Special Projects An educational, fair use website. [close] 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2007☝ Students Choice Physics of the Body Pressure in the human circulatory system: Is gender a factor? Size of a shoe: More body proportions Miscellaneous Topics Do seat belts save lives? Magnetic field of a soft iron magnet Resistance of a resistor: Blame the students or blame the resistors? Speed of a Screaming Slingshot Monkey Regents Review: Physical Setting: Physics This year's students did the free response questions. 2007 January 2006 June 2006 January 2005 June 2005 January 2004 June 2004 January Physics on Film Feature Films Coefficient of friction for skin: The Incredible Hulk Compression strength of bone and brick: Sin City Force of a superhero: Superman Returns Speed of a car: Road Trip Speed of a minibike: Jackass Number Two Speed of a spear: Troy Speed of a subway: Batman Begins Speed of superhero: Smallville Video Clips Force of a windmill slam dunk: Vince Carter Force of a windmill slam dunk: Dominique Wilkins Speed of a retired basketball player Speed of a cliff diver: Huge Cliff Jump Video Games Acceleration due to gravity: Super Mario Brothers Speed of a football player: Madden NFL 2006 2006☝ Students Choice Physics of the Body Center of mass of a human Fingertip reaction time More acceleration perturbations of daily living Size of a human: Body proportions Speed of a human running: Is footwear a factor? Miscellaneous Topics How long do the subway doors stay open? Coefficients of restitution Physics on Film Commercials Speed of a car: Honda Civic Si commercial Feature Films Power of a mutant: Storm from X-Men Speed and mass of a dodge ball: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Speed of a rogue bludger: Harry Potter Speed of falling Saruman: Lord of the Rings Regents Review: Physical Setting: Physics This year's students did the multiple choice questions. 2006 January 2005 June 2005 January 2004 June 2005☝ Students Choice Electricity & Magnetism The (dysfunctional) crystal radio The Kelvin water-drop electrostatic generator The two-way telegraph Magnetic field of a MetroCard Acceleration Acceleration of an elevator, hydraulic Acceleration perturbations of daily living Index of refraction of various household liquids glycerin, floor cleaner, degreaser, shower gel, baby wash vinegar, honey, floor cleaner, throat medicine, foot wash Coefficients of Friction Coefficients of friction for aluminum Coefficients of friction for glass Coefficients of friction for granite Coefficients of friction for paper Coefficients of friction for rubber Coefficients of friction for human skin Coefficients of friction for steel Coefficients of friction for wood Physics on Film Feature Films Tension in Spider-Man's webs Speed of a car: Bad Boys II Speed of a car: The Blues Brothers Speed of a car: The French Connection Speed of a car: Le Mans (Steve McQueen, 1971) One Reelers Speed of a car: C'était un Rendezvous Speed of a car: The Run Short Video Clips Speed of a baseball: Bird Baseball Speed of a cliff diver: Iraqi Olympic Diving Speed of a motorcycle: Loading a Bike Speed of a snowmobile: Snow Jump 2002☝ Chaos Project Fractal dimension of bread Fractal dimension of broccoli Fractal dimension of leaves Fractal dimension of the coast of Maine Fractal dimension of stock price changes Data and Story Project Altitude of the highest toy balloon flight Angular speed of the earth Height of the tallest building Highest critical temperature superconductor Mass of a dog Number of births in the US Number of crimes in New York state Number of pages in a science review book Number of people in the US Salary of a baseball player 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009