Genius! Bar none.

January 16, 2015: Every once in a while I have a flash¬ of genius, that “aha moment” that gets me excited for the start of the new year. ¬ A few years ago, it was having my Intro Astronomy students make videos¬ about a topic in Astronomy. This time, I modified a standard writing . . . → Read More: Genius! Bar none.

Spring Awakening?

It seems, after many days of <20-degree nights and ~30-degree days that Spring is desparately trying to arrive in Michigan. The temperatures are slightly higher, and thunderstorms, rather than snow showers, are forecasted.¬ I saw a few robins this morning, a pair of ducks, and green tulip and daffodil shoots poking out . . . → Read More: Spring Awakening?

Is it November already?

As promised, here is the Phys 105 video that won the “People’s Choice Award” this semester. It spoofs Seinfeld and describes the Copernican Revolution, in which Copernicus showed that the planets must orbit around the Sun (and not around the Earth). Congratulations to Connor Sweeney and Emma Adams!

In other news, the . . . → Read More: Is it November already?

Where did the summer go?

It’s hard to believe that classes start up again on Monday. Wow! Where did the summer go? I ask that question every August, because each day over the summer was wonderful in and of itself.¬ Why is it that three summer months always seem to go by faster than three academic months?