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a for effort?

26 September 2008

i was grading science quizzes for a middle school class the other day.  they are studying newton’s three laws of motion, and on one student’s paper was this:

Question: When it says in Newton’s laws that momentum is being conserved, what does that mean?

[For all of you who see “Newton” and immediately think “Fig!”, the answer is that momentum is the same before and after a reaction, it carries through.]

The student’s answer?

“It means it is ecofriendly.”

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al gore would be so proud.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Matt permalink
    5 October 2008 5:14 pm

    what? no new blogging? what gives?

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