Full Circles

29 Oct

Just over a year ago, I created this blog. It just so happens my first post was written on the day of Hurricane Irene.

Today I write this post while Hurricane Sandy tears it up outside on it’s way with 90mph winds…..Full circle…

Because of the Hurricane I have no school today or tomorrow. Thanks to Sandy, my physics students saved themselves from having their first true physics based exam which would have been today. We finally wrapped up learning the equations of motion dealing with constant velocity and constant acceleration in one dimension as well as position time graphs. I have decided to wait until Friday to administer the exam since I doubt anyone is using the extra days off to study.

To be honest….I had not even created the exam until this morning. Sandy has given me some much needed time off to relax after weeks of poor sleep and massive amounts of stress. In creating this exam, I went hunting for my old college physics exams to add an extra credit question on my exams to give my students an idea of what college physics might look like.

The following exam is my very first college physics exam. I was 17 years old at the time I took this exam and I am quite proud of myself looking back. I got a 20/20 on this exam. I guess it makes that I have ended up teaching physics….Full Circle….


And on another note of being easily distracted while trying to get ahead with my work I have somehow have been listening to (and dancing to) a lot of ¬†old merengue songs from the late 90’s. Particularly Elvis Crespo and the song Luna Llena (Full Moon). I wonder of it has anything to do with the fact that there is a full moon out tonight!!! Full circle!

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