ERIC Number: ED267998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Physics Demonstrations and Experiments for High School.
Jones, Gordon E.
Presented are demonstrations and experiments that can be used by a variety of high school physics classes. The 131 demonstrations and 27 experiments were selected since they illustrate physical concepts clearly and directly, are simple to perform, and require a minimum of expensive or specialized equipment. Each demonstration and experiment is accompanied by a label, a (I) or a (II), which appears in the text after the title. A (I) designation indicates that the equipment or material required is particularly simple; it is not expensive nor does it require shop skills to build. Some of the demonstrations and experiments designated (II) require equipment that some high schools will not have. In many cases, however, the equipment can be constructed readily and inexpensively in the school shop. In addition, some of the demonstrations can be modified to avoid the need for equipment that is not on hand. The classification of an activity as a demonstration rather than an experiment, or vice-versa, is sometimes arbitrary. The individual teacher can best decide whether to perform it as a demonstration for the class or to let students perform it as an experiment. (JN)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), High Schools, Laboratory Procedures, Physics, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
Physics and Astronomy Dept., Box 5167, Mississippi State University, MS 39762. ($14.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Phil Hardin Foundation, Meridian, MS.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Dept. of Physics.