High Altitude Balloon Physics
This is probably my single favorite class to teach. Once every two years or so, after learning the relevant physics, a group of students and I stick a GoPro, a GPS device, an altimeter, a thermometer and our hopes and dreams on an 8-foot wide weather balloon and send it up into the ether. It travels up to about 95,000 feet. We track it, recover it and make a video from the footage it captures from near-space.
Other Past Classes
American Sign Language; Human Geography; Architecture of the City (A Walking Workshop); Novel Writing; Essay Writing; Fantasy Writing, Middle School Physics; High School Biology; A World History of 1968; Essay Writing; Contemporary Moral Problems