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Thursday, February 8 • 13:15 - 14:15
HOT WHEELS!!! How to get away with playing with toys in High School Physics

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In this session, Rick and Brad take you through several labs for Physics 20, Science 10 and Science 20 using an inexpensive Hot Wheels track and other standard lab equipment you probably already have kicking around your lab. These activities are not only fun, they also encourage the testing of fundamental physics models, such as the Conservation of Energy, Work-Energy Theorem, Uniform, Accelerated and Circular Motion and Hooke's Law. Bring along your favorite toy cars for some hands on building of tracks and collection of data. You're sure to take away ideas you can put into use right away back in your High School Science class.

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Brad Langdale

Physics Teacher, Spruce Grove Composite High School
Teacher Conventionaire Brad Langdale teaches Physics at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Spruce Grove, Alberta. You might remember him from such sessions as: Hot Wheel's Physics, Teaching Through Infographics and A Selection of Humorous YouTube Videos. He is a 20-handicap and... Read More →


President, Alberta Teacher's Association
Rick teaches Physics, Chemistry and General Science at Spruce Grove Composite High School in Spruce Grove, AB. He has been teaching there for 7 years under the tutelage of fellow physics teacher Brad Langdale. Rick continues to play competitive hockey (Div 8 rec is still competitive... Read More →

Thursday February 8, 2018 13:15 - 14:15 MST
Shaw CC: Salon 19/20 9797 Jasper Ave
  Science-sciences  Beginning Teachers
  • Chairperson Kristian Basaraba - Elk Island Public #28
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English