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It's All Over

Well, this has been one year that I will never forget. At first i was really nervous to start physics, not knowing what to expect, if i could handle it or if it would just go over my head. Im not a huge math person but i have always enjoyed science and having a better understanding of the world around us. Luckily, this class became the perfect fit for me. Regents Physics quickly opened my eyes to a new world where EVERYTHING has an explanation and most things you cant understand on the first

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Would you Rather....

Would you rather.... get stepped on by an elephant? or get shot with a staple gun? Most definately, be stepped on by an elephant. You're probably saying to yourself; WHAT? I DONT WANT AN ELEPHANT STEPPING ON ME?! but trust me, you do. To find the pressure of one object onto another, you have to use the equation FORCE/AREA or F/A. So, if we have a 7000 Kg elephant stepping with a force of 68670 Newtons onto your hand, (F=mA) and the area of its foot is 0.18m^2, the amount of pressure woul

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Look Out Below!

Recently in a perfomace I was in, the stage was designed to have many traps in the floor to allow characters to pop out for a suprise visit. These traps are fun for those who use them, but not so much when they break. During a scene when many characters are on stage dancing and jumping around, one of the characters landed with just enough force in just the right spot that the trap broke out from under him, dropping a whopping 10 inches before it became jammed, bruising the actors knees. Lu

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Don't go Barefoot on a Beach

On a nice, hot summer day, the first thing most people think about is going to the beach. Once there, the sand gets in your shoes and makes an extremely uncomfortable situation. So why not take off your shoes? well, because that soft, relaxing looking sand is probably HOT, so be careful. The sun is a very strong thing. Because the sand, like on the beach of lake Ontario, is made up of mostly quartz, the heat capacity of the sand is very high, meaning that it can absorb a LOT of heat and get

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Does That Rainbow Look Weird to You?

"Kids! go look outside, theres a HUGE rainbow!" my mom shouts through the front door as my brother and I race like NASCAR to the door to see the sight of amazement and wonder. As we stand in the middle of the road barefoot, our feet soggy and stinging with the puncture of little pebbles, my brother and I start to swap observations, "I see red, orange, yellow, green, blue, AND purple" "yeah, well I see red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, blue, pink, purple, and BROWN". Sure, some of these colors ar

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