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Physics And The Art of Waterballoon Throwing: A Classroom Story

If their math was correct, Mr. Byrne would be soaked. Their math was correct.

Mr. Byrne’s physics class learned how to calculate velocity. They took measurements, calculated their teacher’s average velocity, estimated when he would pass each of them, put on blindfolds, and tried to hit him with water balloons. Velocity will be a fundamental concept used in physics throughout this year.