Blog Meister --
 Enter the title you want to give your blog:
by

Teacher Assignments

Teacher Entries

 Odyssey 6/5 Stream Table Lab 5/27 more energy info 5/27 All different waves 5/6 All About Plates 4/20 List 5, 10, all

Student Entries

 List 25, 50, all

 December 8, 2013
 Our Five Crown Problem Alright, so I shoulda known that all those demos were leading up to something. The "something" was another webquest. The webquest's about a king that assigned five goldsmiths to make him a crown of gold each. They do, but they have shady reputations, and we are told that FOUR of the goldsmiths have (gasp!) not used all of the gold! They mixed in other materials instead. So we start. We get information about the crowns' mass and density. And Crown Four, with a mass of 3474 grams and 180 cc, is the one with the density of gold! Which is 19.3 g/cc, by the way. Are we done yet? Oh no, 'cause we have to write a letter to King Hiero (aka Mr. G) explaining what density is, what we got for all those crowns, and what those goldsmiths have to say for themselves and why they are wrong. This takes a LONG time, and I'm probably the only one to get full points. This better get me some points. Article posted January 28, 2009 at 03:15 PM • comment (2) • Reads 2490 • Return to Blog List Add a Comment Posted Comments This is a cool subject. And, you sound very demanding for some points. People tend not to give something they really demand for. By the way, the problem sounds very similar to a problem Archemedes once solved. It involves a gold crown, a king, and Archemedes taking a bath and shouting EUREKA, which sort of means, I understand. Comment Posted on February 26, 2009 at 08:06 PM by Litao This is a cool subject. And, you seem kind of demanding for some points. By the way, the subject sounds oddly familiary to a problem that Archimedes was famous for. It involves a gold crown, a king, and Archemedes going EUREKA!! Comment Posted on February 26, 2009 at 08:03 PM by Litao