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RODNEY COLLEGE Give Your Science Teaching A(nother) Good Kick In The Arts Poetry, Music and Song in the Physics Lab Presented by Tony (“Haggis”) Henderson

RODNEY COLLEGE What is today’s plan?   The Projectile Song   “One on f” – the optics song   Quantum Physics Sea Shanty   The Satellite Song   The Quantum Particle Argument song   The Quantum Wave Argument song   The Quantum Truth song   …all with choruses   and…   Homework

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles  About projectile motion  To the tune: “The Old Folks at Home” by Stephen Foster  C is a comfortable key to sing it in

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles – verse 1 When a thing is thrown and it zips off It will chase a parabolic arc We can do this with a gun or ball Or even Fido’s stick when in the park

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles - Chorus Horizontally, its speed is set Of acceleration that way, it is free Vertically, everything that’s not held up Accelerates to earth, with value “g”

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles – verse 2 An object that’s not held up by anything Will plunge to earth like concrete in free-fall As well as that, in a horizontal sense There is no force that pushes it at all

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles - Chorus Horizontally, its speed is set Of acceleration that way, it is free Vertically, everything that’s not held up Accelerates to earth, with value “g”

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles – verse 3 Projectiles are objects that are in the air Free from almost all external force We ignore all lift and thrust and drag but we Must include the vector, weight, of course

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles - Chorus Horizontally, its speed is set Of acceleration that way, it is free Vertically, everything that’s not held up Accelerates to earth, with value “g”

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles – verse 4 To find the range of anything that’s thrown about We need to find the time until it lands The vertical velocity, when t is nought Combined with “g” will put it in our hands

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles - Chorus Horizontally, its speed is set Of acceleration that way, it is free Vertically, everything that’s not held up Accelerates to earth, with value “g”

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles – verse 5 Finally, now we know our time of flight And the constant horizontal speed We can find the distance ‘til the object drops And thus we then have all the stuff we need

RODNEY COLLEGE Projectiles – Chorus (last time) Horizontally, its speed is set Of acceleration that way, it is free Vertically, everything that’s not held up Accelerates to earth, with value “g”

RODNEY COLLEGE 1 on f

RODNEY COLLEGE “One on f” The Des Cartes optics formula  This song helps students learn the Des Cartes optics formula  It also helps students understand the meaning and importance of values for d o, d i and f when they are both greater than and less than zero.  There is still a line that I am not entirely happy with but when I think of a better one, I’ll replace it. No luck yet.  The tune is “Daddy Sang Bass” by Carl Perkins  F is a comfortable key to sing it in.

RODNEY COLLEGE “One on f” Pronunciation guide Des Cartes = “Day Cart” d i = “die” d o = “dough”

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f – verse 1 In optics old Des Cartes gave us all a great head start When he joined the three ideas: f, d i and d o To find the link was tough but Des Cartes was good enough He found reciprocals the way to go

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f… 1f

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals The other side has two sequels 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE One on do and one on di completes the set 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE Crunch this equation through Just like we always do 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE And the thing that is not known You then will get 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f – verse 2 There’s stuff we need to know: What are f and d i and d o ? What they stand for we should keep in mind d o for object’s range and d i ’s the image’s – one word changed f, the focal length I know you’ll find

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f… 1f

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals The other side has two sequels 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE One on do and one on di completes the set 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE Crunch this equation through Just like we always do 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE And the thing that is not known You then will get 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f – verse 3 For problems you can do, you’ll be given any two And then the missing one must then be sought The same denominator – will make life better later And use reciprocals like you’ve been taught

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f… 1f

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals The other side has two sequels 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE One on do and one on di completes the set 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE Crunch this equation through Just like we always do 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE And the thing that is not known You then will get 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f – verse 4 The sign for each of these is something ON which you should seize A minus means a virtual f or d i In this case d o ’s a hero – never less than zero That’s something on which we can all rely

RODNEY COLLEGE One on f… 1f

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE … and then write equals The other side has two sequels 1f =

RODNEY COLLEGE One on do and one on di completes the set 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE Crunch this equation through Just like we always do 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE And the thing that is not known You then will get 1f = 1 1 1dodo 1 1dodo 1 1 1didi 1 1didi +

RODNEY COLLEGE The Quantum Physics Sea Shanty

RODNEY COLLEGE Quantum Physics Sea Shanty   Zany Incongruity of – –Almost ancient genre with a – –Very modern concept   Original song – a traditional tune – –Topic – –Title   Simple to write – –One rhyming couple per verse – –Chorus repeats 2nd verse line   Simple to sing   D is a comfortable key to sing it in

