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Wehen Mr. Edgerton launches potatoes in his science class they record each launch.  The videos are used to show that the velocity of the potatoes can be calculated using the distance each potato travels from one frame to the next, then dividing by the time each frame takes.  The iPhone videos at 60 frames per second, so each frame takes .01666 seconds to elapse.  All the videos show the potato traveling at 36.01 m/s or 80 mph.  Next we use two meter sticks attached to a speed square to measure opposite and adjacent to calculate the launch angle of the potato.  Combining the launch angle and velocity we can calculate how far the potato would go in a vacuum.  The final calculation multiplies the vacuum distance times a drag coefficient to accurately estimate where the potato will land.  Wind makes a big difference in how far the potato goes.  An 8 mile per hour wind will change its flight distance by 30 meters. We were attempting to make the potato travel 100 m, measured by the start and finish on the track, but with a head wind the potato would come up 20 meters short and with a tail wind it would overshoot about 10 meters.

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7-on-7

Where: 12 AM – 12:30 AM
Location: Latrobe H.S. Rossi Field
15 Jul

News & Announcements

NKASD General School Board Meeting Date Change

The NKASD General School Board Meeting that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, 2021 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at VJSHS, 703 Stevenson Boulevard, and also via Zoom. The link to attend the meeting via zoom will be available on the website the day of the meeting. This meeting is open to the public.
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Kennywood Tickets Still Available

A limited number of tickets are available for sale in the Administration Office by appointment only. Tickets are $29.00 and we are accepting CASH ONLY. Contact Tracy Fleeger at tfleeger@nkasd.com or 724-335-4401 Ext. 1064 to set up an appointment. Tickets are also available at www.kennywood.com/newken. Tickets purchased online are subject to a $3.00 processing fee and applicable taxes per ticket. If ticket is not used on School Picnic Date, ticket is valid for June 2 through August 22, 2021.

NKASD Board Education Committee Meeting - 5-25-2021

The New Kensington-Arnold School Board will hold an Education Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the VJSHS Board Room, 703 Stevenson Boulevard, New Kensington, PA and also virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96131964185 Or One tap mobile: US: +13126266799, 96131964185# or +16465588656, 96131964185# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 961 3196 4185

NKASD Board Policy Committee Meeting - 5-18-2021

The New Kensington-Arnold School Board will hold a Policy Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 700 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public. Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96201964784 Or One tap mobile: US: +13126266799, 96201964784# or 16465588656, 96201964784# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 962 0196 4784
Everyday, we empower each of our students to reach their individual potential, learn to respect themselves and others, and to become lifelong learners.