Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Science of Spin


Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Dale Oliver, 1992 World Yo-Yo Champion, of Euless performs tricks with a top during an educational program at Highland Park Elementary in Nederland on Tuesday, March 25, 2006.


Dale Oliver, 1992 World Yo-Yo Champion, performs a yo-yo trick with 3rd-grader Evan Boden during an educational program at Highland Park Elementary. This trick is called "the shave."


Dale Oliver talks about friction and speed as it applies to flying discs during an educational program at Highland Park Elementary.


Dale Oliver has 4th-grader Katlyn Roberts demonstrate gyroscopic stability during an educational program at Highland Park Elementary. He uses yo-yos, tops, gyroscopes and other common toys to demonstrate and explain physics.

4 comments:

Marie said...

Now that is my kind of photo assignment! But, I have to admit that I would have a hard time focusing on taking the photos as I would rather just learn some new yo-yo tricks :-)

Mark M. Hancock said...

Personally, I'm into bubbles and kites. I love science and education, but I prefer whimsy. ;-}

The Pilot said...

congrats, I saw the photo of "the shave" a few days ago when it was posted here, and I saw it in my Houston Chronicle recently as well! It's always nice to see people's work published, and I don't receive the Enterprise, so it was a nice surprise!

Mark M. Hancock said...

That's cool. :-)
Houston is our sister paper and really saved our butts during Hurricane Rita.