The article about him is on page 14!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
2011 Tucson Pumpkin Toss Results
The results are in!
|#||Team Name||Distance Shot 1 (m)||Distance Shot 2 (m)||Wall Distance (m)||Boxes Dislodged||Range final score||Accuracy final score||Combined score|
|3||Amphitheater High School Panthers||9.20||14.50||9.00||3||14.50||30.20||44.70|
|5||St Greory Hawks||36.70||27.40||41.00||0||36.70||0.00||36.70|
|6||Pueblo Magnet High Warriors||88.10||86.80||89.40||1||88.10||100.00||188.10|
Friday, November 11, 2011
Pumpkin Toss Video
Thanks to all who participated in and attended the first annual Tucson Pumpkin Toss. It was loads of fun, and we now have plenty of pumpkin pie filling just in time for Thanksgiving! More to come soon on the results, but for now we have Leonard Vance, one of the Pumpkin Toss organizers, to thank for posting this video:
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Fun with Physics at Casas Christian School
The Arizona Daily Star published this article about our recent visit to Casas Christian School.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tucson Pumpkin Toss Event Schedule
Tucson Pumpkin Toss is this Sunday on the University of Arizona mall. Registrants may still enter contest the event for a participation fee of $75. Here's the schedule:
See you there!
|9:00 - 10:00||Check-in|
|10:00 - 12:00||Practice Throws|
|12:00 - 1:00||Trebuchet Viewing|
|1:00 - 4:00||Competition Throws|
See you there!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Still Time to Enter the Tucson Pumpkin Toss
We know you have great ideas for building a contraption that can hurl a pumpkin 100 meters... Worry not! Late registrants may still enter the inaugural Tucson Pumpkin Toss contest until the day of the event for a participation fee of $75. Looking forward to your inventions!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Weather Bus
Today's Arizona Daily Star has a short piece about Jimmy Stewart's "Weather Bus" initiative, launching in October. We at the Physics Factory feel as if we might be responsible for this, since we started doing outreach to schools with our Physics Bus back in 2003! Now we also have the "Arizona Mathematics Roadshow" (the Math Bus for short).
Jimmy "will visit schools in a bus that has been converted to a schoolroom, teaching the science of weather to children." You can check it out at www.weatherbus.org.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Family Fun Night at Sky Bar
The Physics Factory entertained kids and adults alike with various demonstrations. Bruce made a nifty dodecahedron out of 20 balloons and put Dolly inside! The geometric balloon wands and swords he made even elicited tips from appreciative youngsters. We'll be there once a month from 5-7pm, so mark your calendar.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Around the world on rubbish (vegetable oil)
Here's a link to the Bio Truck Expedition. People after our own heart, for sure.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Physics Factory in today's Star
It's a nice long article with great photos of Kip and some kids.
Tax deductible donations to the Physics Factory help support the after-school program at the Holmes-Tuttle Boys and Girls Club, as well as all the other Physics Factory outreach efforts. There's a handy place right on the home page to click and give. It's easy and so rewarding!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A great day for science in Tucson
We can all be proud of the scientists at the U of A for getting this amazing grant. It's so thrilling to be involved in science in Tucson because of developments such as this. http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_b3ba74ec-870d-11e0-a4b2-001cc4c03286.html.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
UA Physics Department in the news
Here's a link to the May 3rd article about our colleague Brian LeRoy, assistant professor of physics, and his research with graphene.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
New volunteer Oliver Green, balloon twister extraordinaire, created this icosahedron (20 sides) at the College Academy for Parents on the U of A campus. Oliver is lending his talents to help the Physics Factory teach math.
Biosphere Earth Day Date Change
In order to coincide with Biosphere's Earth Day festivities, the visit of the Physics Bus has been changed to April 23rd. Activities will occur from 10am to 4pm and will include the usual fun and educational bouncing balls, smoke rings, balloons, musical turkey basters, hovercraft rides and so forth.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Summer Camps 2011!
Our popular Physics Factory Summer Camp is returning this year. Sign up now for our Invention, Demonstration, and Discovery Camp Sessions!
First Annual Pumpkin Toss
The First Annual Pumpkin Toss takes place October 30, 2011 in Tucson. Sign up to take part!
Community Science Workshops
Our successful Community Science Workshop continues at the Holmes-Tuttle Boys and Girls Club.
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