Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Science of Skateboarding at Lower Pottsgrove

When I interviewed acting Pottsgrove Superintendent William Shirk this summer, we talked a bit about the positive things going on in the district.

He said he wished there was more average of that.

I said with a reduced staff, there is only so much we can do at The Mercury, but that I would meet him halfway if he could provide some information and photos.

Monday, the first batch came through, and although we'll need to work a bit on test and particularly photography, he kept his promise so I'm keeping mine.

The photo (best one) and text are from an event at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School that used skateboarding to teach certain concepts of physics.

On October 4, 2016, the students of Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School experienced the science behind skateboarding. 

 The event was sponsored by Lower Pottsgrove's PTA. 

 The presenters from the Bureau of Lectures and Concert Artists, Inc engaged the children in science via skateboarding. 

This performance featured staff and student participation in their tricks as they taught scientific concepts including the distribution of force, center of gravity, momentum/inertia, and center of mass.   

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