MythBusters – The President’s Challenge

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If you listen to NPR, then you heard Monday’s Talk of the Nation staring Adam & Jamie from MythBusters.  As I ran between school sites I listened to the story on the news and was reminded to set my DVR for tonight’s episode of MythBusters.  As part of his efforts to promote math and science education, President Obama has challenged the MythBusters to prove whether Archimedes’ solar death ray would really work.  While the show has tested this myth before, this particular experiment will make use of polished shields and a wooden ship…along with a few hundred students helping to conduct the experiment.  In my own classroom the MythBusters were always a great way to discuss and tease apart scientific thinking. So, if you haven’t take a moment to set your DVR do so now!

Joe

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