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PSSA 2015: What, When, Where
WEEK I Monday
7-6
Tuesday
7-7
Wednesday
7-8
Thursday
7-9
Friday
7-10
9 am- 10 am

Introductions / Kinematics
DRL A2

Dynamics
DRL A2
Conservation Laws
DRL A2
Fundamentals of Electricity
DRL A2
Special Relativity
DRL A2
10 am- 11 am Walking Graphs
DRL 3N 12, 14
Inertia / Simeone Prep
DRL A2
Bouncing Ball Lab
DRL 3N 12, 14
Voltage & Current
DRL A2
Bob Johnson
Computational Physics
DRL A2
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
Geometric Optics
DRL A2

Newton's 2nd Law
DRL 3N 12

Clothespin Lab
DRL 3N 14
Physical Optics
DRL A2
James Aguirre
Radio Telescopes / PAPER
DRL A2

LUNCH
(early)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH DEPART from Penn:
12:30 pm from the Quad
Trip to the
Simeone Foundation Museum

Simeone Logo
RETURN to Penn: 4:30 pm
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
Begin in A2
Reflection / Refraction
DRL 3W 7, 11
Begin in A2
Thin Lenses
DRL 3W 7, 11
Begin in A2
Diffraction & Interference
DRL 3W 7, 11
Begin in A2
Ohm's Law
DRL 3W 7, 11
2:30 pm -
4:30 pm

 

PSSA 2015: What, When, Where
WEEK II Monday
7-13
Tuesday
7-14
Wednesday
7-15
Thursday
7-16
Friday
7-17
9 am- 10 am Digital Scope Introduction
DRL A2
General Relativity
DRL A2
Wave-Particle Duality
DRL A2
Starts @ 8:30 am
Breakfast with the Bomb
DRL A2
DEPART from Penn:
8:00 am from the Quad

Trip to
Hershey Park


RETURN to Penn:
6 pm
(leave park by 4 pm)
10 am- 11 am Speed of the Pulse
DRL 3W 7, 11
The Incredible Exponential
DRL A2
Standard Model
DRL A2
Week III Prep / GLX Trials
DRL A2
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
TBD Bhuvnesh Jain
Gravitational Lensing
DRL A2
Charlie Johnson
Carbon Nano-Sniffers
DRL A2
Elliot Lipeles
High Energy Physics
DRL A2
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
Planck's Lab Prep
DRL A2
Magnetism
DRL A2
Begin in A2
Exponential Explorations
DRL 3N 12, 14
Magnetic Induction
DRL A2
2:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Planck's Law Lab
DRL 3W 7, 11
e/m Experiment
DRL 3W 7, 11
Induction
DRL 3W 7, 11

 

PSSA 2015: What, When, Where
WEEK III Monday
7-20
Tuesday
7-21
Wednesday
7-22
Thursday
7-23
Friday
7-24
9 am- 10 am Speed of Light Prep
DRL A2
Begin in A1
Speed of Light (part 2)
Measurement
DRL 3W 7, 11
Hershey Presentations /
Exponential Q&A
DRL A2
Begin in A2
Lab Tours (tenative)
Various Locations
Oobleck
DRL A2
10 am- 11 am Speed of Light (part 1)
Build the Detectors
DRL 3W 7, 11
Interest Group
Presentations
DRL A2
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
Phil Nelson
Biological Physics
DRL A2
TBD Mark Trodden
Particle Cosmology
DRL A2
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Begin in A2
Interest Groups
Various Locations
Begin in A2
Interest Groups
Various Locations
Begin in A2
Interest Groups
Various Locations
Begin in A2
Interest Groups
Various Locations
Bill Berner
Demo Show & Awards
DRL A2