Vernier Software & Technology announces the winners of its Video Physics Contest, a competition created to mark the launch of Vernier’s Video Physics app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The announcement of the contest winners will be accompanied by a one-week promotion during the national conference of the National Science Teachers Association, March 6-13, during which all users will be able to download the app for free from the iTunes App Store.
Three winners were chosen to receive an iPod Touch with HD video recording. These prizes were awarded to:
- The team of Rex Rice, Gabe de la Paz, Rob Laux, Ryan King, and Jennifer Adams, from Clayton High School, in Clayton, MO. Together they created a video examining the uniform circular motion of a hoverpuck anchored by a string. Students are able to see what happens when the centripetal force is removed by a blowtorch.
- Bobby Quimpo, of West Central High School in Francesville, IN, who used video to observe mathematics in the motion of a steel can.
- Dale Basler, of Appleton East High School in Appleton, WI, who investigated physics in the grocery store. Dale chose the unique perspective of the conveyor belt itself for his iPhone camera, creating a frame of reference in which the supermarket counter appeared to be in motion.