Homework for the Week of Nov. 2

1)  Read “Conservation of Energy”

2)  Complete HW#9: The Rollercoaster Ride

Due date:

Block I:  Wednesday, Nov. 4

Block II:  Tuesday, Nov. 3

Block III:  Thursday, Nov. 5


1)  Read “Energy Resources”

2)  Complete HW#10: Blowin’ in the Wind

Block I:  next Monday, Nov. 9

Block II:  Friday, Nov. 6

Block III:  next Monday, Nov. 9


Musical Notes:

“The Rollercoaster Ride” is a song by the Scottish indie pop band, Belle and Sebastian.  Led by Stuart Murdoch, Belle and Sebastian are known for their folksy 60’s pop sound mixed with odd, sometimes disturbing lyrics.

Here’s the track:

“Blowin’ in the Wind” is protest song written by Bob Dylan.  It was released in 1963 on his album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.  In the lyrics, he poses a series of questions about freedom, love,  peace, and war.

From the wiki-
“In his sleeve notes for The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, John Bauldie writes that it was Pete Seeger who first identified the melody of “Blowin’ in the Wind” as Dylan’s adaptation of the old Negro spiritual “No More Auction Block”. According to Alan Lomax’s The Folk Songs of North America, the song originated in Canada and was sung by former slaves who fled there after Britain abolished slavery in 1833. In 1978, Dylan acknowledged the source when he told journalist Marc Rowland: “‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ has always been a spiritual. I took it off a song called ‘No More Auction Block’ — that’s a spiritual and ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ follows the same feeling.”

Here’s the track:

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