The virtual posters are in, and the honors physics classes did a great job analyzing scenes from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!
Their quasi-abstracts and posters:
The Adventurers: Brandon, Ryan, Hugh
The Scene: Mine cart chase; Indy shoots at the pursuing mine cart. After firing 50 bullets, how fast will the cart who fired the bullets be moving? If we assume several of the bullets hit the cart ahead, will that cart increase speed and by how much?
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Adventurers: Alex, Billy, Cam
The Scene: Rope bridge scene (as it falls after Indy cuts it). We are analyzing the impact received by Indiana Jones when hitting the wall, and will determine if this force received is lethal.
Short Round in Dragtown
The Adventurers: Haley, Emma, Kawala
The Scene: The plane that Indiana Jones, Willy, and Shorty are on malfunctions and is about to crash; they jump out of the crashing plane on an inflatable raft and ride the raft down to the ground. By finding the terminal velocity using Logger Pro and the video, we will be able to determine if the mass of the raft is realistic.
Out of Sight, Out of Mine
The Adventurers: Madelyn, Caitlin, Abby
The Scene: During the mine cart chase, Indy's cart jumps a gap. Was this jump realistic, or was it just another Hollywood hoax?