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@harr!et 417517 wrote:
hah! well the college i’m at.. all the funds go to cheerleaders.
WTF? We have these in England now? Ok they can be are pretty to look at (hope I can say that without getting in trouble at my age 😉 ) but they aren’t exactly essential..
you can supposedly use a ticker-tape and just drop a weight and then measure the distance between the dots but experiments never go right when you’re in a science lesson 😛 but we actually used weights suspended from an elactic band and you move the elastic bands further apart and measure various extensions and derive some equation and you can work it out.. it didn’t make sense in my head but meh.
gravity actually changes depending on where you are on the planet.
christ on a mountain bike, they actually haven’t changed the experiments in two decades!
Unfortunately from distant memories I got a similarly incorrect figure – especially as it was much more amusing (for an 18 year old lad) to load up the rubber band with as much weight as possible until it gave way, and the weights clattered down with a great crash on the floor of the lab.