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Major Discoveries in Physics

 So in Physics, I wanted to have a little bit of down time surrounding the Chapter 1 Test.

Each student was tasked with picking a physicist, and presenting up to three of their greatest achievements.  We added each achievement to an arrow, and printed pictures of all of our physicists.

(The string is supposed to represent the actual timeline…it’s a little goofy, but I went with it)

Then today I had some of my taller seniors hang it in the corner of my classroom.  It finally looks like the two physics classes have a bit of presence in my decor.  LOVE IT!

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At the end of the timeline, there was a bit of extra space.  They pleaded to add Bill Nye at the end (holding squirt guns, no less…).  Let it go on the record that since we labeled Bill Nye as immortal on our timeline, he is not allowed to die this year.  I’m curious to see if any of my other students or fellow teachers notice and point him out.

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Most of the portraits are from Wikipedia, with the exception of Bill Nye and Stephen Hawking.

(We really wanted to find a younger picture of Hawking to go next to his earlier work.)

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The only physicist that is officially missing a picture is Dimitry Zubarev.  We can’t find one on wikipedia, and we don’t know that anyone painted a portrait either.  We joked about whether or not my student had created the Dimitry Zubarev wiki page to get out of doing research, but it’s really amazing that we managed to find decent pictures of the other 30+ physicists.

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And there’s my new poster!  Some day soon I hope to bring in my real camera and get pictures of my classroom to share.

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