The nature of physics experiments (in the high school classroom) creates a perfect situation to allow students to generate their own testable questions. Many of the safety concerns that might exist in other disciplines can often be avoided when teaching classical physics, as the materials are much more benign. This catalyst was originally designed and tested in an SPH 3U classroom using the concept of friction, but it could be easily adapted to other classes and scenarios.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Students survey what lives in their area and decide, based on physical and structural characteristics, what would be champions of adaptability. They then create the team of animals which they believe... read more
Categories: General Interest
We have just taken possession of our new science wing and are looking at getting a dishwasher to put in our preparation room for glassware cleaning. Do you know what type of dishwasher would be best... read more
In this demo, a polyethylene rod is charged by rubbing with wool. The charged rod is then used to bend a stream of water flowing from a tap. Different substances have different attractions for... read more