Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Quizzes...

So, I found this site, It's full of fun quizzes and things. Since Friday is typically a 'screw around' type of day, I'll post one quiz per week until either 1) I run out of quizzes, 2) I get bored with the whole thing, or 3) I flake out. It will probably be 3. Just ask my friends.

Here's the first one... You just try to pass that quiz!

JustSayHi - Science Quiz

Apparently Not the Momma rememebers more from science class than I do. Oh, wait, that's right.. He's going to school to get a Masters in applied physics.. He's still learning about this crap.

(oh and he was upset at the faulty math that went into the question about the rock and the helicopter)

JustSayHi - Science Quiz


Vanessa said...

Apparently nothing I learned in physics stuck, I got a C also. What is not the momma's beef with the helicopter question?

Momma Mary said...
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McKenzie said...

Oy. I failed, and science was one of my best subjects in school! Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? might be more my speed. Thank you, mommy brain.

Momma Mary said...

The helicopter question:

A rock is thrown out of a helicopter and takes 10 seconds to reach the ground. Assuming the acceleration due to gravity is 10m/s, then what is the velocity of the rock... or soemthing along those lines. The clincher is the word thrown. Because the rock was thrown, it would have an initial velocity. They should have said dropped, then he would be fine with it. I had to remind him that it was 8th grade, not a Master's course in Applied Physics like he's taking now.

Vanessa said...

Ahh, just tell him it was thrown totally horizontally, therefore the vertical component of the velocity wasn't affected by the throw. :) Whatever helps him sleep.