by Tony Wayne
These banners were inspired by the article, "Additional Crime Scenes for Projectile Motion Unit", by Dan Fullerton and David Bonner, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 49, December 2011. Available here, (if you subscribe to The Physics Teacher magazine.) The article gives you the basics setup and the text to use with the students. These banners give you something to measure. There is one correction. In the article, it mentions a set up where the sky diver is 14 stories up. For this scale, the sky diver is 7 stories up.
See the instructions below if you want to order a banner sized image, 1.6ft x 3 ft of any of these.
Click here to see a copy of my instructions as a GoogleDoc
These files are large image files. Right click to download.
VistaPrint is an internet company that prints banners,business cards, invitations and much more. While there are other companies out there, I have successfully used vista print. The image will be printed on thick vinyl. this is good for durability.
Get on the VistaPrint
e-mail list! Wait for a deal where they will give you a free banner and offer you a discount to buy others. (You are only interested in the one free banner.) Click here to see my instructions.
Download the image you want on the banner from the choices above. To download the image, right click on it and, choose "Save the file as..."
Begin to purchase your SMALL banner. Upload the image. (There is a fee for uploading your own image.) Complete your purchase. They will charge shipping. The bill should come to about $11.00 -as of January 2012. Office supply stores like Staples™, Office Depot™, and Office Max™, can print these on poster paper for about $30 each.
|VistaPrint ...Partial Instructions
- Go to www.vistaprint.com.
- Select the "business" tab.
- Select "banners"
- From the banner popup menu, select "Upload a Design" Upload one of the files you downloaded.
- Select the small banner and continue.