Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    14
  • comments
    3
  • views
    2,656

Physics and Odyssey of the Mind

Mary_E27

316 views

Before going into Physics, I never really thought about the influence it has over everything. I knew there was a way to connect physics to everything, but I didn't think about it very much.

Now that I have to work to apply physics to aspects of my daily life or other things, it has come flying at me how many things I've done that involve physics. One of the biggest aspects of my life has a lot of physics worked into it.

Every year since 5th grade, I have done Odyssey of the Mind with almost the same group of girls and sometimes couple of guys. Every year we do the same problem number, but we also have to do spontaneous problems. 1/3 times, the spontaneous problem is a hands on problem and another 1/3 of the time it is verbal hands on. In these problems, we have to use the materials given and build something, whether it is something to carry other items, or something that fits a certain description provided.

I never thought about it before, but we had to apply physics to what we were building. We had to figure out how to build something that would carry the most amount of golf balls, or build something out of the given materials that uses the most materials, had the greatest height, and could carry the most amount of marbles. (Oh, did I mention that this was all in a matter of minutes?) The team and I had to work with physics to create the best outcome that would benefit the team and hopefully advance us to the next stage in the competition.



1 Comment


Recommended Comments

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Terms of Use

The pages of APlusPhysics.com, Physics in Action podcasts, and other online media at this site are made available as a service to physics students, instructors, and others. Their use is encouraged and is free of charge. Teachers who wish to use materials either in a classroom demonstration format or as part of an interactive activity/lesson are granted permission (and encouraged) to do so. Linking to information on this site is allowed and encouraged, but content from APlusPhysics may not be made available elsewhere on the Internet without the author's written permission.

Copyright Notice

APlusPhysics.com, Silly Beagle Productions and Physics In Action materials are copyright protected and the author restricts their use to online usage through a live internet connection. Any downloading of files to other storage devices (hard drives, web servers, school servers, CDs, etc.) with the exception of Physics In Action podcast episodes is prohibited. The use of images, text and animations in other projects (including non-profit endeavors) is also prohibited. Requests for permission to use such material on other projects may be submitted in writing to info@aplusphysics.com. Licensing of the content of APlusPhysics.com for other uses may be considered in the future.

×
×
  • Create New...