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SCIENCE IN THE SOUTH: Session I 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Low Cost Physics Experiments with a Virtual Touch

Presenter: Michael Dollins mldollins@hotmail.com

"You tell me and I forget. You teach me and I remember. You involve me and I learn."

                                                                                                                                        -Ben Franklin

I. Starting Point and Lab Manual - - - www.physicsuniverse.com

 

II. Numerous Virtual Labs

 

1. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/ (can download all applets in single file)

2. http://www.explorescience.com (need shockwave)

3. http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~grichert/sciweb/applets.html

4. http://www.physicsuniverse.com - - - - Virtual Physics Experiment Collection

(most every applet can be obtained through this site)

 

III. Virtual Websites

 

1. ELECTRICITY

a. http://www.article19.com/shockwave/oz.htm

b. http://www.article19.com/shockwave/ph.htm

2. ELECTROSTATICS

a.  http://physics.ius.edu/~kyle/physlets/electrostatics/electrostatics.html (problem solving)

b. http://physics.weber.edu/amiri/director/dcrfiles/electricity/pithBallS.dcr

3. PROJECTILE MOTION

a. http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~grichert/projectile/proj.html

4. OPTICS-reflection

a. http://www.physics.brocku.ca/faculty/sternin/120/applets/Mirrors/

b. http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~grichert/optics/intro.html

c. http://www.physics.nwu.edu/ugrad/vpl/optics/mirrors.html

 

5. OPTICS-refraction

a. http://freespace.virgin.net/gareth.james/virtual/Optics/Refraction/refraction.html

b. http://members.aol.com/nicholashl/waves/refract1.html (demo)

c. http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/applets/Intro_physics/refraction/LightRefract.html

(best demo for refraction)

 

6. OPTICS-lenses

a. http://physicsstudio.indstate.edu/java/physlets/java/clens/index.html

b. http://physicsstudio.indstate.edu/java/physlets/java/dlens/index.html

 

7. NUCLEAR REACTOR SIMULATION

a.  http://www.ida.liu.se/~her/npp/demo.html

b.  http://www.ae4rv.com/games/nuke.htm

8. RADIOACTIVE DECAY

a. http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/decay/decay.htm

b. http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/kap30/Nuclear/nuc.htm

c. http://lectureonline.cl.msu.edu/~mmp/applist/chain/chain.htm (chain reaction)

 

9. SOUND

a. http://www.sciencejoywagon.com/explrsci/dswmedia/tonebeat.htm (beats)

b. http://surendranath.tripod.com/Beats/Beats.html (beats)

c. http://www.explorescience.com/activities/Activity_page.cfm?ActivityID=45 (Doppler)

10. WAVES

a. http://surendranath.tripod.com/Twave/Twave02.html

 

IV. Prewritten Labs----GO TO HANDOUTS

 

1. http://www.article19.com/shockwave/oz.htm

2. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/transformer/

3. http://home.a-city.de/walter.fendt/physengl/pendulum.htm

4. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/reflection.html

5. http://freespace.virgin.net/gareth.james/virtual/Optics/Refraction/refraction.html (refraction)

6. http://physics.weber.edu/amiri/director/dcrfiles/electricity/pithBallS.dcr (pith balls)

 

I would highly recommend purchasing the CD from the following website.

                http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~grichert/sciweb/cd.htm

 

"A teacher affects eternity; no one can tell where his or her influence stops."

                                                                                                   -Henry Adams