All's well that ends well. We averted a tragedy as well as provided a sensory experience for learning about resistors!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Scratch and Sniff Power Point???
I'm teaching away right after lunch, in physical science class. We're discussing resistors, and how the burners on a stovetop are a good example because the electrons going through them "slow down" and thus heat up and make the burners glow. I've got a homemade drawing on the side of the board as well as a photo on the screen. And then - we start to smell the smell of a burner - well, at least something burning. For one wild, crazy, and unthinking second I wonder if the picture on the power point is a scratch and sniff? And then I discover - the flip lid to the box of electrical parts on my desk is open - and lying flat across the "Holiday Home" candle that has been burning all morning. There is a slight burned place on the lid.