RODNEY COLLEGE Quantum Physics Sea Chanty Verse 1 Physics was thought almost dead Quantum stuff’s not easy But quanta kicked us in the head But quanta kicked us in the head The ideas make us queasy

RODNEY COLLEGE Chorus Quantum stuff’s not easy But quanta kicked us in the head But quanta kicked us in the head The ideas make us queasy

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 2 Particle or maybe wave? Quantum stuff’s not easy It’s neither and both, it won’t behave It’s neither and both, it won’t behave The ideas make us queasy

RODNEY COLLEGE Chorus Quantum stuff’s not easy It’s neither and both, it won’t behave It’s neither and both, it won’t behave The ideas make us queasy

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 3 Waves predict that brightness counts (Quantum stuff’s…) But dim UV gives electrons bounce (The ideas…) {No more chorus prompts}

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 3 Waves predict that brightness counts (Quantum stuff’s…) But dim UV gives electrons bounce (The ideas…) {No more chorus prompts}

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 4 Light can make electrons go But that depends on the colour you show

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 4 Light can make electrons go But that depends on the colour you show

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 5 Waves predict an electron flies But it leaves too soon, so that theory dies

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 5 Waves predict an electron flies But it leaves too soon, so that theory dies

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 6 “Light’s a wave” said Thomas Young Photons then made his work bung

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 6 “Light’s a wave” said Thomas Young Photons then made his work bung

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 7 Atomic spectra sharply lined Photon energy well defined

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 7 Atomic spectra sharply lined Photon energy well defined

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 8 Electrons sent through a twin notch Behave as waves if you don’t watch*

RODNEY COLLEGE Verse 8 Electrons sent through a twin notch Behave as waves if you don’t watch*

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – outline  To the tune “Yellow Submarine” – by the Beatles  It covers why astronauts are apparently weightless  It covers the idea from Newton’s thought exp’t  It is a lot of fun

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V1A CBb F Dm Gm Once upon a time, of satellites, we’d Bbmaj7 C Bbmaj7 C only one F CBbF Dm Gm The moon went round us and both Bbmaj7C Bbmaj7C of us went round the Sun

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V1B F C Bb F And then the Sputnik beeped, the Dm Gm Bbmaj7C Dm Gm Bbmaj7C second satellite was on its way FCBbF FCBbF Since then, the number’s climbed DmGm Bbmaj7 DmGm Bbmaj7 The age of satellites has held its Csway

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – Ch F C Satellites are falling all the F time, falling all the time, falling all the time F C Satellites are falling all the time, falling all the time round FEarth

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V2A F C Bb F C Bb In primary school, mistakes are F Dm Gm Bbmaj7 made, we’re told “Gravity is only Chere FCBb F Dm FCBb F Dm In orbit, there’s no weight, because Gm Bbmaj7C Gm Bbmaj7C gravity is not found there”

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V2B FC Bb F Dm That’s not right, there’s gravity, it’s Gm Bbmaj7C Down a few percent, that is all F CBbFDm F CBbFDm If something’s not held up, we Gm Bbmaj7 C Can guarantee that it will fall

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – Ch F C Satellites are falling all the F time, falling all the time, falling all the time F C Satellites are falling all the time, falling all the time round FEarth

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V3A F C Bb F Dm If you grab a stone and heave, it will Gm Bbmaj7C Fly a curving path then hit the ground F C BbF Dm Gm Then if you fire a shell, you won’t see Bbmaj7C It land because the Earth is round

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V3B FCBb F Dm Fire it hard, fire it flat, from way up Gm Bbmaj7 high, wave it goodbye and you will Cfind F C Bb F Dm Gm The shell will curve and fall and later Bbmaj7C it will hit you from behind

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – Ch F C Satellites are falling all the F time, falling all the time, falling all the time F C Satellites are falling all the time, falling all the time round FEarth

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V4A FC BbF Dm While sitting on the ground, or in a GmplaneBbmaj7 you’ll feel support, you’re held up Chigh F C Bb F Dm Gm While falling in a box, your seat will fall Bbmaj7 C Bbmaj7 C You think that you might die

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – V4B FCBbFDm The seat won’t give support, a Gm Bbmaj7 Gap might even form so hold on Gm Bbmaj7 Gap might even form so hold onCtight F C Bb F F C Bb F Weightlessness is what you feel, as DmGmBbmaj7 C will an astronaut inside a satellite

