ERIC Number: ED316088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Lending Library of Physics Demonstrations.
Pizzo, Joseph F., Jr.
Twenty-three self-contained single concept physics demonstration packages were designed and constructed at Lamar University (Texas). Each package was available for loan to pre-college science instructors in southeastern Texas in the spring and summer of 1987. During the spring, three high school physics teachers used the demonstrations and provided evaluations that resulted in minor modifications in them. In the fall, five schools participated. Follow-up visits to the teachers who used the demonstrations revealed that some teachers needed both extensive help with the experiments and a broader conceptual base. The project continues by Lamar University with the addition of demonstrations to the lending library and increased school participation. A primary project focus is the establishment of communication with pre-college teachers in need of help but reluctant to seek it. A sheet for each of the demonstration packages provides a statement of the concepts illustrated, a description of the package, and suggested activites. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.