Ok, so it’s not really a classroom, but CBS News correspondent “Sharyl Attkisson got a chance to join a group of science teachers to check out zero gravity and its benefits.” Video after the jump. What are your thoughts?
On one level, the exercise gives educators a chance to demonstrate the laws of physics in an environment like nothing on Earth: Objects in motion (like those plush toys) really stay in motion rather than falling to the floor. Surface tension turns those squirts of water into floating, glistening spheres. CD players and bicycle wheels go into a stable spin like gyroscopes