The ideal lab experience for a homeschooled student
A longtime reader of this blog posted this comment:
I’ve finally gotten around to buying a copy of Matter and Interactions. I’m home-schooling my son this year and we’re going to try to work our way through it.
Any suggestions on labs that we can and should do at home? (We have an Arduino and an accelerometer chip (3-axis ±3g), but not much else in the way of sensors. Because we’re home-schooling we may have time to build some simple apparatus.)
Now this student happens to have some pretty incredible intellectual resources at his disposal—his father is a professor of bioinformatics, and he wrote a science far project on a bouncing ball as a 5th grader that would have earned an ‘A’ in many college physics courses, so I’m thinking he can go quite beyond run of the mill physics experiments.
So what suggestions do you have? What advice would you give a budding young physicist setting out on this journey?