RODNEY COLLEGE The Satellite Song – Ch – last time F C Satellites are falling all the F time, falling all the time, falling all the time F C Satellites are falling all the time, falling all the time round FEarth

RODNEY COLLEGE The Quantum Particle Argument Song

RODNEY COLLEGE The Particle Argument Song  To the tune “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” – by Rolf Harris  D is a comfortable key to sing it in

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song - Chorus Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song – v1 Democritus said quite some time back Keep cutting until you cannot Look at the teeny remainder A particle is what you’ve got

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song - Chorus Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song – v2 Since then the knowledge is better The mass of electrons at rest Nine point one times ten to the… This picture fits particles best

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song - Chorus Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song – v3 Electron energy’s quantised In H 2 the values don’t roam hcR upon n squared Put a minus sign and you are home

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song - Chorus Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song – v4 Even light is now lumpy The Photo Electric effect Photons smashing on metal The work of Thomas Young wrecked

RODNEY COLLEGE Particle Argument Song – Chorus – last time Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Quantum Wave Argument Song

RODNEY COLLEGE The Waves Argument Song  To the tune “Jamaican Farewell” – by Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie)  D is a comfortable key to sing it in

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song - Chorus (We’ve a) multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song – v1 Young made a scratch and another to match To see if the structure of light he could catch It really hinges on bright and dark fringes Does this fit waves? The answer is “Natch”

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song - Chorus (We’ve a) multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song – v2 We are advised that the glare outside From reflected light is polarised This you’ll avoid wearing Polaroid Wrong axis waves will have access denied

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song - Chorus (We’ve a) multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song – v3 Films real thin bounce light within Waves interfere at the water-air skin This argument “for” will open the door On those who want the wave model to win

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song - Chorus (We’ve a) multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song – v4 The model by Bohr is right no more The Schrödinger wave has wiped the floor The particle’s grave is the standing wave The wavy electron you can’t ignore

RODNEY COLLEGE Waves Argument Song – Chorus – last time (We’ve a) multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best

RODNEY COLLEGE The Quantum Truth song

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song  To the tunes “Jamaican Farewell” – by Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie) and “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport” by Rolf Harris  D is a comfortable key to sing them in

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt1 (We’ve) A multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt2 It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v1A Young made a scratch and another to match To see if the structure of light he could catch Democritus said quite some time back Keep cutting until you cannot

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v1B It really hinges on bright and dark fringes Does this fit waves? The answer is “Natch” Look at the teeny remainder A particle is what you’ve got

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt1 (We’ve) A multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt2 It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v2 We are advised that the glare outside From reflected light is polarised Since then the knowledge is better The mass of electrons at rest

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v2 This you’ll avoid wearing Polaroid Wrong axis waves will have access denied Nine point one times ten to the … This picture fits particles best

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt1 (We’ve) A multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt2 It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v3A Films real thin bounce light within Waves interfere at the water- air skin Electron energy’s quantised In H 2 the values don’t roam

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v3B This argument “for” will open the door On those who want the wave model to win hcR upon n squared Put a minus sign and you are home

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt1 (We’ve) A multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt2 It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v4A The model by Bohr is right no more The Schrödinger wave has wiped the floor Even light is now lumpy The Photo Electric Effect

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – v4B The particle’s grave is the standing wave The wavy electron you can’t ignore Photons smashing on metal The work of Thomas Young wrecked

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt1 (We’ve) A multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt2 It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best*** Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps***

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt1 Last time (We’ve) A multiple dot from a double slot And polarised specs for your fishing spot Particles are what it’s made from Quantised; wee step-wise jumps

RODNEY COLLEGE The Truth Song – Chorus – pt2 Last time It’s manifest, it passes the test The wave model fits the evidence best# Matter and Energy grainy Everything comes in wee lumps#

RODNEY COLLEGE To summarise

RODNEY COLLEGE What did we do?   The Projectile Song   “One on f” – the optics song   Quantum Physics Sea Shanty   The Satellite Song   The Quantum Particle Argument song   The Quantum Wave Argument song   The Quantum Truth song   and…shortly…   Homework

RODNEY COLLEGE Where to next – my part?   I’ll keep trying to write some more   I’ll continue to use some that others have written (URLs available)   Google “Physics songs”

RODNEY COLLEGE Where to next – your part?  Write your own  Help me search –and, finally…

RODNEY COLLEGE Go back to your teaching space and..

RODNEY COLLEGE …give your science teaching …

RODNEY COLLEGE … a good kick in the arts

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