Let’s not kid ourselves: Montana is large state. From west to east, the state spans 545 miles. Earlier this spring, MosSE made it as far east as Billings, but this time, we set out sights on a new horizon: north. We settled ourselves back into the Uhaul and took off. The Hi-Line was drawing us to it like a magnetic force on ferromagnetic material (in fact, the Uhaul is ferromagnetic). Before we knew it, we were in Harlem, home of the Wildcats. We put ourselves in motion and got the Motion exhibit up and running. At center of the gym we inserted the black hole (gravity well).
Gravity Well: Not even light can escape
Though the force of gravity is quite strong in objects of gigantic mass such as the earth, it would appear centripetal force can prove difficult for many students.
A perfect demonstration of centripetal force and how center of mass affects the speed of rotation
We got some great feedback from our hosts! A 7th-grade teacher in Harlem told us,” I found the demonstrations very informative, fun, and interactive. The students were very engaged and were respectful to the presenters. I would definitely recommend this program to other schools.”
After an action-packed day of Motion in Harlem, we had to keep up our momentum and continue on to Havre.
Traveling westward just 30 miles south of the Canadian border, we ended up in Havre. There we once again got the Motion exhibits ready and set for another day of science! I will let the pictures do the talking.
Talent Search Volunteers
Flight Simulation: Pilot and his ten co-pilots
Spin Table: Angular Momentum keeps those wheels standing
Flying Cups: more surface area equals more lift
In Havre we saw 150 people and in Harlem 167, putting the Hi-Line total at 317!!! Our special thanks go out to North Central Montana Talent Search for powering this amazing journey and experience up on the Hi-Line. Specifically, we would also like to thank Marcia and the volunteers from North Central Montana Talent Search for being there to support us in both places and all the school staff and students that made our time there memorable.
Next destination: Florence.