Well turns out there is a position available at my school after all. Thing is there's no guarantee its mine. It's a science, math, physics, forensics position. You're probably thinking that it sounds an awful lot like my current position. We'll it is. I still have to reapply for it and I'll probably have to interview for it and compete with other people both at my school and elsewhere. I've got a pretty good chance because of my background, but I'm trying not to get too excited because it's not a sure thing. I hate this, I go from being really happy to depressed in the span of a day. I can't wait until this is over.
On Monday my physics 20's had a project due that they've been working on for a week or so now. A paper roller coaster for marbles! I got the idea for the project from here. I modified it a bit so my students also had to do an analysis of the forces and energy involved so it wasn't all fun and games.
They had a blast with it and totally exceeded my expectations. Here are some pictures of a few of them.