Several classes were run this summer. A few projects were repeated for the new, mostly younger students, while some of our older students made the pendulum seismometer described in this previous post.
This is quite an advanced project. While we did spend some time on theory, such as the differing speeds of P and S waves and how their arrival times allow us to calculate how far away an earthquake was, we didn’t go into much more as it starts to invlove math concepts that are way above their level. However, as they learn more in school, I’m sure they’ll get much more out of it than most, since they will have seen those theories in action in the real world.
And within a few days, Richard had recorded this one with his seismometer sitting on top of a bookshelf.
Classes for the younger students
Jay painting his landscape
A batch of 4WD cars hot off the production line