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##### 1994-T_Gruszka-A_Balloon_Experiment_in_the_Classroom
The experiment consists of dropping a balloon from two different heights and recording the time it takes to hit the floor. The following experiment involves a balloon, a stopwatch, and a measurement device such as a meter stick.
differential equations resistance gravity free fall acceleration balloon
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##### 3-103-PullBackCars-ModelingScenario
This activity offers analysis of a toy pull-back car: solution of a differential equation from model; data collection and parameter estimation; and adapting the model to predict maximum speed and distance traveled for a new pull-back distance.
modeling dynamics hands-on toy pull-back car pullback
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##### 9-125-BeamModeling-ModelingScenario
This modeling scenario examines the deflection of a cantilever beam under two different distributed loads. Students will have the opportunity to conduct experiments with their own cantilever beam or use data provided to build a model.
Fluid Mechanics beam cantilever impulse Laplace transform boundary condition fourth order
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##### 1-001-MM-DeathAndImmigration-ModelingScenario
We conduct a simulation of death and immigration, using a small set of "individuals", m&m candies or any two sided object (coin, chips), in which upon tossing a set of individuals we cause some to die and others then to immigrate. Modeling ensues!
simulation immigration death Spanish dats Winkel Brian Winkel
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##### 3-100-Ripcord-Toys-ModelingScenario
This modeling scenario examines the motion of a ripcord-powered toy with the goal of using real data to estimate parameters in a first-order model of the velocity of the toy. Students may conduct experiments or use videos to collect data.
data physics dynamics data collection rolling slipping ripcord toy
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##### 1-015-Torricelli-ModelingScenario
We help students develop a model (Torricelli's Law) for the height of a falling column of water with a small hole in the container at the bottom of the column of water through which water exits the column.
data Spanish tank column of water aperture Torricelli's Law Conservation of Energyt Solver water flow Excel Solver
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##### 1-031-CoolIt-ModelingScenario
We offer data on the temperature of water in a beaker in a room of constant temperature and in a room of nonconstant temperature. Students consider both empirical and analytic modeling approaches. We offer additional data sets in Excel...
Spanish Newton's Law of Cooling cooling
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##### 3-043-BallisticModeling-SpongeDart-ModelingScenario
The goal of this project is for students to develop, analyze, and compare three different models for the flight of a sponge dart moving under the influences of gravity and air resistance.
projectile motion air resistance ballistics dimensional analysis Newtonian mechanics sponge dart Nerf gun Nerf dart Buckingham's Theorem
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##### 1-082-MirroMirror-ModelingScenario
This project models the ``Foucault Knife Edge Test,'' an optical test commonly used by amateur astronomers who make their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. The goal of the test is to estimate the shape of the surface of a mirror from optical...
astronomy mirror climate change mitigation ocean deacidification optics telescope lens Foucault interpolation
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##### 1-012-Sublimation-Modeling Scenario
We offer data on the sublimation of dry ice (carbon dioxide) collected in a classroom setting so that students can model the rate of change in the mass of a small solid carbon dioxide block with a differential equation model, solve the...
sublimation dry ice
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##### 1-028-SouthernSweetIcedTea-ModelingScenario
We offer raw data collected from a webcam and a thermometer for evaluating the strength of steeping tea. We ask students to build a mathematical model using the data to predict how long the tea should steep before essentially reaching saturation.
data Newton's Law of Cooling tea sweet tea
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Using a grid and m&m candies, we simulate the spread of disease. Students conduct the simulation and collect data to estimate parameters (in several ways) in a differential equation model for the spread of the disease.
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##### 1-032-WordPropagation-ModelingScenario
This activity is a gentle introduction to modeling via differential equations. The students will learn about exponential growth by modeling the rate at which the word jumbo has propagated through English language texts over time.
Google exponential growth language word problems etymology Ngram propagation Jumbo
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##### 1-005B-ChemDataCollection-ModelingScenario
A chemistry graduate student is collecting data on a chemical reaction and does a poor job of collecting the data. Indeed, he only collects the data at the start and end of a number of three minute intervals and does not note the times.
kinetics laboratory order of reaction chemical reaction chemical data infusion
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