Here's a pretty cool story, with video to boot, about a unique science class being offered at the University of St. Thomas where students do circus tricks to learn science principles.

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Candace's picture
Candace says:

How cool! but was does swinging by a rope have to do with science?

posted on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 7:41am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it can make noise

posted on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 8:12am
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Well, if you let go of the rope you quickly will learn something about gravity and soon thereafter learn about medical treatments for broken bones. Actually, this is a college physics class and there are a lot of physics principles at play in a circus aerial act. Click the story link to get all the details.

posted on Wed, 02/25/2009 - 8:38am

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