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Thursday, February 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
If it bleeds it’s biology; If it stinks it’s chemistry; and if it doesn’t work it’s physics!

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Experiments that work don’t always agree with our predictions. The models we use to figure out physics live in the perfect world of mathematics but the real world is messy. In this session we will explore the messiness. What measurements, assumptions, equipment errors are there? When is it appropriate to find a percent error? (When isn’t it appropriate to do that?)
Remember – no one learned anything about cars from a good car!

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Barry Edgar

Edmonton Public Schools
Barry taught for Edmonton Public Schools for 40 years before retiring at the end of the 2013 school year (14 years in junior high math and science, and 26 years in high school general science and physics). He believes that students get most out of a classroom that is activity based... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm
Telus 106 Calgary Telus Convention Centre