Friday, July 13, 2012
Brenda Rivera- Intro & drain response.
Hello All, my name is Brenda. I am a Psychology major here at BU and this is, like the professor said: a painless way to satisfy the Science Requirement. I have been looking forward to this class because I am finally able to see Boston Harbor. Today is 29 years that I have been in Boston from Puerto Rico. I love MA and look forward to learning more about it. Tonight's excercise my team agreed the water drained clockwise. We also did a quick research on the web and all watched a video of an example of a draining sink with a single match. As the water drained the match moved clockwise. I will post the results of what direction the sinks drain in Australia as I learn about it some more. Our team mate expressed her prior knowledge of it being counterclockwise because of the southern hemisphere. I found a website That is called Sciencegeekgirl where it states the answer to the question is yes and no. "The myth goes that if you flush a toilet in Australia the water swirls down the drain the opposite way than in the northern hemisphere, due the Coriolis effect" The fact that it says it's a myth doesn't give me much certainty. I will have to do more research to be sure.