the International FameLab competition tomorrow. Scientists representing more than 20 countries compete in giving 3 minute presentations about science. They are allowed to use small props, however, "no electronic media including slides or charts are allowed." The idea is to be able to effectively communicate your scientific ideas using words and your body. The semi-finals start tomorrow at 3:30 PM EST and will be show live on YouTube. It would be a really cool thing to do in class as the year is winding down.
Yep, I make physics videos in the hope that you can learn physics. If you are a physics teacher, I am very hopeful that you will want to use them to help flip your physics class.