critical thinking


OK, a puzzle this time. Imagine that you have two steel bars that look alike. One is a magnet and the other is not. Without using anything else (No paperclips, iron filings, etc.) how would you be able to tell which is the magnet?


Ball on paper plate
If I roll the ball around the paper plate in the direction of the blue arrow, when it gets to the place where I cut out part of the plate, which path will it take? A, B or C? Why?


coiled snow structure
I photographed this snow structure on the drive home from the Utah Science Teachers Association conference. It is about six inches across, and there were many more of different sizes. How did it form?