Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cycling Physics -- Watch a physics teacher in action

I've got a post up on GeekDad today about Florida physics teacher Luther Davis, who will be riding his bike in his classroom for 7 hours tomorrow. While he's pedaling, he’ll have his students stream his bike ride/physics lesson live from the classroom and take questions via online chat.

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Davis achieved his goal, pedaling 143.1 miles in 7 hours (while teaching), and raised more than $1,600 for the American Diabetes Association. Great Job Luther!

We got to watch Davis talking about angular and linear momentum, and even asked some questions via the chatroom. It was pretty cool! His website Cycling Physics now shows graphs of speed, heart rate, and cadence (pedal rotations per minute) for his ride. Video segments will be available soon.

We wish Davis luck when he undertakes the ADA Tour de Cure in Orlando on February 28, 2010.

We also challenged Davis to join us here in Upstate New York this summer for the Saratoga 12/24 and Adirondack 540 bike races (presented by Adirondack Ultra Cycling, aka my husband, John Ceceri)!