Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Balloon Physics

Lesson one from my Grade 7 physic class, is a picture a little kid holding a balloon at an angle. We were supposed to learn how to calculate how much forces the little kid need to give, based on the wind forces and what the angle of the balloon is at, or something... Clearly I don't remember much from the exercise, and I never figured out how to calculate it. I just remember looking at the picture and thought: man, that is a nice balloon... and how much more fun it would be to be that little kid holding the balloon than to calculate those forces in numbers. Go balloons!

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