Sunday, January 09, 2005

A Hand-Painted Aquamarine Statement About What Science Should Be

NOB HILL--Did anybody notice a hand-painted schoolbus parked in front of the Flying Star this morning? It is actually a Physics Bus driven by 3 phyics teachers from Tucson. They give workshops and lessons to school kids there. Here Bruce Bayly demonstrates "conservation of matter" in a 20 minute experiment that begins with a cup of coffee and concludes with a trip to the bathroom with a graduated beaker. (jk) Any school district that would employ guys that show up driving this particular vehicle has my admiration. Science should not be boring!

What makes a schoolbus a physics bus? Well, let's take a look.

1 comment:

hypowren said...

Hey, I saw that bus! It was parked further west on Central when I saw it. I thought it belonged to some sort of band, but then I didn't see any guitar cases or amps inside, so I was then confused...