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Inner City High School Students Investigate Time in Chemistry and Physics

What is university life like? Students in inner city high schools often have a hard time answering this question. To gain first In their first experiment, students explored "chemical clocks" with a team of chemists and made a simple chemical timer. The students then competed in teams to design the most precise clock possible. The winning teamsâ€Ëœclock was accurate to a few milliseconds!
After their clock making experiment, students examined a different type of precise timing —one familiar to any musician. Violin strings and tuning forks vibrate with very specific timings. Working with a team of physicists, students visualized these vibrations with a strobe lamp and learned how to modify these times as well." />