Quantum Club: Rolling for Rutherford
by: George Odell (over 7 years ago)



Project #801

764 Views
Description

Background:

The topic: “How do you measure things you cannot ever see?”


Procedure:

Equipment: Marbles glued to a board. About 10 more identical marbles.


From 15 feet, roll marbles at the target marbles under the board. Simply count the number of collisions and record.

Analysis:

Use the formula to calculate the radius of the marbles hidden from the number of collisions and the spacing

Data Sets

This project has no data yet. Sign in or enter a Contributor Key to add some.

Fields
Name Units Type
Number of collisions
marbles
Number
Number of total tries
marbles
Number
Formula Fields
Contribute Data
Please log in to contribute data

Quantum Club: Rolling for Rutherford

Project #801 on iSENSEProject.org


Description

Background:

The topic: “How do you measure things you cannot ever see?”


Procedure:

Equipment: Marbles glued to a board. About 10 more identical marbles.


From 15 feet, roll marbles at the target marbles under the board. Simply count the number of collisions and record.

Analysis:

Use the formula to calculate the radius of the marbles hidden from the number of collisions and the spacing


Fields
Name Units Type of Data
Number of collisions
marbles
Number
Number of total tries
marbles
Number

Our Data
Name(s): ______________________________________
Date: _________________________________________

Number of collisions Number of total tries