I used to teach at Shimer College, and one of the courses I taught frequently was Natural Sciences 3: The Nature of Light. As part of the final exam, I asked the students to select one of the Queries from Isaac Newton's Opticks and design an experiment to answer it. Extra credit was available for actually doing the experiment.
Figures & science
The nineteenth century was when the system of compulsory figures was being formalized and governing bodies were created. Vandervell & Witham's A System of Figure-Skating was the first `scientific' treatise on figure skating. At the time, most figure skaters were rich men: they had the disposable income to spend their time --- all day, on… Continue reading Figures & science